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Will coronavirus reduce emissions long term?

Apr 3, 2020 Nathan Faigle, Oliver Marchand

Has COVID-19 affected carbon emissions? Using satellite imagery from NASA and the European Space Agency, we examined the empirical data so far to understand the potential impact, and if there may be a decline in global greenhouse-gas emissions in 2020.


Integrating ESG in emerging markets and Asia

Mar 18, 2020 Zhen Wei

Previously, we have examined the relationship between ESG characteristics and financial performance in developed markets. In this blog post, we explore whether ESG characteristics  have had financially significant effects in emerging markets and Asia.

Research Paper

COVID-19 outbreak highlights gaps in Indian pharma’s quality management

Mar 16, 2020 RATTE Aurelie

Have corporate green bonds offered lower yields?

Mar 10, 2020 Zach Tokura

SEC’s proxy proposal: Who would benefit?

Mar 3, 2020 Ric Marshall

The SEC has proposed reforms to the proxy process that would curb the number of proposals submitted by small shareholders. But such a change may disadvantage all shareholders, who have provided significant levels of support for these initiatives.


ESG and the cost of capital

Feb 25, 2020 Ashish Lodh

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?

Research Paper

ESG investing in emerging markets

Feb 11, 2020 MARSHALL Ric, NAGY Zoltan, SERETIS Panos

Recent MSCI studies have shown historical positive correlation between environmental, social and governance considerations and corporate financial performance. Has this pattern held in emerging-market equities?


How climate change may ‘flood’ global equities

Feb 5, 2020 David Lunsford, Boris Prahl

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.


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Source: https://www.unepfi.org/news/industries/investment/changing-course-unep-fi-and-twenty-institutional-investors-launch-new-guidance-for-implementing-tcfd/ – https://www.unepfi.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/TCFD-Changing-Course-Oct-19.pdf


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Source: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2020/01/08/553871.htm

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