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The investment seeks to track the investment results of the MSCI KLD 400 Social Index composed of U.S. companies that have positive environmental, social and governance characteristics as identified by the index provider. The fund generally invests at least 90% of its assets in securities of the underlying index and in depositary receipts representing securities of the underlying index. The underlying index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index designed to target U.S. companies that have positive environmental, social and governance ("ESG") characteristics.

Market Cap: 1.08 Billion

Primary Exchange: NYSE Arca

Website: http://www.ishares.com

Shares Outstanding: 10.3 Million

Float: 10.3 Million

Dividend: 1.2556 (1.2%)

Beta: 0.986019

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Short Interest (Jan 15, 2013): 23.1 Thousand

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Gambling

Longest drawdown: 285 trading days

From: 2015-05-21 To: 2016-07-08

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The 2 Faces Of Investing In Renewables

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-27 23:26:47:000

Renewable energy, however defined, is widely seen as a sustainable and socially responsible (and, if the investing is done right, very profitable) addition to one's portfolio. Indeed, such entities as the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, an Ohio based research-and-analy… read more...

The 2 Faces Of Investing In Renewables

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-27 23:26:47:000

Renewable energy, however defined, is widely seen as a sustainable and socially responsible (and, if the investing is done right, very profitable) addition to one's portfolio. Indeed, such entities as the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, an Ohio based research-and-analy… read more...

The 2 Faces Of Investing In Renewables

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-27 23:26:47:000

Renewable energy, however defined, is widely seen as a sustainable and socially responsible (and, if the investing is done right, very profitable) addition to one's portfolio. Indeed, such entities as the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, an Ohio based research-and-analy… read more...

Vanguard launches its first actively managed ESG fund

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-21 06:30:57:000

Known for the passive index funds it pioneered, Vanguard now starts the subscription period for its first actively managed environmental, social, and governance fund, Global ESG Select Stock Fund (VEIGX). More news on: iShares KLD 400 Social Index ETF, iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF, iS… read more...

Vanguard launches its first actively managed ESG fund

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-21 06:30:57:000

Known for the passive index funds it pioneered, Vanguard now starts the subscription period for its first actively managed environmental, social, and governance fund, Global ESG Select Stock Fund (VEIGX). More news on: iShares KLD 400 Social Index ETF, iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF, iS… read more...

Vanguard launches its first actively managed ESG fund

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-21 06:30:57:000

Known for the passive index funds it pioneered, Vanguard now starts the subscription period for its first actively managed environmental, social, and governance fund, Global ESG Select Stock Fund (VEIGX). More news on: iShares KLD 400 Social Index ETF, iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF, iS… read more...

Unearthing ESG In The Gold Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 15:31:04:000

Easing Global Risks Softened Safe-Haven Demand The gold price showed a small decline in April as global risks eased somewhat. First quarter gross domestic product ((GDP)) growth exceeded expectations in the U.S. and China. China also reported gains in retail sales and industrial production f… read more...

Unearthing ESG In The Gold Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 15:31:04:000

Easing Global Risks Softened Safe-Haven Demand The gold price showed a small decline in April as global risks eased somewhat. First quarter gross domestic product ((GDP)) growth exceeded expectations in the U.S. and China. China also reported gains in retail sales and industrial production f… read more...

Unearthing ESG In The Gold Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 15:31:04:000

Easing Global Risks Softened Safe-Haven Demand The gold price showed a small decline in April as global risks eased somewhat. First quarter gross domestic product ((GDP)) growth exceeded expectations in the U.S. and China. China also reported gains in retail sales and industrial production f… read more...

Unearthing ESG In The Gold Industry

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-17 15:31:04:000

Easing Global Risks Softened Safe-Haven Demand The gold price showed a small decline in April as global risks eased somewhat. First quarter gross domestic product ((GDP)) growth exceeded expectations in the U.S. and China. China also reported gains in retail sales and industrial production f… read more...

ESG Investment Management: Responsibility, Research, Results

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 16:27:47:000

Sustainability and ESG investing (environmental, social, governance) were recurring themes during this year's Milken Global Conference throughout many sessions. I was pleased to participate in a panel on how the investment management field is integrating ESG factors into processes and produc… read more...

