Anna Georgieva is part of the Qontigo Sustainable Investment Team. As someone who has seen firsthand the evolution of the sustainability space we sat down with Anna to get her thoughts on the intersection of financial markets and ESG and what to look out for in the coming months.
The iSTOXX APG World Responsible Investment Indices were designed to ‘layer in’ various sustainability filters in order to measure the effect on risk and returns of each individual ESG criteria on a developed-markets global equities portfolio. Hamish Seegopaul and Yurong Gu explain how the new indices came about and discuss the value of the collaboration with the Netherlands’ APG and with BlackRock.
The results of the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index’s annual review are out. Qontigo’s broadest benchmark tracking the highest ESG-scoring companies now comprises 410 constituents: 270 from Europe, 79 from North America and 61 from Asia/Pacific.
Ronald van Dijk, Deputy CIO at APG Asset Management, discusses how the recently launched iSTOXX APG World Responsible Investment Indices help pension funds and other investors incorporate different layers of sustainability ambitions on portfolios in an innovative, flexible and transparent way.
Investors and companies increasingly want to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals through their business activities. But the lack of quality data needed to measure and identify company contributions remains a challenge. But now there’s a solution – some of the world’s largest asset owners have established the Sustainable Development Investments Asset Owner Platform, or SDI AOP.
APG Asset Management in collaboration with analytics and index provider Qontigo and asset manager BlackRock, have announced the launch of the iSTOXX APG World Responsible Investment Indices (iSTOXX APG RI Index Family).
Stocks rose for a seventh straight month during August, amid ongoing optimism that the global economy continues to rebound from the COVID-19 slump and as the US Federal Reserve indicated it won’t rush to raise interest rates.
Impact investing is growing as a means to generate positive, real-world change. But defining, measuring and standardizing it is no easy task. A joint whitepaper from Qontigo and Clarity AI looks at some of the frameworks that are taking on these challenges and helps shed light on the way forward for the strategy.
The STOXX SRI (Socially Responsible Investing) indices are part of Qontigo’s index-based sustainability solutions framework, which grew this year to address investors’ varied ESG needs and ambitions. The SRI indices seek to improve the ESG profile of the portfolio and lower its carbon emissions.
For this paper Qontigo’s Sustainable Investment Team collaborated with Clarity AI’s research team to deep dive into the theory and practice of impact investment, define the gaps and propose the reconciliation methods between the two.