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Opinion Briefs Coverage Opinions cover the following topics in descending date order: Possible disruption of ETFs by ESG, hedge funds ESG survey, exploring the question of what ESG investing really means, a critique of socially responsible investing and a rebuke...
The research paper entitled Environmental Rating System by authors Praveen Varma, Mark Gold and Henry Shilling proposes a globally consistent environmental rating system in which public companies are rated based on the amount of unremedied pollution they produce.  The objective of this rating...
Opinion Briefs Coverage:  Opinions cover topics ranging from hedge fund ESG practices, greenwashing, WSJ Future of Finance social investing apps, ESG sub-adviser due diligence, PE firms attracted to companies with poor ESG records and Carnival Corp. (CCL) poor governance...
May 29, 2019 – According to a paper by Dutch asset manager Rebeco, investment strategies that use exclusion as their primary investment screening “tool, are not sustainable”. As reported in Expert Investor by Joe McGrath, Rebeco’s head of ESG...
Evan Harvey, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Nasdaq, interviews Henry Shilling of Sustainable Research and Analysis LLC regarding ESG developments.  
Opinions Briefs coverage:  Moody’s Investors publication of a cross-sector rating methodology explaining the firm’s general principles for assessing ESG risks in credit analysis globally, a Barron’s article entitled “Forgive and Forget?” in which Lewis Braham poses the question:  How...