Does Sustainable Investing Lead to Lower Returns? – Barron’s

Here’s what ESG integration is really about: From an investor’s standpoint, a sustainable company is one positioned for long-term success, one whose management understands and addresses short-term risks and innovates to exploit long-term opportunities. ESG data are a means that can enable an investor to understand a company’s strategy, corporate purpose, and management quality, at…

Asset Owners Increasingly Rely on Sustainability Indicators

Morgan Stanley’s Sustainable Signals report finds that asset managers are increasingly relying on sustainability indicators. The survey polled 118 public and corporate pensions, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth entities, insurance companies and other large asset owners worldwide and gathered insights about trends, motivations, challenges and implementation approaches in sustainable investing. By rounding out the sustainable investing…

Exxon sees global oil demand plunging by 2040 under climate regulations

Exxon Mobil Corp said on Friday that it expects global oil demand to drop sharply by 2040 if regulations aimed at limiting the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on climate are fully implemented….But Exxon stopped short of laying out how efforts to limit carbon emissions could impact its business, data long sought by some shareholders….

Sample Sustainability Disclosure: Host

Corporate Responsibility. Our corporate responsibility strategy focuses on a set of complementary objectives across three themes: Responsible Investment: During the acquisition of properties, we assess both capital investments that may include sustainability opportunities and climate change related risks as part of our due diligence process. During the ownership of our properties, we seek to invest…

Three Steps Boards Should Take to Monitor Sustainability

Evan Harvey, Nasdaq’s Director of Corporate Responsibility, defines sustainability across three critical areas: Environmental (“Issues we readily associate with sustainability”) — Emissions, carbon usage, recycling, waste water, water usage, etc.Social (“How you treat people”) — Benefits, programs, human resources, policies that attract a diverse and innovative talent pool, etc.Corporate Governance (“The structure of your corporation”)…