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.
October 7, 2020
Climate Determinants — Human Health
Clean Water and SanitationSustainable Cities and CommunitiesClimate ActionLife on Land

Climate Determinants — Human Health

The climate crisis is fueling a human health emergency. Numerous climate-sensitive health risks are scientifically established: Heat waves can cause illness and death; Smog, ozone, and allergenic pollen cause respiratory…

August 12, 2020
Investing to Advance Racial Equity: Second Edition
No PovertyDecent Work and Economic GrowthReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and CommunitiesPeace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

Investing to Advance Racial Equity: Second Edition

Since we published the first edition of this report in 2018, there has been a widespread increase in the general public’s awareness about structural racism and the many ways people of color have been systematically…

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…

November 1, 2018
Opportunity Zones: Positive intentions, many questions
Sustainable Cities and Communities

Opportunity Zones: Positive intentions, many questions

On October 19th, the U. S. Treasury Department issued proposed regulations regarding Opportunity Zones and Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs). Investors have questioned whether Opportunity Zones and QOFs that invest in these zones would…

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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