The asset flow to environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds is driving a proliferation of new products and competition.
Bloomberg has sought to play a role in highlighting firms’ efforts to build gender-equal workplaces, initially in the financial services sector and now with a sector-neutral index — the Gender-Equality Index (GEI).
Among Australia’s 200 biggest public firms, women held only 27 percent of board seats at the end of February.
Operating wind and solar farms typically benefit from long-term contracts with investment-grade utilities. It’s the type of investment that’s now attracting institutional investors such as pension funds and insurers—and appeals to climate-focused family offices.
In 2017, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) issued recommendations aimed at helping companies disclose decision-useful information which will enable financial markets to better understand climate-related financial risks and opportunities.
As the demand for energy surges, an increasing mix of sustainable sources powers the world around us.
Should private wealth embrace shareholder engagement and even shareholder activism? Why are few foundations or billionaires with strong values using their public stockholdings to push for change? Such questions are drawing the attention of wealthy people and family foundations across the country.
Wealthy investors often look into sustainable investments, hoping they can replace traditional assets in their portfolio with sustainable ones, but building out a variety of asset classes in sustainable finance has been a challenge.
Sustainable investing is moving to broader investment analysis from the confines of specialty funds.
This year, boards can expect more investor momentum behind issues related to climate risk, cybersecurity and diversity, as well as the possibility of fewer votes for themselves in director elections.