Thomson Reuters Signs United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment

New York - 12 October 2010

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), reflecting the company’s ongoing commitment to responsible practices around environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) considerations.

The UN PRI is a globally recognized initiative dedicated to integrating ESG issues into investment processes and the exercise of responsible ownership practices through an established framework of best practices.

"Many companies adopt a code of conduct or mission, we may be unique in embedding our core values right into our constitutional documents through the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles," said Thomas H. Glocer, chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters. "Through the power of information and news, Thomson Reuters strives to help make markets more fair and efficient, promote the rule of law, shine the light of transparency upon corruption and misdeeds around the world, improve quality and fight waste in the delivery of healthcare, and highlight environmental, disaster relief and other societal issues. Thus, we are pleased to reaffirm this commitment by becoming a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment."

Thomson Reuters is strongly committed to doing business in ways that respect, protect and benefit customers, employees, the communities in which it operates and the environment. The Board of Directors and all Thomson Reuters employees conduct themselves in accordance with a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles which seek to preserve independence, integrity and freedom from bias in the gathering and dissemination of information and news.

For its customers, Thomson Reuters promotes the widespread adoption of ESG data into mainstream financial analysis. Through acquisitions of founding signatory ASSET4 in November 2009 and Point Carbon in May 2010, Thomson Reuters is meeting the needs of its equity and fixed income clients globally who are increasingly looking to integrate ESG factors into their financial decisions. With over 125 analysts collecting data from a universe of over 3,200 public companies, the depth, breadth and transparency of Thomson Reuters ESG data is unsurpassed in the industry.

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