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Amazon under fire

Two of the world’s largest asset owners are putting pressure on Amazon to reveal exactly how it is protecting its workers from COVID-19. It’s a move indicative of the investor mood to focus attention on human and labour rights among investee companies, with a particular spotlight on the tech sector.
Sustainability

Accountability the next step in ESG

Accounting for sustainability in the measurement of outcomes is the next frontier in government policy, and has the potential to significantly uplift the contribution investment organisations can make to a more sustainable world, writes David Bell.
Sustainability

Rebooting responsible investment

Differentiating responsible investment quality among products, services and provider capabilities is mission-critical for investors dependent on the ‘real world’ outcomes that underpin future investment opportunities. But how do they do that? Susheela Peres da Costa suggests a functional framework for responsible investment.
Sustainability

MIT consortium builds ESG tools

Research into the data, measurement and methodologies of ESG rating agencies has resulted in the Aggregate Confusion Project, a research project led by academics at MIT to develop a set of ESG tools and methodologies that will become best practice.
Sustainability

Finance teaching not fit for purpose

Finance needs to be based on “real world economics” not the unrealistic and rational assumptions of traditional finance argue co-editors Herman Bril, Georg Kell and Andreas Rasche in their book Sustainable Investing: A path to a New Horizon.
Sustainability

3D framework a game changer

The industry is undergoing a rare strategic shift, this time to a 3D investment framework that integrates impact with risk and return, which will have a massive impact on the industry and the world.
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