Environmental Social and Governance ESG Investing

Environmental  Social  and Governance  ESG  Investing
Author: John Hill
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-01-30
ISBN 10: 0128186933
ISBN 13: 9780128186930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Social and Governance ESG Investing Book Review:

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Investing: A Balanced Analysis of the Theory and Practice of a Sustainable Portfolio presents a balanced, thorough analysis of ESG factors as they are incorporated into the investment process. An estimated 25% of all new investments are in ESG funds, with a global total of $23 trillion and the U.S. accounting for almost $9 trillion. Many advocate the sustainability goals promoted by ESG, while others prefer to maximize returns and spend their earnings on social causes. The core problem facing those who want to promote sustainability goals is to define sustainability investing and measure its returns. This book examines theories and their practical implications, illuminating issues that other books leave in the shadows. Provides a dispassionate examination of ESG investing Presents the historical arguments for maximizing returns and competing theories to support an ESG approach Reviews case studies of empirical evidence about relative returns of both traditional and ESG investment approaches

Responsible Investing

Responsible Investing
Author: Matthew W. Sherwood,Julia Pollard
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN 10: 1351361910
ISBN 13: 9781351361910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Responsible Investing Book Review:

This textbook provides the first holistic resource on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing for undergraduate and graduate programs. It provides a thorough background and history of ESG investing, as well as cutting-edge industry developments, in a way that introduces the reader to the rapidly developing field of responsible investing. Beginning with a comprehensive background of ESG investing and the development of models measuring risk and return, the book then discusses the development of ESG risks, and provides an overview of ESG rating systems. The textbook also outlines the current position of ESG investing in portfolio management through granular analysis, provides insight into common investor concerns about ESG investments, discloses qualitative theories relevant to ESG investing, and reviews literature attempting to model ESG investment performance. Finally, the authors provide readers with a foundation on the development of financial models measuring risk and return, which will be useful for measuring the performance of ESG investments. With case studies from contributors around the world, this textbook is the first of its kind to truly provide a compelling blend of quantitative and qualitative analysis supporting the incorporation of ESG investment strategies into investment portfolios. Offering an excellent overview of the growing trends in ESG investing, as well as a close analysis of ESG theories and their practical application both today and in the future, this book will be a great resource for both undergraduates and graduate students.

ESG Investment

ESG Investment
Author: Naoko Nemoto,Naoyuki Yoshino
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 4899742061
ISBN 13: 9784899742067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ESG Investment Book Review:

Investors are increasingly integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into their investment decisions. Currently, more than half of managed assets in Europe are linked to ESG factors, while in Japan, ESG investment has grown dramatically in recent years. In principle, ESG investment can help to bridge the gap between profit-driven investment and economic and social sustainability in Asia and the Pacific. However, a number of challenges, such as unclear and varied sustainable investment criteria, untested impacts on corporate value and social issues, and the lack of quality data cloud the potential for increasing ESG investment. This book aims to contribute to developing a framework for future analysis and monitoring to ensure the growth of ESG investment.

ESG Investing For Dummies

ESG Investing For Dummies
Author: Brendan Bradley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-02-26
ISBN 10: 1119771110
ISBN 13: 9781119771111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ESG Investing For Dummies Book Review:

Your guide to investing for a more sustainable world Investing in one’s own future has always been a good financial move. But what if you want to ensure that the companies you have a financial interest in are also helping to improve the present and future of all of us—and of the planet? More than ever before, sustainable investors want to be confident that a company’s Environmental (net zero emissions target), Social (response to the Covid-19 pandemic), and Governance (no repeats of Enron and WorldCom) policies and actions are positively impacting the global outlook—and to identify ways that their dollar can incentivize business leaders to do even better. The worldwide rise of an Environmental, Socially Responsible, and Governance (ESG) approach to investing shows you’re not alone, and the $30+ trillion—and growing—committed in this way says it’s already become a transformative global movement. ESG provides a framework for evaluating companies that, unlike unrelated investment strategies, informs and guides sustainable investment. Even if you’re a novice investor, ESG For Dummies will allow you to hit this new investing landscape running, providing you with measurable ways to factor ESG into company performance, see how these are reflected in your investment return, and show how you can monitor companies to ensure your money is being put to ethical use. You’ll also become familiar with the big names to follow in the ESG world, how they’re already effecting positive change, and how you can help. Identify the drivers for each category of ESG Define and measure material ESG factors for investing success Understand principles for building a diversified sustainable portfolio Recognize material ESG factors effect on company performance ESG investing introduces powerful tools to do real and lasting good: this book shows you how to use them to help make everyone’s future, including your own, much more secure.

