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How does the ESG-analysis work in practice?
 
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See how Nordeas team for responsible investments work with questions related to environemnt, social responsibility and governance in practice.
ESG Research by Sustainalytics Carried on Bloomberg -The Minute
 
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Investors who rely on Bloomberg Professional Service data will now have access to environmental, social and governance research assessments produced by Sustainalytics, a global investment firm that specializes in sustainability research and analysis. All Bloomberg Professional Service users will have access to Sustainalytics' proprietary indicators, measurements that provide a macro level assessment of how companies are managing their ESG capital. Subscribers to both platforms will be able to review more in-depth insights into 1600 global, developed markets, ranked against industry peers across 15 performance indicators. The coverage includes analysis of a company's management and risk exposure, thematic as well as overall ESG scores, and momentum trends in ESG programs and practices. In coming months, historical ESG scores dating back to 2009 will become available, allowing investors to track performance over time. According to Bloomberg, the collaboration is the result of an annual increase of 48 percent in its customers using ESG data. Bloomberg and Sustainalytics say that ESG information is becoming a critical element in the decision making process of investors, and another indication that sustainability is being mainstreamed in capital markets. I'm John Howell for 3BL Media.
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ESG Reporting: Getting Started
 
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Demand for transparency on the ESG performance of companies is intensifying, with over a quarter of investments now considering ESG factors. Libby Bernick and Caroline Bartlett of Trucost, part of S&P Dow Jones Indices, discuss how companies can unlock ESG disclosure opportunities to tap into the growing ESG investment landscape.
Social3 - Bloomberg's Andrew Park Discusses ESG Ratings
 
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Andrew Park, Senior Sustainability Strategist at Bloomberg, talks with Darby Hobbs, SOCIAL3, about financial analysis incorporating ESG metrics (environmental, social, governance). Andrew speaks about how a company's value is no longer simply reflected in its book value, but increasingly by intangibles, and how ESG data can deliver an edge in analyzing investment opportunities. Social3 -- FUSING BRAND AND SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES FOR ASSET GROWTH -- Creating stakeholder value conversations to initiate and sustain Social Brand Engagement (SBE) to connect leading Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) rated companies with the financial services industry and investors. Collaborating through a holistic lens to communicate the conscience of the financial services industry from investment choices to brand engagement.
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The Evolution of ESG Scoring
 
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As sustainability investing continues to gain traction, understanding ESG scoring methodology and how it works becomes increasingly important. Watch as S&P DJI’s Kelly Tang discusses the evolution of ESG scoring with RobecoSAM.
Bloomberg Terminal Financial Analysis Function
 
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Script (Bloomberg Terminal Video) Hello, my name is Tyler and I am a finance business student at the University of South Carolina at Aiken. Today I will be talking about the finance analysis function. I have accessed Apple Equity for my example. However, you can choose any company for your analysis. Choose you company and choose FA in the drop-down menu and it will bring you to a page simpler to mine. Tab 1 of the FA function is the key stats page that are most commonly used, such as, adjustment highlights, GAAP highlights, earning, enterprise value, multiples, per share, and stock value. Tab 2 include the entire income statement from revenue, gross profit, operating income, pretax income, all the way down to net income. Tab 3 is your balance sheet. It includes your assets, liabilities, and equities. Tab 4 is your cash flow tab. It includes your cash from operating activities, cash from investing activities, and other cash flow functions. Tab 5 is your ratio tab. It includes ratios on returns, margins, additional information. It also includes ratios on growth, credit, liquidity, working capital, yield analysis, and also the DuPont analysis. Tab 6 is your segment tab. It segments the company into revenue number of units sold, number of stores. It also segments it off into geographical location and other segments. Tab 7 is your additional tab. It includes things like retail, software, benchmarks, obligations, pensions, options, employee data. It also includes things like dividends and other specific information the company want to share. Tab 8 is the environmental social corporate governance tab. It includes information about their environmental disclosure information about their water use, emissions, and other environmental factors. Their also scored on their social disclosure score and their government disclosure score. This tab also includes things about their ratios involving the environment. Lastly, tab 9, which is your custom tab. Which you can choose to customize however you would like. However, my favorite thing about the Financial analysis function is the output section at the top where it is red and says 97). You can choose to output all the information and data in the FA function into a PDF or excel spreadsheet that can be used to edit for your analysis.
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What is ESG Investing?
 
