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ESG Q&A with SASB: Why Investors Need Sustainability Accounting Standards

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?

ESG Q&A with Steve Lydenberg: Investor Returns Suffer Under Weak “Systemic Frameworks”

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.

ESG Education: Bridging the Gap for Better Informed Investment Decisions

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.

How Do CFA Institute Members Integrate ESG into Investment Decisions?

ESG gains ground as investors seek out companies that value good corporate governance.

CFA Institute Survey: How Do ESG Issues Factor into Investment Decisions?

Poll finds 73% of poll takers consider ESG issues in their investment analysis and decisions.

Corp Gov Roundup: Proxy Advisers, EU Code of Conduct, JPX-Nikkei Index

From the role and influence of proxy advisers to Japan’s planned launch of a stock exchange dedicated to higher corporate governance standards, let’s review important developments from November.

Sustainable Investing: From the Margin to the Mainstream

Sustainable investing — incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process — is becoming increasingly mainstream.

Policy Perspectives: Developing Industry-Specific Sustainability Accounting Standards (Video)

The inclusion of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in the investment process is gaining more and more traction in global markets.

Corporate Governance Roundup: IIRC Seeks Integrated Reporting Input, Hong Kong Keeps Company Director Details Public, and More

From the state of corporate governance in Asia and integrated reporting globally to the United Kingdom’s launch of two new regulators in place of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), it’s time to span the corporate governance globe to review important developments from the month of April.

Corporate Governance Outlook 2013: Political Spending

An issue that received increased interest in the 2012 U.S. proxy season was political spending — and the level of disclosure investors could expect from issuers.

Corporate Governance Roundup: New Rules in Canada, Switzerland, U.K., and U.S.; Proxy Voting Innovation in Turkey

Updating Canada’s rules for director elections, Indonesia’s Bumi drama, Turkey’s electronic proxy voting system, and ISS’ proposed policy changes.

Incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Analysis into the Investment Process

While the core of a CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge remains stable from year to year, over time candidates and members will discern incremental change.  The evolution of the global investment industry is inevitable, and the body of… READ MORE ›



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