ESG and sustainable investing have taken center stage in asset management. Climate and now oceans are leaders in this elevation with a proliferation of products, firms, and frameworks increasingly on investors’ radar screens. This is good news: the oceans are becoming broadly investable, with market-based opportunities across all sectors of the Blue Economy. These cover the entire asset allocation pie chart – equites, fixed income, private equity and venture capital.
In competitive sports, any losing team that dares dish out trash-talk toward its opponent is likely to be met with a simple one-word response: “scoreboard.” That’s because, at the end of the day, the score is the only thing that matters.
Modern businesses are often inclined to take a similar approach when it comes to ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance: They tailor their strategies around that seemingly all-important ESG score, hoping that its authority will quell any related concerns from investors, customers, employees, and the like.
The time has passed for organizations to take a passive approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) planning. Now more than ever, investors, employees, and customers are shining a bright light on companies’ ESG strategies, practices, and performance when deciding where and with whom to partner with or invest in.
by David Weinstein, Senior VP and Portfolio Manager of Dana Investment Advisors
What a time to be a tech savvy millennial investor. A chaotic 2020 offered both investment pitfalls and rich opportunities. 2021 should trend toward a more “normal” environment, but disruptive companies, elevated volatility and information everywhere will continue to define the investment landscape. These three themes have millennials positioned to thrive - Disruption, Embracing Volatility, and Information Everywhere.
by John Howell of Climate & Capital Media and Climate Finance Weekly
“Why climate finance,” you might ask? In 25 years of reporting on sustainable business, I have become fascinated by the pivotal relationship between capital and innovative solutions to climate-related issues.