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http://www.Gabelli.com Gabelli managing director of ESG, Christina Alfandary discusses the importance and impact of ESG investing. If you liked this video subscribe to our channel! Invest with Us 1-800-GABELLI (800-422-3554) http://facebook.com/gabellitv GabelliTV Footage Credit: Author: mediagl Author webpage: https://vimeo.com/mediagl Author: Alexander Eberle Author webpage: https://vimeo.com/alexandereberle Author: Tim Williams @timallday Author webpage: https://vimeo.com/timw Author: mediagl Author webpage: https://vimeo.com/mediagl Transcript: Gabelli recently presented a session on Environmental, Social and Governance investing to RIAs at a major Conference . We wanted to highlight some key takeaways. First, ESG, Impact and Sustainable investing is becoming increasingly recognized as a way for asset managers, and asset owners to use a broader set of information to evaluate companies’ risk exposure to natural resource constraints. It provides insight into overall quality of management. This is supported by several academic research studies. Integrated ESG investing is not about negative screening anymore but about identifying companies that have better ways of managing a business which is forward looking. Research has shown that top ESG scoring companies often outperform the market over the long run with lower volatility. For this reason, financial advisers should recognize that Sustainable Investing is becoming more important and mainstream to both institutional and individual investors. The Second Takeaway is that With 30 trillion of wealth anticipated to transfer over the next decades from Baby Boomers to GenX and Millennials, it is notable that Millennials and women are particularly interested in ESG and responsible investing. Surveys show 73% of Millennials and 60% of women investors consider these issues. . Whereas Baby Boomers made their money and gave it away through philanthropy, Millennials are committed to doing something impactful with their investments immediately. AND ESG investing has evolved beyond just feeling good. By investing in companies which are managing resources better, It is about mobilizing capital to address large, global challenges like climate change, water scarcity, Product quality, employee safety and business ethics. The next generation is committed to using investments to positively change corporate responsibility and the world. We would point out that while studies show many investors would base purchasing decisions on personal values, less than 15% say they understand how to invest their money in a way that supports their values. The majority of individual have not yet heard of sustainable or responsible investing. So at Gabelli Funds, we see Advisers and asset managers playing a key role in educating investors about this important and growing area . 61% of investors indicate their Adviser has not mentioned sustainable investing to them. We suggest Advisers think about ways to engage their clients on ESG investing. This might be connecting it to personal interests or using it as a bridge from one generation into the next generation. We see Millennial investors become interested when they feel connected to what their investments might accomplish for more than just themselves. Advisers should see ESG and Impact Investing as the next step of GOALS based investing. Lastly, Because Gabelli has 30 yrs of experience in Responsible Investing and we are integrating ESG factors more in the way we look at companies, we welcome opportunities to partner with advisers as they educate their clients in the important area of ESG investing. It Is about People, the Planet and Profits
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MSCI ESG Ratings
 
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How do MSCI ESG Ratings work? What are the significant ESG risks? What does a poor ESG Rating look like? How to use ESG Ratings? MSCI ESG Ratings provides insights into ESG risks and opportunities within multi-asset class portfolios. We research and rate companies on a ‘AAA‘ to ‘CCC’ scale according to their exposure to industry specific ESG risks and their ability to manage those risks relative to peers. To know more visit – https://www.msci.com/esg-ratings Download the ESG Ratings Brochure - https://www.msci.com/documents/1296102/1636401/MSCI+ESG+Rating+Brochure-V3.pdf/f2b4a27a-58f5-42c7-880b-cf8201039eaa Download the ESG Ratings Methodology - https://www.msci.com/documents/10199/123a2b2b-1395-4aa2-a121-ea14de6d708a Learn more on what we measure – https://www.msci.com/esg-ratings#p_56_INSTANCE_0Gi5FRajcFgm
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Why should investors care about ESG data? - Investors #1
 
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Find out more about GRI’s activities with investors and the capital markets 👉http://bit.ly/CapitalMarketsEngagement The GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards help companies communicate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) impact to a wide target audience, including the investment community. To achieve real progress, we must align capital investment with sustainable business practices. And ESG reporting is one of the best ways for companies to show they are creating value for their investors, the society, and the planet. We asked prominent investors why they think sustainability matters – here’s what they had to say.
Views: 351 GRI Secretariat
Is Your Board Prepared for the Rise in ESG Activism?
 
