ESG Insights

Read our thought leadership on evolving environmental, social and governance issues.

October 10, 2017

Sustainable Investing: Like Investing (But More Sustainable)

A wealth of literature, from both academia and financial institutions, supports the idea that when sustainability is used in investment, returns do not suffer, and often outperform traditional investment.
September 25, 2017

Sustainability Ratings Disagree. This is Not a Problem.

Think of sustainability analysis the same way you think of financial analysis. Different approaches to the same multifaceted problem are a source of innovation, a way that smart and insightful people can distinguish their work.
September 19, 2017

If You Think Education is Expensive, Try Ignorance: Investors and Climate Change

How individuals go about assessing their own appetites for risk is their business. What institutional investors do is everyone’s business.
September 11, 2017

New Opportunities, New Challenges

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.
August 31, 2017

Investor Activism and Board Diversity

A new paper from the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) and Institutional Shareholder Services examines how shareholder activism affects board composition and refreshment.
August 15, 2017

Another Link Between Good Governance and Board Diversity

Julie Gorte discusses another good link between good governance and board diversity.
July 1, 2017

Spotlight on Engagement: Climate Change

Learn how we engage with companies on climate issues and hold them accountable for their climate impact.



June 7, 2017

Where are Climate Risks and Opportunities? Everywhere.

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.
June 1, 2017

Irving, Washington, and Paris: Three Ring Circus

This week, the owners of more than 62 percent of ExxonMobil’s shares voted in favor of a resolution instructing the company to report to shareholders on […]
April 2, 2017

Pax World 2016 Impact Report

View Pax World’s combined UN Global Compact Communication on Progress and our 2016 Impact Report.