Posts tagged as “Sustainability”

June 22, 2017

ESG – Expanding the Horizon of Smart Beta

Smart beta and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration have both gathered strong momentum, with significant asset growth in strategies using each discipline. Multifactor smart beta strategies, with their longer-term focus and factor diversification, provide a natural platform for the integration of ESG.
June 1, 2017

Financial Advisor – Trump Likely Won’t Stump Sustainable/ ESG Investing

Pax World CEO Joe Keefe speaks with Ross Kerber of Reuters about the growth of ‘green’ funds, such as the Pax Global Environmental Markets Fund, since the election of Donald Trump.
June 1, 2017

Making an Impact: Investing in the Transition to a More Sustainable Economy

The drivers of environmental markets are deeply rooted and continue to gather momentum. Population growth, increasing urbanization, climate change, environmental policy and regulation, and inadequate infrastructure are profoundly shaping global markets.
March 13, 2017

Tax Reform? Let’s Make It a Carbon Tax

We often use the term “underwater” to describe money-losing investments in finance. That may not be a euphemism for long. Of the world’s 15 largest stock exchanges, all but four are in coastal cities, and all could face the prospect of literally being submerged underwater as sea levels rise.
March 1, 2017

The Value of ESG Information in Financial Markets

What makes for an efficient financial market? Any market participant could probably list ten things without burning a calorie, but one thing that would probably make everyone’s list is information. Financial markets need information in order to work efficiently.
February 15, 2017

Making a Positive Impact: The State of ESG Advocacy and Engagement

Sustainability advocacy and engagement is aimed at long-term outcomes and specifically targets ESG factors.
November 18, 2016

Family Friendly Workplaces Are Good For Business

Family-friendly workplaces have a lot going for them, including basic decency and fairness, advancing the rights of women, and promoting the health and well-being of children, just to name a few major benefits. But they also offer measurable advantages when it comes to advancing businesses themselves and the business sector as a whole.
October 14, 2016

Three Ways Sustainable Investors Can Source Factor Returns

Smart beta and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration have both gathered strong momentum, with significant asset growth in strategies using each discipline. Multifactor smart beta strategies, with their longer-term focus and factor diversification, provide a natural platform for the integration of ESG.
May 10, 2016

Investing as a Social Change Strategy

As a male financial executive, I'’m well aware that I may not fit the mold of a typical feminist.1 So why have I made gender equality a core tenet of my professional life?
December 15, 2015

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“ESG and Financial Performance: Aggregated Evidence From More Than 2,000 Empirical Studies”

Gunnar Friede, Timo Busch & Alexander Bassen, Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment 5:4, October 2015 This study, which combined the findings of about 2200 individual […]