Economists in general, and scholars of finance in particular, have long been concerned with the “agency problem,” the conflict of interest inherent in any relationship where X is expected, and perhaps required by law or contract, to act in the best interest of Y. The problem exists because, for example,Read More
A huge survey by the CFA Institute of more than 7,000 industry participants has found 85 per cent of CFA Institute members now consider ESG factors in their investing, but it also reveals a big gap in the required skills, data and culture around ESG. Rebecca Fender explains.
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Accounting for sustainability in the measurement of outcomes is the next frontier in government policy, and has the potential significantly uplift the contribution investment organisations can make to a more sustainable world, writes David Bell.
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What is a smart city? By definition, a smart city is “a city that uses technology and data purposefully to make better decisions and deliver better quality of life.” Technology is intricately embedded into the everyday life of city dwellers through network devices, applications, and widely distributed usage. The combinationRead More
The U-turn of the U.S. Administration’s energy policies under President Joe Biden sets the stage for a flourishing U.S. offshore wind industry, as the federal government looks to speed up environmental reviews to make offshore wind a significant contributor to the new clean energy goals. In the United States, offshore wind hasn’t really taken off, with just two small offshore…
Differentiating responsible investment quality among products, services and provider capabilities is mission-critical for investors dependent on the ‘real world’ outcomes that underpin future investment opportunities. But how do they do that? Susheela Peres da Costa suggests a functional framework for responsible investment.
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A cohort of ESG experts argued that the current data and research available for investors is lacking. Elsewhere they urged investors to engage with corporate boards to encourage change. The post ESG data not fit for purpose appeared first on Top1000Funds.com.
Against all odds, there is an air of optimism in 2021. We have entered a new era in US politics, and the inauguration of the Biden-Harris administration brings renewed hope for sustainable investment, particularly climate policy. So what can investors expect?
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By Michael O’Leary and Warren Valdmanis GIIN’s 10th Anniversary report highlights new records, but what’s the endgame? When the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) issued its first survey a decade ago, the term “impact investing” had only been coined three years earlier. Just 24 investors responded. In GIIN’s tenth anniversaryRead More
The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is raising its environmental, social and governance-related expectations for the publicly-traded companies it invests in.
Under its new proxy-voting guidelines, ...