Two new reports examine our understanding of ESG integration, what it is, what it isn't, and how to do it well.
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.
The nature of company information reported outside the primary financial statements can be thought of as falling along a financial to nonfinancial information continuum.
Several publications have exhorted regulatory authorities to craft policy interventions that incentivize a long-term analytical orientation of companies’ disclosures.
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.
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.
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?
The UN Principles for Responsible Investment has released a new report that provides more guidance and case studies on how to integrate ESG factors into investment analysis and decisions.
SASB comment period on sustainability accounting standards for 79 industries in 10 sectors is underway through 6 July. Why was project necessary? How should investors use this new information?
Lydenberg, CFA, wants asset owners and asset managers to consider how the investment decisions they make affect the systems around them that ultimately shape the market.
For investment professionals, a key idea in the discussion of ESG issues is that systematically considering ESG issues will likely lead to more complete investment analyses and better-informed investment decisions.
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