Investing in the Environment

The direction of this year’s Davos talks point to a subtle yet material shift of responsibility for the environment from public to corporate spheres. The WEF has gone so far as to issue a manual on Climate Governance for Corporate Boards, suggesting that it is for boards to monitor and mitigate related risks. While the…

Apex and ISS jointly launch new ESG reporting services | Institutional Asset Manager

Apex, the world’s fifth largest fund administrator, and ISS, a provider of end-to-end governance and responsible investment solutions have joined forces to deliver ESG reporting capabilities to asset managers worldwide…The reports will allow Apex clients to measure the ESG performance of each of their portfolio companies through accessing ISS’ Governance QualityScores, company carbon footprints, and…

Jeremy Grantham’s $1 Billion Plan to Fight Climate Change – Bloomberg

Terrifying an audience is one of Jeremy Grantham’s specialties. The legendary investor, co-founder of Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo (GMO), is famous for predicting doom. And he’s famous for being right, with a remarkable record of spotting investment bubbles before they pop, notably the 2000 tech crash and 2008 financial crisis.These days, the topic of Grantham’s…

Govt compiles guidelines for ESG investments – The Japan News

The government will soon release new guidelines it has compiled to attract ESG (environmental, social and governance) investments from overseas.In ESG investments, investors choose companies based on factors such as the company tackling or having a good record on environmental and social issues, such as efforts to cut carbon dioxide emissions, and corporate governance.The guidelines,…

Qatar Stock Exchange Launches Its ESG Platform

Qatar Stock Exchange is pleased to announce the launch of its online ‘Qatar Stock Exchange Sustainability and ESG Platform’. This platform is designed to accelerate the objectives of the QSE Guidance on ESG reporting launched in December 2016 to support listed companies report on key Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) indicators. The online ESG platform allows…

Best Stocks: How ESG Investing Could Help in a Bear Market | Fortune

So-called ESG equity strategies—buying the stocks of companies that perform well on environmental, social-responsibility and governance (ESG) metrics—can help you align your portfolio with your ethical values. But can they also help you ride out a down market, or even a bear market, with fewer losses? It seems 2019 may be the year that investors…

2018 Global Investor Statement on Climate Change

415 investors representing over USD $32 trillion in assets have signed a statement calling for portfolio companies to “implement the actions that are needed to achieve the goals of the [Paris Climate] Agreement, with the utmost urgency.” They call on global leaders to: • Achieve the Paris Agreement’s goals ■ Update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions…