Our Research team produces in-depth thematic and sector reports, connecting environmental, social and governance issues with industry and equity market analysis to identify investment opportunities and risks at the sector level. Our equity strategy work informs our asset allocation decisions, and we use our thematic work to engage asset managers in an ongoing dialogue on critical investment issues.
May 5, 2020
Investing in the Future of Work
Quality EducationDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Investing in the Future of Work

The future is specialized. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) is affecting the professional job market in much the same way automation and robotics impacted production and service jobs over the past…

October 23, 2019
Intentional Design: Embracing the Circular Economy
Decent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and ProductionClimate ActionPartnerships for the Goals

Intentional Design: Embracing the Circular Economy

The economic model of our current era is linear. We take resources from nature, make them into a product and then throw the item away when we’re done with it. The result? Overflowing…

April 4, 2019
Investing to Revitalize Rural America
No PovertyGood Health and Well-BeingDecent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and Production

Investing to Revitalize Rural America

Rising income and wealth inequality is a widely recognized social concern in the United States. This is a multi-faceted issue, with root causes that vary according to demographics, and one that impact investors have…

February 13, 2019
Sustainable Protein: Investing for Impact at the Nexus of Environment, Human Health and Animal Welfare
Zero HungerGood Health and Well-BeingClean Water and SanitationAffordable and Clean EnergyIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureResponsible Consumption and ProductionClimate ActionLife Below WaterLife on Land

Sustainable Protein: Investing for Impact at the Nexus of Environment, Human Health and Animal Welfare

Advances in agricultural technology, changes in human diet, and rising awareness of the environmental destruction caused by factory farming are accelerating the rise of sustainable protein. Investors can target…

August 21, 2018
The Data Privacy Puzzle
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

The Data Privacy Puzzle

Who owns consumer data? Do consumers trust companies with their data? Will consumers embrace new technologies that reveal more information about them to companies? Are companies ready to respond to changing attitudes about consumer data? These…

December 14, 2017
Peak Uncertainty: Evaluating oil company governance at the dawn of the electric transport age
Affordable and Clean EnergyIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureClimate Action

Peak Uncertainty: Evaluating oil company governance at the dawn of the electric transport age

Executive Summary Can investors be confident that International Oil Companies (IOCs) are sustainable for the long term? Technological, policy and market trends intended to mitigate climate change threaten permanent displacement of oil demand.…

November 29, 2017
Blockchain: Rearranging Trust
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Blockchain: Rearranging Trust

Trust: • assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something • dependence on something future or contingent: hope • reliance on future payment for property (such as merchandise) delivered A ‘trustless’…

September 12, 2017
Making Sense of Blockchain Opportunities
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Making Sense of Blockchain Opportunities

Executive Summary: A blockchain taxonomy for investors. Blockchain technology is being used in a growing diversity of applications, offering a complex array of investment opportunities. While the technology is so…

June 21, 2017
Governance and the Ungovernable: Implications of Blockchain Proliferation
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Governance and the Ungovernable: Implications of Blockchain Proliferation

Overview Theory and politics. The blockchain and related innovations represent a new and relatively complex set of potential investment opportunities. The technology has received significant attention from a range of…

May 18, 2017
Retail Automation: Stranded Workers? Opportunities and risks for labor and automation
Decent Work and Economic GrowthIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and Communities

Retail Automation: Stranded Workers? Opportunities and risks for labor and automation

Executive summary (download full report here ) The retail landscape is experiencing unprecedented change in the face of disruptive forces, one of the most recent and powerful being the rapid rise of automation…

October 25, 2016
Extractive Company Values: Environmental & Social Issues as Indicators of Strategy Execution Potential
Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible Consumption and Production

Extractive Company Values: Environmental & Social Issues as Indicators of Strategy Execution Potential

Below is an executive summary of our in-depth report. Click here for an extract of that report. The full version is available to clients of Cornerstone Capital Group.  

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