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  1. BLOG

    ESG and the cost of capital 

    Feb 25, 2020 Ashish Lodh

    ESG Research , Global Investing , Emerging Markets

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    We know a lot about the relationship between companies’ ESG characteristics and financial performance. But was there a correlation between ESG scores and cost of capital?

  2. BLOG

    How climate change may ‘flood’ global equities 

    Feb 5, 2020 David Lunsford , Boris Prahl

    ESG Research , Emerging Markets

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    Of all the threats to the environment from climate change, sea-level rise may be one of the most devastating and permanent. The question for global equity investors is how coastal-flooding risks may affect their portfolios.

  3. BLOG

    2020 ESG trends to watch 

    Jan 13, 2020 Meggin Thwing Eastman , Ric Marshall , Linda-Eling Lee

    ESG Research

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    ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching five trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade.

  4. BLOG

    CEO Pay: Trick or Treat? 

    Oct 30, 2019 Ric Marshall

    ESG Research

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    Some large asset owners are increasingly coming to believe that many executive pay schemes don’t align the interests of CEOs and investors. There appears to be an increasing focus on pay plan simplicity and transparency.

  5. BLOG

    Retire in Monte Carlo? Simulating retirement outcomes 

    Oct 11, 2019 Anil Rao

    ESG Research , Factor Investing , Models/Client Cases , Risk Management

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    Despite global equity performance, U.S. DC plan participants may be ill prepared to meet retirement-spending needs. We assessed four equity-allocation scenarios — including an equity multifactor allocation  and integration of ESG views —  to see which performed best.

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    Is the US tech sector ignoring minority talent? 

    Oct 1, 2019 Meggin Thwing Eastman

    ESG Research

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    Looking in one’s backyard for human capital.

  7. BLOG

    Is climate-change risk all about fossil fuels? Think again. 

    Sep 19, 2019 Michael Disabato

    ESG Research , Global Investing

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    When it comes to reducing greenhouse gases, investors tend to focus on fossil fuels and power generation. But other companies also need to adapt to a lower-carbon world. We look at the implications for five types of companies.

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    Underwater assets? Real estate exposure to flood risk 

    Sep 17, 2019 Gillian Mollod , Will Robson

    ESG Research , Real Estate Investing

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    Real estate investors are buying and leasing assets that might be jeopardized by a climate-changed world. A new analysis can help investors identify high-risk U.K. locations.

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    Looking inside ESG indexes 

    Aug 30, 2019 Meggin Thwing Eastman , Guido Giese

    ESG Research

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    Many investors want to stick to their values or beliefs, as well as meet certain financial objectives. How can ESG indexes  help them address these goals?

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    The last straw: Will plastic become the next stranded asset? 

    Aug 22, 2019 Samuel Block

    ESG Research

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    Oil and gas companies are accelerating investment in plastics, in response to the shift away from fossil fuels. But is this pivot sustainable? Could plastic become the next stranded asset?

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