Thought Leadership

July 10, 2019

The Business Case for Sustainability

The financial and economic cases for sustainability are strong and are getting both deeper and broader.
July 9, 2019
hands at board table

Linking Investor Engagement with Financial Value

Shareholder proposals can lead to value-enhancing change within companies, but industry groups have called them into question recently. Julie Gorte explores the landscape for investors.
June 4, 2019

Sustainable Investing and the Debate Over Standards

Joe Keefe and Julie Gorte weigh in on the debate about a lack of standards for sustainable investing and the inconsistency of sustainability “ratings.”
June 3, 2019
supermarket aisle

A Wake-up Call for the Food Industry

Policy modifications plus fast-changing consumer preferences are expected to accelerate a global shift toward sustainable food. Agne Rackauskaite discusses key trends.
May 22, 2019

Gender Leaders Outperform Gender Laggards

In the marketplace there are gender laggards and gender leaders. We invest in the leaders.
May 17, 2019
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The Investment Case for Gender Equality

Updated for 2019, this article explores noteworthy additions to an already robust body of research showing that the case for gender equality has never been stronger.
April 22, 2019
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Are Women Good for the Climate?

A growing body of literature reveals that when it comes to climate mitigation, gender matters
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
a mountainside burning in a wildfire

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 25, 2019
Looking into Silicon Valley, California, at dusk

How One Tech Company Went from Laggard to Leader on Gender

Getting serious about gender diversity and equality requires talk and action. This Silicon Valley company has been doing a lot of both.