In this infographic, we outline how the data and methodology of the Sustainable Development Investments Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP) can help investors align and track portfolios’ contributions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to report PRI sustainable outcomes.
Europe has led the world in sustainable investing. A panel of experts told the Qontigo Investment Intelligence Summit on Dec. 9 that the region must now show the way forward in setting standards in non-financial reporting for ESG assets to thrive.
It is the time of year when signatories to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) are fully immersed in the PRI reporting and assessment process, including the institutional investors responsible for Sustainable Development Investment Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP). Importantly, for the first time this year, signatories will be able to report on sustainable outcomes […]
Climate change was at the center of Qontigo’s Investment Intelligence Summit last month, in the week of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, as investors and supervisors discussed the impact of a changing environment on financial markets.
Sustainability has moved from a tangential consideration to a crucial criterion in portfolio construction. A line-up of experts told this year’s Qontigo Investment Intelligence Summit how this evolution is re-shaping the entire investment landscape.
There is no denying the impact of climate change — and associated regulatory realities — on the business of investment management. For portfolio managers, it is essential to understand how to successfully adapt and prepare for what some call the “mother of all correlated risks”. Here we expose — in three parts — what portfolio managers need to know when switching to a fully Paris Aligned Benchmark (PAB) portfolio from a current market-cap weighted (CWB) portfolio.
Our annual event will be held virtually this year and focus on the ever-growing topic of sustainable investment. A line-up of experts will discuss the regulatory drivers and practical applications of integrating ESG considerations in portfolios.
Ahead of the Qontigo Summit, Olivier d’Assier analyzes the cost of adapting a portfolio to meet global warming targets using a STOXX Paris-Aligned Benchmark index. The results show that an early but gradual transition can dramatically reduce the market impact and transaction costs.
“The SDI AOP is a huge step forward by creating a set of easy-to-use and cost- efficient data – as opposed to a piece of required software – that can be incorporated into existing tools for investment decisions and reporting,” explains Ian Webster, Senior Managing Director at Qontigo.