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Evolutions in sustainable investing : strategies, funds and thought leadership

Author: Cary Krosinsky
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2012.
Series: Wiley finance series.
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"Real-world guidance for investment professionals on delivering attractive risk-adjusted and opportunity-directed returns across asset classes and regionsFilled with interviews with leading practitioners, this book weaves a narrated web around best sustainable investment practices, guiding readers specifically on investing their assets and with specific sustainability trends in mind, such as increasing constraints  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cary Krosinsky
ISBN: 9780470888490 0470888490
OCLC Number: 742234457
Description: xxxiv, 470 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments xix About the Editor xxi About the Contributors xxiii Introduction xxxv CHAPTER 1 The Sustainability Imperative 1 David A. Lubin and Daniel C. Esty Sustainability: A Business Megatrend 1 Getting the Vision Right 3 Getting the Execution Right 4 Building a Sustainability Performance System 6 Summary 8 Note 9 CHAPTER 2 Jupiter Ecology 11 Mark L. Trevitt Roots of the Fund 11 Jupiter Ecology s Investment Process 12 Good Governance 16 Building a Following 17 Building on Firm Foundations 18 Assessing Companies for the Long Term 19 Voting and Engagement: Participating in the Process of Change 20 Finding Great Green Companies 21 Fund Performance 24 Notes 25 CHAPTER 3 A Predictor of Performance 27 Paul Hawken Investment in Natural Capitalism 27 Discovering Opportunities 28 Identifying the Companies of the Future 30 Summary 32 CHAPTER 4 Highwater Global 35 Alexis van Gelder, Dean Martucci, and Erika Kimball Hawken Takes on Domini 36 Fund Drivers Based on Global Sustainable Themes 38 Finding Investment Opportunities 38 Sustainable Investing Is Responsible Investing 44 Summary 45 Notes 46 CHAPTER 5 Further Context 47 Cary Krosinsky Starting Point for Measuring Sustainability 48 Sustainability 2.0 s Five Factors 49 Summary 51 Notes 51 CHAPTER 6 Sustainable Asset Management 53 Thomas O. Murtha and Ashley Hamilton SAM s Origins and Evolution 54 Building a Sustainable Investing Practice: Basic Business Segments 56 Measuring Intangibles: Sustainability Research Methodology 57 Sustainability Lens: Active Portfolio Management 62 SAM and Performance 63 SAM s Extended Family: Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes 66 Sustainability Advocacy and Company Engagement 74 Summary 76 Notes 77 CHAPTER 7 Domini and BP 81 Colm Fay Domini Social Investments 83 Safety, Environmental, and Ethical Concerns 84 Domini Investment Philosophy 84 Business Model Analysis: Key Performance Indicator Alignment Model 85 Integrating Business Model Alignment and Stakeholder Relationship Strength 87 Notes 90 CHAPTER 8 The Story of Calvert 91 Sam Brownell and Sara Herald Unconventional History 91 Calvert s People 93 Calvert s Methodologies: Signature, Solution, and SAGE 96 Calvert s Performance 102 Summary 105 Notes 106 CHAPTER 9 Winslow 107 Amrita Vijay Kumar Blazing a Trail 107 Investment Process 108 Performance Considerations 112 Summary 112 Notes 113 CHAPTER 10 Portfolio 21 115 Ashley Hamilton Portfolio 21: A History 116 Theory of Sustainability and Change 117 In Search of Forward-Looking Companies 119 Results 120 Summary 121 Notes 122 CHAPTER 11 Northwest and Ethical Investments 123 Dana Krechowicz Humble Beginnings 124 New Direction 124 Evolving Investment Approach 126 Corporate Engagement Program 