ESG Investment Management: Responsibility, Research, Results

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 16:27:47:000

Sustainability and ESG investing (environmental, social, governance) were recurring themes during this year's Milken Global Conference throughout many sessions. I was pleased to participate in a panel on how the investment management field is integrating ESG factors into processes and produc… read more...

ESG Investment Management: Responsibility, Research, Results

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-05-14 16:27:47:000

Sustainability and ESG investing (environmental, social, governance) were recurring themes during this year's Milken Global Conference throughout many sessions. I was pleased to participate in a panel on how the investment management field is integrating ESG factors into processes and produc… read more...

Impact Investing: How Big Is The Market?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-30 21:48:09:000

The Global Impact Investing Network recently issued a report on the size of the market for impact investing . The report explores how many investors want to invest how much of their money in ways that will do good for the planet and for the human social structures it hosts, as well as… read more...

Impact Investing: How Big Is The Market?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-30 21:48:09:000

The Global Impact Investing Network recently issued a report on the size of the market for impact investing . The report explores how many investors want to invest how much of their money in ways that will do good for the planet and for the human social structures it hosts, as well as… read more...

Impact Investing: How Big Is The Market?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-30 21:48:09:000

The Global Impact Investing Network recently issued a report on the size of the market for impact investing . The report explores how many investors want to invest how much of their money in ways that will do good for the planet and for the human social structures it hosts, as well as… read more...

Earning Sustainable Gains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 05:29:41:000

By Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing Human tragedy, financial damage, regulatory tightening and people power are driving ESG up the agenda. To mark the release of our 2018 ESG Annual Report, today's CIO Weekly Perspectives comes from guest contributor Jonathan Bailey. In January, … read more...

Earning Sustainable Gains

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-04-29 05:29:41:000

By Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing Human tragedy, financial damage, regulatory tightening and people power are driving ESG up the agenda. To mark the release of our 2018 ESG Annual Report, today's CIO Weekly Perspectives comes from guest contributor Jonathan Bailey. In January, … read more...

ESG A New Paradigm For The European Investment Industry?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 23:15:41:000

By Detlef Glow Following the news about product releases and trends in the European fund industry, one may get the impression sustainable investing is the new hot topic in the industry, since there are funds with a sustainable investment objective launched every week. Some observers may al… read more...

ESG A New Paradigm For The European Investment Industry?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 23:15:41:000

By Detlef Glow Following the news about product releases and trends in the European fund industry, one may get the impression sustainable investing is the new hot topic in the industry, since there are funds with a sustainable investment objective launched every week. Some observers may al… read more...

ESG A New Paradigm For The European Investment Industry?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-03-12 23:15:41:000

By Detlef Glow Following the news about product releases and trends in the European fund industry, one may get the impression sustainable investing is the new hot topic in the industry, since there are funds with a sustainable investment objective launched every week. Some observers may al… read more...

The 3 Themes Transforming Sustainable Investing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-28 04:26:44:000

By Andre Bertolotti, CFA Sustainable investing is no longer a niche area; it's something investors should not ignore. Brian discusses three key themes driving transformation in this area. Sustainable investing was once viewed as a niche area involving a trade-off between value and "value… read more...

Sustainability For The Globe - And Your Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-28 03:47:10:000

By David Wismer San Francisco will become the new Los Angeles? New York City and Boston will start resembling cities in Arkansas? From a climate perspective, that is - in 60 years. So says a recent study published by Nature Communications , written by researchers from the Universi… read more...

The 3 Themes Transforming Sustainable Investing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 23:26:44:000

By Andre Bertolotti, CFA Sustainable investing is no longer a niche area; it's something investors should not ignore. Brian discusses three key themes driving transformation in this area. Sustainable investing was once viewed as a niche area involving a trade-off between value and "value… read more...

The 3 Themes Transforming Sustainable Investing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 23:26:44:000

By Andre Bertolotti, CFA Sustainable investing is no longer a niche area; it's something investors should not ignore. Brian discusses three key themes driving transformation in this area. Sustainable investing was once viewed as a niche area involving a trade-off between value and "value… read more...

Sustainability For The Globe - And Your Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 22:47:10:000

By David Wismer San Francisco will become the new Los Angeles? New York City and Boston will start resembling cities in Arkansas? From a climate perspective, that is - in 60 years. So says a recent study published by Nature Communications , written by researchers from the Universi… read more...

