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The report, titled “Investing in a time of climate change” outlines actions for investors to manage key downside risks and access opportunities. It is the culmination of a research project that began in September 2014 and launched in London on June 4th; ahead of negotiations for a new global climate agreement at the end of 2015 in Paris.
This companion piece to our Framework for Sustainable Investment Growth outlines the drivers for addressing sustainable growth trends at a portfolio level for each major asset class.
Mercer is currently the only investment consultancy assigning explicit ratings on ESG by strategy, as part of its manager research process.
Companies leading on sustainability recognize the critical role that their human capital strategy plays in developing an innovative and resilient workforce, aligned with its sustainability vision and goals. Download our research report from our RI Library to learn more.
Four TRIP risk factors - concerning Technology (T), Resource availability (R), Impact (I) and Policy (P) - serve as lenses that can enable investors to zoom in and focus on the future implications of climate change to be better informed and prepared for an uncertain future.
Responsible Investment (RI) integrates environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risks and opportunities, along with the exercise of active ownership (voting and engagement), given these can have a material impact on long-term risks and returns. Consequently, a sustainable investment approach, which considers such risks and opportunities, is preferred. Our RI specialists provide advice and conduct innovative research to mitigate portfolio risk, demonstrate active ownership, and construct portfolios targeting long-term returns and sustainable growth. The team also helps investors seeking to align their organisation’s values and investment allocations.
Mercer’s Investment Framework for Sustainable Growth outlines how we work with our clients in each stage of the investment process, from beliefs and policy, to processes and portfolio.
| Beliefs & Policy
The PRI in Person team caught up with Jane Ambachtsheer during their September 2014 Montréal conference to talk about ESG and reflect on a decade of Mercer helping investors establish and embed a consideration of sustainability into their investment processes. Jane considers the challenges, key drivers and more in this 5-minute video.
Video courtesy CSSP - Center for Social and Sustainable Products AG
Mercer has been leading the field in sustainable investing since 2004. It has a long history of innovative research, for example: examining climate change and strategic asset allocation implications in our seminal 2011 study (soon to be revisited); championing governance, as with our 2013 report on long-term shareholders and loyalty-driven securities; and as the only investment consultancy assigning explicit ESG ratings to enable clients to easily integrate ESG across asset class strategies. Download these and more examples below.
Wake Up! No investor, government or economy can afford to ignore investment opportunities in energy, infrastructure and technologies that reduce water consumption, waste and emissions as Helga Birgden, Leader of Mercer’s Asia Pacific Responsible Investment Team, explains.
Go to our latest resources and reports about integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment decision-making processes
MERCER'S REPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS LIBRARY
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