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Host: TK Kerstetter Guest: Granville Martin, SVP & General Counsel, Society for Corporate Governance At the board and management level, ESG responsibilities (Environmental, Social & Governance) have historically been considered secondary or even tertiary board issues. Too often, boards narrowly relegate “ESG” to a single aspect, such as emissions or political spending. The ESG umbrella, however, is very broad, and boards are finding themselves devoting more and more attention at the request (or demand) of their investors. In this episode, Granville Martin, the SVP and General Counsel for the Society of Corporate Governance, joins host TK Kerstetter to discuss the increasing importance of ESG oversight in today’s boardrooms. One of the things that has changed over the last five to ten years is the volume and frequency at which investors have begun to ask questions. At the same time, boards have become more involved with their own investors, so they’re hearing [more about ESG]. There’s now a ‘push me, pull you’ dynamic. – Granville Martin, SVP & GC, Society of Corporate Governance There’s no doubt that ESG reporting has become more prevalent. Five years ago, only 20% of the S&P 500 was reporting ESG metrics. In 2015, that number more than quadrupled to 81% (per a PwC Governance Insights Center report). As Martin explains, some boards may already be overseeing and reporting on ESG-related issues; now they need to communicate their efforts using the proper nomenclature. This episode addresses several critical questions for boards: – What are the main components of ESG that boards often overlook? – Why has ESG garnered increasing attention in the last few years? – What can boards do to keep pace with everything that’s happening?
Sustainable Investment: Geneva Capital Discusses Socially Responsible, SRI, ESG & Impact Investing
 
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Sustainable Investment at http://www.GenevaCapitalSA.com - Swiss-based Private Equity Advisor Geneva Capital S.A. Founding Partner R. Scott Arnell discusses Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Enviromental Social Governance (ESG) & Impact Investing in Frontier Markets with Jill Malandrino on The Street, an independent US-based financial news and services website co-founded by Jim Cramer, author and host of CNBC's show 'Mad Money' (produced by NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast [ CMCSA ]). https://youtu.be/lToUcsegiEM Originally published January 16, 2015. Jill Malandrino: Scott, explain to us what socially responsible investment is, and where has the growth come from in this market? Scott Arnell: Socially responsible investing, sustainable investing is an approach to investing that incorporates and integrates extra-financial data into the investment decision-making process. There are a lot of different ways that this is done, but the objectives are generally the same - that is to achieve competitive or superior market returns, while advancing the values of the institution or the investor that's behind it. Now, it's been growing at double-digit rates all across the different categories in Europe - between 11 and 52% in terms of assets-under-management over the last couple of years. The largest SRI, responsible investing category is exclusion, or sometimes referred to as negative screening. In that type of a strategy, the investment universe necessarily excludes investments in certain types of companies or certain types of stocks. So, examples of that would be investments in tobacco companies may be excluded or companies of cluster munitions or landmines or perhaps investment in companies that have business relations with the Sudanese government. The fastest-growing category in sustainable investment, socially responsible investing in terms of growth, albeit from a smaller base, is impact investing and this is where the investor tries to improve conditions on a socio-economic or environmental basis through the investing process. Some examples of that might be investing in housing for low income families, or in companies that are promoting fair-trade coffee in South America or Africa. Now the growth has always been driven in terms of absolute assets-under-management from pension funds, institutional investors and sovereign wealth funds. Where I work, in Europe, there is legislation in many countries like the UK, France, Germany that requires pension funds and public investment funds to disclose how is their portfolio is impacting social or environmental ESG concerns as well as the investment process. Jill Malandrino: Well your clients are all institutional-based, so the question of does this limit diversification where performance... it's a little bit different than a retail investor, because that would be the obvious question, there are other ways for them to improve performance, but looking at it on an absolute basis, when you employ SRI, do you lose any advantage because of less diversification or missing some of the performances of excluded stocks? Scott Arnell: That is a very good question, and when a client is thinking of getting into SRI, socially responsible investing / sustainable investment, that is the first question that they ask, and consequently, we have looked at that a lot. There are several studies out there and a lot of work that has been done, and I haven’t seen anything that indicates that you will necessarily under-perform the market by excluding aspects in your investing universe especially with the types of industries that typically get excluded in responsible investing. On the other hand, there have been studies out there that are promoting the idea that you will outperform the market by having responsible investing type portfolio. I don’t think the results on that are conclusive either. At the same time, I think there's a growing consensus that companies that do integrate sustainable investing, environmental social and governance, ESG - type factors in their business model and in their management, are better-managed companies and will outperform over the long run, nevertheless most funds and businesses are reporting results on a monthly or quarterly basis. It depends on your investment horizon. Jill Malandrino: OK thanks very much Scott for joining us. For The Street in New York, I'm Jill Malandrino.
ESG Tilts and Value Creation Sustainalytics Russell Webinar
 
