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Summary Economic growth momentum and a sturdy fundamental backdrop of strong corporate earnings, low unemployment and contained inflation overcame a number of challenges to bolster stock results in the US. The Federal Reserve also fueled momentum, with news that...
Summary S&P 500 Index recorded best gain since January, up 3.72%, while bonds posted an increase of 0.02%; SUSTAIN Large Cap Equity Fund Index and the SUSTAIN Bond Fund Indicator outperformed, up 3.93% and 0.06%, respectively. Strong corporate earnings...
In an Opinion article published in The New York Times entitled “More Cities and States Should Divest From Private Prisons,” Scott M. Stringer, comptroller of New York City and trustee for New York City’s Retirement Systems, along with Javier...
Summary • June stock and bond market performance alternated as shifting sentiments guided by strong economic growth prospects and positive geopolitical news gave way to interest rate worries and increasing concerns over a looming trade war. • The S&P 500 Index...
Summary U.S. Stocks as well as investment-grade bonds delivered positive results in May; small capitalization stocks in general and growth stocks in particular led the pack The SUSTAIN Equity Fund Index gained 1.35% but lagged behind the S&P 500 Index...
Summary Market returns were mixed in April: The S&P 500 Index eked out a slim gain of 0.38% while investment-grade bonds posted a decline of -0.74%. Riskier sustainable model portfolios outperformed more conservative counterparts in April. Sustainable funds registered...
Summary The S&P 500 Index posted its second consecutive monthly decline in March, giving up -2.54% as volatility prevails in the light of shifting investor sentiments. Sustainable equity funds, as measured by the SUSTAIN Equity Fund Index, outperformed the...
Summary S&P declined -3.69% in February, partially recovering from a brief 10.2% correction. The SUSTAIN Large Cap Equity Fund Index posted a -3.72% drop, trailing the non-ESG index by just 3 basis points. The three sustainable model portfolios also...
Summary The three sustainable model portfolios, which throughout 2017 were composed of only two funds that tracked the domestic equity and bond markets, have been reconstituted to include a third fund to capture the performance of international developed markets....
Summary Divestment from fossil fuels and low carbon investing strategies have gained attention and a certain degree of traction among endowments and foundations, sovereign funds, public pension funds and some individual investors. Just in the last two months, both the...

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