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Sustainable Investing: Past, Present and Future

Sustainable Investing: Past, Present and Future

🕔09:21, 3.Dec 2020

While historically most asset managers have separated their stewardship capabilities from their investment processes, we believe that this will no longer suffice. Engagements and proxy voting decisions should be made in consultation with investment decision makers as it is the

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Investment Manager Monitoring Guide

Investment Manager Monitoring Guide

🕔15:10, 27.Nov 2020

The PRI has identified The PRI Leaders’ Group 2019, which highlights asset owner leaders that have developed rigorous follow-up procedures to reduce reputational and management risk, and who have detailed policies for frequently monitoring managers’ performance through on-site interviews, calls

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The Big Green Short

The Big Green Short

🕔15:04, 27.Nov 2020

"Since 2000, portfolios made up of restricted stocks, with the exception of coal, have delivered better performance than the benchmark, suggesting that applying the restriction has probably hurt investment performance. However, it’s worth noting that the return gap has been

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Covid-19, climate change, and the need for a new marshall plan

Covid-19, climate change, and the need for a new marshall plan

🕔11:20, 24.Nov 2020

"Now we face the shorter-term economic threat from Covid-19 and the long-term economic threat from climate change. We have a clear incentive, I would argue an imperative, to produce a very large and sustained public works program."

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Deep Decarbonization

Deep Decarbonization

🕔14:49, 20.Nov 2020

“Costs for renewable hydrogen are going down quickly. Electrolyzer costs have already been reduced by 60% in the last ten years, and are expected to halve in 2030 compared to today with economies of scale. In regions where renewable electricity

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Hydrogen power – Enabling a virtuous decarbonisation

Hydrogen power – Enabling a virtuous decarbonisation

🕔11:18, 18.Nov 2020

In this paper, we look at hydrogen technologies from the environmental standpoint, as well as key factors supporting its future development, such as investment, current projects and government support.

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Spotlight On Climate Action

Spotlight On Climate Action

🕔09:25, 18.Nov 2020

Are we at a turning point? The effects of global temperatures rising to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as projected by the International Panel on Climate Change, are severe.

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Water disruption: investment risk from multiple angles

Water disruption: investment risk from multiple angles

🕔14:31, 11.Nov 2020

Franklin Templeton Thinks [tm]: Water Disruption There is a lot of talk about how regulatory reforms connected to climate change will impact financial markets. However, we firmly believe the leading issue, at the end of the day, is that we

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Climate change analysis in the investment process

Climate change analysis in the investment process

🕔15:16, 30.Oct 2020

"About 40% of all survey respondents incorporate climate change information into the investment process. A separate question to a select group of C-level executives found about 75% feel that climate change is an important issue."

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Targeted sustainability

Targeted sustainability

🕔14:47, 30.Oct 2020

This paper discusses how: multiple SI objectives can be incorporated in an index in a transparent and flexible manner. the Target Exposure methodology is an evolution of FTSE Russell’s tilting methodology, which fits well with the increasing demand for index

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Sustainability Ranking Developed Countries

Sustainability Ranking Developed Countries

🕔12:49, 26.Oct 2020

Country sustainability during COVID-19 The pandemic has had two major consequences on sustainability assessment: Collecting and analysing data has become significantly harder, especially in emerging economies. The majority of positive trends of sustainable development (or SDG’s) have been reversed by

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Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

🕔10:57, 26.Oct 2020

– Summary – Once upon a time, in the 1970s, the tiny Pacific island of Nauru had the highest income per head in the world after Saudi Arabia. The money has come from phosphate mining by Britain, Australia and New

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Global adoption— regional divide

Global adoption— regional divide

🕔12:51, 23.Oct 2020

Survey reflects a broad cross-section The 2020 RBC Global Asset Management Responsible Investment Survey was answered by over 800 participants from around the world, including the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Respondents come from all corners of the investment business. 

