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ESG and Sustainable Investing: A New Dawn?

  • ,  Senior Investment Writer |
  • 20 Sep 2023


A new perspective for ESG strategies

Latest data shows that ESG funds suffered record outflows in August. Does this signal a serious change of heart towards sustainable investing? As the insights below will demonstrate, many asset managers remain adamant that a solid approach towards sustainably allocating capital is crucial. Explore these timely research pieces and form your own view about the future of ESG strategies and sustainable investing more broadly.

A Sustainable Future: On Counterproductive Sustainable Investing (Man Group)

Is sustainable investing producing counterproductive outcomes? Professor Kelly Shue, Yale University School of Management, believes so. Find out why in this engaging podcast.

ESG In Emerging Market Debt: A Look At Human Capital (Franklin Templeton)

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

Human capital remains a key aspect of any ESG-focused investor. This is especially the case when looking at the emerging markets universe.

The Implications Of Shifting Sustainability Standards (Wellington Management)

In this podcast, Director of ESG Research Carolina San Martin and Portfolio Manager Katsuhiro Iwai join host Thomas Mucha to discuss the importance of shareholder activism.

Decarbonization Is Not A Zero-Sum Game (Jennison Associates)

Scope 4 emissions are captured when the use of a product or service avoids emissions as a result of the new climate or energy-saving technology associated with it.

Climate Change Impacts Financial Performance (Impax Asset Management)

For 25 years, Impax Asset Management has analysed the impact of environmental and social trends on global economic activity and investigated how climate change impacts financial performance.

Climate Data and Net Zero: Closing the Gap on Investors’ Data Needs (UN PRI)

An enormous amount of investment is required to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Bonds to Finance the Sustainable Blue Economy: A Practitioner's Guide (ICMA)

The Blue Economy encompasses economic activities that rely or impact on the use of coastal and marine resources.

Sustainability Arbitrage is the Winning Strategy for ESG (CAIA blog)

Given the widespread agreement about the urgency to deal with climate change, the ESG approach has developed a lot of interest, but not all is good when it comes to outcomes.