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 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…

September 10, 2019
No Place to Hide? Climate Change and Systemic Financial Risk
Climate Action

No Place to Hide? Climate Change and Systemic Financial Risk

Much has been written about the physical impacts of climate change on the planet: heatwaves, droughts, rising sea levels, etc. There is less mainstream discussion of the potential impacts of climate change on

September 10, 2019
Scaling Climate Action: Aligning Investments to Sustainable Development Goal 13
Climate Action

Scaling Climate Action: Aligning Investments to Sustainable Development Goal 13

A growing global population and economy leads to more demand for food, water, transportation, housing and the fuel to supply these essentials to the world’s populace. Growing food, providing transportation and supplying the energy…

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…

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.…

January 12, 2017
Climate Investing
Climate Action

Climate Investing

Executive Summary The imperative for an effective response to climate change only grows following the hottest year on record. Climate investing faces risks in 2017, particularly from the incoming US…

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