Defining ESG: Evolution not revolution

Defining ESG: Evolution not revolution

ESG investing seems all the rage, but what does this focus on environmental, social and governance criteria actually mean? ESG practices among investors and institutions vary widely, and what is seen to constitute ESG investing has evolved over time; today’s

Why Advisors Should Consider Sustainable Investing in 2019

Why Advisors Should Consider Sustainable Investing in 2019

“The biggest sustainability challenge the world faces today is global warming,” writes Jon Hale, global head of sustainability research at Morningstar. Indeed, the Intergovernmental Panel report said a temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2040 could cost the global

Ethical Funds for a Greener Christmas

 Christmas is a time for giving, so it’s not surprising at this time of the year that many investors turn their attention to ethical funds, which aim to deliver positive change as well as financial returns. Research by Axa Investment

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Seeking innovative solutions to fund ambitious agenda

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is ambitious and will require trillions of dollars of investment, with cost assessments ranging between $5 to $7 trillion per year. Three years into realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, there have been numerous successes

Sustainable Investing: A Guide to Ultimate Success

Sustainable investing has grown in popularity in recent years. According to Morningstar, about $23 trillion in assets, globally, are invested in portfolios with sustainable mandates. That’s a 600% increase from a decade ago. The increase coincides with a renewed passion from both

US Investors Slow to Adopt Sustainable Investing: UBS

US Investors Slow to Adopt Sustainable Investing: UBS

The U.S. has the lowest adoption rate of sustainable investing among 10 major markets at 12% of investors, compared with 39% globally, according to the latest edition of the UBS Investor Watch report. China, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and Italy

Sustainable investing doesn't hamper returns, say investors

Sustainable investing doesn’t hamper returns, say investors

Just 25 per cent of investors believe that investing ethically means compromising on their returns. Sustainable and ethical investment providers have long battled the assumption that performance is compromised when environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are considered. But perhaps

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