ESG and Sustainability

The rise of ESG factors in investment decision making will have a dramatic impact on returns and opportunities in the 21st century. A recent survey by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer showed that 57% of respondents believe that incorporating ESG standards into investment decisions will raise returns. Just 9% argued they reduce returns on investment.

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Liquid Alternatives: Lyxor’s New Suite of Climate Change ETFs

French asset manager Lyxor is the first ETF manager to launch a suite of ETFs that focus on the objectives of the European Union’s Climate Transition Benchmarks. These benchmarks target an immediate 30% reduction in carbon intensity and a 7% annual emission reduction trajectory.

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Alternative Investments: Money Managers Aren’t Meeting Climate Funding Goal
November 28, 2019

Asset Managers and Climate Change

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The Arms Race in ESG Ratings: S&P Buys RobecoSAM Unit
November 25, 2019

The hot new sector of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings is witness to a lot of deal activity this year. Investors, fund managers, and regulators are pressing for data…

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Facing Crowded IPO pipeline, Neptune Energy To Tighten ESG Belt
November 25, 2019

A BloombergLaw report said Neptune would explain to investors how its business will weather mounting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns. According to this report, Neptune will publish for the…

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Investors Concerned About Executive Compensation: Report From Farient Advisors
November 22, 2019

Engaged investors continue to be concerned about climate change, gender adversity, and pay equality, says a report from Farient Advisors and the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group. Investors are…

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Bill Gates-backed Startup Announces Clean Energy Breakthrough
November 21, 2019

Heliogen, a startup backed by Bill Gates, announced a breakthrough solar energy technology that could be a boon for heavy industry. Heliogen uses artificial intelligence and mirrors to reflect and…

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Commissioner Lee Focuses the SEC on a revamp of ESG
November 20, 2019

SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee wants the SEC to clarify its role and update disclosure requirements on ESG. In prepared remarks addressed to the Investment Advisory Committee (IAC), SEC Commissioner…

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Your ‘Feel-good’ ESG Fund is on a Tear: But Do You Know Why?
November 19, 2019

Investors should examine the underlying holdings of their ESG-focused funds to determine hidden portfolio risk. CNBC’s Mitch Goldberg warns that a lot of the outperformance in many ESG funds has…

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Are Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuits Coming for Asset Managers
November 18, 2019

Mark McVeigh is an environmental scientist from Australia. Although he will not have access to his retirement funds until 2055, he is suing his pension fund. 

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How Serious Should We Take ESG Investing in 2020?
November 15, 2019

Sustainable funds are hardly sustainable based on their carbon footprint. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that eight of the largest 10 sustainable funds in the U.S. have oil and…

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Study: Activist Investing Spurs Innovation in Targeted Companies
November 14, 2019

A research study by Columbia Business School’s Professor Wei Jiang shows that activist investors help the cause of innovation in their companies. Prof Jiang is the Arthur F. Burns Professor…

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