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Sustainalytics and Russell Investments, the global asset manager and creator of the Russell global indexes, hosted a webinar to present the findings from Russell’s recent report titled, Are ESG tilts consistent with value creation? The report aims to describe market indices and active manager universes in terms of ESG scores. In this interview-style webinar Russell Investments' Leola Ross and William Pearce examine the relationship between ESG tilts and value creation in active security selection. They also shared insights from the report, including regional differences to ESG approaches, ESG scores for developed markets versus emerging markets, and why investors may want to focus more on the impact of ESG on investment returns.
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PRI in Person 2016 - Roadmap for ESG and credit ratings
 
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Credit rating agencies are starting to recognise ESG more explicitly in their rating assessments and risk analysis. This is a significant development with global impact. Join this session to understand what’s involved and what it means for you. Moderator: Susan Burns, Director, Finance for Change, Global Footprint Network Speakers: Brian Cahill, Managing Director, Moody's Investors Services Promod Dass, Deputy CEO, RAM Rating Services Berhad Mike Wilkins, Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings
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Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi reveals the Road to 2020 Progress Report
 
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nalytics CEO Michael Jantzi introduces Ceres Conference 2012 participants to a new Ceres/Sustainalytics report, "The Road to 2020: Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability." The report assesses how U.S. businesses are progressing on sustainability and uses as a framework, "The 21st Century Corporation: The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability", a guide for integrating sustainability across a company's entire enterprise. Specifically, it evaluates where 600 large publicly traded companies stand on sustainability issues in terms of governance, stakeholder engagement, disclosure and performance. (video courtesy of Ceres)
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What are ESG and Responsible Investing?
 
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What is ESG? What is responsible investing? Watch this video to understand these terms and why they are vital in such a volatile world.
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Materiality matters: Understanding the impact of materiality on ESG scoring
 
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Is the ESG scoring methodology used giving you the best predictor of return for the companies you invest in? We dive into the materiality of the 140+ ESG factors that organizations are being measured on and discuss where true insight may lie. Scott Bennett, Director Equity Strategy & Research, provides a short overview of proprietary research into the impact of materiality on ESG scoring. Further details of the research and references used please refer to Steinbarth & Bennett, Russell Investments, February 2018, Materiality Matters: Targeting the ESG issues that impact performance – the material ESG score. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Nothing contained in this material is intended to constitute legal, tax, securities or investment advice, nor an opinion regarding the appropriateness of any investment, nor a solicitation of any type. The general information contained in this publication should not be acted upon without obtaining specific legal, tax and investment advice from a licensed professional. Please remember that all investments carry some level of risk, including the potential loss of principal invested. Although steps can be taken to help reduce risk, it cannot be completely removed. Investments typically do not grow at an even rate of return and may experience negative growth. As with any type of portfolio structuring, attempting to reduce risk and increase return could, at certain times, unintentionally reduce returns. These views are subject to change at any time based upon market or other conditions and are current as of the date at the beginning of the document. Diversification does not assure a profit and does not protect against loss in declining markets. Russell Investments’ ownership is composed of a majority stake held by funds managed by TA Associates with minority stakes held by funds managed by Reverence Capital Partners and Russell Investments’ management. Frank Russell Company is the owner of the Russell trademarks contained in this material and all trademark rights related to the Russell trademarks, which the members of the Russell Investments group of companies are permitted to use under license from Frank Russell Company. The members of the Russell Investments group of companies are not affiliated in any manner with Frank Russell Company or any entity operating under the “FTSE RUSSELL” brand. Copyright © 2018 Russell Investments Group, LLC. All rights reserved. This material is proprietary and may not be reproduced, transferred, or distributed in any form without prior written permission from Russell Investments. It is delivered on an "as is" basis without warranty. First used: February 2018 AI-26340
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Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi on Measuring ESG Performance
 
