Asset owners reflect on the challenges of integrating the SDGs like problems aligning fiduciary duty to some of the targets of the 17 goals and the fact most of the capital going into the SDGs flows into listed companies in the global north.
Many people perceive that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration means sacrificing performance because they believe that ESG integration is the same as screening out companies and sectors from their investment universe.
CFA Institute supports the “template” approach that the European Supervisory Authorities have taken ESG disclosures ensuring they are included in the description of adverse sustainability impact of investment decisions.
Climate Change, ESG Risk & Return Optimisation
With an investment theme like ESG it can be easy to say ‘you have to be in it’, or ‘everyone is doing it’, and difficult to understand the specifics of what that means. Indeed, there are still question marks over whether ESG investing m
Tariq Fancy, former global head of sustainable investing at BlackRock, on whether it’s too good to be trueThe notion of “sustainable investing” had a bumper year in 2021. Aligning investments with climate goals – no fossil fuel companies, for example – promises a good financial return, while benefiting the planet. But is it too good to be true? I asked Tariq Fancy – CEO of non-profit digital…
Featured Papers and Interviews with Industry Thought Leaders
The 2010s saw a notable decline of social infrastructure investments in many of the largest OECD countries. The past year and a half have served to highlight this funding gap, especially given the strain exerted by Covid-19 on global
The €268 billion Dutch pension provider PGGM is leading its global peers when it comes to shaping 3D portfolios based around risk, return and impact. Piet Klop, head of responsible investment discusses the challenges of investing for outcomes.
Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., has added two index funds managed by Vanguard Group to the investment options lineup of its 403(b) plan.
The addition of the Vanguard Growth Index Fund and Vanguard Value Index Fund to the lineup is part of a restructuring of the investment options lineup, according to a notice posted on the college's website.
The plan's record keeper is TIAA-CREF, and…
Theoretical Aspects of the Green Bond Market
Recent research confirms ESG criteria can have a significant effect on corporate credit risk, and improvements in ESG scores can lead to tighter credit spreads. But what constitutes a green bond, which corporate projects are eligible for green financ