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Responsible Investing


The Case against Investing in Tobacco

Dr. Bronwyn King, founder and CEO of Tobacco Free Portfolios, presents her case for not investing in tobacco manufacturers, in an interview with Usman Hayat, CFA.

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? (Part 1)

To gain clarity on the debates surrounding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in investing, CFA Institute hosted an online discussion forum on 27 June 2014. Participants offered a number of insights.

Sustainable Investing: Five Videos to Watch

Here are five carefully curated videos on sustainable investing that stand out for their focus, the strength of their content, and the effectiveness of their delivery.

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.

How Can Fixed-Income Investors Address ESG Considerations?

There is increasing interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, but how can investors apply ESG considerations to their decision-making process?

How to Integrate ESG Considerations into Investments

How do you actually integrate ESG considerations in investment decision making? To answer this question, we interviewed Jeroen Bos, CFA, who is the head of Global Equity Research at ING Investment Management.

Take 15: Enhanced ESG Disclosure and Long-Term Investing in Europe (Video)

Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment officer at Aviva Investors, explains the European Commission’s adoption of a proposal to enhance business transparency on environmental and social issues and the implications for long-term investing.

Corporate Lobbying: Can Transparency Mitigate the Risk for Investors?

The usual suspects in lobbying scandals are now often large corporations and their trade associations. Can corporate lobbying be done with transparency and integrity? And what risks does corporate lobbying carry for investors?



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