Global ESG 2018 midyear outlook

The asset flow to environmental, social and governance (ESG) funds is driving a proliferation of new products and competition.

Sustainable Investing

Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index shows progress below the c-suite

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).

Indices

Diversity now spells dividends down under as women join boards

Among Australia’s 200 biggest public firms, women held only 27 percent of board seats at the end of February.

Sustainable Investing

Here's how one family office bought a wind farm. Now you can too

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.

Family Offices

Deciphering the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

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.

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Clean energy in India: A sector no investor can afford to miss

As the demand for energy surges, an increasing mix of sustainable sources powers the world around us.

Emerging Markets

The family office world grapples with how to confront corporations

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.

Sustainable Investing

Finding sustainability across asset classes

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

Sustainable investing grows on pensions, millennials

Sustainable investing is moving to broader investment analysis from the confines of specialty funds. 

Sustainable Investing

Investors press boards on diversity, climate risk

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.

Sustainable Investing