Posts featuring Julie Gorte, Ph.D. as author

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.
October 23, 2018

Pax World Investment Outlook: Fourth Quarter 2018

Buoyed by continued strong economic data and company earnings, U.S. Equities had a strong third quarter.
September 20, 2018
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How Climate Change Affects Financial Performance

Julie Gorte considers the economic and financial implications of a warming world and provides an expansive overview of various risks that climate change creates for investors.
September 4, 2018

Encouraging Companies to Do Better

There is a lot of evidence that more sustainable companies perform better financially, and we therefore believe it makes sense for shareholders to encourage companies to do better when it comes to sustainability issues, from climate change to gender equality.
August 16, 2018

Women’s Leadership and Gender Equality: The Virtuous Circle

Women’s leadership is certainly not the only measure of gender equality, but it is both a key metric and an important enabler of it.
July 24, 2018

Pax World Investment Outlook: Third Quarter 2018

Equity markets finished the second quarter on a down note as financial markets became jittery about the prospect of escalating trade tensions.
July 2, 2018

The Gender Gap Isn’t About Sex. It’s About Power.

There is an imbalance in the amount of power men and women possess, which may explain why men command the highest paying jobs and hold majority of board seats and corner offices.