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News & Updates
November 21, 2014 U.S. managed assets with socially responsible criteria rise - reportSource: Yahoo
NEW YORK - The share of U.S. managed assets invested with environmental, social or similar criteria rose 50 percent over the past two years, a foundation that tracks the field said, because of new disclosure standards and client...
November 19, 2014 NACD Report Outlines Priorities For Investors in 2015 Proxy SeasonSource: Bloomberg
In a Nov. 13 report, the National Association of Corporate Directors has highlighted three key findings that investors will prioritize for the upcoming proxy season. NACD's “Investor Perspectives: Critical Issues for Board Focus...
November 19, 2014 S&P 500, Dow end at record highs, boosted by healthcareSource: Reuters
The Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Tuesday, lifted by further gains in he althcare shares and hopes for a stronger global economy.The S&P 500 scored its fourth straight day of gains.
Commentary & Opinion
November 5, 2014 What investors look for in CSR disclosureSource: IR Magazine
Integrating key sustainability concerns into everyday decision making and useful metrics of what’s been achieved into companies’ storytelling are among the things on SRI firms’ wish lists
October 28, 2014 Who is pushing – and buying – socially responsible investmentsSource: Investment News
Socially responsible investing is on the rise, and women advisers are leading the way in offering clients opportunities to invest in a personally meaningful way. Sixty-one percent of female advisers say they have offered SRI...
October 27, 2014 12 Ways to Play the Energy SlumpSource: Barron's
After a sharp selloff, the energy sector is looking attractive. Energy stocks are 15% or more below their early-summer highs. The decline has accelerated since late September, as West Texas Intermediate oil has fallen $14, to $81...
Research & Insights
Source: Blue & Green
Asset managers can create better-performing portfolios by excluding stocks with lower environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, according to new research.
September 4, 2014 Study Shows Socially Responsible Investing Improves PerformanceSource: New Amsterdam Partners
NEW YORK, September 3, 2014 - A recent study by New Amsterdam Partners has demonstrated that asset managers can create better portfolios weeding out stocks with low ESG ratings. It also found that stocks with higher ESG ratings...
July 15, 2014 Fixed income managers shift focus to ESGSource: Investor Daily
The JANA ESG in Fixed Interest Survey, which recorded the responses of 63 of the largest fixed income managers, found 88 per cent of respondents believe ESG factors influence the financial outcomes of fixed income investments.
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