Can ESG Investors Halt Climate Change?

Ethical investors are no longer just focusing on changing company behaviour, they want to change the world, a Morningstar panel has found

Jon Hale 17 April, 2018 | 2:25PM
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ESG Investing, Wind Farms and Solar Panels

Individual investors, asset managers, pension funds are increasingly seeking information on environmental, social, and governance factors before they make investment decisions. Now they are extending their interest in ESG at the company level to “system-level” investing to effect sustainable social change. System-level investing is informed by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals; including aims to improve health, reduce inequality and tackle climate change.

Morningstar recently hosted a conference with The Investment Integration Project. The experts included Steven Lydenberg, founder and CEO of TIIP and partner at Domini Impact Investments; Robert Eccles, founding chairman of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board and visiting professor of management practice at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; and Anna Snider, head of due diligence, global wealth and investment management, CIO office at Bank of America.

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Jon Hale  Jon Hale is a consultant with Morningstar Institutional Investment Consulting.