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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.

The Equality Equation: Three Reasons Why the Gender Investing Gap Is Closing

Women are narrowing the investment gap and will soon close it, according to Barbara Stewart, CFA, and Duncan Stewart, CFA.

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.

Six Trends in College and University Endowments

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

ESG Investing: Too Good to Be True?

The notion that companies that care about the environment, look after their employees, and exhibit good governance outperform is likely a mirage, says Nicolas Rabener.

Top Five Articles from September: ESG, Mutual Fund Momentum, the US Economy

The ascent of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, plus Nicolas Rabener on mutual fund momentum chasing and liquid alternatives are among the leading posts from September.

Who Cares (About ESG) Wins: Asset Owners Step Up

If there were any doubt as to ESG's efficacy in portfolio management, recent efforts by some of the world's largest asset owners may finally put the question to rest.

Top Five Articles from July: Private Equity, ESG, High Yield Today

Why do professional investors talk about behavioral finance more than they apply its insights? How do single stocks influence factor returns? The leading Enterprising Investor posts from last month address these questions and more.

Weekend Reads: Upside Down Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, jumps right into Weekend Reads this week with selections on Adam Smith, machine learning, and protectionism, among other topics.

Four Challenges in the ESG Market: What’s Next?

It's time for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing to become more of a science and less of an art, says Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA.



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