This year’s instalment of our 10 for series – 10 for 2019: Systemic Risks Loom Large – explores 10 environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes that could affect global investment portfolios in 2019.
Collaborating with a dozen analysts with a variety of sector and regional market expertise, we leverage the new Sustainalytics ESG Risk Ratings framework to identify 10 material ESG issues (MEIs) that permeate a large segment of the global economy. As detailed in the report, the MEIs we assess have bearing on as many as 138 subindustries in our coverage universe.
The infographic below illustrates how these 10 systemic ESG issues materialize in unique ways in different subindustries and markets. To learn more about 10 for 2019, please register for the webinar on Thursday, February 14.
Portfolio Screening as Due Diligence: How Investors Can Implement Responsible Business Conduct
This blog outlines how investors with access to screening options that follow the criteria of the OECD MNE Guidelines and the UNGPs can better assess investee companies’ risk of causing actual and potential adverse impacts. It shows what these research modules can look like and provides some examples outcomes on the effect of applying certain thresholds.