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Among the many and diverse types of investments within the alternatives asset class, there is a group we call "sustainable opportunities," which are associated with themes such as population growth, resource scarcity and energy efficiency.
Sustainable opportunities are primed to benefit by capitalising on stronger demand for food, resources and energy and helping fund solutions to world problems caused by the growing population and increased consumption.
The growing call for capitalism to be 'fairer' or 'more sustainable' is not going away. In fact realistic prospects of a low return environment has increased visibility on the issues and provided greater impetus for action.
How can pension plans adapt to climate change? In this article, Mercer explores these questions from the point of view of an actuary in our Retirement practice.
Why has so little attention been paid to ESG factors within bond markets? Mercer explores possible reasons and drivers behind the gradual shift towards integrating ESG factors into credit analysis.
Mercer is interested in exploring next steps for moving the conversation about investors and international codes and conventions forward. In this article, we discuss recent developments and possible solutions.
What does best practice governance mean for Indigenous settlement claims? Mercer discusses findings from its recent report, First Peoples’ Settlement Peer Practices, drawing insight from government settlements with Indigenous groups from around the globe.
A successful investment program relies on strategy and on the availability of highly-skilled managers. Mercer is currently seeking innovative and experienced managers with a compelling investment case to help our clients implement their sustainable strategy. Helga Birgden, Mercer’s Head of Responsible Investment, Asia Pacific reports.
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