Following my time in the military and as a regulator with the FDIC, I made my way into financial services in an investment capacity, with an intention to help people navigate their financial challenges. I wanted to help build a better outcome for their financial goals. Part of that was development of a process around investing in companies that support a more sustainable world as a whole, and not just companies that are financially sound.
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 why and how of applying ESG to corporate valuations
April 4, 2017/3BL Media/ - New date locked in for the second Introduction to Corporate ESG for Investment & Finance Professionals Certification scheduled for June 15, 2017. This full-day course is offered by Governance & Accountability Institute and Global Change Associates and is being hosted at Baruch College/CUNY at The Newman Vertical Campus in New York City.
WORKING AGENDA & ANTICIPATED SPEAKERS / PRESENTERS
Final part of a special three part Sustainability Finance Report
INVESTOR DEMAND FUELS BLOOMBERG’S ESG INTEGRATION
At Bloomberg, the demand for ESG is clear: Hits on ESG data have doubled each year on average. Unique ESG users—there are currently about 10,000—are growing at an average annual rate of about 40 percent and includes both mainstream and specialist professionals.
"Our users cut across finance, business, services, academia and other areas with the buy-side accounting for the majority of ESG users," said Suki.