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ESG issues


When Can We Stop Talking about ESG?

Mary Jane McQuillen believes ESG concerns are central to, not separate from, the investment decision-making process.

The Upright Project and the Quest for Net Impact

In the era of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration and sustainable investing, how good are we at measuring impact?

India and the ESG Challenge

Climate change is for real and in India the challenge is particularly grave, Navneet Munot, CFA, writes.

Green Bonds vs. Traditional Bonds

How do we test how environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing returns compare to those of similar traditional investments? The simplest way is to look at bonds.

Water Neutrality: The Next Frontier in ESG?

ACTIAM, the Dutch asset manager, has set itself a groundbreaking goal: By 2030, it hopes to be water neutral. Hans van Houwelingen, the firm's CEO, talks to Monika Freyman, CFA, about this ambitious target.

Purposeful Capitalism and Risk Management: Lutfey Siddiqi, CFA

“Purposeful Capitalism” describes an evolution of capitalism wherein the investment industry becomes more professional, ethical, and client-centric. Lutfey Siddiqi, CFA, discusses this scenario in an interview with Robert Stammers, CFA.

Resolving ESG Conflicts: Important, But Not Material?

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are important, but are all of them material? California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) CIO Christopher J. Ailman discusses how he resolves investment conflicts.

Carbon Free? Really?

In the final analysis, can we truly measure the emissions of our portfolio? Or understand what the actual “carbon footprint” is? No, not really, says Christopher K. Merker, CFA, but it is becoming easier.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Wake Up from the Summer Doldrums Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, provides his picks for Weekend Reads for Investors. This edition curates stories on the potential repeal of the tax deduction corporations in the United States receive on debt payments, the end of Big Oil, how we can recognize machine consciousness, and more.

Weekend Reads from India: Agriculture, “Sin Stocks,” and Elon Musk

India's agricultural woes, the appalling state of the world's oceans, "sin stocks," and reshaping market mechanisms, are just a few of the selections in this edition of Weekend Reads from India by Shreenivas Kunte, CFA.



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