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Sustainable Investing

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.

Financial Markets and the Natural Environment: An Economic Perspective

What are the different environmental assets in which investors can invest? A new short book, Environmental Markets: A New Asset Class, answers this question and explains the role… READ MORE ›

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.

Has the Climate for Climate Bonds Changed?

A recent report co-authored by HSBC and the Climate Bonds Initiative, entitled “Bonds and Climate Change: The State of the Market in 2013,” is a strong indication that climate bonds are coming into their own.

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.

Impact Investing: How Do You Measure Social and Environmental Impact?

One of the toughest challenges for the growing field of impact investing is measuring and reporting social and environmental impact. The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has developed a number of tools to help.

Sustainability: An Investment Perspective

Glenn Silverman, CFA, chief investment officer at Investment Solutions, describes four unsustainable global trends and how they impact every investor.

Faith-Based Investing: Believers Engaging the Boardroom

Why, how, and to what effect do faith-based investors engage with companies to seek positive social and environmental change?

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