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Gabelli Funds

March 2, 2020

ESG Issue Series: Renewable Portfolio Standards

Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are state-level regulation standards that specify the percentage of electricity to be generated from renewable resources (wind, solar or other) that utilities will sell. Although RPS differ widely by state, the regulations essentially obligate an electric utility to diversify energy sources and promote local energy development.

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February 27, 2020

What to Avoid in Emerging Markets

Last week we had the pleasure of speaking with Timothy Reynolds, Senior Portfolio Manager at Employees Retirement System (ERS) of Texas, on our “Behind the Markets” podcast.

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Gabelli Funds

February 24, 2020

ESG Insights Q4 2019

The Gabelli ESG Fund (Class AAA: ESGGX) invests in companies based on fundamental research, using a three pronged approach which includes: (a) certain sustainable themes such as water scarcity, health & wellness and renewable energy…

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Wells Fargo Asset Management

February 20, 2020

Climate Change: Auto Industry Report

Climate change is occurring now amid expectation its severity will increase over time. This discussion addresses a variety of climate change risks and specifically details their effects on the auto industry.

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SL Advisors

February 19, 2020

Planting a Cooler Climate

Renewables, nuclear and natural gas are all part of the solution to climate change, along with adding billions of trees. Burning natural gas produces water and carbon dioxide, the two inputs trees need to grow.

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iShares by BlackRock

February 14, 2020

Clarity Through Classification: ESG Investing and ETFs

Sustainable investing has rapidly become integral to how investors build portfolios. Chris Dieterich and Armando Senra, head of iShares Americas, discuss what’s behind the transition and why ESG ETFs, which focus on environmental, social, and governance insights, are at the forefront of the sustainability charge.

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Gabelli Funds

February 10, 2020

ESG Issue Series: Data Security

Safeguarding data collected is basic operational risk management for firms with access to private information. Growing global concerns around privacy are highlighting this particular ESG risk more than in the past.

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Janus Henderson

February 7, 2020

Global Sustainability Reaches Tipping Point

Climate change dominated headlines last year as wildfires ravaged both heavily populated areas and pristine wildernesses, often accompanied by record temperatures. On a more positive note, more and more businesses have embraced sustainability, and clean technologies continue to get cheaper.

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State Street Global Advisors

February 4, 2020

ESG Oversight Framework for Directors

Over the past three years, there has been a noticeable change in directors’ recognition of the importance of sustainability or ESG issues to investors. When we first called on boards to incorporate sustainability into long-term strategy in 2017, only a few companies, mainly in Europe, could demonstrate that they had considered ESG in their strategy.

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FTSE Russell

January 31, 2020

2019 Was a Breakthrough Year for ESG Investors

Record assets flowed into ETFs that provide exposure to stocks based on ESG considerations in 2019, reflecting a growing desire on the part of investors to add sustainability considerations to their investment portfolio.

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January 24, 2020

9 Winners Managing ESG Risk

As ESG considerations grow in importance, companies that can successfully adapt should benefit more than those that don’t. As such, our analysts are looking at their respective industries through the lens of ESG risk.

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SL Advisors

January 15, 2020

Clean Fossil Fuels May Be Coming

NET Power has developed a natural gas power plant that produces electricity with no CO2 emissions. Conventional single-cycle power plants burn natural gas (or coal) to heat water which acts on a turbine to generate electricity. This produces CO2, and in the case of coal plants other noxious gases and polluting particles.

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