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Guido Giese

Guido Giese
Executive Director, Core Equity Research

About the Contributor

Guido Giese is an Executive Director in the Core Equity Research team. He is responsible for applied research and thought leadership in ESG integration, impact investing and factor investing. Previously, Guido was responsible for the sustainability index solutions business at RobecoSAM, following his tenure as Head of Research and Development at index provider STOXX Ltd. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

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  1. BLOG

    Looking inside ESG indexes 

    Aug 30, 2019 Meggin Thwing Eastman , Guido Giese

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    Some investors want their investments to reflect their values or beliefs, such as avoiding reputational risk or complying with client mandates by avoiding companies involved in major scandals or business activities such as tobacco or weapons. But we have observed institutional investors increasingly are motivated by financial concerns in integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) information into their portfolios.

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    Has ESG affected stock performance? 

    Nov 29, 2017 Guido Giese

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    Are ESG characteristics tied to stock performance? Many researchers have studied the relationship between companies with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics and corporate financial performance. A major challenge has been to show that positive correlations — when produced — explain the behavior. As the classic phrase used by statisticians says, “correlation does not imply causation.”

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