VIEWPOINTS

IMPACT INVESTING

The Impact of Gender Diversity

Impact Investing

The Impact of Gender Diversity

Sonya Park discusses the next evolution in impact investing. Investors can invest in causes they care about such as gender diversity while also seeking returns for their portfolio.

Investing and Giving for Good

Environmental Social Governance

Investing and Giving for Good

Jai Chanda, Head of Charitable Asset Management, discusses how the SHE donor advised fund gives back to our communities by funding female leadership programs.

Introducing SHE

Impact Investing

Introducing SHE

A transparent, relatively low-cost way to invest in companies that have achieved greater levels within their sectors of gender diversity at the senior management level.

Likely Activists

Responsible Investing

Likely Activists

Ron O'Hanley on the active role we play in maximizing long-term returns on clients' behalf.

Investment Logic for Sustainability

Ted Talks

Investment Logic for Sustainability

Chris Mcknett shows how strong financial data isn't enough, and reveals why investors need to look at a company's environmental, social and governance structures too.

Next-Generation ESG Research for Better Alpha

Responsible Investing

Next-Generation ESG Research 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.

Responsible Investing

Environmental, Social & Governance

The economic relevance of ESG coming into force today as a tool to position portfolios for tomorrow.

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Equity securities may fluctuate in value in response to the activities of individual companies and general market and economic conditions.

Gender diversity risk: The returns on a portfolio of securities that excludes companies that are not gender diverse may trail the returns on a portfolio of securities that includes companies that are not gender diverse.

Non-diversified funds that focus on a relatively small number of issuers tend to be more volatile than diversified funds and the market as a whole.

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