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Sustainable Investing


Green Shock? Stock Market Overreactions to Bad ESG News

Does investor overreaction to ESG controversies create the opportunity for abnormal returns?

ESG at a Tipping Point

ESG's growing prominence requires that investors expand their toolkits.

Evolving into an Eco-Friendly System: The Real ESG Challenge

Capitalism will have to adapt to meet the green challenge.

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.

Resolving ESG Conflicts: Important, But Not Material?

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are important, but are all of them material? California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) CIO Christopher J. Ailman discusses how he resolves investment conflicts.

Conflating ESG Disclosures . . . Out of Need, Not Choice

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” The same goes for integrating ESG factors into investing, says Bryan Esterly, CFA.

The Evolution of ESG: An Interview with Erika Karp

"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.

Sustainable Investing and Fiduciary Responsibility: Conflict or Confluence?

An interview with David Blood reveals why sustainability is integral to fiduciary duty.

ESG: A Material Information Advantage

Firms with good performance on material sustainability issues, using the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) framework, and concurrently poor performance on the immaterial issues, have the best future stock performance.

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?



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