Sustainability Harvard - September 2022
The current global context is testing the limits of the economic system built in the last century. This session looked at the need to accelerate the transition towards a more resilient and sustainable economy.
Intentional and actionable work on DEI is required to bring the investment industry’s talent composition closer to the broader society it serves, experts say.
Ben HurleyOctober 27, 2022
Sustainable investment needs to be defended from external attack as questions are raised about how much change it is actually achieving argues David Wood, director of the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Ben HurleyOctober 25, 2022
Race, gender, neighbourhood and social capital are among the key factors intersecting to determine how successful children are likely to be as adults, and big organisations can be part of the solution, argues renowned economist Raj Chetty.
Ben HurleyOctober 20, 2022
In a fireside chat at Conexus Financial’s Sustainability in Practice forum, CPP Investments' managing director Derek Walker discussed incorporating climate risk into a total portfolio approach, and making a “pathway agnostic” commitment to net zero carbon emissions.
Ben HurleyOctober 12, 2022
Professor Roberto Rigobon and Mass PRIM's Michael Trotsky explore the complexities of accurate data in ESG investment. Abandoning ESG due to imperfect data would be like abandoning the judicial system for the same reason, argues Rigobon the author of the controversial ‘Aggregate Confusion’ paper.
Ben HurleyOctober 10, 2022
Sick leave and paid parental leave, credible efforts to document pay equity, violations of collective bargaining laws, and employee mobility are some of the metrics asset owners can use to assess the labour practices of companies in which they invest, says labour lawyer Sharon Block.
Ben HurleyOctober 7, 2022