ESG Monthly archive

Oct 29, 2019
SSGA’s Philip Vernardis talks index investing, stewardship and reporting on climate change
IR Magazine, the sister publication of Corporate Secretary, spoke with Philip Vernardis, vice president of the asset stewardship team at State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), at the IR Magazine Global Forum 2019 in Paris, which took place earlier this month. In this video, Vernardis discusses the work of the SSGA asset stewardship team, the way his firm uses engagement and voting to encourage long-term value creation, and how companies should incorporate ESG...
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Oct 16, 2019
RBC GAM: Why company leaders should care about ESG
‘Responsible investing’ is an umbrella term used to describe the broad range of approaches that can be used to incorporate ESG considerations into the investment process. A decade ago there was prevailing skepticism in the investment community about the impact these non-financial factors might have on prices for equities or bonds. Today, however, investors and market observers have begun to realize the value and importance of ESG factors. At RBC Global Asset Man...
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Oct 08, 2019
Report highlights evolving ESG disclosure in proxy statements
US companies are continuing to ramp up ESG-related disclosures and visual presentations of board processes in their proxy statements, according to an analysis of this year’s crop. Companies have been expanding their reporting on ESG matters amid growing investor interest in those topics. Donnelley Financial Solutions’ (DFIN) report on 2019 proxy statements highlights how far that reporting has come in one of the most important tools issuers have to communicate w...
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