Millennials get a lot of attention for driving ESG
investing, said Todd Hedtke, chief investment officer for Allianz Investment Management LLC.
Nearly half of Gen Xers and baby boomers say they are interested in having some money in ESG
investments, compared with 66% of millennials
It has recognized that incorporating ESG
into the company's DNA is already necessary given the increasingly discerning investors worldwide.
The Fund uses R-FactorTM, State Street Global Advisors' new ESG
scoring system that draws on multiple data sources and leverages widely accepted and transparent materiality frameworks to generate a unique ESG
score for issuers.
"The specific issues resulting in these scores had to do with various privacy concerns, including a lack of transparency as to why Facebook collects and shares certain user information," wrote Reid Steadman, managing director and global head of ESG
for S&P Dow Jones Indices, in a recent blog post.
A critical question in evaluating ex post performance is whether the differential returns of allocation strategies that include ESG
considerations are attributable to ESG
factors, or whether measures of ESG
ranking are capturing other firm characteristics that are correlated with ESG
However, consultants and asset managers envision several different catalysts for broader ESG
investing in the coming five to 10 years.
News about ESG
is readily available through every major business database.
The indices are co-branded as the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Canada ESG
Indices and are currently available on the Bloomberg Terminal.
"And we realized that there's a completely new suite of data out there, especially with ESG
integration, that was gaining quality, breadth and depth that was really useful in building a holistic picture of a company on the equity and credit side and informing your judgments.
With an emphasis on independence and credibility, the BDO ESG
Awards is organised and hosted by BDO in Hong Kong, co-organised by the South China Morning Post, with the support of BDO International Limited & BDO China, in a concerted effort of the BDO global network to drive development in ESG
Sub-advised by QMA, the actively managed PGIM QMA Global Core Equity ESG
Fund evaluates the ESG
status of every security in the global core equity universe and integrates these insights into the fund, aiming to avoid the worst ESG
offenders while maintaining performance expectations.