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“Passive boom sees number of market indices hit 3.7m” – Financial Times – November 14, 2018

On November 14, 2018 the Financial Times reported that “(i)ndices measuring markets have ballooned in number by another 438,000 to more than 3.7m in the past year, as providers produce a blizzard of bond market, environment, social and governance benchmarks.” According to the article, “(i)ncreasing use of benchmarks in ethical and fixed-income investing drives the […]

“ESG drives outperformance as ‘social’ focus begins to see gains” – Investment Week – November 12, 2018

On November 12, 2018 Investment Week reported on two new research reports analyzing the impact of ESG on performance. “Companies with improving ESG credentials have on average outperformed by 14.4% in emerging markets and 5.2% in developed markets over five years, according to a new MSCI report. The MSCI research into how valuations are impacted […]