“Investors in companies that do good do better” – Financial Times – July 20, 2017

On July 6, 2017 the Financial Times reported that “(e)quity indices comprised of ESG-compliant companies outperform benchmark emerging market indices, according to data from MSCI. In fact, the MSCI EM ESG Leaders Index has been outstripping the MSCI EM benchmark consistently since the 2008/09 financial crisis. In June, the outperformance gap reached a record of […]

“Green not the only colour for ethical bond investors” – Financial Times – July 17, 2017

On July 6, 2017 the Financial Times reported on the growing popularity of social bonds with ethical investors and the interest of standard-setting organizations in this new asset class. According to the article, “(t)he market is still small — just $3.5bn of social bonds were issued in the second quarter of 2017, according to figures […]