Academic Network Conference 2018 Papers and presentations Opening keynote: ESG, investors and risk Professor Laura T. Starks, University of Texas at Austin, Department of Finance Governance, engagement, and ESG performance A neo-configurational analysis of the effectiveness of shareholder engagement on ...
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Modern portfolio theory is core to finance and how we invest, but in its practical application ESG factors are merely “externalities,” therefore how can responsible investment ever become “investment” if education treats responsible investment as a module – or does not feature at all?
High-level trends Human rights risk assessment - identifying In 2015, two companies reported on human rights risk identification; this increased to 25 in 2017, making it one of the most improved areas. Almost all target companies have incorporated human rights considerations into their risk
High-level trends Business relationships - selection Over half of the companies now report on the criteria used to select business relationships e.g. suppliers and security providers. While all categories have made progress on this indicator, companies in emerging markets have shown most