ESG Insights

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

March 13, 2018

Advancing Gender Equality by Closing the Pay Gap

Transparency can help eliminate gender pay gaps. That’s why Pax urges companies to disclose policies and processes in place to manage pay equity, the results of their pay analyses and strategies to close any identified pay gaps.
February 20, 2018

Time’s Up for Investors

There is no doubt that a culture of sexual harassment can affect company value.
February 13, 2018

How to Approach ESG in High Yield

The benefits of ESG are not limited to the equity market. In this article, we shed light on how ESG supports high yield credit selection and risk management by illustrating Pax’s approach along with examples.
February 8, 2018

Political Headwinds are Not Showstoppers

2017 was a year that many expected to be a disaster, from the perspective of sustainability.
January 10, 2018

How to Not Give Your Clients What They Want

This is the digital age, and one of the hallmarks of that is customization.
December 19, 2017

The Financial Performance of Sustainability: What’s New in the Literature

I’ve been collecting articles that link sustainability to financial performance for a long time (when I started, people were hunting mammoths).
November 2, 2017

Investing in the Future of Transportation

In this article from Impax Asset Management, David Richardson considers investment opportunities associated with the uptick in electric vehicles.
October 24, 2017

Sustainability-Competent Boards are Risk-Competent Boards

To truly represent the interests of shareholders who are aware of the potential risks and opportunities posed by the various facets of sustainability, boards will need sustainability competence.
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.