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Sustainability Reporting: Navigating Assurance Practices

Don't be lulled into a false sense of security by the word "assurance" when evaluating sustainability reports. Assurance practices vary, and investors would be wise to learn more about the different levels of coverage.

AI to the Rescue? Overhauling the US Power Grid on the Path to Net Zero

Once known as secure and profitable investments, utilities are now viewed as enterprises fraught with financial risks. Investors should favor utilities that employ AI and other digital strategies to minimize damage from natural disasters.

The Art and Science of DC Plan Investment Design

Defined contribution plan sponsors need to take a disciplined approach to investment menu construction.

Revolution and Risk: How to Pilot the AI Revolution

Previous market bubbles provide valuable lessons as we navigate the artificial intelligence revolution. They emphasize the need for a clear-sighted, cautious approach.

Investing in U.S. Financial History: Three Principles, Three Excerpts

The "Paradox of Speculation" -- how securities speculation drives both pain and progress -- is among the key lessons of financial history.

AI’s Carbon Footprint: Balancing Innovation with Sustainability

The future of artificial intelligence (AI) should not just be smart, it must also be sustainable.

Mike Tang, CFA, CPA, on Spin-Off Listings in Hong Kong SAR

What's the appeal of spin-offs in general and in Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR, in particular? KPMG partner Mike Tang, CFA, CPA, shares his insights.

Plan Sponsor Priorities for 2024: A Seven-Item Checklist

What topics in particular should defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors keep front of mind this year?

The Unspoken Conflict of Interest at the Heart of Investment Consulting

While investment consultants may claim their advice is conflict-free — and their clients may believe them — it is often heavily biased by the investment consultants' own self-interest.

Top 10 Posts from 2023: The 10 Greatest Investors, ChatGPT, and the Active Management Delusion

Enterprising Investor's most popular posts of the year include contributions from Mark J. Higgins, CFA, CFP, Larry Cao, CFA, Michinori Kanokogi, CFA, and Yoshimasa Satoh, CFA, among others.



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