Women are narrowing the investment gap and will soon close it, according to Barbara Stewart, CFA, and Duncan Stewart, CFA.
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.
“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” The same goes for integrating ESG factors into investing, says Bryan Esterly, CFA.
"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.
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?
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.
There are ongoing debates about why ESG issues are important and to what extent they should be given due consideration in traditional investing.
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