Stranded assets: What lies beneath
As evidence of climate change mounts, investors are considering the stranded assets hypothesis, which argues that fossil fuel reserves cannot be safely burned without triggering runaway global warming. Dr. Dinah Koehler and Bruno Bertocci of the UBS Sustainable Investors team led an in-depth study on stranded assets.
Climate change: A risk to the global middle class
Dinah Koehler, Head of Research for the Sustainable Equities team, and Paul Donovan, Global Economist at UBS Investment Bank, assess the economic implications of climate change on the world's middle class.
A revolution in equity investing - A deeper dive into nonfinancial data
Equity investing and security analysis are undergoing a paradigm shift toward a sharper focus on evaluating intangible assets. In parallel, sustainable investing is transforming from an investment approach heavily reliant on exclusionary screens and haunted by questions about underperformance toward identifying outperforming companies using an extended mosaic of nonfinancial data.
Adding value(s) to investing
In recent years, growing portions of society have raised concerns about the prevailing economic growth model.
This introduction to SI is targeted at investors new to the field as well as those with some familiarity who wish to learn more.
Newsletter: Sustainable and Impact Investing
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Discover the range of broad thematic SRI funds and strategies offered by our Sustainable Equities team
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We recognize the growing importance of ESG investments on the dynamics of the asset management industry. Increasingly, we see our clients and their consultants focusing on this important aspect of their investments.
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