We are just past one month into the year 2018 and there have already been significant advances that directly affect the lives of professionals and organizations in the fields of corporate sustainability and sustainable investing – the two vital halves of the capital markets – and in related fields.
We’ve been bringing you the news and commentaries related to many of these advances in this, our weekly newsletter focused on many aspects of sustainability. We’ve been preparing in-depth management briefs as well for professionals and delivering these through our new web-based platform, “G&A Institute’s To the Point!”™
Here’s a quick look at some of these briefs – the in-depth background is available for you in the links provided here.
About Capital “Providers” & “Capital Deployers (investors supplying and corporations accessing capital): the analysis and opinions/perspectives shared on “sustainable companies” and about “sustainable investing” are provided by influential third parties.
One of These is Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), which has been providing Core Governance QualityScores to investor clients. These have been expanded to “E” (Environmental) and “S” (Social) QualityScores – and the first scores for 1,500 companies was released this week…there will be 5,000 total in 2018.
There are two management briefs for you on the “G&A Institute” To the Point!” platform:
- ISS Unviels New Corporate "E" & "S" QualityScores for 1,500 Companies
- And then we have the earlier post which gave our readers an early heads up in mid-January including our conversation (audio too!) with Marija Kramer, The Head of Responsible Investment Business and Products at ISS. Click here to read it.
What about “sustainable investing”– does it really matter…does it produce Alpha…do investors care?
We offer the “Proof of Concept”question for Sustainable Investing. The influential Barron’s editors weighed in first in October 2017 in announcing the editors would focus on sustainable investing, and then produced the inaugural “Top 100 Sustainable Companies” list this week. You’ll want to review our take on this significant media coverage in To The Point, here.
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