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“Broad NN IP study shows ESG factors drive higher performance in emerging markets” – NN Investment Partners – October 31, 2016

On October 31, 2016 NN Investment Partners (NN IP) published the report, “The Materiality of ESG factors for emerging markets equity investment decisions: academic evidence.”  Conducted in association with the European Centre for Corporate Engagement (ECCE) at Maastricht University, the authors claim it is “the first comprehensive investigation into the performance of emerging market equity […]

“Fairphone: one smartphone company’s search for conflict-free gold” – The Guardian – April 29, 2016

On April 29, 2016 The Guardian reported that “(a) Dutch social enterprise has created the first Fairtrade gold supply chain for consumer electronics.” According to the article, “(w)orking with Max Hevelaar, the Netherlands Fairtrade Certifier equivalent to the UK’s Fairtrade Foundation, Fairphone is sourcing the precious metal from Minera Sotrami SA in Peru. As a […]