Amundi’s Quantitative Research team has been studying the evolution of ESG investing across asset classes and geographies for the past several years. With the coronavirus pandemic, they have carefully examined these Responsible Investing trends and have identified some interesting findings.
To deliver a more sustainable balance in our consumption driven economy, we will need to rethink what we consume and how we consume. In this article we cover Vicinity, a Dublin based company ‘looking to better connect consumers with local producers without compromising convenience’.
Introductory article of the Q4 issue of The ESG Factor Newsletter, featuring thought provoking articles from industry leading firms.
The Sustainable Funds Group at Stewart Investors discuss the issues with the current application of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the creation of a principles-based framework to bring greater transparency to SDG claims.
Professor Yoon shares with us the practical implications from his latest research paper with Professor Kyle Welsh – “Corporate Sustainability and Stock Returns: Evidence from Employee Satisfaction”
Thoughts on the “five archetypes of behavior” postulated by N. Craig Smith and Ron Soonieus in their Harvard Business Review article – “How Board Members Really Feel About ESG, from Deniers to True Believers” – which highlighted ‘the gap between aspiration and action’ when it comes to ESG.
Dan Healy, a Partner at Irish Homes, shares his thoughts on the social housing challenge in Ireland, some of the solutions the government can pursue and why ESG makes sense within their own business model.
The Sustainable Funds Group at Stewart Investors explore the issue of greenwashing in the sustainable investment landscape, with some words of warning for investors.
Graham Fox, Head of Retail Business for Amundi Ireland Limited, shares his thoughts on why the growing interest in responsible investing among retail investors makes sense.
Thirty years in the making, Jürgen Klopp inspired Liverpool Football Club to write a new story. At a planetary level, we too need to write a new story. One where our ecosystem is left intact.