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  1. BLOG

    The Implied Temperature Rise of 'Paris-Aligned' Indexes 

    Dec 6, 2021

    ESG Research

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    Using Implied Temperature Rise — an intuitive metric that can be used to assess net-zero alignment — we analyze temperatures for climate-focused indexes designed to meet or exceed the requirements of the EU Paris-Aligned Benchmarks standard.

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    What Implied Temperature Rise Means for Funds 

    Dec 6, 2021

    ESG Research

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    With COP26 over, the hard work begins as investors seek to limit temperature rise to less than 2°C above preindustrial levels in their portfolios. We investigate how they can understand whether a portfolio or fund is aligned with temperature targets.

  3. BLOG

    Spotlight on the Markets: Are Supply Chains the New Grinch 

    Dec 3, 2021

    Global Investing

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    The holiday season may only exacerbate supply-chain challenges affecting the availability and prices of goods. In this inaugural edition of Spotlight on the Markets, we analyze performance and how investors are working to rise to the occasion.

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    Is the Food Industry Ready for Kunming? The Short Answer Is No. 

    Dec 2, 2021

    ESG Research

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    Over the past two years, a growing number of governments have stepped up their plans to protect biodiversity. The most affected industry: Food products, which may face rising regulatory costs and reduced fiscal subsidies. What are the risks to investors?

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    New Frontiers in Carbon Footprinting: Private-Equity and -Debt Funds 

    Nov 29, 2021

    ESG Research

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    Private-capital funds, which can quickly make large investments in specific targets, are potentially powerful agents in the fight against climate change. But where do private-equity and -debt funds stand in terms of their estimated carbon-emission intensities?

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    Climate Matters: What’s in an ESG Rating. And What’s Not. 

    Nov 23, 2021

    ESG Research

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    ESG ratings are widely used in active management and ESG indexes, with a growing focus on climate change. This has increased debate around two questions: Why are ESG ratings so different across providers? And how do ESG ratings reflect climate risk?

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    Beginning to Understand the Performance of Social Properties 

    Nov 22, 2021

    Real Estate Investing

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    The precise measurement of social impact is in its early stages. But some property sectors like affordable housing have obvious links to social themes, and investment in these “social properties” has increased significantly over the last 10 years.

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    Controlling Idiosyncratic Risk in Value Strategies 

    Nov 18, 2021

    Factor Investing

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    We looked at ways to mitigate some of the performance drag of stock-specific risk on value strategies over the last decade by directly controlling for this risk without negatively affecting value-factor exposures or contributions.

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    After Evergrande: Bond Liquidity of Chinese Property Developers 

    Nov 17, 2021

    Fixed Income , Risk Management , Global Investing

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    Evergrande, one of China’s largest and most indebted property developers, had a recent close brush with bankruptcy that generated considerable concern among global bond investors. In this time of distress, how has market liquidity responded?

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    Can Green Spreads Uncover ESG's Influence on Bond Prices? 

    Nov 11, 2021

    ESG Research , Fixed Income

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    Investors increasingly seek to build portfolios that have reduced exposure to climate-transition risk. How might these changes in investor behavior have affected prices in the corporate-bond market?

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