Key ESG Trends for 2019

MSCI ESG Research has issued its 2019 ESG Trends to Watch Report, which features five key themes. 1. China’s central role in triggering a global war on waste – In the wake of China’s decision of banning 24 kinds of

Social Bond Market Tops $11 Billion, up by 41%

The market for social bonds climbed 41% to $11.1 billion last year, according to BloombergNEF research. Individual issuances were larger than in 2017, while there was a drop in the overall number of transactions, with just 26 social bonds on

Morningstar Launches New Low Carbon Risk Index Family

Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, today announced the Morningstar Low Carbon Risk Index Family, a new group of indexes that provides diversified exposure to equities across regions and emphasizes companies aligned with the transition to a

Risk/return impact of climate change?

How big a risk/return impact could climate change have on a portfolio, and when might that happen? According to a number of modelled scenarios lead and researched by Mercer. Climate change can inevitably have an impact on investment returns, so

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