Gresham House became a signatory of the UNPRI in February 2018.
In November 2019, Sean Allen from PRI kindly agreed to have an in-person meeting at the Gresham Offices to cover PRI reporting and other general updates, noting the transitional change for the 2021 reporting year focusing less on process and more on real life impact. We took note of feedback received that as an organisation we appeared to have successfully satisfied requirements from a policy, dedicated resource, board level sponsorship perspective and that we were making the right steps in developing our plans for reporting. Upon Sean's recommendation, we attended the UN PRI Forum conference in February 2020 to understand the latest responsible investment trends and practices.
In late 2019, we held a "Forestry Teach in" - an educational session to discuss the asset class and its environmental benefits. We included a speaker from the UNPRI (Simon Whistler) and the event was hugely popular with client prospects in the Institutional space. Topics included: Forestry as a climate investment, carbon markets and government incentivisation to reduce emissions. The recording of the event is now available online: https://greshamhouse.com/forestry-teach-in/