Integrating Smart Beta and ESG

Innovations in both Smart Beta and ESG investing are helping investors address the challenge of meeting their return objectives without taking on too much risk or incurring significant costs.

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Next Generation ESG for Better Alpha

Next Generation ESG for Better Alpha

SSGA’s quants describe the more tailored approach they are taking to ESG metrics for specific sectors in order to create uncorrelated alpha signals for their active equity strategies.

Harnessing ESG as an Alpha Source in AQE

Harnessing ESG as an Alpha Source in AQE

How our Active Quantitative Equities team uses ESG factors to seek additional portfolio returns.

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Understanding & Comparing ESG Terminology

ESG Investing

Understanding & Comparing ESG Terminology

A practical framework for identifying the ESG strategy that is right for you.

Index funds must be activists to serve investors

ESG Investing

Index funds must be activists to serve investors

State Street Global Advisors President and CEO Cyrus Taraporevala pens op-ed in Financial Times reiterating our commitment to long-term value creation on behalf of clients.

Fearless Girl

Asset Stewardship

Fearless Girl

SSGA takes action to celebrate the power of women in leadership and to urge greater gender diversity on corporate boards.

Climate Risk: From Measuring to Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cyrus Taraporevala highlighted the important role asset managers and owners play in promoting sustainability at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk at the UN headquarters in NYC.

Boards Lag on Climate Risk

Planning for climate risk needs to start at the top—with company boards. But planning is often lacking, even in sectors where risk is most pronounced.

Strong Ethical Core Key to Finance Industry’s Positive Impact

Finance is essential, providing the capital allocation mechanism for building the future. To regain the trust of our communities, we must be bold in upholding the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

Total Societal Impact

Ron O’Hanley reflects on the materiality of ESG in the forward to a new report issued by Boston Consulting Group.

Performing for the Future

Performance characteristics are a key driver of interest in ESG for many investors. Find out more about their motivations and challenges in our latest survey of global institutional investors.

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