Sustainability For The Globe - And Your Portfolio

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-27 22:47:10:000

By David Wismer San Francisco will become the new Los Angeles? New York City and Boston will start resembling cities in Arkansas? From a climate perspective, that is - in 60 years. So says a recent study published by Nature Communications , written by researchers from the Universi… read more...

Taking One Step At A Time: Moving Our Sovereign Bond ESG Research Forward

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 07:38:22:000

By J. Patrick Bradley Introduction Environmental, Social, and Governance ((ESG)) factors have increasingly become a part of investment research efforts, whether the focus is equities, corporate bonds, or sovereign bonds. Investor interest continues to grow as well. ESG's impact on invest… read more...

Taking One Step At A Time: Moving Our Sovereign Bond ESG Research Forward

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 07:38:22:000

By J. Patrick Bradley Introduction Environmental, Social, and Governance ((ESG)) factors have increasingly become a part of investment research efforts, whether the focus is equities, corporate bonds, or sovereign bonds. Investor interest continues to grow as well. ESG's impact on invest… read more...

Top 3 ESG Trends In The Private Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 06:26:45:000

As ESG becomes mainstream for investors, demand grows in private markets for ESG disclosure and reporting standards Environmental, social and governance ((ESG)) factors have continued to move from the fringes of the investing world to a priority topic. Most recently, ESG has become vitally i… read more...

Top 3 ESG Trends In The Private Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-26 06:26:45:000

As ESG becomes mainstream for investors, demand grows in private markets for ESG disclosure and reporting standards Environmental, social and governance ((ESG)) factors have continued to move from the fringes of the investing world to a priority topic. Most recently, ESG has become vitally i… read more...

Steps To Attain Sustainable Development Goals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 04:36:57:000

Amber Fairbanks, a portfolio manager at Mirova, a division of Natixis, recently talked to Clarice Avery, a Natixis investment strategist on Asset TV, about potential long-term investment opportunity in the ESG space. She described ESG as a way in which investors can benefit from long-term se… read more...

Steps To Attain Sustainable Development Goals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 04:36:57:000

Amber Fairbanks, a portfolio manager at Mirova, a division of Natixis, recently talked to Clarice Avery, a Natixis investment strategist on Asset TV, about potential long-term investment opportunity in the ESG space. She described ESG as a way in which investors can benefit from long-term se… read more...

Steps To Attain Sustainable Development Goals

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-20 04:36:57:000

Amber Fairbanks, a portfolio manager at Mirova, a division of Natixis, recently talked to Clarice Avery, a Natixis investment strategist on Asset TV, about potential long-term investment opportunity in the ESG space. She described ESG as a way in which investors can benefit from long-term se… read more...

Specter of zero-fee ETFs hangs over industry gathering: Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 12:47:33:000

After Fidelity Investments started selling mutual funds without an annual management charge , the question looming over the annual "Inside ETFs" conference is when a zero-fee exchange-traded fund will start trading, Bloomberg reports. More news on: BlackRock, Inc., State Street Corporatio… read more...

Specter of zero-fee ETFs hangs over industry gathering: Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 12:47:33:000

After Fidelity Investments started selling mutual funds without an annual management charge , the question looming over the annual "Inside ETFs" conference is when a zero-fee exchange-traded fund will start trading, Bloomberg reports. More news on: BlackRock, Inc., State Street Corporatio… read more...

Specter of zero-fee ETFs hangs over industry gathering: Bloomberg

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-11 12:47:33:000

After Fidelity Investments started selling mutual funds without an annual management charge , the question looming over the annual "Inside ETFs" conference is when a zero-fee exchange-traded fund will start trading, Bloomberg reports. More news on: BlackRock, Inc., State Street Corporatio… read more...

ESG, Credit Risk And Ratings: A Case Study

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-10 05:04:26:000

This material was originally published by the UN Principles for Responsible Investment ((PRI)) on 31 January 2019. ESG criteria are an integral part of PIMCO's sovereign ratings analysis and provide important context to our assessment of a sovereign's creditworthiness. We believe incorpora… read more...

