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The Next Frontier, Sustainable Developments Goals And The Asset Classes

Investors are increasingly looking at integrating sustainability considerations beyond equities. Historically, the integration of sustainability has referred to the application of data and ratings to the investment process. However, given the prominence of the SDGs and greater expectations of the members, what should a deeper level of integration incorporate?
Session recording and slidesSustainability

The Next Frontier, Sustainable Developments Goals And The Asset Classes

Investors are increasingly looking at integrating sustainability considerations beyond equities. Historically, the integration of sustainability has referred to the application of data and ratings to the investment process. However, given the prominence of the SDGs and greater expectations of the members, what should a deeper level of integration incorporate?
Session recordingSustainability

Core Impact: Avoiding The Greenwash Bubble

As ESG integration gains prominence investors are discerning on greenwashing. While the popular ESG narrative has virtuous intentions in many cases it falls short as exposure to the highly priced FAANGS dominates the portfolio.
PaperSustainability

Water disruption: Investment risk from multiple angles

There is a lot of talk about how regulatory reforms connected to climate change will impact financial markets. However, we firmly believe the leading issue, at the end of the day, is that we have been entrusted to look after our clients’ assets and are responsible for returning those assets in better condition than when we received them.
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Corporate sustainability: First evidence on materiality

Using newly-available materiality classifications of sustainability topics, we develop a novel dataset by hand-mapping sustainability investments classified as material for each industry into firm-specific sustainability ratings. This allows us to present new evidence on the value implications of sustainability investments.
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Collaborating for a low-carbon world

In this paper, we provide an overview of our engagement approach; expanding on the rationale of our climate engagement program – the reasons why we engage on climate and how we select those companies we are engaging with.
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Becoming climate aware

The risks of climate change are an integral element of the duty of care that financial institutions have toward their clients and beneficiaries. That’s why this year’s paper focuses on one of the four global challenges to be discussed at Davos: ”How to address the urgent climate and environmental challenges that are harming our ecology and economy”.