ESG investing is here to stay

ESG investing is here to stay

Historically, environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing was about excluding stocks of undesirable companies from portfolios — often because they violated one’s sense of ethics or values. ESG investing has since expanded to include consideration of ESG...
Al Gore – ESG Investment Practices

Al Gore – ESG Investment Practices

Since serving for eight years as vice president of the United States under President Bill Clinton, Al Gore has become one of the world’s most prominent figures in the fight against climate change. Today, Gore’s work against climate change includes significant ESG...
REDUCING PORTFOLIO CARBON: EXCLUSION VS OPTIMISATION

REDUCING PORTFOLIO CARBON: EXCLUSION VS OPTIMISATION

Given that the energy, materials and utilities sectors are responsible for most of the CO2 emissions attributable to quoted companies, why not simply exclude these sectors from the investment portfolio? Excluding these sectors from the portfolio would omit around 11%...
HOW RENEWABLES AND FOSSILS ARE INTERTWINED

HOW RENEWABLES AND FOSSILS ARE INTERTWINED

The portfolio interaction between a company’s carbon footprint and investment in renewables can be complex. Many enterprises with a high carbon footprint are also important actors in renewable energy. Faced with pressures from investors, regulators, governments,...