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When numbers aren’t enough

September 10, 2018
Subject | Industry views | Institutional | Invesco | Macro views

ESG investors must demand more than headlines from their asset managers 

Ever since the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) introduced the term ESG integration back in 2006, the investment industry has sought to make it easier to identify which companies are addressing environmental, social and governance issues and which ones aren’t hitting the mark. That search has led to a proliferation of assessment tools that purport to add clarity for asset owners but instead have reduced the ESG engagement process to box-ticking. It’s an exercise that doesn’t generate any meaningful insights for investors looking to do the right thing.


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What is ESG, and why should investors care?

November 8, 2017
Subject | Institutional

Shoppers looking for “healthy food” must contend with a growing number of labels: organic, low-calorie, non-GMO, all-natural and many more. What you choose depends on your personal preferences and goals. Increasingly, investors are finding themselves in a similar situation. Almost 70% of investors think it’s important to invest in companies with a positive social impact.1 But sorting through the vocabulary of responsible investing can be confusing.


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