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Closing the Gap: Gender Lens Investing and the Future of Finance

Gender lens investing may be the most powerful approach to achieving gender parity in finance and investment.

Impact-Weighted Accounting: The Missing Ingredient?

Can Impact-Weighted Accounting (IWA) help unlock ESG Alpha for investors?

The ESG Debate Heats Up: Four More Challenges

What are the main areas of concern in the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) world?

Socially Responsible Investing (SRI): The Insiders’ Take

Leaders in socially responsible investing (SRI) shared their in-the-trenches perspective on this evolving space.

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?

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.

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.

Toward a Professional Investment Industry: Richard Brandweiner, CFA

The "Future State of the Investment Profession" study explores "Four States for the Relationship between Investment Management and Society." To better understand these potential future states, we interviewed Richard Brandweiner, CFA, focusing our discussion on the factors required for finance to move towards a more “Professional Industry” as well as other ways it could serve the greater good.

The Stampede into ESG

The recent stampede of asset managers into environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is reminiscent of another time and another industry, says Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA.

The Gender Diversity Dividend

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.