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ESG Signals That Work

Give a baseball player signals that predict whether or not the next pitch is likely to be a curveball and there’s a good chance he will significantly improve his batting average (let’s assume there’s no cheating involved). Similarly, an active equity manager with access to signals about whether key risk factors for a stock are

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Sector Spotlight: Industrials & Healthcare
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Can ESG Data Be Predictive of Total Returns?

CAN ESG DATA BE PREDICTIVE OF TOTAL RETURNS? As Environmental, Social and Governance data grows in popularity, many investors find themselves asking the question “is ESG data material?” Or “can ESG data be predictive of total returns?”. As an ESG data provider, OWL is asked those questions almost daily. To explore the first question, “is

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ESG in Action
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Identifying ESG Performance Risk

Identifying ESG Performance Risk Incorporating sustainability/ESG into asset management may be the most far-reaching change in the investment industry since Modern Portfolio Theory. The esteemed Business Roundtable has underscored the key role of sustainability by redefining a corporation’s purpose to include serving all stakeholders because “it is the only way to be successful over the

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How can an individual investor get started with ESG?

Now that the general public is becoming aware of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) for investing, we hear this question all the time: Q: How can an individual investor get started with ESG? A: If you’re already investing in mutual funds or ETFs, it’s easier than ever to find investments that reflect your goals. Most

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Question of the Day: ESG & exclusion

Here’s a question we hear occasionally from investors who are just getting started with ESG. Q: Doesn’t investing with ESG imply the elimination of companies from your starting universe? A: Au contraire. The majority of professional investors know that ESG is not an investment strategy. Straight up, it’s data and information that investors can use

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Can You Afford to Ignore ESG? 

A new study suggests many investors are missing out on the benefits of ESG because they — or their advisors — don’t understand why or how to use it.  Despite growing evidence, over a third of survey respondents do not think ESG is an alpha source, and another third aren’t sure. That leaves less than a

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The natural history of ESG

The investing world is fast embracing ESG data to inform their investment decisions — likely because, as stacks of studies show, on the whole ESG scores are an indicator for performance. But what is this information? Why is it important? Where does it come from? Is all ESG alike? In short, how is ESG made?

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Five steps to become an E-S-Genius

Lots of recent articles talk about the benefits of using ESG data to invest. But what does that mean in a practical sense? How does ESG help make better investment decisions? Whether your aim is sustainable investing or increased returns (or the sweet, sweet overlap of both), here are five resources to get you started.

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New investors can learn the ropes risk-free

New to investing? Whether you’ll be working with an advisor or finding your own way, a little education can help you trade effectively and make better decisions. Ustocktrain is a fun, safe way for novice home traders to get their feet wet, “a risk-free trading simulator that uses real-time market data and virtual currency to buy and

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Our favorite owls

It’s no secret that we at OWLshares like owls; heck, it’s right there in our name. And what’s not to like? Owls have excellent vision, particularly for spotting things far distant or in deep darkness, times when few others see clearly. Owls are listeners, adapted to suss their surroundings with acute hearing, even in complete darkness. The

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How can we help?

We work with all types of investment firms, corporations and fintech platforms around the world. Find out how OWL can meet your need for ESG data and analytics today.