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  1. BLOG

    Are SPACs Riskier than Conventional IPOs? 

    Jul 27, 2021

    ESG Research

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    SPACs exploded in popularity in 2020, but these “blank-check” shell IPOs offer some unusual governance risks to investors. In this blog post, we examine some of the challenges.

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    Are APAC’s High-ESG-Risk Stocks Cleaning Up Their Act? 

    Jul 20, 2021

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    The APAC region’s ESG performance has suffered from a combination of low ESG adoption and awareness and limited ESG regulation and reporting. But marked improvements are surfacing in environmental and social performance in certain sectors

  3. BLOG

    Mining’s Impact on Biodiversity: A Rising Risk? 

    Jun 9, 2021

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    Will biodiversity losses become the next crisis facing humanity, possibly surpassing climate change? Growing scrutiny on biodiversity risks could have implications for mines that threaten biodiversity or environments of high conservation value.

  4. BLOG

    Mining Energy-Transition Metals: National Aims, Local Conflicts 

    Jun 3, 2021

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    Investors are scouting for companies that mine the metals needed in new energy technologies. But some mining projects key to the transition from fossil fuels may face opposition from Native Americans for threatening sacred areas or traditional ways of life.

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    Exxon Mobil: Drilling Down on the Proxy Vote 

    Jun 1, 2021

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    The historic win of at least two seats on Exxon Mobil’s board by activist shareholder Engine No. 1 signals a dramatic shift in investors’ thinking about climate change — and in their willingness to vote for climate action. But there is a deeper story.

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    Race & Ethnicity Disclosure: US Companies’ Rocky Start 

    May 19, 2021

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    Violence against the Black and Asian American communities in the U.S. has put racial injustice in the global spotlight. But the lack of standardization in reported data on race and ethnicity has greatly hindered comparability.

  7. BLOG

    Why Is Climate-Transition Risk High in High Yield? 

    May 6, 2021 Bruno Rauis , Juan Sampieri , Andy Sparks

    ESG Research , Fixed Income , Risk Management

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    Investors increasingly focus on building greener portfolios. Some might expect bonds to be less exposed to climate-transition risk compared to equities, due to the seniority of bonds in the capital structure. But does that logic hold at the portfolio level?

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    Modern Slavery: The Unseen Risks 

    Apr 26, 2021 Morgan Ellis

    ESG Research , Global Investing

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    Modern slavery occurs all over the world and can impact virtually all industries. Meanwhile, regulations requiring more detailed reporting on potential supply-chain exposure is increasing. How can investors identify portfolio holdings most at risk?

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    Some ESG Funds Are Not Like the Others 

    Apr 19, 2021 Rumi Mahmood

    ESG Research , Global Investing

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    ESG funds’ holdings can vary significantly, depending on their objectives, methodologies and geographic exposures. We examined the 20 largest equity funds in our coverage universe.

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    CEO Compensation: Paying Up for Mediocrity 

    Mar 22, 2021 Harlan Tufford

    ESG Research

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    Are companies aligning CEO pay with long-term performance? Or, put another way, are directors incentivizing executives to drive the long-term success of the companies they run? We found evidence that pay and performance are misaligned for many U.S. CEOs.

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