Capital Markets

“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 […]

“Swiss Re shifts entire $130bn portfolio to ethical indices” Financial Times – July 6, 2017

On July 6, 2017 the Financial Times reported that Swiss Re has begun to move its entire $130 billion portfolio to ethical indices.  The process will be completed later this year. According to the article, “Swiss Re says it is the first insurer to base its whole portfolio on ethical principles. Guido Fürer, the chief […]