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Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi describes how Sustainalytics Measures Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) performances of companies: " We very much take a best-of-sector approach because that is generally the way investors look at these issues. It's usually not highlight the best companies in the world for me, it's usually well I am looking at the oil sector, I am looking at the financial services sector, tell me what companies within the sectors are doing a better job than their industry counterparts. And the reality is that if you are looking at an oil and gas company versus a bank, the environmental and social challenges are very different. So we are comparing apples to apples, oranges to oranges. What do we benchmark against, what are best practices in the industry and we will look at if it's a global multinational wherever they are operating, you would expect them, or we expect them to operate to the highest standards, whether they are in North America, Europe or in a less developed economy, and some other part of the world. We look at international standards and norms, and so whether it's on environmental issues, whether it's on human right's issues, whether it's on issues like landmines or whatever it might be, there are growing number of international conventions that are out there, that set a global standard again, that is precedent setting for wherever we are in the world. So it's best practices, it's international law, international norms and standards, it's not something that Sustainalytics stands up and says we think this is the way it should be necessarily. It's that 20 years of experience underpinned by the global knowledge. I think there are some core issues that transcend national boundary. So human rights is one of those things and then understanding that generally wherever companies operate, they need to respect human rights. Environment is another issue that is justcore to our clients and our clients whether in the United States or Canadaacross Europe and Australia or Asia, environmental issues are core and of course there the issue of climate change remains a paramount issue. But then there are other social environmental issues that find themselves either higher or lower on the agenda, depending on where you are. So for example, nuclear energy is something that for whatever reason finds itself at most times higher in a European context in places like the UK, Germany, for example. But in France it's not particularly an alien issue, so there are regional disparities in some of the issues that are out there."
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Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi on Tracking ESG Performance
 
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Sustainalytics CEO Michael Jantzi describes how Sustainalytics tracks environmental, social and governance performance of companies around the world and highlights this for investors ,both individual investors and pension plans.
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Global Stock Exchanges Adopt Guidelines for ESG Metrics  - The Minute
 
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The World Federation of Exchanges has released guidelines for ESG-related metrics that companies should release to investors. Companies listed on the WFE’s 64 global exchanges are being urged to report on 30-plus metrics to guide investment decision-making. The guidelines also encourage companies to use standardized reporting frameworks. The WFE represents over 44,000 companies with a total market capitalization of $64 trillion and a trading value of $76 trillion, equal to more than 75 percent of global GDP. Read more: http://bit.ly/1Y6mwm8 © 2015 | 3BL Media | All Rights Reserved
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Was ist der ESG Score?
 
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Das VZ VermögensZentrum stützt sich bei der Beurteilung von Nachhaltigkeit auf objektiv messbare Kriterien. Mit dem ESG Score wird die Nachhaltigkeit von Unternehmen beurteilt – die Basis für die Bewertung von Anlageprodukten. -------------------- Bestellen Sie jetzt Unterlagen zur nachhaltigen Geldanlage beim VZ: https://www.vermoegenszentrum.ch/ratgeber/vz-dienstleistungen/nachhaltige-anlageloesung-fokus-nachhaltigkeit.html Besuchen Sie einen Workshop zum Thema: https://www.vermoegenszentrum.ch/landing/lounge-workshops/nachhaltigkeit-in-der-geldanlage.html vermoegenszentrum.ch finanzportal.vermoegenszentrum.ch
ESG Investing Gets Boost from New Scoring System - The Minute
 
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The fast-moving trend to integrate ESG factors into investment decision-making just took another sharp turn upward. Morningstar, a research firm that tracks the holdings of 200,000 global managed financial products, will launch the first ESG scores for global mutual and exchange-traded funds later this year. The scores will be based on ESG ratings from Sustainalytics, a provider of ESG ratings and research on more than 4,000 companies. For the first time, investors will be able to compare funds across categories, over time, using new standards for benchmarking mutual funds and ETFS against ESG factors globally. How will this work? Morningstar will create asset-weighted composite ESG fund scores based on Sustainalytics’s company-level ESG ratings. This new program should substantially increase the already fast-growing amount of investment dollars flowing into responsible investment, now pegged at $59 trillion. A recent study by the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing found that 71 percent of individual investors are interested in sustainable investing. This development is the latest evidence that ESG issues are moving into mainstream investment practice. Read more: http://bit.ly/1JmVvCI © 2015 | 3BL Media | All Rights Reserved
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Demand for high quality and deeper ESG data is increasing
 
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Oekom believes that demand for high quality and deeper ESG data is increasing
What is ESG Investing?
 