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Q&A: Germany set to shine spotlight on supply chains

Q&A: Germany set to shine spotlight on supply chains

🕔12:54, 9.Oct 2020

European Gazette The country is poised to increase scrutiny on human rights and eco standards within business. As investors, the investigation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks form an essential component of our bottom-up investment analysis

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Climate change and emerging markets: assessing opportunities and challenges

Climate change and emerging markets: assessing opportunities and challenges

🕔15:15, 25.Sep 2020

Emerging markets (EMs) are on the front lines of climate change, facing challenges that could hamper economic development and jeopardise human health and capital assets. Physical climate risks such as extreme heat, droughts, supernormal rain events, water scarcity and poor

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Northern Trust & IPE – Webinar – Climate Risk: Preparing Your Portfolio for the Storm

🕔15:00, 23.Sep 2020

Webinar – Climate Risk: Preparing Your Portfolio for the Storm As climate change continues to impact the wider economy and drives further regulation, investors urgently need to incorporate the climate risks and opportunities across all asset classes into their portfolio.

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S&P Global – Webinar – Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy

🕔18:00, 22.Sep 2020

Webinar – Transitioning to a Low Carbon Economy A complimentary webinar during Climate Week Join us for an essential discussion on the energy transition, including the challenges that many industries and economies face in transitioning to a low carbon economy.

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Climate Change and Credit Risk

Climate Change and Credit Risk

🕔17:27, 18.Sep 2020

An EDHEC-Risk Institute Working Paper As climate change and global warming are addressed by tougher regulation by governments (especially in the form of carbon pricing mechanisms), new emerging technologies, and shifts in consumer behaviors, global investors are increasingly concerned with

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Climate change and emerging markets: assessing opportunities and challenges

Climate change and emerging markets: assessing opportunities and challenges

🕔15:29, 18.Sep 2020

Emerging markets (EMs) are on the front lines of climate change, facing challenges that could hamper economic development and jeopardise human health and capital assets. Physical climate risks such as extreme heat, droughts, supernormal rain events, water scarcity and poor

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Four stages of impact reporting

Four stages of impact reporting

🕔09:17, 15.Sep 2020

Our impact equity strategies seek out companies that are actively and deliberately making the world a better place To aid in this, we have defined four stages of impact reporting: SDG contribution, quantity of impact, quality of impact, and true

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Working Paper Climate Change Investment Framework

Working Paper Climate Change Investment Framework

🕔13:24, 14.Sep 2020

This paper presents a simple holistic approach to build climate risk-resilient investment portfolios based on the three key objectives of the Paris Agreement: climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, alignment of financial flows with a low-carbon, climate resilient pathway. We

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How we’re tackling Brazilian deforestation

How we’re tackling Brazilian deforestation

🕔07:41, 10.Sep 2020

Forest fires are harming both Brazil’s environment and its sovereign investment credibility. As bondholders, we’re taking action and driving engagement with policymakers to help preserve the country’s unique rainforest resource, which in turn supports its creditworthiness. 

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Potential Winners and Losers From Biden’s Climate Plan

Potential Winners and Losers From Biden’s Climate Plan

🕔15:15, 31.Aug 2020

T. Rowe Price Insights on the U.S. Election Regulations would affect the energy sector and automotive industry Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has an ambitious climate agenda, headlined by pledges to eliminate …  

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A snapshot of the global economy – August 2020

A snapshot of the global economy – August 2020

🕔09:48, 21.Aug 2020

In this month's infographic we look at the potential effects of climate change on markets.  

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Climate change: a problem that insurance companies can’t afford to ignore

Climate change: a problem that insurance companies can’t afford to ignore

🕔15:21, 14.Aug 2020

Climate change could have profound implications for property and casualty insurance companies due to the claims expected to result from an increased number of major weather events. What’s more, as major investors, insurers are faced with a likely double whammy

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There Is No Planet B

There Is No Planet B

🕔09:45, 7.Aug 2020

Why climate change risk management is the world’s hottest topic and how asset owners and asset managers should be responding There is mounting evidence that rising levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are moving the world perilously close to a

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Climate Change Risk Management

Climate Change Risk Management

🕔07:57, 23.Jul 2020

Why climate change risk management is the hottest topic on the planet and how asset owners and asset managers should be responding. There is mounting evidence that rising levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are moving the world perilously close

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AXA IM Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosure

AXA IM Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosure

🕔15:21, 17.Jul 2020

Report highlights  This is a compilation of key sections from our longer TCFD report. The highlights reflect our innovations in climate strategy, investment and reporting, as well as our focus on generating positive and measurable impact in private and listed

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Do public equities have a role to play in impact investing?

