It’s an open question whether ESG issues will remain as salient to investors during a global pandemic and the associated economic downturn. One of Inherent Group’s advisors, George Serafeim, bets they will.
A summary of UNPRI’s 2020 Assessment Report on Inherent Group follows: To access the data portal, click here.
LP scrutiny of approaches to ESG is intensifying, with climate change a key concern. Here are seven takeaways from this Responsible Investment 2020 report by Private Equity International.
NYU Center for Sustainable Business analyzed to two different industries (agriculture and automotive) to answer the question: Do sustainable practices lead to positive financial return for the business?
This piece outlines the link between ESG performance and portfolio performance.
The authors study the financial impact of investor activism promoting ESG improvements. Click here to access the study.
The performance implications of adopting strategic sustainability practices for both return on capital and expectations of future performance, as reflected in price to book valuation multiples.
How performance on financially material ESG issues, as identified by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) can contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
An investigation of how a corporate culture of sustainability affects multiple facets of corporate behavior and performance outcomes.
The authors suggest more effective ways to integrate ESG data, however imperfect, into investment decision-making processes.
An overview of the impact investing landscape and tools investors can use to effectively incorporate ESG factors.
How active investor engagement with corporate management on material corporate social responsibility issues can positively impact profitability, efficiency, governance, and stock performance.
This study analyzes the financial and operational performance link between a company’s sustainability practices and how material those practices are to the company’s business vertical.
Analysis of 2,200 studies finds ESG’s influence on corporate financial performance is positive and the results appear to be stable over time.