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Have you heard about ESG, socially responsible, sustainable, and impact investing? Have you wondered what they are and how they differ from conventional investing? Is ESG investing right for you? Watch our informative video (Less than 3 minutes). For more information, visit www.saturna.com/sustainable
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ESG Level 5 - Portfolio Risk Lens
 
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an excerpt from our "Integrating ESG Factors in Equity and Fixed Income" conference
ESG Investing in Focus
 
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Environmental, social, & governance (ESG) investing continues to grow in popularity. Nate & Conor explain the rationale for investing in companies scoring high in ESG factors and touch on the current ESG ETF landscape. Also, ETF.com’s Dave Nadig discusses new MSCI ESG data to evaluate ETFs and VanEck’s Bill Sokol spotlights the VanEck Vectors Green Bond ETF (GRNB). http://etfstore.com/the-etf-store-show
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ESG Factors In Credit Ratings: How Does S&P Global Ratings Factor Social Risks And Opportunities Int
 
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S&P Global Ratings Analyst Noemie de la Gorce presents the results of our two-year look-back review of social factors and how these have affected corporate and infrastructure ratings between July 2015 and August 2017.
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Panel ESG Investing and Performance - Intentionally Designed Endowments LUC
 
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• Liz Michaels, Chief of Staff & Director of ESG/SRI, Aperio Group • John Goldstein, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management • Bruno Bertocci, Managing Director, UBS Asset Management • Jack Robinson, Vice Chair, Trillium Asset Management • Tim Smith, Director of ESG Shareowner Engagement, Walden Asset Management November 1-2 / Chicago, IL Convened by Intentional Endowments Network and Loyola University Chicago
SASB Overview
 
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SASB issues standards that help corporate issuers disclose ESG issues in SEC filings to investors in an industry-specific, comparable, and decision-useful way.
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Panel Talk: "How to integrate ESG and climate risks in an investment portfolio"
 
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STOXX Ltd. invited you to an inspiring exchange with some of the best minds in the investment community: the STOXX annual conference "innovat:invest 2016". Annette Andersson from SEB, Dr. Maximilian Horster from South Pole Group and Tal Ullmann from Sustainalytics participated in the panel talk.
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2017-02-24 HK - Ensure your sustainability report is compliant
 
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Sustainability is becoming the latest “comparative advantage” for most listed companies all over the world. HKEx also made Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) reporting mandatory since 1-Jan-2016. The global standards for sustainability reporting (i.e. GRI Standards) have also been launched in Oct 2016 which gives companies a common language and a convenient tool for disclosing non-financial information. The new GRI standards replace the GRI G4 Guidelines, and completely phase out the G4 Guidelines on 1 July 2018. In September 2016, The Hong Kong Business Sustainability Index measured the top 20 Hang Seng Index constituent companies mean score was 57.25 which was categorizes as the “Learner Stage” So how to move to “Experienced Stage”? Get to know the new Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards by the “Transition to GRI Standards” training
New Numbers Show Increased Profits from ESG, Climate Action, & Sustainability Communications
 
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The bottom line is getting a boost these days from increased profits driven by a number of sustainability factors. A recent study by New Amsterdam Partners finds that stocks with higher ESG ratings deliver superior returns and lower price volatility. New Amsterdam used the Thomson Reuters Corporate Responsibility Ratings, developed with S-Network, to conduct several tests. One example compared 100 randomly selected and equally weighted 40-stock portfolios with an identically created set, except that the lowest 10 percent of ESG companies were removed in the second set. The returns were higher for this second group of portfolios, the ones without the companies that performed poorly by ESG measures, in five of the six years surveyed. CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, has released a study that shows a connection between financial profitability and business leadership on climate action. Their report shows an 18 percent higher return on equity by companies addressing climate change over their peers, and a 67 percent higher return than companies that do not disclose on climate change. Dividends to shareholders were also higher, by 21 percent. And at last week’s Sustainable Brands New Metrics ’14 conference, Amy Fenton of Nielsen reported a five percent increase in sales for brands that communicate their sustainability messages. These numbers tell the story: sustainable business is profitable business. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media. © 2014 | 3BL Media | All Rights Reserved
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Thomson Reuters I Care Conference - Comparing ESG and non-ESG Funds
 
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Learn the good news around ESG Funds and how the numbers really compare to non-ESG funds. Pradeep Menon, Global Head of Investment & Advisory, Thomson Reuters gives insight.
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PRI in Person 2017 - ESG snapshots: issues to watch in 2018
 