Do public equities have a role to play in impact investing?

🕔15:05, 17.Jul 2020

Impact Investing In terms of asset class, impact investing has traditionally been associated with private capital. Public equities make up just 17% of the USD 502 billion in assets managed in impact strategies1 , a negligible amount compared with the

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Climate change: a problem that insurance companies can’t afford to ignore

Climate change: a problem that insurance companies can’t afford to ignore

🕔15:00, 17.Jul 2020

Climate change could have profound implications for property and casualty insurance companies due to the claims expected to result from an increased number of major weather events. What’s more, as major investors, insurers are faced with a likely double whammy

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FERMA European Risk Manager Report 2020

FERMA European Risk Manager Report 2020

🕔13:09, 10.Jul 2020

Foreword We are pleased to present the results of the 2020 European Risk Manager Survey. The survey has taken place every other year since 2002 and represents the widest available picture of views of professional risk managers across Europe. The

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Strategic Asset Allocation for a +1.5°C World: a proposed framework

Strategic Asset Allocation for a +1.5°C World: a proposed framework

🕔13:27, 9.Jul 2020

Responsible Investment   Climate change is material risk – Global warming poses long-term physical risks as the climate changes, as well as nearer term risks as the energy sector shifts from fossil fuels …

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The rising challenge of sustainability fraud

The rising challenge of sustainability fraud

🕔08:07, 8.Jul 2020

Understanding fraud risks and prevention for investors and companie Until recently, sustainability information and management has been a secondary activity for many companies. Often, a separate sustainability department was created and given the responsibility for the development of sustainability projects

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Climate Change and Monetary Policy Initial takeaways

Climate Change and Monetary Policy Initial takeaways

🕔15:17, 26.Jun 2020

Climate change is one of the most significant structural force shaping the global economy. Its impact will be substantial and diverse, affecting all economic agents and sectors across the globe. This report compiled by the NGFS group of experts on

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Climate change post Covid-19: A crisis at a crossroad

Climate change post Covid-19: A crisis at a crossroad

🕔15:14, 18.Jun 2020

This year was supposed to be the year when policymakers, corporates and investors charged ahead in the fight against climate change. After the disappointing COP25 in Madrid, shocking wildfires in Australia at the end of 2019, an ambitious plan emerged

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Van twee kanten: Luchtvaartsector

Van twee kanten: Luchtvaartsector

🕔07:37, 10.Jun 2020

De luchtvaartindustrie zit in zwaar weer, en ja dit komt ook weer door het coronavirus. Minder mensen kunnen/mogen vliegen, vakantie nemen kan beperkt en onder strikte voorwaarden (en op eigen risico) en vliegen voor werk zit er voorlopig niet in.

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Green, healthy buildings as economic stimulus

Green, healthy buildings as economic stimulus

🕔13:24, 9.Jun 2020

EU policy recommendations on starting a paradigm shift We welcome the EU’s intention to ‘Rebuild Europe’ by accelerating gren building renovation1 to support economic recovery, to support our health2 , to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security.  

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Investing in electric car technology

Investing in electric car technology

🕔11:46, 5.Jun 2020

From lighter, longer-lasting batteries to a new breed of semiconductors, there are a host of investible technologies powering the electric car revolution.

