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The intersection of Responsible AI and ESG: A framework for investors

This report provides actionable insights for investors exploring the integration of Responsible AI (RAI) in their investment decisions. It offers a framework to assess the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) usage by companies. The report includes case studies of globally listed companies and a set of templates to support investors in implementing the framework.
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The global risks report 2024: 19th edition

12 January 2024
This report outlines global risks in 2024 and 2034, in an effort to provide insight to government and business leaders about the potential threats of the future. The report highlights potential global risks ranging from false information, economic uncertainty, climate change, AI dominance, to an increase in conflict and organised crimes.
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In search of the true greenium

1 March 2024
The expected return of green securities relative to brown is a crucial impact measure for ESG investors, and the greenium is more negative in greener countries and over time. The equity greenium has become more negative over time. The proposed robust green score combined with forward-looking expected returns yields a more precisely estimated annual equity greenium.
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ESG investing in emerging markets – a roadmap towards net-zero

12 December 2023
This report discusses the challenges in ESG investing for emerging markets due to varying standards in regulations and reporting. It also covers the importance of sovereign engagement and incorporating biodiversity in investment decisions. The lack of standardisation in data and regulation presents difficulties in generating sustainable investments.
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Biodiversity in the balance: Hedging portfolio risks

9 January 2024
The report illustrates increased NGO reporting, land use, and biodiversity incidents linked to industrial firms. With 31% of companies having no official management initiatives, investors are eager to address portfolio risks from biodiversity loss and deforestation. The report connects land use and biodiversity controversies with various risks, including operational, credit, market, physical, and systemic.
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Transformational investment: Converting global systemic risks into sustainable returns

15 October 2020
This report explores transformational investment while arguing that the global economy is under threat from long-term systemic risks. Rich Nuzum, President of Investments and Retirement at Mercer, called on institutional investors to help mitigate the risks through "long-term thinking" and "constructively tackling complicated problems".
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Do high-ability managers choose ESG projects that create shareholder value? Evidence from employee opinions

24 June 2020
Are ESG projects compatible with shareholder value? Managers face a challenge when they decide which ESG projects to select with limited clarity on allowed investments. The paper uses MSCI ESG ratings and Glassdoor employee ratings to demonstrate that high-calibre managers put their resources towards ESG projects and thereby enhance shareholder value.
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Investing with SDG outcomes: A five-part framework

This report outlines a five-part framework for investors to align their investments with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It includes incorporating ESG issues into investment analysis and decision-making, being active owners, promoting acceptance of the framework, and reporting on progress.
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From values to riches 2022: Charting consumer demand for responsible investing in Australia

This paper reports on consumer demand for responsible investing in Australia. Key findings show that most Australians expect to invest responsibly and want to see more transparency and authenticity from investment providers regarding the real impact of their investments. Climate change and social issues are of increasing concern
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Investing in influence: Investors, portfolio firms, and political giving

17 January 2023
Increased institutional ownership of US corporations has led to a discussion about the benefits and risks of asset management companies in control. This paper examines whether the political preferences of institutional investors affect the political contributions of portfolio firms. The results suggest that a large acquisition by an investor is associated with increased political giving by both the investor and acquired firm.
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