Content (34)

  • Discover the Modern Fixed Income Portfolio

    White papers

    Discover the Modern Fixed Income Portfolio


    Lower rates and flatter yields are no blip. The old ways of finding yield no longer apply. Is your Fixed Income portfolio right for today’s environment? Or are you still doing things the way you did them years ago?

  • EU Sustainable Finance Regulations - 2021 and Beyond

    White papers

    EU Sustainable Finance Regulations: 2021 and Beyond


    This piece provides an overview of key developments in the European Union’s (EU’s) Sustainable Finance Agenda that will play out in 2021 and beyond, including the implications of the European Green Deal and the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy for financial market participants and financial advisors. 

  • ESG and the Biden Presidency

    White papers

    ESG and the Biden Presidency


    In a dramatic change from the previous administration, we expect the administration of President Joseph Biden to implement a broad range of policy changes meant to mitigate climate risk and bring the US back into the global sustainability conversation. We will be monitoring several themes that we believe could arise under the Biden presidency:

  • Fossil Fuel Reserves - An ESG Screening Approach

    White papers

    Fossil Fuel Reserves: An ESG Screening Approach


    There is a growing interest among global investors in divesting, or minimizing exposure to, Fossil Fuel Reserves in their portfolios. Specifically, more than 1,200 global institutional investors, with $14.6 trillion in combined assets, have committed to divesting from fossil fuels in 2020. 

  • Evolution Rather Than Revolution — Integration of ESG into the Fundamental Value Equity Investment Process

    White papers

    Evolution Rather Than Revolution — Integration of ESG into the Fundamental Value Equity Investment Process


    The Fundamental Value Equity team at State Street Global Advisors has a long history of ESG investing. The team has run a number of exclusion-based mandates since the 1980s, while our long-standing fundamental investment approach and governance activities involved implicit consideration of ESG issues across our broader suite of products. This paper explores the evolution of our process in a changing environment.

  • The New Normal - ESG Investing in 2021

    White papers

    The New Normal: ESG Investing in 2021


    In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a renewed focus from governments and companies on the need to address climate change and other sustainability challenges. For their part, many investors are integrating ESG and climate considerations across their portfolios in response to changing attitudes and regulations. Where will all this take us?

  • Momentum Will Carry ESG Investing Far Beyond the Pandemic

    White papers

    Investment Theme: Momentum Will Carry ESG Investing Far Beyond the Pandemic


    The ESG investing story of 2020 has centered around the COVID-19 pandemic, but we believe that 2021 could be the transition year for concerted global action to tackle climate change and other environmental and social challenges. ESG investing is gaining momentum that will likely prevail long after the pandemic subsides.

  • Climate Investing Lose the Carbon, Keep the Returns

    White papers

    Climate Investing Lose the Carbon, Keep the Returns


    We believe climate change is one of the biggest risks in investment portfolios today. These risks impact almost all segments and industries – not just the obvious polluters. However, with climate risk comes tremendous investment opportunity as the economy reworks against the impact of climate change. 

  • Reinventing Investing

    White papers

    Reinventing Investing


    For four decades, State Street Global Advisors has believed that investing responsibly enables economic prosperity and social progress. Our clients are the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors — and together we partner to solve some of the world’s most pressing investment challenges.

  • Equity Investing - Sustainable Growth for the Long Haul

    White papers

    Equity Investing: Sustainable Growth for the Long Haul


    Growth style equity investing has delivered strong gains over the past decade. Clients who have embraced both Value and Growth strategies in this time would have enjoyed healthy returns, albeit not as rewarding as a Growth-only approach, as the two offset to become closer to neutrality from a style perspective. 

  • A Case For - Sustainable Climate Equity Funds

    White papers

    A Case For: Sustainable Climate Equity Funds


    The Slow-Burning Crisis The scientific evidence for man-made climate change is incontrovertible. The last five years have been the hottest on record and there is a greater than even chance that 2020 will be the hottest.1 Last year was marked by disaster caused by more frequent and extreme weather events brought about by climate change. 

  • Climate Stewardship

    White papers

    Climate Stewardship


    In recent years, climate change has emerged as a key systemic threat, representing both a strategic and business challenge for all companies. State Street Global Advisors’ primary fiduciary obligation is to maximize the long-term returns of our clients’ investments, and we have therefore prioritized climate change as a core theme of our stewardship activities since 2014.