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Water Risk, Carbon Emissions, and Other ESG Topics

Top Recent Papers on ESG Themes

Water availability and the sustainable management of water resources form a part of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (specifically, SDG 6). In our first paper, Impax Asset Management discusses water stewardship and how investors can gain greater transparency about water-related issues and water risks within their portfolios.

Other papers explore issues with carbon emissions, including PGIM Fixed Income's insight into the investment implications of the European Commission's potential ban on petrol and diesel automobile sales. Several additional papers cover ESG data integration across an array of sectors.  

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Water: From systemic risks to positive impacts (Impax Asset Management, 2021)

How can investors support greater transparency about water-related issues and water stewardship? Impax Asset Management examines the assessment and management of water-related impacts in this 21-page paper.

Agrochemical Long-Tail Risks: Can dead bees sting? (Candriam, 2021)

For compliance reasons, this paper is only accessible in the UK & Europe

It is difficult to imagine how a reliable food supply could be produced without pesticides. At the same time, misuse may irreversibly damage health and the environment. How can these trade-offs be measured and managed? And what do these risks mean for investors?

Green Infrastructure (RBC Global Asset Management, 2021)

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

RBC Global Asset Management looks at the key drivers of green infrastructure, which they believe is a multi-decade theme.

ESG Investing: It’s all about the data (SimCorp, Jul 2021)

SimCorp presents a brief overview of ESG investing, ESG disclosures, and the management of ESG data.

Water: Investment risks & opportunities (Wells Fargo AM, Aug 2021)

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

Wells Fargo Asset Management delves into water risks such as limited supply, rising sea levels, water-related conflicts, as well as the opportunities present for investors that address these issues.

Supply-Chain Ripples: Decarbonising upstream emissions (Aviva Investors, 2021)

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

Aviva Investors mulls over some of the positive effects of decarbonising greenhouse gas emissions from upstream supply chains.

Podcast: The double-edged sword of carbon emission pricing (NN IP, Jul 2021)

With the price of EU carbon allowances skyrocketing this year, NN IP discusses carbon permit investing and 'green' technologies that could see increased investment flows in the near-term.

Valuing Biodiversity: The tools at our disposal (Manulife IM, Jul 2021)

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

Recent declines in biodiversity have left some investors further exposed to environmental risks, but potential solutions to some of these challenges could be closer than we think.

Introduction to Net Zero (Amundi, 2021)

For compliance reasons, this paper is NOT accessible in the United States

Amundi Asset Management discusses the accelerating pace of net zero commitments, as well as the different types of climate-aligned scenarios, with a particular focus on the IEA's net zero emissions (NZE) scenario.

End of the Road for Europe’s Combustion Engines (PGIM Fixed Income, Jul 2021)

The European Commission plans to ban the sale of cars that run on petrol or diesel by 2035. Which car manufacturers are best-prepared for a net-zero world?

ESG in Credit (Fitch Ratings, 2021)

In this 67-page white paper, Fitch Ratings sheds light on ESG integration in credit portfolio management, as well as their process of evaluating ESG risks.

Global Private Equity Responsible Investment Survey (PwC, 2021)

This survey from PwC illustrates how global private equity firms are adopting ESG. In many ways, ESG practices are becoming a key aspect of value creation.

Global Sustainable Investment Review 2020 (GSIA)

The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance presents its review of the evolution of sustainable investing over the past two years. This 5th edition of the report covers the period from 2018 to 2020.

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