Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

ESG


ESG and Sustainable Finance: Taking Climate Change Literally, But Not Seriously

Since my last blog on the issue, the topic of finance and climate change has risen to headline news, thanks to the Extinction Rebellion protests, including near the CFA Institute London offices at Bank Junction.

Candidates With Both ESG Knowledge and Investment Experience Are Key to Furthering ESG Integration

It’s no secret that although the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) job market has skyrocketed, investment firms and sell-side research providers have found it hard to recruit professionals with both ESG knowledge and investment experience. ESG teams often… READ MORE ›

ESG Integration in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa: Markets, Practices, and Data

CFA Institute and the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) have released the third in a series of four reports addressing the current state of global environmental, social, and governance

Webinar: ESG Integration in the Americas

CFA Institute and the Principles for Responsible Investment recently recorded a webinar to discuss their findings on the Integration of ESG data in the fixed income world in the Americas. A replay of the webinar… READ MORE ›

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Integration in Brazil

CFA Institute and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) highlight our findings about the current state of ESG integration in Brazil, to complement our findings in the United States and Canada.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Integration in Canada

In September, CFA Institute and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) released two new reports — ESG Integration in the Americas: Markets, Practices, and Data, and Guidance and Case Studies for ESG Integration: Equities and Fixed Income.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Integration in the United States

CFA Institute and the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative released two new reports: ESG Integration in the Americas: Markets, Practices, and Data, and Guidance and Case Studies for ESG Integration: Equities and Fixed Income.

Two New Reports Explore ESG Integration in Americas, and Offer Global Case Studies of ESG Integration

Two new reports examine our understanding of ESG integration, what it is, what it isn't, and how to do it well.

Sustainable Finance: Cheap at Twice the Price?

The European Commission’s long-awaited legislative proposals on sustainable finance, released 24 May 2018, seek to position the EU and its investment management industry at the forefront of sustainable investing.

ESG Q&A: Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment

Climate change is an issue that will have an immense impact on our lives and the financial world in the coming years. Engagement between issuers and investors on the issue is increasing as investors begin to plan for investing in a world with a lower carbon footprint.

Time to Focus on the Forgotten Middle across Financial vs. Non-Financial Information Spectrum

The nature of company information reported outside the primary financial statements can be thought of as falling along a financial to nonfinancial information continuum.

Corporate Reporting: Enabling a Long-Term Orientation in Investment Analysis

Several publications have exhorted regulatory authorities to craft policy interventions that incentivize a long-term analytical orientation of companies’ disclosures.

Use of ESG Data in Investing Is Maturing, But Regional and Gender Differences Exist

CFA Institute surveyed its members about whether they are considering ESG factors in their investment process and to get a sense for any trends in the evolving ESG landscape.

Initiatives Focused on ESG Reporting Are Making Progress, But There Is More to Do

Investors should consider ESG factors in their investment decision-making process, but companies’ disclosures need to be improved so investors can find useful and relevant information.

The Role of State-Owned Enterprises in Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues

There is a cost to society for firms to produce their finished goods, such as environmental damage, and firms pay only pay if they are taxed. Is there alternative?



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