Practical analysis for investment professionals

ESG issues


ESG (In)Efficiency

Passive ESG investing has become increasingly active. It’s time for a rethink.

ESG Fixed-Income Exposure: Index Providers Respond to Asset Manager Demand

The rapid expansion of ESG indexes continues to gain momentum and diversify across asset classes.

Asset Owners “COP” In on Climate Change

As COP27 is set to kick off, 85% of asset owners believe ESG is “very” or “fairly” material to investment policy.

Book Review: Investing in the Era of Climate Change

Bruce Usher identifies both what the implications of climate change are for the investment community and how investment capital allows us “to save us from ourselves.”

Book Review: Purpose and Profit

The importance of ESG factors has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, making George Serafeim's book essential reading.

ESG Criteria: Global Asset Managers Expand Their Embrace

ESG factors are even more important to global asset managers today than they were a year ago, according to the latest Index Industry Association (IIA) survey.

A Natural Capital Approach to Sustainable Investing: A Tribute to Pitta

The pitta bird is a rare sight in tropical forests, even to the trained eyes of birdwatchers. Yet there she was, perched on the window of my condo, in a busy metropolis.

Book Review: Your Essential Guide to Sustainable Investing

Larry Swedroe and Samuel Adams's book is a good starting point for those seeking to understand the history and current practices of sustainable investing.

Renewable Energy Funds: Through a Gender Lens

As ESG investing continues to grow, applying a gender lens to public equity funds focused on climate solutions is critical.

Scenario Planning and Net-Zero

When it comes to the net-zero transition, energy investors must consider various outcomes since the outcomes are, well, so various.