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ESG issues


Three Ways to Identify Governance Risk

“Responsible investment” has nothing to do with nebulous moral considerations — it’s all about generating sustainable financial returns, says Sandra Carlisle of Newton Investment Management. Understanding three different levels of a company's profile can help to identify and avoid bad actors, bridging the gap between values-based investing and prudent fiduciary duty.

Climate Change and Investment Decisions: Selected Reading

How can institutional investors integrate climate change into their investment decisions? It's a challenging question certainly, and some would expect it to remain unanswered — or be relegated to obscure academic papers. On the contrary, it is a question that is being addressed head on by investment practitioners. Here is a list of five publications from 2015 that directly take on the challenge of climate change and investing.

Sustainable Investing and Fiduciary Responsibility: Conflict or Confluence?

An interview with David Blood reveals why sustainability is integral to fiduciary duty.

Climate Bonds: More Than Hot Air

The debate over climate change continues, but governments, institutional investors, and other market actors are already changing how they allocate capital.

ESG Issues in Investing: What, Why, and Why Not? (Part 2)

ESG issues are not receiving due consideration among institutional investors. This is perplexing. If there is no disagreement that ESG issues need to be factored into investment decisions for economic reasons, why are they not receiving the attention they deserve?

ESG Issues in Investing: What, Why, and Why Not (Online Forum)

There are ongoing debates about why ESG issues are important and to what extent they should be given due consideration in traditional investing.



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