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Guido Giese

Guido Giese
Executive Director, Applied Equity Research

About the Contributor

Guido Giese is an Executive Director in the Equity Applied 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 Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

Blog posts by Guido Giese

  1. 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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