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.
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…

September 3, 2019
Sacrifice Nothing: A fresh look at investment performance of sustainable and impact strategies by asset class

Sacrifice Nothing: A fresh look at investment performance of sustainable and impact strategies by asset class

Despite decades of competitive returns, a “myth” persists that sustainable and impact investment strategies financially underperform conventional strategies. The myth should be dead. We recently conducted a fresh review of the academic…

June 11, 2019
Two Lenses, One Vision: Investing for LGBTQI and Gender Equity
Gender EqualityReduced InequalitiesPeace, Justice and Strong InstitutionsPartnerships for the Goals

Two Lenses, One Vision: Investing for LGBTQI and Gender Equity

In the absence of clear and consistent government regulation, corporate policies have been pivotal to the provision of legal protections for LGBTQI workers.  For companies, greater inclusion is associated with improved brand reputation, reduced turnover, and increased…

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…

November 13, 2018
Mobilizing Donor Advised Funds for Impact Investing
Partnerships for the Goals

Mobilizing Donor Advised Funds for Impact Investing

More than $23 billion [1] was contributed to donor advised funds (DAFs) in the United States in 2016, yet only a minor fraction of donor advised fund assets are invested for positive…

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…

September 12, 2018
Investing to Advance Racial Equity: Practical ways to tackle economic inequality
No PovertyDecent Work and Economic GrowthReduced InequalitiesPeace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Investing to Advance Racial Equity: Practical ways to tackle economic inequality

Executive Summary Access our full report here . The US legacy of inequality based on race and ethnicity is rooted in centuries-old policies and practices that were designed to provide greater…

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