Governmental and scientific news and insights on investor oriented environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data.

Nasdaq Nordic and Baltic exchanges launch ESG Reporting Guide

The 23.03.2017 Nasdaq announced that its Nordic and Baltic exchanges in Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius have issued a voluntary support program on environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure to support their listed companies. “Many of the companies listed on the Nasdaq Nordic and Baltic exchanges are already global leaders in sustainability [...]

By |2017-03-29T11:26:38+00:00March 29th, 2017|ESG, Indicators, International, Investors|0 Comments

Board Refreshment Trends at S&P 1500 firms

A growing number of investors have begun to take refreshment matters into their own hands. Some shareholders routinely oppose the reelection of long-tenured directors to encourage turnover and fresh blood. Importing a practice from the U.K. and other global markets, other investors threaten to slap “affiliated” (non-independent) labels on long-tenured board members in hopes of [...]

By |2017-03-13T14:57:00+00:00March 13th, 2017|ESG, Governance, Investors, Risk|0 Comments

Harvard Business School: Why and How Investors Use ESG Information: Evidence from a Global Survey

Using survey data from a sample of senior investment professionals from mainstream (i.e. not SRI funds) investment organizations we provide insights into why and how investors use reported environmental, social and governance (ESG) information. The primary reason survey respondents consider ESG information in investment decisions is because they consider it financially material to investment performance. [...]

By |2017-03-07T10:03:53+00:00March 7th, 2017|ESG, Financial, Firm Value, Indicators, Investors, Risk|0 Comments