To boost portfolio ESG quality and the potential for improved risk-adjusted returns
by Scott LaBreche, Director at Impax Asset Management
The megatrends underlying the transition to a more sustainable economy, such as climate change and widening inequality, are global issues. It should come as no surprise, then, that companies are addressing sustainability risks and opportunities regardless of their domicile.
So investors may be wondering, how are companies in developed markets outside the U.S. and Canada performing on sustainability issues? It varies, of course, but on the whole, they are performing better than those in the U.S.
The demand and competition for diminishing water resources has resulted in unprecedented attention on water. Communities across the globe are increasingly challenged with providing sustainable and reliable water supplies to households, agriculture, and industry.
ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – UPS (NYSE:UPS) has once again been recognized for its leadership in the areas of sustainability and technology.
For the third year in a row, UPS secured a top position on the CDP’s global Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). UPS ranked in the top five percent of companies measured, with a score of 99 out of 100. The CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, works with its shareholders, customers and governments to measure and disclose environmental information. UPS has been recognized for this achievement since 2008.