Posts tagged as “risk”

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 […]
May 21, 2018

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.
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 […]
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.
December 31, 2016

Barclays – “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 […]
June 30, 2016

Breckinridge Capital Advisors & MIT – “Evaluating the Relationship Between ESG and Corporate Fixed Income”

Breckinridge Capital Advisors and MIT Sloan School of Management, Spring 2016 ESG scores were found to be positively correlated with several measures of financial health, including […]
October 13, 2015

Study
“Higher Sustainability Ratings Can Mean Lower Risk”

Jon Hale, Morningstar, October 13, 2015 Morningstar’s research shows that large-cap U.S. funds with high Morningstar Sustainability Ratings have lower risk.