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October 1, 2017

LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company – “Women in the Workplace 2017”

LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company, October 2017 A study of 222 companies employing more than 12 million people found that women remain underrepresented at every level […]
August 15, 2017

Morningstar – “Sustainable Funds Start to Perform”

August 15, 2017 Morningstar looked at the performance of U.S. sustainable funds compared with conventional funds, and found that the overall star ratings distribution of sustainable […]
May 17, 2017

Morgan Stanley – “Sustainable Investing Myth Busters”

May 17, 2017 Sustainable investing does not mean sacrificing returns: analysis by the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Research Institute shows that sustainable strategies have often performed in […]
May 1, 2017

Morgan Stanley – “Women Employees Boost the Bottom Line for Tech Firms”

Morgan Stanley, May 2017 Morgan Stanley looked at the performance of 108 tech firms over five years, and found that those with greater gender diversity returned […]
April 28, 2017

SSRN – “Gender Diverse Portfolios as New Asset Class”

Ming-Tsung Lin and Ser-Huang Poon, SSRN, April 2017 Gender-diverse portfolios, based on U.S. funds and indexes based on board and/or senior management diversity, have higher scores […]
April 19, 2017

Hermes Investment Management – Hermes finds ‘clear relationship’ between ESG and credit spreads

April 19, 2017 Hermes’ study found that companies with better ESG ratings trade with lower credit spreads, indicating lower risk of default.
January 31, 2017

BNY Mellon and United Nations Foundation – “Return on Equality: Investment opportunities that help close the global gender gap”

BNY Mellon and United Nations Foundation, 2017 Closing gender gaps boosts economic growth and can create significant opportunities for investors. Narrowing the global gender gap and […]
December 31, 2016

MSCI – “The Tipping Point: Women on Boards and Financial Performance”

Meggin Thwing Eastman, Damion Rallis and Gaia Mazzucchelli, MSCI, December 2016 A 2016 MSCI study found that companies around the globe with at least three women […]
December 31, 2016

Barclay’s – “Sustainable investing and bond returns: Research study into the impact of ESG on credit portfolio performance “

Barclays, 2016 This study examines the impact of using ESG attributes in fixed income investment and concludes that ESG need not be an “equity-only” strategy. Using […]
December 18, 2016

Bank of America Merrill Lynch – “ESG: Good companies can make good stocks”

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, December 18, 2016 ESG may be too costly for investors to ignore, reports Bank of America Merrill Lynch.  Companies with higher […]