All Pax World Posts

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 20, 2017

Pax World Investment Outlook: Fourth Quarter 2017

Reading headlines over the last quarter sometimes felt like the beginning of the end of days. We’ve had five hurricanes make landfall in the region of North America, three of which set records:
October 20, 2017

Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund Commentary Q3 2017

Read our portfolio manager commentary for highlights on quarterly Fund performance and portfolio positioning.
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.
October 3, 2017

The Business Case for Pay Ratio Disclosure

Investors recognize that transparency can help eliminate gender pay gaps and that pay discrimination presents litigation, regulatory and reputational risk.
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.
September 19, 2017

If You Think Education is Expensive, Try Ignorance: Investors and Climate Change

How individuals go about assessing their own appetites for risk is their business. What institutional investors do is everyone’s business.
September 11, 2017

New Opportunities, New Challenges

The earth’s climate is becoming warmer because of things we (humans) have done. Since the climate, along with the atmosphere and water, forms the infrastructure of our lives, climate change will affect us pervasively.
August 31, 2017

Investor Activism and Board Diversity

A new paper from the Investor Responsibility Research Center (IRRC) and Institutional Shareholder Services examines how shareholder activism affects board composition and refreshment.
August 23, 2017

Bloomberg – Brazil to Crack Down on Ships Sold Into ‘Toxic’ Scrap Trade

Pax World Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing Julie Gorte speaks with Bloomberg’s R.T. Watson about the reputational risks for companies that are under investigation for […]