Surveying The Investment World Through An ESG Lens: A Snapshot Of Key Topics From The U.S.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-03 06:35:04:000

By Julie Moret, Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton Investments Environmental, social and governance ((ESG)) topics have never been more prominent in investors' minds than they are today. But there's considerable variation among investment managers about how ESG is considered or integrated. Fr… read more...

Surveying The Investment World Through An ESG Lens: A Snapshot Of Key Topics From The U.S.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-03 06:35:04:000

By Julie Moret, Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton Investments Environmental, social and governance ((ESG)) topics have never been more prominent in investors' minds than they are today. But there's considerable variation among investment managers about how ESG is considered or integrated. Fr… read more...

Surveying The Investment World Through An ESG Lens: A Snapshot Of Key Topics From The U.S.

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-02-03 06:35:04:000

By Julie Moret, Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton Investments Environmental, social and governance ((ESG)) topics have never been more prominent in investors' minds than they are today. But there's considerable variation among investment managers about how ESG is considered or integrated. Fr… read more...

Tech Takes Sustainable Investing Mainstream

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-27 05:03:02:000

View Transcript Oscar Pulido : When you picked up your coffee this morning, what did you notice? Maybe it was the man at the counter who brought his own Thermos instead of using a cup from the store. Perhaps it was the use of paper straws instead of plastic, or compostable bowls and ut… read more...

Tech Takes Sustainable Investing Mainstream

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-27 05:03:02:000

View Transcript Oscar Pulido : When you picked up your coffee this morning, what did you notice? Maybe it was the man at the counter who brought his own Thermos instead of using a cup from the store. Perhaps it was the use of paper straws instead of plastic, or compostable bowls and ut… read more...

Tech Takes Sustainable Investing Mainstream

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-27 05:03:02:000

View Transcript Oscar Pulido : When you picked up your coffee this morning, what did you notice? Maybe it was the man at the counter who brought his own Thermos instead of using a cup from the store. Perhaps it was the use of paper straws instead of plastic, or compostable bowls and ut… read more...

Investing With A Conscience Or The Problem With Socially Responsible ETF's

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 17:43:54:000

As most other young investors that began their journey in the capital markets, social and ethical responsibility did not factor into my initial assessment of companies. My goal was to find profitable companies that paid a dividend that was well covered with an expectation of growth. However, o… read more...

Investing With A Conscience Or The Problem With Socially Responsible ETF's

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 17:43:54:000

As most other young investors that began their journey in the capital markets, social and ethical responsibility did not factor into my initial assessment of companies. My goal was to find profitable companies that paid a dividend that was well covered with an expectation of growth. However, o… read more...

Investing With A Conscience Or The Problem With Socially Responsible ETF's

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-24 17:43:54:000

As most other young investors that began their journey in the capital markets, social and ethical responsibility did not factor into my initial assessment of companies. My goal was to find profitable companies that paid a dividend that was well covered with an expectation of growth. However, o… read more...

Do The Capital Markets Reward Low-Carbon Business Models?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 07:30:03:000

A new study by two scholars, an American and an Italian, presents evidence that financial markets are pricing the risk of reliance upon carbon , penalizing carbon-intensive assets and rewarding low-carbon assets. Irene Monasterolo and Luca de Angelis, respectively of Boston University and t… read more...

Do The Capital Markets Reward Low-Carbon Business Models?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 07:30:03:000

A new study by two scholars, an American and an Italian, presents evidence that financial markets are pricing the risk of reliance upon carbon , penalizing carbon-intensive assets and rewarding low-carbon assets. Irene Monasterolo and Luca de Angelis, respectively of Boston University and t… read more...

Do The Capital Markets Reward Low-Carbon Business Models?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-16 07:30:03:000

A new study by two scholars, an American and an Italian, presents evidence that financial markets are pricing the risk of reliance upon carbon , penalizing carbon-intensive assets and rewarding low-carbon assets. Irene Monasterolo and Luca de Angelis, respectively of Boston University and t… read more...

ESG Investing: Too Good To Be True?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-15 06:29:52:000

Good vs. Bad Corporates BlackRock (BLK) is aggressively launching products with high environmental, social, and governance ((ESG)) ratings. The firm's CEO, Larry Fink, recently predicted that assets under management ((AUM)) in the ESG category will grow from the current $25 billion to $400… read more...

