ESG and Impact Investing: Q3 2018 News Highlights
Institutional investor interest in incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision making continues to grow. Callan reported that 43 percent of U.S. institutional investors surveyed in 2018 incorporate ESG information into their decisions, up from 22 percent five years ago.
ESG and Impact Investing: Q2 2018 News Highlights
The media continues to focus more attention on gender and ethnic diversity in the leadership of public and private companies, though the gaps in representation for women and minorities remain large.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Metrics such as a the newly developed “Marx Ratio” can be helpful components to ESG measurement, but they can also be overly simplistic. It’s time for investors to be equipped with a broad array of metrics to evaluate ESG factors.