Knowing what to do with insights is the key that unlocks value for you. Our investors and analysts globally have the knowledge and experience to do this for you. We seek to integrate ESG considerations into our research and overall investment decisions across investment desks and asset classes.
In our Q1 2019 report, we provide an update on the current state of play for sugar, and look at the legalization of cannabis and climate challenges posed by feeding the planet.
Our 2018 Annual Sustainable Investment report demonstrates our commitment to integrating ESG into our investment processes across asset classes and being active owners in the companies in which we invest. We share our latest insights on our proprietary ESG tool SustainEx, climate change opportunities and ESG in passive. We also include a high level overview of our voting and engagements along with the key findings on sustainability from our global investor studies.
In our Q4 2018 report we go back to the future. We have long argued that truly sustainable companies are those that are well positioned for the seismic, environmental and social change that our world is facing. This quarter we look at some of the ways in which this change is manifesting in areas such as artificial intelligence, the effect of populism and ESG in emerging markets. As usual, we also share details of our ESG engagements for the quarter.
In our Q3 2018 report we examine how cyber risk continues to create significant costs for companies globally and how understanding the risk means going beyond a formulaic assessment of policies. We take a look at our Climate Change Dashboard one year on and the advances made in curbing the global temperature rises. As usual, we also share details of our ESG engagements for the quarter.
In our Q2 2018 report we examine the potential winners and losers throughout the value chain from the war on plastics, the overlooked physical risks from climate change and the benefits incorporating ESG considerations into defined contribution pensions. We take a closer look at shareholder resolutions and how we hold boards accountable on material issues, and also review the US corporate governance landscape.
In our Q1 2018 report we examine the emerging threat posed by auto financing – a market that represents a significant share of consumer debt in many developed economies. We also analyse the complexities of fossil fuel investing; investor action on gun control; and lessons on ESG best practice from leading asset owners. As usual, we also share details of our ESG engagements for the quarter.
Our 2017 Annual Sustainable Investment report demonstrates our commitment to integrating ESG into our investment processes across asset classes and being active owners in the companies in which we invest. We share our latest research on climate change, an update on the sugar research we first published in 2015, some stewardship case studies and include a high level overview of our voting and engagements. We also highlight the key findings on sustainability from our global investor studies.
In our Q4 2017 report we examine the current opioid addiction crisis and the cost of killing pain. We analyse how accounting for human capital is a difficult job. We also look at UK fulfilment centres and the labour standards’ blind spot. We reveal highlights from the debate focusing capital on the Long Term. Included in this report is an update from the BankingFutures project as well as a feature on Corporate Governance Dialogue with Investors with a focus on emerging markets.
The majority of asset managers spend most of their time talking about their buying discipline rather than discussing the ownership process, and how they exercised their stewardship responsibilities. However, we believe that actions speak louder than words so rather than just talking about it, we show exactly how we exercise our stewardship responsibilities by sharing actual insights from our engagement and voting activity. These demonstrate how sustainability is embedded in the lifecycle of our investments.
In this quarter’s Sustainable Investment Report we explore corporate controversies concluding that ESG ratings are of little help in identifying companies that will face them. We also provide a summary of our new framework for ESG integration in sovereign bond investment and discuss Stewardship Codes and the erosion of shareholder rights. Our ESG engagements for the quarter are also shared as usual.
In our Q1 2017 Sustainable Investment Report we share our new Sustainability branding and our Intelligent investing approach with you. We also discuss carbon value at risk, the rise of founder-CEO firms, investor expectations on sugar, bribery and corruption in emerging markets, corporate governance in Australia and our public policy activities. As usual, we also share details of our ESG engagements for the quarter.