Posts featuring Julie Gorte, Ph.D. as author

April 22, 2019
Young woman admiring London at sunrise

Are Women Good for the Climate?

A growing body of literature reveals that when it comes to climate mitigation, gender matters
April 17, 2019

Pax World Investment Outlook: Second Quarter 2019

In this quarter’s commentary, we consider how investor risk perception at any point in time may not be a good reflection of reality at either the market or individual stock level. In particular, we’ll take a closer look at how sustainability risks can lie hidden in the background.
April 1, 2019
Men and women in a conference room

Board Diversity: Time’s Up on Good Intentions

If companies don’t want to be held accountable by mandates, then gender diversity needs to become more than a talking point.
March 26, 2019
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Does the PG&E Bankruptcy Really Indicate That Sustainable Investing is a Mess?

One recent news article posits that the PG&E bankruptcy has exposed “blindspots” in sustainable investing, while another argues that sustainability analysis can help investors identify companies that may be skating on thin ice. Can both views be true?
March 26, 2019

ESG to the Next Degree [Advisor Webcast]

Get a closer look at the benefits of sustainable investing in this webcast created exclusively for advisors, which explores the risk management and potential performance benefits of integrating ESG analysis into investment decision-making and the positive impact that investors can have by engaging directly with companies on key global issues.
March 14, 2019

Adapt or Dry

A continually warming climate means more water stress for humans: too much of it in some places, too little of it in others. And that brings new risks — and opportunities — for investors.
February 1, 2019

The Transition to a Sustainable Economy

Investors have a financial interest in a seamless transition to a more sustainable economy — and a lot of money at risk if we continue with business as usual.
January 29, 2019
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The Gender Pay Gap Shrinks in the Sun

A new report shows that gender pay gaps shrink when companies are required to disclose them.
January 18, 2019

The Financial Performance of Sustainability: ESG and Risk

The evidence that sustainability, or ESG, has financial relevance continues to grow. As we look for reasons why sustainability seems to be associated with good performance, risk has emerged from the literature as one of the main contributors.
January 9, 2019

Pax World Investment Outlook: First Quarter 2019

Volatility has returned, and we expect it to have continuing significance as we look out at 2019. In this environment, long-term investors who comprehensively assess risk, ESG factors and valuation have the potential to identify attractive opportunities at the asset class and security level.