As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to uproot our normal business, financial, economic and personal pursuits, questions that we could logically ask are (1) what impact does the virus crisis have on the ongoing corporate sustainability / ESG / citizenship efforts; and (2) what is the investor reaction – does the move into more sustainable / ESG investment vehicles continue?
Some answers come from Sanghamitra Saha, of Zack’s, writing in Yahoo Finance – “Here’s Why ESG ETFs Are Hot Amid Pandemic”.
Shorthand terms do matter – the “titling” of certain developments can sum up trends we should be tuning in to. Some examples for today: Sustainable Capitalism - Stakeholder Primacy – Sustainable Investing – Corporate Sustainability. Corporate ESG Performance Factors.
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 28, 2020 /3BL Media/– PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) has released its third annual Global Impact Report, publishing its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies and activities of its global operations for 2019.
What might our world look like when the COVID-19 global emergency winds down and we move into the “recovery and restoration” phase? What is in store for business in the transition? And beyond? Looking at risk and opportunity through an ESG lens.
BNP Paribas Asset Management has offered up some important perspectives. ESG analyst Anupama Rames asks and answers: (1) Will the world go back to status quo when we exit the dis-location? (2) Probably not. “We believe,” she writes, “that the learnings from the go-remote experiment are here to stay.”
TORONTO, April 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank released its 2019 Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) report, a comprehensive review of how the bank is working to build a more sustainable future for its stakeholders – from shareholders, to customers, employees, communities and the natural environment.
Brand reputations are made or lost during times of crisis.
With the U.S. economy shut down to slow the spread of coronavirus, many companies have gone dark with multiple stakeholders. Others have tightly confined external messaging to COVID-19 or environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics.
3BL Media has provided a platform for hundreds of purpose-driven companies active in the response to the pandemic.
Skytop Strategies will launch its Generating Alpha, ESG as a Core Driver of Institutional Portfolio Performance on June 25th in New York. CSRHub Co-founder and CTO Bahar Gidwani will be speaking on Topic Briefing: State of Play ESG Integrations, The Third Era and moderate an Armchair Chat, ESG and Alpha: Causation Versus Correlation as an Obstacle to Full Integration.
Network with asset allocators, fund managers, investment consultants and capital market experts on investment strategies in the ESG field.
What started as a cost-efficiency endeavor has now become a primary method of enhancing governance required by regulators.
There’s no escaping ESG in investing today, whether you’re the asset owner, the asset manager, or an intermediary. Governance (the G) may be the most pervasive of the three in the day-to-day business of investing, particularly when it comes to transparency. Regulators have made it mandatory to some degree, and asset owners press asset managers for ever greater amounts of it beyond that demanded by law. Intriguingly, the most profound effects of governance could be those on outsourced trading.