128 Key Products and Performance over Time 130 Looking Forward: NEI s Merger with Northwest Funds 131 Note 132 CHAPTER 12 Looking for a Green Century: Passive-Indexed versus Active Portfolio Management 133 Fernando Viana Background 134 Green Century Funds 134 Green Century Equity Fund 135 Trillium Asset Management and the Balanced Fund 136 Trillium Asset Management Corporation 137 Carbon Footprint of the Balanced Fund 140 Seeking Safer Packaging: The Bisphenol-A Report 140 Shareholder Advocacy 141 Summary 144 Notes 144 CHAPTER 13 Pictet Water 145 Jenna Manheimer and Nancy Degnan Evolution of Investment Strategy over Time: Original versus Current Mission 147 Founders and Key Decision Makers 148 Methodology 149 Metrics: What Is Important and Why 150 Pictet s Investments 151 Companies Pictet Has Not Invested in, and Why 153 Performance Review 154 Summary 155 Notes 155 CHAPTER 14 Inflection Point Capital Management and Strategically Aware Investing 159 Matthew J. Kiernan Strategically Aware Investing 161 Beyond Environmental, Social, and Governance toward a New Model of Corporate Sustainability 162 Portfolio Construction 163 Investment Process 164 Summary 167 Note 167 CHAPTER 15 Environmental Metrics 169 James Salo Theoretical and Practical Needs for Sustainable Investment 170 Available Data and Metrics 172 Challenges and Opportunities Moving Forward 175 Summary 178 Notes 179 CHAPTER 16 Crawford Chemicals: Carbon Risk Management in an Uncertain Environment 181 Thomas J. Nist, Pavel Yakovlev, and Becky Weisberg Crawford s Environmental Dilemma 182 Markets for Carbon Permits and Cap and Trade 185 European Union Emissions Trading Scheme 188 Pros and Cons of the Market for Carbon Permits 190 Predicament of Sustainability in the Chemical Industry 193 Summary 199 Notes 199 CHAPTER 17 Using Statistical Tools 203 Sam Brownell Understanding the Trend 205 Summary 206 Notes 209 CHAPTER 18 Barriers to Sustainable Investing 211 Stephen Viederman Missing Planet Problem 212 Overcoming the Barriers 213 Strategy and Tactics 214 Notes 215 CHAPTER 19 The Silent S in ESG 217 Dan Viederman Assessing Social Metrics to Increase Business Performance 218 Risk Management 218 Summary 220 CHAPTER 20 Sustainable Investing: A Ten-Year Perspective 221 Nancy Degnan The New Normal 222 Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation, and Sustainability Research 222 Adaptation as Key to Investment and Practice 224 Ecosystem Services 226 Making Use of Data and Findings 227 Summary 230 Notes 230 CHAPTER 21 Bloomberg 235 Curtis Ravenel Providing Investor Insight and Increasing Transparency 236 Summary 238 Notes 239 CHAPTER 22 Aviva 241 Malte Griess-Nega and Nick Robins Aviva s History and Investment Philosophy 242 Aviva s SRI Investment Process 242 SRI Portfolio Construction 246 Case Study 1: Green Tires 246 Case Study 2: The Responsible Supply Chain 248 Engagement Across All Asset Classes 249 Conclusion 251 Notes 251 CHAPTER 23 Generation Investment Management 253 Malte Griess-Nega and Nick Robins A New Model for Global Equities 254 Summary 258 Notes 259 CHAPTER 24 Insight Investment: Reflections and Lessons Learned from Integrating Sustainability 261 Rory Sullivan About Insight 262 Investment Research on ESG Issues 263 Case Study: Climate Change 266 Case Study: European Electricity Utilities 267 Case Study: Biofuels 268 Reflections/Takeaways from the Case Studies 269 Summary 274 Notes 274 CHAPTER 25 The Unexpected Role Model: Chinese Environmental and Energy Policy 277 J. Jason Mitchell China s Resource Scarcity and Its Empirical Need for Efficiency 280 Shaping Chinese Energy-Efficiency Norms 288 Chinese