Carbon Free? Really?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-01 08:24:07:000

By Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA Let me begin by saying, I was skeptical. A client asked me how he could eliminate - or at least minimize - the carbon footprint in his investment portfolio. The ability to completely remove the carbon effect from a portfolio seemed as likely to me as … read more...

Carbon Free? Really?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-01 08:24:07:000

By Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA Let me begin by saying, I was skeptical. A client asked me how he could eliminate - or at least minimize - the carbon footprint in his investment portfolio. The ability to completely remove the carbon effect from a portfolio seemed as likely to me as … read more...

Carbon Free? Really?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2019-01-01 08:24:07:000

By Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA Let me begin by saying, I was skeptical. A client asked me how he could eliminate - or at least minimize - the carbon footprint in his investment portfolio. The ability to completely remove the carbon effect from a portfolio seemed as likely to me as … read more...

Turning The Quant Sails

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-31 06:30:00:000

2018 seems to be ending on a bad note in the markets. December is setting the wrong kind of records, and Q4 has been a bumpy one in general. This is what happens in the stock market sometimes, but it's been easy to forget over the decade-long bull market. We're using the end of the year as a… read more...

UBS Global Wealth Management to score funds by ESG issues in 2019: CNBC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 14:54:57:000

UBS ( UBS +1.7% ) Global Wealth Management will start including detailed assessments of its funds for environmental, social, and governance issues starting in 2019, CNBC reports. More news on: UBS Group AG, iShares KLD 400 Social Index ETF, iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF, Fina… read more...

UBS Global Wealth Management to score funds by ESG issues in 2019: CNBC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 14:54:57:000

UBS ( UBS +1.7% ) Global Wealth Management will start including detailed assessments of its funds for environmental, social, and governance issues starting in 2019, CNBC reports. More news on: UBS Group AG, iShares KLD 400 Social Index ETF, iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF, Fina… read more...

UBS Global Wealth Management to score funds by ESG issues in 2019: CNBC

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-03 14:54:57:000

UBS ( UBS +1.7% ) Global Wealth Management will start including detailed assessments of its funds for environmental, social, and governance issues starting in 2019, CNBC reports. More news on: UBS Group AG, iShares KLD 400 Social Index ETF, iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF, Fina… read more...

An Integrated Approach To Managing ESG Risks And Opportunities

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-12-02 05:28:16:000

By Julie Moret, Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton Investments Information, data and research are the fuel for investment decisions. Over the years, as new information has emerged and evolved, investors have found innovative means to harness new insights to help inform their decisions. Today… read more...

Why ESG Matters To Investors And Investing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 04:34:48:000

Many investors still see environment, social and governance ((ESG)) factors as values-oriented and either: The primary object of focus, with investment outcomes somewhat less important; or Distracting from the focus on delivering investment outcomes. Such a view can be very limiting… read more...

Why ESG Matters To Investors And Investing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 04:34:48:000

Many investors still see environment, social and governance ((ESG)) factors as values-oriented and either: The primary object of focus, with investment outcomes somewhat less important; or Distracting from the focus on delivering investment outcomes. Such a view can be very limiting… read more...

Why ESG Matters To Investors And Investing

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-29 04:34:48:000

Many investors still see environment, social and governance ((ESG)) factors as values-oriented and either: The primary object of focus, with investment outcomes somewhat less important; or Distracting from the focus on delivering investment outcomes. Such a view can be very limiting… read more...

Why It's Now Easy Being Green In The Bond World

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 12:17:43:000

Green bond ETFs, which fund environmentally beneficial projects, help investors conveniently combine environmental and financial goals. Matt explains, in his latest Q&A. I've written before about recent developments in fixed income sustainable investing, such as the increasing availabi… read more...

Why It's Now Easy Being Green In The Bond World

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 12:17:43:000

Green bond ETFs, which fund environmentally beneficial projects, help investors conveniently combine environmental and financial goals. Matt explains, in his latest Q&A. I've written before about recent developments in fixed income sustainable investing, such as the increasing availabi… read more...

Why It's Now Easy Being Green In The Bond World

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-11-18 12:17:43:000

Green bond ETFs, which fund environmentally beneficial projects, help investors conveniently combine environmental and financial goals. Matt explains, in his latest Q&A. I've written before about recent developments in fixed income sustainable investing, such as the increasing availabi… read more...

