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SDG 16: How to invest in peace

Investment in the 17 SDGs is growing, but SDG 16, and its call to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, gets the least investor attention. Yet the idea that investors can mobilise their capital to nurture peace is wholly possible.

The OECD’s plan for long-term investment

G20 financial ministers and central bank governors welcomed the findings of the G20/OECD roundtable on institutional investors and long-term investment last month, which included clear plans to incentivise institutional investors to undertake more long-term investments. The roundtable, “From solutions to actions: implementing measures to encourage institutional long-term investment financing”, held in Singapore recognised that long-term […]

Back to the future: investors concerns in 2008 resonate today

This issue marks the 400th edition of,  which looks at the strategies and views of the world’s largest asset owners. So what were the concerns and opportunities of investors six years ago, and what are they now?   Since its launch in 2008, the journalists at have written more than 2,000 stories on […]
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Harvard’s sustainability plan

Last month Harvard Management Company was the first US university endowment to sign the PRI. It has also appointed its first vice president of sustainable investing as it seeks to incorporate ESG considerations in its decision making. So how is HMC integrating ESG in its portfolio?   Harvard University has taken a stand for sustainability. […]

Endowments fall
from grace

US college and university endowments have gone from pioneers in the adoption of socially responsible investing (SRI) to markedly trailing the rest of the investment industry in integrating environmental social and corporate governance (ESG), new research reveals. The Boston-based Tellus Institute, an independent not-for-profit think-tank, looked at 464 endowments and was damning in its findings, […]

Harvard favours emerging markets and absolute returns over fixed income

Harvard Management Company (HMC), which manages the $32 billion Harvard endowment, has made significant alterations to its policy portfolio, including increasing allocations to emerging market equities and the externally-managed absolute returns program, while slashing fixed income allocations. absolute return stratetgies, Asset Allocation, fixed income, Harvard Management Company, overweighting emerging marketsAsset Owner: White is responsible for […]

Harvard uses ETFs for geographical tilts

The Harvard Management Company is actively using ETF’s for geographical tilts, with exposure to China and Brazil through iShares investments its two largest holdings at the end of December 2010. emerging market, ETF, geographical tilts, Harvard Management Company, Jane Mendillo, SEC, Stephen BlythAsset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional […]