ESG investing

ESG Investing: What IT Leaders Need to Know

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IT can play a pivotal role in a company’s environmental, social, and governance impact, criteria that are key to institutional investors. Greater access to data, lower environmental impact, and improved privacy and security controls are just a few things they look for when shopping for new investments. Here's what you need to know.

Martin Currie Publishes Annual Stewardship Report

Effective stewardship of capital lies at the heart of the firm’s client proposition
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  •  Has engaged with 269 companies on a private and collaborative basis
  •  Has voted at 685 shareholder meetings and on 7571 resolutions
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  •  Has engaged with 269 companies on a private and collaborative basis
  •  Has voted at 685 shareholder meetings and on 7571 resolutions

The Rise of Health Metrics in ESG Investing

by Stephanie Timm, PhD and Whitney Austin Gray, PhD
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Some of the world’s most sophisticated investors have been using Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) data for years to help identify companies that perform well over time in the market.Their belief that high ESG scores correlate with high corporate financial performance is now supported by a large and rapidly growing body of research. Deutsche Bank’s much-discussed study, for example, found that 2,200 of ESG studies conducted between 1970 to 2015 report a positive ESG–Corporate Financial Performance (CFP) relation.2

Barclays Researchers on "Green Bonds": Small-but-Steady Performance Benefits Possible, With Little Evidence of Negative Impact

SustainabilityHQ Highlights (12.08.2016)
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The investment community -- especially fiduciaries -- continues to have a flow of more "green" products being made available from a growing number of issuers and their intermediaries; these include "green bonds."  Charting this trend, a team of Barclays managers and researchers issued a report as part of the "Barclays Impact Series."  Their findings: ESG investing can have a positive effect on portfolios for institutional and individual investors.  There are small-but-steady performance benefits and no evidence of a negative impact for such investing.

Sustainability Means Integration, Engagement and Resilience for Leadership Companies

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Jan. 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The one-time promise that sustainability could become a business management paradigm has started to take hold within leadership companies, according to “Planning for a Sustainable Future”, a trends report published today by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).

NAEM is the largest professional association for corporate environment, health and safety, and sustainability decision-makers.

Do Investors Care About Companies' Climate Change Disclosure?

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Taken at face value, more evidence surfaced this month supporting a close relationship between company market performance and the disclosure of environmental, social and governance criteria.  Less clear is when more investors will reward ESG disclosure and inspire nondisclosing companies to get on board.  Integrating fundamental equity analysis with ESG criteria boosts the quality of investment decisions, according to the Principles for Responsible Investment.

Video: KPMG talks to IBLF on the business case for sustainability

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What does the future of sustainability look like?

This edition of IBLF's Expert Insight video series features a compelling dialogue with Barend van Bergen, Head of KPMG's Global Centre of Excellence for Climate Change and Sustainability. "The financial crisis, and megatrends such as population growth and energy scarcity will transform the way business is done," explains Barend. "Ten years ago, CSR was a side issue - and today it’s clearly on the corporate agenda".

Barend asserts that we'll see more activity from emerging markets, increased regulation, and the involvement of the financial sector. He also discusses the criteria for professionals looking to build a career in CSR, climate change and sustainability.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
 
IBLF's Expert Insight, produced and presented by Multimedia Editor Shivvy Jervis, is a video series of exclusive interviews with global CEOs, business leaders and industry experts, and themed around corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. 

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What does the future of sustainability look like?

This edition of IBLF's Expert Insight video series features a compelling dialogue with Barend van Bergen, Head of KPMG's Global Centre of Excellence for Climate Change and Sustainability. "The financial crisis, and megatrends such as population growth and energy scarcity will transform the way business is done," explains Barend. "Ten years ago, CSR was a side issue - and today it’s clearly on the corporate agenda".

Barend asserts that we'll see more activity from emerging markets, increased regulation, and the involvement of the financial sector. He also discusses the criteria for professionals looking to build a career in CSR, climate change and sustainability.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
 
IBLF's Expert Insight, produced and presented by Multimedia Editor Shivvy Jervis, is a video series of exclusive interviews with global CEOs, business leaders and industry experts, and themed around corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. 

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