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S&P Dow Jones Indices – Webinar – Climate Change Investing in 2020

🕔16:00, 3.Jun 2020

Webinar – Climate Change Investing in 2020 Divesting, Decarbonizing, De-risking, and Aligning with 1.5C A complimentary webinar for investment professionals Investors recognize that climate change is one of the most pressing threats to society, and that alignment offers potential opportunities

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Trajectory Monitoring in Portfolio Management and Issuer Intentionality Scoring

Trajectory Monitoring in Portfolio Management and Issuer Intentionality Scoring

🕔16:40, 2.Jun 2020

2°C alignment has become a major issue for climate-aware portfolio management. There are sophisticated initiatives aiming to predict corporate emission intensities from 2030 up to 2100. In this paper, we focus on the significance …

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An Investment Only a Mother Could Love: The Case for Natural Resource Equities

An Investment Only a Mother Could Love: The Case for Natural Resource Equities

🕔14:09, 29.May 2020

Executive summary After a rough decade for commodities and commodity producers, we see resource companies trading at record low valuation levels relative to the broad equity market on some measures. Even if commodity prices were to stay flat, public resource

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Aerial View Magazine: The Inconvenient Truth About ESG

Aerial View Magazine: The Inconvenient Truth About ESG

🕔15:51, 28.May 2020

The ESG Movement has Grown Even before COVID-19 exposed the importance of public health policies to investments, there were reasons to think about environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance (ESG) issues when making investment decisions. There were Australia’s wildfires, which

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Resilience amidst market drawdowns

Resilience amidst market drawdowns

🕔13:00, 27.May 2020

Sustainable ETFs  During the Coronavirus period, the majority of ESG index portfolios delivered better relative returns compared to broad markets. It has emerged as a consistent pattern with ESG outperforming throughout market corrections in recent years. It underscores that companies

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Finding the greenest generation

Finding the greenest generation

🕔13:45, 26.May 2020

Our research into the ESG views of Boomer, Gen X and Millennial savers f someone had told me, late in 2018, that over the next two years we would see forest fires devastate Australian wildlife; witness sightings in the US

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The private markets have reached an inflection point in ESG

The private markets have reached an inflection point in ESG

🕔17:55, 24.Apr 2020

Since 2006, when the pri was introduced, private market investors have not always been consistent in the adoption and application of esg fundamentals: but we are reaching an inflection point. esg engagement is undergoing a shift from a “nice to

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Climate Change and Credit Risk February 2020

Climate Change and Credit Risk February 2020

🕔17:04, 24.Apr 2020

We investigate the relationship between exposure to climate change and firm credit risk. We show that the distance-to-default, a widely used market-based measure of corporate default risk, is negatively associated with the amount of a firm’s carbon emissions and carbon

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Climate Impact Understanding Vulnerability as the Missing Piece in the Climate Risk Puzzle

Climate Impact Understanding Vulnerability as the Missing Piece in the Climate Risk Puzzle

🕔16:53, 24.Apr 2020

As the economic, physical and human impacts of climate change mount around the world, many investors are considering related risks throughout the investment process. Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing has developed a climate risk assessment framework that goes beyond

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Coronavirus – A tale of two shocks

Coronavirus – A tale of two shocks

🕔16:47, 24.Apr 2020

During the latter half of February investors experienced an extraordinary bout of equity market volatility: while there have been bigger weekly equity market falls during the course of the last few decades (for example during the 2008 Great Financial Crisis),

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Financiële inclusie ontpopt zich als volwaardige beleggingscategorie

Financiële inclusie ontpopt zich als volwaardige beleggingscategorie

🕔14:44, 20.Apr 2020

In de voorhoede van duurzaam beleggen Impactfondsen geven beleggers een financieel rendement én geven invulling aan de intentionaliteit om een positieve invloed te hebben op maatschappij en milieu. Financiële inclusie, als onderdeel binnen impact investing, biedt bovendien een meetbaar positieve

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Harnessing the Pace of Change in ESG

Harnessing the Pace of Change in ESG

🕔14:46, 3.Apr 2020

Embracing the New Age of Materiality At the close of 2019, the scene was set for a new era of stakeholder capitalism through the reinvigorated “2020 Davos Manifesto”. Nearly five decades after the original was released in 1973, articulating that

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