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All investing has impact. Here we share some insights about how and why.

Feedback on Proposed Sustainability Reporting Standards
ESG

Feedback on Proposed Sustainability Reporting Standards

The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) was established in 2021 to create the first mandatory, global ESG reporting standards. For those who are not yet convinced of the need for sustainability reporting, we borrow the following from the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) which states, “One of the essential functions of financial markets

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Investors assessing ESG scores on a laptop
ESG

3 Rewarding Reasons To Consider ESG When Investing

Many retail and institutional investors often have a pressing concern when investing: how does ESG affect financial performance? Environmental and social accountability has increased in the past decade. There’s growing pressure on organizations to refrain from unethical practices. According to the US SIF Foundation’s Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends, one out of

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Tracking ESG metrics
ESG

Steps To Improve Your ESG Performance

Environmental and sustainability accountability is growing rapidly, prompting organizations to adopt comprehensive ESG policies. A KPMG survey shows a 96 percent sustainability reporting rate for G250 companies – the world’s largest 250 companies – in 2020. This number is expected to increase in the coming years. Companies aren’t the only ones incorporating ESG. According to EY,

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Thing To Know About ESG

ESG stands for environmental, social and governance

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sustainability and a circular economy
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Sustainability and the Circular Economy

The terms “ESG” and “Sustainable/Sustainability” are often used interchangeably, and for the most part that’s okay (we could split hairs on this but will save that for another day). The concept of “sustainability” is, in our view, both simple and profound, and is worth examining consciously. So, let’s do that. In a broad sense, sustainability

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Profit growth
ESG

ESG Scores: Why Consensus-Based Scores Are the Best

Many institutional investors have stringent constraints regarding particular ESG metrics that call for tailored approaches to selecting Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). When it comes to personal investors, most find generic ESG scores very helpful in comparing and selecting the right ESG ETFs. But what are ESG scores, who provides them, and which approach is the best? Keep

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Compliance
education

The Importance of Governance, Risk, and Compliance: Why It Matters In ESG

Organizations worldwide and across diverse industries are challenged to define, implement, and then report on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). The pressure is real from all directions: customers, investors, regulators, employees, and activists. The truth is, ESG has teeth, and organizations need to do something about it. With time, several amendments and additions are being made

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ESG and supply chains
ESG

More about ESG and Supply Chains

Not too long ago we wrote about ESG and Supply Chains, and now we’re offering, “More About ESG and Supply Chains”. It might seem like we just can’t get supply chains out of our minds. That’s perhaps not surprising—it has been well over two years since COVID-19 snarled supply chains, creating persistent economic problems around

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reduce reuse recycle
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REUSE AND REFILL

Women shouldn’t vote. Seatbelts are optional. Smoking cigarettes is “cool”. It’s okay to drive if you’ve only had a few drinks. Why would you wear a bike helmet?  In case you think we’ve gone over to the dark side, these are just a few reminders that societal norms can change. Behaviors that are deeply ingrained

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ESG goals
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WHY INCLUDE ESG GOALS IN EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION?

Every parent who has tried to get a child to do something that child may not want to do knows that we humans are all about incentives. Executive compensation plans have long included incentives (such as bonuses, RSUs, and option grants) that are mostly based on achieving objective, quantifiable financial goals related to things like

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ESG data and analytics
ESG

Estimating the Economic Cost of Climate Change? Start with Data.

England is roasting as London records its hottest day ever—not many homes there have air conditioning because until now, they rarely needed it. Spain is literally on fire. Triple-digit high temperatures are forecast across much of the U.S. (again), and power grids are under stress as a dangerous heatwave affects over 100 million people. This

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biodiversity
ESG

THE MOST ESSENTIAL KIND OF DIVERSITY IS BIODIVERSITY

Nature’s balance reflects interdependence  We all learned in school that animals breathe in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide – toxic for us – while plants and trees breathe in CO2 and give off the oxygen animals (including us humans) need to survive. What an amazing balance of supply and demand to meet the survival needs

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