The AI Book

The AI Book
Author: Ivana Bartoletti,Anne Leslie,Shân M. Millie
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-04-09
ISBN 10: 1119551927
ISBN 13: 9781119551928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The AI Book Book Review:

Written by prominent thought leaders in the global fintech space, The AI Book aggregates diverse expertise into a single, informative volume and explains what artifical intelligence really means and how it can be used across financial services today. Key industry developments are explained in detail, and critical insights from cutting-edge practitioners offer first-hand information and lessons learned. Coverage includes: · Understanding the AI Portfolio: from machine learning to chatbots, to natural language processing (NLP); a deep dive into the Machine Intelligence Landscape; essentials on core technologies, rethinking enterprise, rethinking industries, rethinking humans; quantum computing and next-generation AI · AI experimentation and embedded usage, and the change in business model, value proposition, organisation, customer and co-worker experiences in today’s Financial Services Industry · The future state of financial services and capital markets – what’s next for the real-world implementation of AITech? · The innovating customer – users are not waiting for the financial services industry to work out how AI can re-shape their sector, profitability and competitiveness · Boardroom issues created and magnified by AI trends, including conduct, regulation & oversight in an algo-driven world, cybersecurity, diversity & inclusion, data privacy, the ‘unbundled corporation’ & the future of work, social responsibility, sustainability, and the new leadership imperatives · Ethical considerations of deploying Al solutions and why explainable Al is so important

Handbook on Sustainable Investments Background Information and Practical Examples for Institutional Asset Owners

Handbook on Sustainable Investments  Background Information and Practical Examples for Institutional Asset Owners
Author: Swiss Sustainable Finance
Publsiher: CFA Institute Research Foundation
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-12-27
ISBN 10: 1944960368
ISBN 13: 9781944960360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook on Sustainable Investments Background Information and Practical Examples for Institutional Asset Owners Book Review:

A fast growing share of investors have recently widened their scope of analysis to criteria regarded as extra-financial. They are driven by different motivations. Adoption of sustainable investment strategies can be driven, on the one hand by the sole motivation to hedge portfolios against knowable risks by expanding the conceptual framework to incorporate the latest best practice in risk management. Other investors focus rather on a long-term view and make an active bet on societal change. Recent empirical research has shown that considering sustainability factors within investment practices does not come at a cost (i.e. through a reduced opportunity set) but allows for competitive returns. Furthermore, the growing market and resulting competition in the wake of sustainable investing going mainstream has the welcome effect to compress fees for such products. Hence, staying informed about recent trends in sustainable investing is imperative no matter what the main motivation is.

Social Impact Investment 2019 The Impact Imperative for Sustainable Development

Social Impact Investment 2019 The Impact Imperative for Sustainable Development
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2019-01-17
ISBN 10: 9264311297
ISBN 13: 9789264311299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Impact Investment 2019 The Impact Imperative for Sustainable Development Book Review:

This publication is a sequel to the OECD 2015 report on social impact investment (SII), Building the Evidence Base, bringing new evidence on the role of SII in financing sustainable development.

