The earth’s climate is becoming warmer because of things we (humans) have done. Since the climate, along with the atmosphere and water, forms the infrastructure of our lives, climate change will affect us pervasively.
In this quarter's commentary, we'll take a closer look at the connection between technology and sustainable investing. We illustrate ways technology is driving economic value, along with positive environmental and social advances in the Energy and Healthcare sectors, respectively.
We often use the term “underwater” to describe money-losing investments in finance. That may not be a euphemism for long. Of the world’s 15 largest stock exchanges, all but four are in coastal cities, and all could face the prospect of literally being submerged underwater as sea levels rise.
What makes for an efficient financial market? Any market participant could probably list ten things without burning a calorie, but one thing that would probably make everyones list is information. Financial markets need information in order to work efficiently.
Across the globe, with few exceptions, women are underrepresented in management, on corporate boards, and in better-paid technical professions. They are paid less than men for substantially equal work.
In this quarter’s commentary, we’ll consider valuation risk in the wake of equity markets reaching near record highs in 2016 and take a closer look at what a Trump presidency may or may not mean for investors in cleaner energy and low-carbon technologies.
For those of us committed to sustainability, 2016 was a year of drama. There were some great highs, including the entry into force of the Paris Agreement, in which most countries committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. And then there was the election, which brought climate skeptics into senior Administration positions.