All Research

December 15, 2015

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“ESG and Financial Performance: Aggregated Evidence From More Than 2,000 Empirical Studies”

Gunnar Friede, Timo Busch & Alexander Bassen, Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment 5:4, October 2015 This study, which combined the findings of about 2200 individual […]
November 24, 2015

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“Women on Boards: Global Trends in Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards”

MSCI, November 2015 This report concluded that companies with strong female leadership generated a return on equity (ROE) of 10.1 percent per year versus 7.4 percent […]
October 13, 2015

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“Higher Sustainability Ratings Can Mean Lower Risk”

Jon Hale, Morningstar, October 13, 2015 Morningstar’s research shows that large-cap U.S. funds with high Morningstar Sustainability Ratings have lower risk.
September 19, 2015

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“Women in Business: The Value of Diversity”

Francesca Lagerberg, Grant Thornton, September 19, 2015 Companies in the US, UK and India with all male executive teams are sacrificing $655 billion on profits foregone. […]
August 1, 2015

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“Do Women Stay Out of Trouble? Evidence from Corporate Litigation”

Binay K. Adhikari, Anup Agrawal and James Malm, August 1, 2015 This study found that firms with higher representation of women in the top management team […]
June 30, 2015

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“Can ESG Add Alpha?”

Zoltán Nagy, Altaf Kassam and Linda-Eling Lee, MSCI, June 2015 MSCI examined two ways to construct ESG portfolios—ESG Tilt and ESG Momentum—and found that there is […]
May 25, 2015

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“Board Gender Diversity, Innovation and Firm Performance”

Jie Chen, Woon Sau Leung and Kevin P Evans, May 25, 2015 This study found that firms with more gender-diverse boards achieve greater innovative success.
March 31, 2015

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“Sustainable Reality: Understanding the Performance of Sustainable Investment”

Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, March 2015 Morgan Stanley reviewed performance data for over 10,000 open-end mutual funds and almost 2,900 separately managed accounts in […]
November 24, 2014

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“Diversity Matters”

Vivian Hunt, Dennis Layton and Sara Price, McKinsey, November 24, 2014 McKinsey’s analysis found a statistically significant relationship between a more diverse leadership and better financial […]
November 5, 2014

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“Women on Boards and Firm Financial Performance: A Meta-Analysis”

Corinne Post and Kris Byron, Academy of Management Journal, accepted November 5, 2014 A recent meta-analysis, which looked quantitatively at the results from 140 studies, found […]