Practical analysis for investment professionals

ESG issues


Investing in the Age of Engagement

Heather Brilliant, CFA, defines engagement as “proactively, constructively, and collaboratively engaging with the management teams of the companies in which we invest.”

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.

The Seven Asset Owner Approaches to ESG

What role do asset owners have to play in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing?

ESG and the Commons: From Tragedy to Governance?

Sustainable investing will become the rule and no longer the exception. But this transition comes amid a disquieting change in how we must view capital, production, and their attendant effects.

Seven Trends in Investment Management: Ronald N. Kahn

Investment management is evolving into three distinct branches, says Ronald N. Kahn: indexing, smart beta/factor investing, and pure alpha.

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.

Six Trends in College and University Endowments

What trends are influencing endowment investing in today’s market?



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