Toward Sustainable Impact Through Public Markets
categories: Indexes, ESG Products & Services, Responsible Investing, Asset Owners, Hedge Funds, Research Paper, Asset Managers (Quant or Fundamental), NISHIKAWA Laura, MENOU Veronique
Institutional investors are increasingly looking for ways to steer capital toward companies and projects that provide solutions to major social and environmental challenges, but achieving impact at scale can be a challenging proposition. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a useful foundation for scalable impact, representing a broad consensus of global stakeholders around 17 ambitious development goals. The new Sustainable Impact framework and accompanying data and index are designed to allow investors to measure their current exposure to exchange-listed companies that provide sustainable impact solutions and to define actionable thematic allocations in line with the SDGs.