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“Socially responsible Asian companies are a better bet” – Nikkei Asian Review – January 15, 2018

In a Viewpoint article contributed to Nikkei Asian Review on January 15, 2018 Lauren Compere, Managing Director and Director of Shareowner Engagement at Boston Common Asset Management, explains that  “(a)ddressing environmental, social and governance concerns brings higher returns” and argues that “(i)t is now time for investors in Asia to bear ESG principles in mind […]

“Foundations of ESG Investing. Part 1: How ESG Affects Equity Valuation, Risk and Performance” – MSCI – November 2017

In November 2017 MSCI published a research report entitled, “Foundations of ESG Investing.  Part 1: How ESG Affects Equity Valuation, Risk and Performance.” The executive summary reads as follows: “Many studies have focused on the relationship between companies with strong ESG characteristics and corporate financial performance.  However, these have often struggled to show that positive […]