Policy Setting 290 Translating China s Environmental Policies into Industrial Opportunities 292 Summary 296 Notes 297 CHAPTER 26 Ethical Asia 301 Simon Powell Reporting Is on the Rise 302 CSR Works when Companies and Society Are Aligned 305 Focuses in Asia: Labor and Environment 306 Summary 310 CHAPTER 27 Mitigating ESG Risk in Asian Portfolios 313 Lucy Carmody and Laura Dodge The Challenge: Lack of Disclosure 314 ESG Integration in Asian Portfolios 315 Funding ESG Research 317 Building Institutional Capacity 318 Use of Indexes, Benchmarking, and Screening 319 Summary 320 Notes 320 CHAPTER 28 Sustainable Investing and Canada 323 Dana Krechowicz and Alex Wood The Basics 324 Growth of Canada s Sustainable Investment Industry 325 Context and Trends 325 Summary 327 Notes 327 CHAPTER 29 High-Risk Areas, Resources, and Sustainability 329 N.A.J. Taylor Blacklisted 330 Background 331 Enter Rio Tinto 336 Ordinary Business Activities 339 Summary 342 Notes 342 CHAPTER 30 Sustainable Investing in Africa s Frontier Markets 345 Graham Sinclair and Roselyne Yao Stronger Economics: The Case for Investing in Africa 346 Sustainability Issues in Africa 348 Role of Indexes 350 International Exposure 350 Future Trends: ESG, Media Coverage, and Networks 352 Summary 353 Notes 354 CHAPTER 31 Evolution of ESG in India 359 Sumantra Sen Sustainability Issues in India 359 Opportunities in India s Sustainable Investing Market 361 Considering the Integration of ESG Factors 362 Summary 363 References 364 CHAPTER 32 Indexes 365 Graham Sinclair The What and Why of Indexes 366 Index Architecture 369 Research Quality and Independence 372 Lessons from the Leading Sustainability Indexes 373 Company Reactions to Indexes and Their Impacts 378 Summary 380 Notes 381 CHAPTER 33 How Asset Owners Can Achieve a Sustainable Investing Framework 383 Roger Urwin Importance of Values and Beliefs 384 Integrated Allocations and Targeted Allocations 385 Risk Factors and ESG Beta 386 Quantitative Methods of Risk and Return 388 Monitoring Framework 389 Summary 391 Notes 392 CHAPTER 34 On Performance 393 Bud Sturmak and Cary Krosinsky SRI Techniques 394 ESG Affects Investment Performance 395 Trends from Performance Reports 396 Summary 398 Notes 398 CHAPTER 35 Private Equity 401 Graham Sinclair Private Equity as a Niche of General Asset Management 402 PE s Fit within Sustainable Investing 404 Development Finance Institutions Leverage of Emerging Markets Private Equity 405 PE-Specific ESG Methods 406 PE Best Practices and ESG Case Studies 408 Contrasting PE and Listed Equity Investors 409 New SI Activity in the PE Asset Class 410 PE Allocations Increase 410 Increased PE Funds Focused on Emerging Markets 411 Future Sustainability Themes in PE 412 Summary 413 Notes 414 CHAPTER 36 Blue Wolf: Implications for Private Equity 417 Adam Blumenthal and Michael Musuraca Challenges and Opportunities 419 Generating Results 420 Labor Relations Coda 421 Summary 422 CHAPTER 37 New Business Models, Measurement, and Methodologies 423 Howard Brown Resources and Products versus Wealth 425 Trend of Doing More with Less 426 Improving Overall Performance 426 Summary 427 CHAPTER 38 Terminology and Intention 429 Lloyd Kurtz Values 430 Financial Performance 432 Fiduciary Duty: Universal Ownership 433 Impact 435 Mapping Techniques to Motivation 436 Summary 437 Notes 438 CONCLUSION Cary Krosinsky 441 Notes 446 APPENDIX A Sample Curriculum 447 Syllabus 447 APPENDIX B Investors 453 Index 455
Series Title: Wiley finance series.
Responsibility: Cary Krosinsky, editor ; with Nick Robins & Stephen Viederman.

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