Food For Thought: Why ESG Ratings Matter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 04:17:28:000

Credible approaches to ratings of companies environmental, social and governance behavior performs a unique service for investors by revealing data that traditional financial analysis doesnt capture. Every time I eat out, I say a quiet hosanna for New York Citys h… read more...

Food For Thought: Why ESG Ratings Matter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 04:17:28:000

Credible approaches to ratings of companies environmental, social and governance behavior performs a unique service for investors by revealing data that traditional financial analysis doesnt capture. Every time I eat out, I say a quiet hosanna for New York Citys h… read more...

Food For Thought: Why ESG Ratings Matter

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-10-31 04:17:28:000

Credible approaches to ratings of companies environmental, social and governance behavior performs a unique service for investors by revealing data that traditional financial analysis doesnt capture. Every time I eat out, I say a quiet hosanna for New York Citys h… read more...

Sustainability And Disruption: Natural Twins

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 09:47:41:000

By Hamish Chamberlayne There is strong evidence that investment trends continue to favor those companies transforming the world for the better. We believe that only those firms committed to building a sustainable economy are likely to thrive in an environment that is rapidly evolving. Clim… read more...

Sustainability And Disruption: Natural Twins

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 09:47:41:000

By Hamish Chamberlayne There is strong evidence that investment trends continue to favor those companies transforming the world for the better. We believe that only those firms committed to building a sustainable economy are likely to thrive in an environment that is rapidly evolving. Clim… read more...

Sustainability And Disruption: Natural Twins

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-15 09:47:41:000

By Hamish Chamberlayne There is strong evidence that investment trends continue to favor those companies transforming the world for the better. We believe that only those firms committed to building a sustainable economy are likely to thrive in an environment that is rapidly evolving. Clim… read more...

Has ESG Gone Mainstream?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-13 04:25:23:000

By Detlef Glow The announcement that the world's largest fund management company, BlackRock , will require its fund managers to consider environmental, social, and governance ((ESG)) criteria in their investment decision-making process has been discussed widely in the trade press over the… read more...

Has ESG Gone Mainstream?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-08-13 04:25:23:000

By Detlef Glow The announcement that the world's largest fund management company, BlackRock , will require its fund managers to consider environmental, social, and governance ((ESG)) criteria in their investment decision-making process has been discussed widely in the trade press over the… read more...

5 Investing Ideas For The Second Half

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 02:31:40:000

Richard shares five ideas for beefing up portfolio resilience amid a more uncertain economic outlook. Markets are in a tug-of-war as we enter the second half of 2018: Strong global growth and corporate earnings on the one side. Rising economic risks such as trade disputes on the other. … read more...

5 Investing Ideas For The Second Half

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 02:31:40:000

Richard shares five ideas for beefing up portfolio resilience amid a more uncertain economic outlook. Markets are in a tug-of-war as we enter the second half of 2018: Strong global growth and corporate earnings on the one side. Rising economic risks such as trade disputes on the other. … read more...

5 Investing Ideas For The Second Half

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-26 02:31:40:000

Richard shares five ideas for beefing up portfolio resilience amid a more uncertain economic outlook. Markets are in a tug-of-war as we enter the second half of 2018: Strong global growth and corporate earnings on the one side. Rising economic risks such as trade disputes on the other. … read more...

Global SRI: Spotlight Shines On Sustainability

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-08 08:54:13:000

By Hamish Chamberlayne Hamish Chamberlayne, Portfolio Manager for Janus Henderson's Global Sustainable Equity Strategy, discusses 2018's news flow and long-term trends. What are your key observations about 2018 to date? There is strong evidence that investment trends continue to favo… read more...

Global SRI: Spotlight Shines On Sustainability

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-08 08:54:13:000

By Hamish Chamberlayne Hamish Chamberlayne, Portfolio Manager for Janus Henderson's Global Sustainable Equity Strategy, discusses 2018's news flow and long-term trends. What are your key observations about 2018 to date? There is strong evidence that investment trends continue to favo… read more...