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This session will briefly explore a series of trends and emerging ESG issues across sectors. Issues to be discussed will include deforestation and its link to cattle production, the impact of sugar on health, blockchain, and the recent phenomenon of fake news. Delegates can expect an interactive session which will challenge their thinking and provide new insights. Elly Irving, Sustainable Investment Analyst, Schroders Tim Steinweg, Consultant, Aidenvironment/Chain Reaction Research Dr. Hendrik Garz, Executive Director, ESG Rating Products, Sector and Thematic Research, Sustainalytics Dr. Dirk Seigel, Partner and Leader of the Blockchain Institute at Deloitte Ludovic D’Otreppe, Regional Sales Director, Vigeo Eiris Moderated by ​Peter Cripps​, Editor, Enviornmental Finance
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What is ESG? a brief overview
 
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HESTA Chief Investment Officer, Rob Fowler, explains what is ESG and why considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks can result in better long-term investment performance. Issued by H.E.S.T. Australia Ltd ABN 66 006 818 695 AFSL 235249, the Trustee of Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia (HESTA) ABN 64 971 749 321. This information is of a general nature. It does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or specific needs so you should look at your own financial position and requirements before making a decision. You may wish to consult an adviser when doing this. Before making a decision about HESTA products you should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (call 1800 813 327 or visit hesta.com.au for a copy), and consider any relevant risks (hesta.com.au/understandingrisk).
Views: 97 HESTAsuperfund
What is ESG?
 
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HESTA Chief Investment Officer, Rob Fowler, explains what is ESG and why considering environmental, social and Governance (ESG) risks can result in better long-term investment performance. Issued by H.E.S.T. Australia Ltd ABN 66 006 818 695 AFSL 235249, the Trustee of Health Employees Superannuation Trust Australia (HESTA) ABN 64 971 749 321. This information is of a general nature. It does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or specific needs so you should look at your own financial position and requirements before making a decision. You may wish to consult an adviser when doing this. Investments may go up or down. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Product ratings are only one factor to be considered when making a decision. See hesta.com.au for more information. Before making a decision about HESTA products you should read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (call 1800 813 327 or visit hesta.com.au for a copy), and consider any relevant risks (hesta.com.au/understandingrisk). The information in this video is correct at the date of publishing and may have changed. While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information, it is not guaranteed in any way.
Views: 41 HESTAsuperfund
Green Bonds: Rising Above the Noise in ESG
 
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Are global green bonds being hidden by the multitude of ESG investment themes? Take a closer look at the risk/return characteristics of green bonds with S&P DJI’s Shaun Wurzbach and Dennis Badlyans.
ESG investing across market capitalizations
 
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Trillium Asset Management’s Elizabeth R. Levy, CFA, portfolio manager of John Hancock ESG All Cap Core Fund, discusses how the ESG profiles of companies change across the market capitalization spectrum.
CSR Minute: Westpac & IAG Score Top of the CSR List
 
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Corporate Social Responsibility News: FTSE4Good ESG Ratings Score Westpac & IAG Top of the CSR List; IEG Issues Cause Marketing Strategy Study. Watch this and other CSR Minute podcasts: http://3blmedia.com/3bltv
Views: 462 3BL Media
What Climate Disclosure Do Investors Expect?
 
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Cristie Ford (Chair), Peter Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia Judy Cotte, Head of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, RBC Global Asset Management Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison, Melbourne, Australia Jo-Anne Metear, Ontario Securities Commission
Operated Asset #4
 
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Views: 406 Kevin Hogan
The evolution of ESG | Columbia Threadneedle
 
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Adding ESG to a screening process can help identify great companies, says Marc Zeitoun. Over time, ESG investing has evolved from an exclusionary approach toward a search for well-run companies with specific values. ESG-related information can provide investors with greater insight into quality investment opportunities. To read more global perspectives, click here: https://blog.columbiathreadneedleus.com/ For more videos from Columbia Threadneedle Investments: https://www.youtube.com/ctinvest_us To learn more about Columbia Threadneedle Investments, click here: http://www.columbiathreadneedle.com/us
MSCI Celebrates 25 Years of Emerging Markets
 
