Many investors want to incorporate Sustainable Development Goals in their portfolios. This blog shows that it is possible to create a portfolio that significantly improves the exposure to SDGs without taking on too much active risk.
The Sustainable Development Investments Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP) and Qontigo, its exclusive distribution partner, have announced that leading asset manager BlackRock has subscribed to the SDI AOP dataset.
Earlier this year, we welcomed ESG data science leader, RepRisk, as a part of our growing sustainability ecosystem, which includes ESG-led partners such as Clarity AI, SDI AOP, ISS and Sustainalytics. We spoke with Jenny M. Nordby, Head of Partnerships and Third Party Distribution at RepRisk, to learn more about the partnership and the data they provide.
We recently co-hosted an ‘Investing in Climate Solutions Using SDG Data’ roundtable, where representatives from US pension plans and intermediaries discussed the integration of SDGs data from the SDI Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP) for climate investing objectives.
Dutch pension fund Pensioenfonds PGB is one of the subscribers to the Sustainable Development Investment Asset Owner Platform. The data, backed by some of the largest asset owners in the world, creates a standard for investing in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Working with technology partner Entis and Qontigo, as exclusive distribution partner, James Leaton leads the research and future development of the SDI AOP content. Just this week, the new 2022 data was released so we took this opportunity to find out more about what this means for investors.
In this post we employed a “fact-finding” approach to examine the issue of how much exposure to a single SDG a portfolio can potentially achieve, and how that exposure is related to active risk. For this analysis we used the Axioma Worldwide Fundamental Equity Factor Risk Model – Medium-Horizon and the SDG contribution from the SDI AOP data as of July 1, 2021.
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 SDI AOP helps investors to imbed the UN SDGs into their investment processes. We asked Claudia Kruse of APG, one of the founding members of the SDI AOP, why and how they use the data within their organization.
As part of our continuing series on highlighting the real-world use cases of the Sustainable Development Investment Asset Owner Platform (SDI AOP) data, we spoke to AustralianSuper’s Andrew Gray, Director ESG and Stewardship. Andrew shares his insights on the value the SDI AOP data is providing to his organization.