The ESG Investing Handbook

The ESG Investing Handbook
Author: Becky O'Connor
Publsiher: Harriman House Limited
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2022-06-28
ISBN 10: 0857199528
ISBN 13: 9780857199522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ESG Investing Handbook Book Review:

As global governments and regulators set an agenda for net zero carbon emissions, the focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria among investors, from pension scheme members to institutions, is on the rise. The ESG Investing Handbook is an indispensable guide to the history, developments and latest thinking into the future of ESG investing from some of the most influential names in the business. Featuring interviews with: Lisa Beauvilain, Director, Impax Asset Management Tony Burdon, CEO, Make My Money Matter Mark Campanale, Founder & Executive Chairman,Carbon Tracker Amy Clarke, Chief Impact Officer, Tribe Impact Capital Keith Davies, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Federated Hermes Ltd Bruce Davis, co-founder, Abundance Investment Ingrid Holmes, Director, Green Finance Institute Yan Swiderski, co-founder, Global Returns Project Richard Wilson, CEO interactive investor The Baillie Gifford Global Stewardship Team Expert Editor, Becky O’Connor covers the big questions and key themes, such as the effectiveness of divestment versus engagement strategies for promoting positive change as well as difficult topics, such as greenwash. In this fast-moving and often demanding area for both asset managers and investors, this book will look at some big questions and themes, such as: • Does ESG always boost financial performance? • Is it possible to be good at all three factors at the same time? • Can investors trust ESG ratings?

A Guide to Sustainable Corporate Responsibility

A Guide to Sustainable Corporate Responsibility
Author: Caroline D. Ditlev-Simonsen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030882039
ISBN 13: 9783030882037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Values at Work

Values at Work
Author: Daniel C. Esty,Todd Cort
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2020-10-26
ISBN 10: 3030556131
ISBN 13: 9783030556136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Values at Work Book Review:

Sustainable investing is a rapidly growing and evolving field. With investors expressing ever greater interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics and reporting, companies face a sustainability imperative and the need to remake their business models to respond to an array of pressing issues including climate change, air and water pollution, racial justice, workplace diversity, economic inequality, privacy, corporate integrity, and good governance. From equities to fixed income and from private equity to impact-investing, investors of all kinds now want to understand which companies will be marketplace leaders in a business future redefined by sustainability. Thus, investment strategies, risk models, financial vehicles, applications, data, metrics, standards, and regulations are all changing rapidly around the world. In an effort to better understand the current status and movement of this dynamic field and to provide a practical reference for the growing pool of investors, financial advisors, companies, and academics seeking information on sustainable investing and ESG reporting, this edited book covers the latest trends, tools, and thinking. It showcases the work of authors from leading companies and academic institutions across a range of vital topics such as financial disclosure, portfolio assessment, ESG metrics construction, and law as well as regulation. Readers of the book will be better able to identify and address the hurdles to moving mainstream capital toward more sustainable companies, investments, and projects.

ESG Investment in the Global Economy

ESG Investment in the Global Economy
Author: Tadahiro Nakajima,Shigeyuki Hamori,Xie He,Guizhou Liu,Wenting Zhang,Yulian Zhang,Tiantian Liu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9811629900
ISBN 13: 9789811629907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ESG Investment in the Global Economy Book Review:

This book introduces environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment and clarifies its characteristics as financial securities. It is forecasted that companies ESG information will be reflected in their corporate value as much as their financial information is in the future. The special feature of this book is to reveal the characteristics and impact of ESG investment using various quantitative analyses (e.g. EGARCH, asymmetric DCC, copula, VaR, connectedness, dynamic spillover). This book focuses on the relationship between some ESG indexes and the other economic variables, particularly in light of the recent economic environment (e.g. Global Financial Crisis, COIVID-19 pandemic, crude oil price crash). Readers can grasp a larger picture of ESG investment through a survey of its history and current status, predictions of its future, and interpretation of various empirical analysis results. .

Climate Action

Climate Action
Author: Walter Leal Filho,Anabela Marisa Azul,Luciana Brandli,Pinar Gökcin Özuyar,Tony Wall
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2019-11-10
ISBN 10: 9783319958842
ISBN 13: 3319958844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Action Book Review:

The problems related to the process of industrialisation such as biodiversity depletion, climate change and a worsening of health and living conditions, especially but not only in developing countries, intensify. Therefore, there is an increasing need to search for integrated solutions to make development more sustainable. The United Nations has acknowledged the problem and approved the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. On 1st January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda officially came into force. These goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. The Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals comprehensively addresses the SDGs in an integrated way. It encompasses 17 volumes, each one devoted to one of the 17 SDGs. This volume addresses SDG 13, "Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts", and contains the description of a range of terms, which allows a better understanding and fosters knowledge. Climate change is a threat to development with unprecedented impacts. Urgent action to combat climate change and development of integrated strategies on climate change mitigation and adaptation and sustainable development are critical for a sustainable future. Concretely, the defined targets are: Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing states, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities Editorial Board Anabela Marisa AzulDragan NonicFederica DoniJeff BirchallLuis R. VieiraSilvia Serrao NeumannUlisses Azeiteiro/div