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Executives and guests of MSCI and NYSE Liffe US will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate 25 years of Emerging Markets indices. To mark this occasion, MSCI Chief Executive Officer, Henry Fernandez, will ring the NYSE Opening Bell. Since MSCI launched the Emerging Markets (EM) index in 1988, Emerging Markets have become an important, integrated part of a global equity portfolio allocation. In 1988, there were just 10 countries in EM, representing less than 1% of world market cap. As of 2012, the index has grown to 21 countries, representing about 13%. Mr. Fernandez will be available to discuss the evolution of Emerging Markets, looking ahead, new markets, new exposures and new share classes that are opening up to EM investors including: - Frontier Markets - China A and how its integration will reshape the characteristics of the EM index - New ways to capture EM growth through MSCIs Economic Exposure Indices - Record U.S. futures trading volume and open interest on NYSE Liffe U.S. in 2012 About MSCI MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools. The company's flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indices with close to USD 7 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a worldwide basis*; Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk analytics; IPD real estate information, indices and analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; ISS governance research and outsourced proxy voting and reporting services; and FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world. *As of September 30, 2012, as published by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg on January 31, 2013 About MSCI Futures on NYSE Liffe US With approximately 357,000 lots of mini MSCI Index futures Open Interest currently established on NYSE Liffe U.S., representing a notional value of over $19 billion, continued global demand has sparked strong growth in mini MSCI futures with record volumes and OI up 17% and 65%, respectively, year-to-date from 2012. NYSE Liffe U.S. now trades 15 futures products based on MSCI indexes that offer investors a diverse range of global investment opportunities that offer direct exposure to countries and regions of global emerging and developed markets. Led by consistently growing trading volume in MSCI Emerging Markets and MSCI EAFE in 2012, NYSE Liffe U.S. experienced record year-over-year volume gains of 87% and 43% in those products, respectively with open Interest up 113% from 2011.
What ESG means to your investment | 28 May 2015
 
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Angelique Kalam Chats to Candice Pain from BizNews about ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance) and the very real impact it may have on the health of an industry or sector. Yet these factors are so often overlooked as hard issues to focus on when doing fundamental investment analysis.
Christoph Klein (nordIX AG) im Interview zur nachhaltigen Kapitalanlage (ESG)
 
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Portfoliomanager Christoph Klein von der nordIX AG erläutert die Vorteile einer Berücksichtigung von ESG-Kriterien (Environmental , Social & Good Governance) bei der Kapitalanlage am Beispiel des Rentenfonds nordIX Treasury plus.
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SASB’s FSA Credential – The Inside Scoop From Successful Test Takers
 
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FSA Test Takers share their experiences.
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Investors' Perspective: Pricing Climate Risk - Panel Discussion (ClimateCAP 2018)
 
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What types of financial risk does climate change pose to companies, how big are they, and can they be hedged? How are forward-thinking investors pricing companies' climate risk exposure? Panel discussion featuring: Kate Gordon, Senior Advisor, Paulson Institute; Elizabeth Lewis, Partner, Terra Alpha Investments; Mark McDivitt, Managing Director, Head of ESG Solutions, State Street Corporation; and Ron Temple, Managing Director, Head of US Equities & Co-Head of Multi-Asset Investing, Lazard Asset Management. Moderated by Dan Saccardi, Director, Company Network, Ceres, moderator. Part of ClimateCAP: The Global MBA Summit on Climate, Capital, & Business. Hosted in 2018 at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in partnership with 16 leading business schools.
Keynote: The FSB's Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
 
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Jane Ambachtsheer, Partner and Chair of Global Responsible Investment Business, Mercer (Paris Office), and Member, Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure
What Liability Risks Exist For Directors Who Ignore Climate Risk? Is there a Duty to Adapt?
 
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Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, Minter Ellison, Melbourne, Australia Kristin Casper, Litigation Counsel, Global Climate Justice and Liability Project, based at Greenpeace Canada David Estrin, Senior Partner, Gowlings, and Academic Co-Director, Osgoode Hall Law School Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic Andrew MacDougall, Partner, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt, LLP
Responding to Climate Risks & Opportunities - Matt Arnold, JPMorgan Chase (ClimateCAP 2018)
 
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Matt Arnold, Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance at JPMorgan Chase shares his thoughts on the market for sustainable finance, managing climate-related financial risks, and investment opportunities in conversation with Truman Semans, CEO of Element Strategies. Part of ClimateCAP: The Global MBA Summit on Climate, Capital, & Business. Hosted in 2018 at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in partnership with 16 leading business schools.
Investment Committee - November 17, 2014 (Part 2)
 
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The committee discusses agenda item 8a continued.
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