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December 10, 2017

Sustainalytics – “Understanding ESG Incidents: Key Lessons for Investors”

December 2017 Sustainalytics conducted a quantitative analysis of their incident dataset, reviewing 29,000 company activities around the world that generated undesirable social or environmental effects. They […]
December 1, 2017

Deloitte – “Seeing is Believing: 2017 Board Diversity Survey”

Deloitte, December 2017 A Deloitte survey of 300 board members and executives found that leaders believe achieving greater diversity on corporate boards is a business imperative. […]
October 31, 2017

Brookings Institution – The 51%: Driving growth through women’s economic participation

Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach and Ryan Nunn, Brookings Institution, October 2017 Brookings reports that “the U.S. economy will not operate at its full potential unless government and […]
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 […]
June 1, 2017

Bank of America Merrill Lynch – “ESG Part II: a deeper dive”

June 2017 Bank of America Merrill Lynch reports that ESG factors are too critical to ignore – providing indications of bankruptcies and isolating non-fundamental attributes that […]
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.