Sustainable Investing

Sustainable Investing
Author: Herman Bril,Georg Kell,Andreas Rasche
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2020-09-24
ISBN 10: 1000097994
ISBN 13: 9781000097993
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Investing Book Review:

This book tells the story of how the convergence between corporate sustainability and sustainable investing is now becoming a major force driving systemic market changes. The idea and practice of corporate sustainability is no longer a niche movement. Investors are increasingly paying attention to sustainability factors in their analysis and decision-making, thus reinforcing market transformation. In this book, high-level practitioners and academic thought leaders, including contributions from John Ruggie, Fiona Reynolds, Johan Rockström, and Paul Polman, explain the forces behind these developments. The contributors highlight (a) that systemic market change is influenced by various contextual factors that impact how sustainable investing is perceived and practiced; (b) that the integration of ESG factors in investment decisions is impacting markets on a large scale and hence changes practices of major market players (e.g. pension funds); and (c) that technology and the increasing datafication of sustainability act as further accelerators of such change. The book goes beyond standard economic theory approaches to sustainable investing and emphasizes that capitalism founded on more real-world (complex) economics and cooperation can strengthen ESG integration. Aimed at both investment professionals and academics, this book gives the reader access to more practitioner-relevant information and it also discusses implementation issues. The reader will gain insights into how "mainstream" financial actors relate to sustainable investing.

Progressive Business Models

Progressive Business Models
Author: Eleanor O'Higgins,László Zsolnai
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2017-09-06
ISBN 10: 3319588044
ISBN 13: 9783319588049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progressive Business Models Book Review:

This book presents and analyses exemplary cases of progressive business, understood as ecologically sustainable, future-respecting and pro-social enterprise. The authors present a number of companies following progressive business practices from a range of industries including ethical and sustainable banking, artisan coffee production and distribution, pharmaceutical products, clean technology, governance in retailing, responsible hospitality and consumer goods. With case studies from around Europe such as Tridos Bank in The Netherlands, Béres Co. in Hungary, Novo Nordisk in Denmark, Lumituuli in Finland, John Lewis in the UK and Illy Café from Italy, these progressive companies have global reach and an international impact. The collected cases aim to show the best to be expected from business in the 21st century in a structured accessible way, suitable for any readers interested in innovative ways of creating forward-looking sustainable business.

Global Challenges to CSR and Sustainable Development

Global Challenges to CSR and Sustainable Development
Author: Stephen Vertigans,Samuel O. Idowu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2021-03-28
ISBN 10: 303062501X
ISBN 13: 9783030625016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Challenges to CSR and Sustainable Development Book Review:

This book examines and analyzes the challenges programmes for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainable development are facing in global management practice. It looks at the dichotomy of a general and popular demand for responsible and resilient management, and the counterplayers that impact the positive effect of such efforts. The book assembles latest research looking at the root causes for this opposition, and new case studies that showcase the dilemma and possible solutions to overcome it. Overall, the book juxtaposes short terminism within CSR programmes and longer term sustainable development, mis-allocation of resources and failed promises associated with CSR, and sketches pathways how CSR and sustainable development can be directed towards the most pressing issues.

