Over the last several years, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment strategies have become increasingly popular. In its 2019 ESG Survey, the Callan Institute reported that 42% of institutional investors in the United States have incorporated ESG factors into their decision-making process.
Here we've collected some of Insight's best-read content on this emergent investment strategy. Read on and learn how ESG is impacting areas like fixed income, wealth, and exchange-traded fund (ETF) analysis.
ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. Linda Eling-Lee, MSCI's Global Head of Research for ESG, discusses the five trends that are likely to unfold in 2020 and catapult ESG investing into the new decade. Read More.
Investor appetite for low-cost ETFs is driving flows and shaping asset growth. Low-cost funds are being demanded by investors, but it's difficult to tell if asset managers are moving fast enough to meet these demands. In this article, FactSet's Elisabeth Kashner shows how those currently queuing to enter the ETF business should pay close attention to ETF pricing, especially in ESG and active management. Read More.
From the wealth managers they work with to the credentials of their underlying investments, high net worth investors (HNWIs) need to make that every part of their financial management strategy corresponds to their ethical values. In this piece, FactSet's Greg King emphasizes the significance of aligning wealth and social responsibility in the HNWI market. Read More.
Is there a correlation between high ESG ratings and outperformance? Here, Zack Mattin of FactSet looks into whether sectors with unremarkable ESG performance correlations stand out when examined across the individual Environmental, Social, and Governance pillars. Read More.
In this series, Insight's resident fixed-income expert, Pat Reilly, discusses the opportunities that environmentally- and socially-conscious investment strategies can yield for bond investors. Read More.