The latest Qontigo whitepaper analyzes the risk, return and impact profile of three ESG indices tracking the STOXX® USA 500 benchmark: the STOXX® USA 500 ESG Broad Market, STOXX® USA 500 ESG Target and STOXX® USA 500 ESG Target TE. The study reveals that while performance and risk across the three ESG variants are similar to those of the parent benchmark, differences exist in the active risk and constitution of the portfolios.
The race to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 is on, and many investors are adopting indices with a decarbonization path to achieve their climate objectives. Our latest whitepaper looks at Paris-aligned indices covering the US and Europe and seeks to answer the following questions: in which region can investors make the most impact, and how much risk are they taking in the process?
US policymakers have in recent months stepped up efforts to address climate risk in financial markets. During a webinar organized by Responsible Investor, a panel of experts from 2° Investing Ventures, ISS ESG, New York Department of Financial Services, PRI and Qontigo, discussed these moves and explored some of the directions US climate regulation may take.
This Special Report discusses the increasing importance of sustainability for investors. It also outlines how investors are able to the measure the carbon footprint of their portfolios, and ensure they meet their climate goals.
A new whitepaper from Qontigo’s Sustainable Investment team is a primer to understanding and untangling the multiple — and often confusing — climate data alternatives that have emerged in recent years.
In this paper we review some of the most prominent forward-looking climate metrics (FLCMs) that are currently available to investors, including proprietary methodologies developed by dedicated providers.
Stocks rose for a fourth consecutive month in May, with the STOXX® Global 1800 Index extending its all-time high, as countries lifted restrictions put in place to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new DAX® ESG Target Index offers a sustainable alternative to Germany’s flagship DAX that is optimized to maximize the ESG score of the portfolio, with a tracking-error constraint, and that simultaneously reduces the carbon intensity by at least 30%.
While sustainable investing is not a new concept, its growing popularity means a sharper focus is needed on how to achieve sustainability goals without sacrificing returns or taking on too much unintended risk.