Perspectives in Sustainable Equity Investing

Perspectives in Sustainable Equity Investing
Author: Guillaume Coqueret
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2021-12-10
ISBN 10: 9781003215257
ISBN 13: 1003215254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives in Sustainable Equity Investing Book Review:

"Sustainable investing has recently gained traction throughout the world. This trend has multiple sources, which span from genuine ethical concerns to hopes of performance boosting, and also encompass risk mitigation. The resulting appetite for green assets is impacting the decisions of many investors. Perspectives in Sustainable Equity Investing is an up-to-date review of the academic literature on sustainable equity investing. It covers more than 800 academic sources grouped into six thematic chapters. Designed for corporate sustainability and financial management professionals, this is an ideal reference for ESG-driven financiers (both retail and institutional). Students majoring in finance or economics with some background or interest in ESG concerns would also find this compact overview useful"--

ESG Ratings Environmental Social Governance Standards challenges and solutions

ESG Ratings  Environmental  Social  Governance   Standards  challenges and solutions
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 57
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN 10: 334651658X
ISBN 13: 9783346516589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ESG Ratings Environmental Social Governance Standards challenges and solutions Book Review:

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2021 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, grade: 1,7, University of applied sciences Frankfurt a. M., language: English, abstract: This bachelor thesis examines the challenges of ESG ratings and attempts to find a solution to these explored challenges. To answer this question, a theoretical definition of ESG and SRI is given first, followed by a discussion of ratings' theoretical background, standards, and rating agencies' traditional procedures. The classic challenges of ratings are also considered. The differences to ESG ratings are then discussed, and sustainability ratings and sustainability rating agencies are examined. In the following part, the individual challenges of ESG ratings discussed theoretically are described. After the theoretical foundations, the challenges are clarified in an analysis. The analysis refers to two different industries. Based on the results, possible solutions are proposed and discussed. A conclusion is followed. Sustainability has been a highly debated topic for a long time. Waste separation, the purchase of regional food, electricity supply options and the fight against plastic waste are indispensable topics for society. The matter has not yet played such a significant role in financial investments, but interest is growing. Millennials are open to sustainable investments. This area of interest is shown by a representative YouGov study commissioned by the fund company Deka. Nevertheless, only six per cent of investors own sustainable investments. This occurrence is maybe because the topic is complex for investors to grasp. There is even a lack of a generally valid definition of sustainability. There are indeed several quality seals that make orientation easier, but there are no standards. The EU Commission wants to change that and is working on critical criteria for sustainable investments, but it will be some time before these are fully implemented throughout the EU.

Guidance and Case Studies for ESG Integration Equities and Fixed Income

Guidance and Case Studies for ESG Integration  Equities and Fixed Income
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1112702787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Central Bank Reserve Management

Central Bank Reserve Management
Author: Age Bakker,Ingmar R. Y. van Herpt
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1782541675
ISBN 13: 9781782541677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Central Bank Reserve Management Book Review:

This book addresses the welfare gains and costs of accumulating foreign exchange reserves and the implications for the functioning of the global financial system. The tremendous growth of central bank reserves has led to an increased focus on raising returns in addition to the traditional preference central banks have for maintaining liquid portfolios. Issues such as asset and currency diversification, the impact of new accounting rules and the profit distribution agreements with the government are analysed, adding new insights to the current debate on the optimal size of central bank reserves. This book brings together a wide range of experts from central banks, investment banks and the academic community.

Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory

Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory
Author: Jon Lukomnik,James P. Hawley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2021-05-03
ISBN 10: 100037615X
ISBN 13: 9781000376159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory Book Review:

Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory: Investing That Matters tells the story of how Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) revolutionized the investing world and the real economy, but is now showing its age. MPT has no mechanism to understand its impacts on the environmental, social and financial systems, nor any tools for investors to mitigate the havoc that systemic risks can wreck on their portfolios. It’s time for MPT to evolve. The authors propose a new imperative to improve finance’s ability to fulfil its twin main purposes: providing adequate returns to individuals and directing capital to where it is needed in the economy. They show how some of the largest investors in the world focus not on picking stocks, but on mitigating systemic risks, such as climate change and a lack of gender diversity, so as to improve the risk/return of the market as a whole, despite current theory saying that should be impossible. "Moving beyond MPT" recognizes the complex relations between investing and the systems on which capital markets rely, "Investing that matters" embraces MPT’s focus on diversification and risk adjusted return, but understands them in the context of the real economy and the total return needs of investors. Whether an investor, an MBA student, a Finance Professor or a sustainability professional, Moving Beyond Modern Portfolio Theory: Investing That Matters is thought-provoking and relevant. Its bold critique shows how the real world already is moving beyond investing orthodoxy.