Posts tagged as “risk”

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 14, 2019

Adapt or Dry

A continually warming climate means more water stress for humans: too much of it in some places, too little of it in others. And that brings new risks — and opportunities — for investors.
March 14, 2019

Leaving No One Behind Is an Opportunity for Investors

Climate change, pollution and a growing population are key players in water investment momentum, and the investment opportunities are surprisingly diverse and resilient.
February 1, 2019

The Transition to a Sustainable Economy

Investors have a financial interest in a seamless transition to a more sustainable economy — and a lot of money at risk if we continue with business as usual.
January 18, 2019

The Financial Performance of Sustainability: ESG and Risk

The evidence that sustainability, or ESG, has financial relevance continues to grow. As we look for reasons why sustainability seems to be associated with good performance, risk has emerged from the literature as one of the main contributors.
October 22, 2018

Barclays – “ESG investing in credit: A broader and deeper look”

Barclays, 2018 In an expanded research study to its 2016 report: Sustainable investing and bond returns, Barclays finds more evidence of the positive effect of responsible […]
April 23, 2018

Gender Equality – With or Without the Federal Government

Federal policy is a powerful tool for shaping behavior – but it is not the only one. Corporate and investor action are also critical tools for creating change.
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.
June 7, 2017

Where are Climate Risks and Opportunities? Everywhere.

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.
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 […]