Global SRI: Spotlight Shines On Sustainability

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-07-08 08:54:13:000

By Hamish Chamberlayne Hamish Chamberlayne, Portfolio Manager for Janus Henderson's Global Sustainable Equity Strategy, discusses 2018's news flow and long-term trends. What are your key observations about 2018 to date? There is strong evidence that investment trends continue to favo… read more...

Sustainable Investing Gains Traction

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-19 05:07:54:000

Key points Our take on sustainable investing: It's gaining popularity, does not require sacrificing risk-adjusted returns, and can increase portfolio resilience. The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank ((ECB)) each took another step toward normalizing their monetary policies. … read more...

Sustainable Investing Gains Traction

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-19 05:07:54:000

Key points Our take on sustainable investing: It's gaining popularity, does not require sacrificing risk-adjusted returns, and can increase portfolio resilience. The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank ((ECB)) each took another step toward normalizing their monetary policies. … read more...

Sustainable Investing Gains Traction

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-19 05:07:54:000

Key points Our take on sustainable investing: It's gaining popularity, does not require sacrificing risk-adjusted returns, and can increase portfolio resilience. The Federal Reserve and European Central Bank ((ECB)) each took another step toward normalizing their monetary policies. … read more...

ESG Funds: Impact And Alpha

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-06 06:36:49:000

This article originally appeared in the June issue of Wealth Management magazine and online at Brad Zigler . These ETFs show that an adherence to companies with high-ranking environmental, social and governance scores produce more reliable earnings and can outperform the market. Rem… read more...

ESG Funds: Impact And Alpha

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-06 06:36:49:000

This article originally appeared in the June issue of Wealth Management magazine and online at Brad Zigler . These ETFs show that an adherence to companies with high-ranking environmental, social and governance scores produce more reliable earnings and can outperform the market. Rem… read more...

ESG Funds: Impact And Alpha

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-06-06 06:36:49:000

This article originally appeared in the June issue of Wealth Management magazine and online at Brad Zigler . These ETFs show that an adherence to companies with high-ranking environmental, social and governance scores produce more reliable earnings and can outperform the market. Rem… read more...

Why Asian Investors Are Waking Up To ESG Data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 07:40:27:000

By Thomson Reuters The fact that ESG data is becoming an integral part of many fund managers' processes is not new information - but a recent roundtable event in Singapore illustrated that institutional investors in Asia are also ramping up their interest in the investment discipline. Ju… read more...

Why Asian Investors Are Waking Up To ESG Data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 07:40:27:000

By Thomson Reuters The fact that ESG data is becoming an integral part of many fund managers' processes is not new information - but a recent roundtable event in Singapore illustrated that institutional investors in Asia are also ramping up their interest in the investment discipline. Ju… read more...

Why Asian Investors Are Waking Up To ESG Data

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-10 07:40:27:000

By Thomson Reuters The fact that ESG data is becoming an integral part of many fund managers' processes is not new information - but a recent roundtable event in Singapore illustrated that institutional investors in Asia are also ramping up their interest in the investment discipline. Ju… read more...

Environmental, Social, And Governance Assessment And Engagement In Emerging Markets Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-02 06:41:01:000

By Nish Popat, Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Debt, Greg Magnuson, Senior Research Analyst, Emerging Markets Debt and Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing Environmental, Social, and Governance ((ESG)) factors can be particularly important to credit quality in emerging markets… read more...

Environmental, Social, And Governance Assessment And Engagement In Emerging Markets Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-02 06:41:01:000

By Nish Popat, Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Debt, Greg Magnuson, Senior Research Analyst, Emerging Markets Debt and Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing Environmental, Social, and Governance ((ESG)) factors can be particularly important to credit quality in emerging markets… read more...

Environmental, Social, And Governance Assessment And Engagement In Emerging Markets Debt

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-05-02 06:41:01:000

By Nish Popat, Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Debt, Greg Magnuson, Senior Research Analyst, Emerging Markets Debt and Jonathan Bailey, Head of ESG Investing Environmental, Social, and Governance ((ESG)) factors can be particularly important to credit quality in emerging markets… read more...

Socially Responsible Investing: Great For Your Soul But Not Your Wallet?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-10 01:59:55:000

Being an advisor in New Jersey I have often run into clients and prospects interested in investing in line with their moral or religious beliefs. They are not alone and sponsors had responded with both "socially responsible investing" or ('SRI') and religious themed funds. In the recent ye… read more...

