The environment's margin of safety is narrowing with each uptick in global temperatures. This will translate into greater effects on investor portfolios. It is the job of the investment manager to cushion against those risks while still seeking profitable opportunities.
Lynn Blake, CFA, discusses State Street's new gender diversity exchange-traded fund (ETF), the benefits of bringing more women into the finance industry, and the wisdom and experiences she's accrued during her nearly 30 years in investment management, in an interview with Susan Hoover.
"Standards for disclosure around material ESG factors by sector are critical. Once we have this, we can start to innovate at a faster rate," says Erika Karp, founder of Cornerstone Capital.
“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.
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.
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?
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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