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  • What’s Next? Why ESG is More Relevant than Ever

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    What’s Next? Why ESG is More Relevant than Ever

    2020-06-26T12:37:00Z

    The popularity of ESG investment strategies has only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and we expect this trend to continue. In particular, we will see an increasing focus on climate and green bond investing as investors seek to mitigate climate risks and have a positive real-world impact.

  • What’s Your ESG Score?

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    What’s Your ESG Score?

    2020-06-26T08:50:00Z

    Board directors often ask our stewardship team: “What’s the one question about ESG that I need to ask at the next board meeting?” Our answer is simple: Ask “What is our ESG score?”

  • ESG Index Construction - A Tool to Build Sustainable Capital Markets

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    ESG Index Construction - A Tool to Build Sustainable Capital Markets

    2020-06-11T14:06:00Z

    Investors are increasingly interested in incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into their portfolios — including in policy benchmarks. Yet the ongoing lack of ESG market infrastructure means that not all ESG indices are created equally. In this paper, we examine the Bloomberg SASB ESG Index family as a case study of key considerations facing investors interested in ESG indices.

  • Climate Investing Moving from Conversation To Action

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    Climate Investing Moving from Conversation To Action

    2020-06-03T13:57:00Z

    For decades, experts have warned that the physical, economic, and regulatory risks posed by climate change could mean significant losses for investors. Consequently, investors have been debating how to interpret and measure climate risk in their portfolios and what actions can help safeguard investment from a risk and return perspective.

  • An Integrated Approach to ESG and Quality

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    An Integrated Approach to ESG and Quality

    2020-05-28T13:52:00Z

    In the past, environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations were often used as overlays in existing portfolios, i.e., as screening tools rather than as an integrated component of the investment process. The last decade has seen a shift by asset managers toward incorporating ESG concepts into their investment philosophies, with the aim of enhancing alpha generation and risk mitigation.

  • Achieving Climate Goals Now

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    Achieving Climate Goals Now

    2020-05-15T14:59:00Z

    Achieving the ambitious goals outlined in the Paris Agreement requires that investors do more than simply reduce their portfolios’ carbon footprints.

  • COVID-19 and Energy in the New World

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    COVID-19 and Energy in the New World

    2020-05-11T08:56:00Z

    The pandemic represents the most serious global public health challenge for over 100 years. When the crisis passes, we will have a unique opportunity to build a new world as the pandemic — and its widespread impact — has the potential to facilitate the transition from fossil fuels to renewables.

  • Global Market Outlook Update - The Only Way Out Is Still Through

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    Global Market Outlook Update - The Only Way Out Is Still Through

    2020-04-30T15:01:00Z

    In our December 2019 Global Market Outlook, State Street Global Advisors argued that trade war de-escalation, consumer and service sector resilience, and accommodative monetary policies were poised to bring about a modest global growth acceleration in 2020.

  • Covid-19 and ESG-Four dimensions

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    COVID-19 and ESG: Four Dimensions

    2020-04-15T22:50:00Z

    The COVID-19 pandemic is having devasting effects on almost all areas of our lives, both professional and private. It shows us how vulnerable we are as individuals and as a society. It also highlights how globally interconnected we are, especially in terms of commerce and trade.

  • Lose the Carbon, Keep the Returns

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    Lose the Carbon, Keep the Returns

    2020-04-02T13:11:00Z

    We’ve developed a number of highly effective solutions that can quickly help you address climate risk and position your portfolio for the transition to the coming low-carbon economy.

  • 2020’s ESG Game Changers

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    2020’s ESG Game Changers

    2020-03-24T13:23:00Z

    The European Union’s ‘Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth’ has published into law two new categories of climate benchmarks and ESG disclosures for benchmarks. What are the implications for investors?

  • The Trillion Dollar Energy Windfall

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    The Trillion Dollar Energy Windfall

    2020-03-16T13:57:00Z

    Growing fears around the threat of man-made climate change combined with the increasing attractiveness of renewable energy have led to a paradigm shift that is driving a steady transition towards renewables.