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.
Does environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing add or subtract value from investment portfolios? According to the findings of a trio of researchers, summarized in the new In Practice series, the answer is neither: Investors can both match index performance while also “doing good” for the environment and society.
So what are the risks and opportunities associated with integrating or failing to integrate human rights issues into asset allocation considerations? Anjali Pradhan, CFA, explores the issue.
Women and men want to invest in causes and concerns that matter to them, says Barbara Stewart, CFA. The big opportunity for the financial industry will be to understand these value preferences and to offer the best advice as to how clients can allocate some of these "value investments" via traditional equity markets.
Is shareholder maximization the best way for a company to achieve sustainable success? Are there other parties who should be taken into account? Anjali Pradhan, CFA, tackles the issue in an interview with Robert Walker of NEI Investments.
Taking environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into account and avoiding unsustainable investment choices is not a theoretical fad but a robust downside protection mechanism and an attractive outperformance opportunity deserving of attention.
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