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Top Recent Papers on Climate Change and ESG

In the below list, we present several recent papers on climate change risk, including Wells Fargo Asset Management's analysis on how these risks could affect global banking institutions. Robeco also provides their latest edition of the Country Sustainability Ranking, which evaluates 150 countries and scores them on various sustainability metrics.

This list also includes other relevant podcasts and videos on ESG topics that are new to the Savvy Investor site over the past month.

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Climate Change's Impact on Global Banks (Wells Fargo AM, Aug 2021)

In this 25-page report, Wells Fargo Asset Management evaluates how climate change may affect banking institutions using their Climate Transition Framework.

Optimising for Impact with Private Equity and Real Assets (Nuveen, 2021)

Nuveen describes how mean-variance optimisation techniques can be used to optimise portfolios for impact via allocations of private equity and real assets.

Climate Technologies (Aviva Investors, Jul 2021)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in certain geographies

Aviva looks at nature-based and technical pathways to addressing greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to evaluate 10 different climate-related technologies.

Video: ESG data demands in the private markets (State Street, Jul 2021)

In this roundtable podcast discussion, industry experts explore ESG data demands on behalf of investors and regulatory reporting standards for ESG investments.

Country Sustainability Ranking Report (Robeco, 2021)

Robeco provides a summary of the ESG profiles of over 150 countries in this Country Sustainability Ranking report.

Net Zero: The impact of capital displacement (Franklin Templeton, Aug 2021)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the EMEA region

Despite the Paris Accords, focusing on climate concerns shouldn't necessarily come at the expense of other sustainable development priorities, Franklin Templeton highlights.

Video: Challenges Facing ESG Investors – Risk & return (QMA, Aug 2021)

This video from QMA contains a discussion of ESG risks and returns, as well as other significant ESG themes.

ESG Ratings: Navigating through the haze (Enterprising Investor blog, Aug 2021)

Focusing on environmental, social, and governance factors can be beneficial to companies in terms of lowering their reputational risk and increasing access to capital, as well as potentially better financial performance.

Climate Change as a Financial Risk to the Norway SWF (Norges Bank, 2021)

This paper looks at how asset managers can address climate risks via carbon footprint analysis and climate scenario analysis.