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…

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…

September 7, 2016
Women in an Automated World
Gender EqualityDecent Work and Economic GrowthReduced Inequalities

Women in an Automated World

Increasing automation will change the composition of the US workforce. 49% of workers are in professions that face a high risk (greater than 70% probability) of computerization, defined as automation by computer-controlled…

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