Socially Responsible Investing: Great For Your Soul But Not Your Wallet?

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-04-10 01:59:55:000

Being an advisor in New Jersey I have often run into clients and prospects interested in investing in line with their moral or religious beliefs. They are not alone and sponsors had responded with both "socially responsible investing" or ('SRI') and religious themed funds. In the recent ye… read more...

ESG: Improving Your Risk-Adjusted Returns In Emerging Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-25 01:39:13:000

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ESG: Improving Your Risk-Adjusted Returns In Emerging Markets

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-25 01:39:13:000

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Materiality Matters: Targeting The ESG Issues That Can Impact Performance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-07 03:59:21:000

At Russell Investments, we believe that a sound awareness of ESG factors and a robust process can help to deliver strong investment returns and meet objectives over the long term. So, we asked ourselves: Can materiality help to deliver strong performance? Materiality and the Task Force on C… read more...

Materiality Matters: Targeting The ESG Issues That Can Impact Performance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-03-07 03:59:21:000

At Russell Investments, we believe that a sound awareness of ESG factors and a robust process can help to deliver strong investment returns and meet objectives over the long term. So, we asked ourselves: Can materiality help to deliver strong performance? Materiality and the Task Force on C… read more...

Sustainable And Responsible Investment News Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-22 12:03:34:000

By Hamish Chamberlayne The UK-based Janus Henderson SRI Team shares an update on developments affecting the world of sustainable and responsible investment ((SRI)) in the second half of 2017. Political Posturing Recent months have seen a more constructive approach in politics to susta… read more...

Sustainable And Responsible Investment News Update

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-02-22 12:03:34:000

By Hamish Chamberlayne The UK-based Janus Henderson SRI Team shares an update on developments affecting the world of sustainable and responsible investment ((SRI)) in the second half of 2017. Political Posturing Recent months have seen a more constructive approach in politics to susta… read more...

Social investing, bitcoin and other hot topics at the world's biggest ETF conference

via: CNBC at 2018-01-22 07:20:00:000

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Today's clean energy funds performance (1/18/18)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-18 16:13:07:000

CRBN flat, DSI -0.22% , ESGD -0.2% , FIW -0.24% , ICLN -0.72% , KRMA +0.9% , LOWC flat, PHO -0.19% , PIO +0.22% , PZD -0.25% , SHE -0.27% , GEX +0.3% , PBD -0.22% . More news on: iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF, iShares KLD 400 Social Index ETF… read more...

Today's clean energy funds performance (1/17/18)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-17 16:31:25:000

CRBN +0.9% , DSI +1.08% , ESGD +0.76% , FIW +0.41% , ICLN +0.62% , KRMA +1.12% , LOWC +0.67% , PHO +0.55% , PIO +0.75% , PZD +0.67% , SHE +1.17% , GEX +0.36% , PBD +0.74% . More news on: iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF, iShares KLD 400 Social… read more...

Today's clean energy funds performance (1/16/18)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-16 17:01:56:000

CRBN -0.11% , DSI -0.38% , ESGD -0.09% , FIW -0.34% , ICLN -0.93% , KRMA -0.37% , LOWC +0.61% , PHO -0.55% , PIO +0.5% , PZD +0.32% , SHE -0.34% , GEX +0.1% , PBD -0.22% . More news on: iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF, iShares KLD 400 Social … read more...

Today's clean energy funds performance (1/11/18)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-11 16:27:35:000

CRBN +0.53% , DSI +0.56% , ESGD +0.5% , FIW +1.41% , ICLN +2% , KRMA +0.61% , LOWC flat, PHO +1.38% , PIO +0.53% , PZD +1.36% , SHE +0.44% , GEX +1.81% , PBD +1.62% . More news on: iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF, iShares KLD 400 Social Index … read more...

Today's clean energy funds performance (1/9/18)

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-09 16:56:04:000

CRBN +0.2% , DSI +0.1% , ESGD +0.16% , FIW -0.05% , ICLN -0.21% , KRMA +0.52% , LOWC flat, PHO +0.13% , PIO -0.04% , PZD -0.98% , SHE +0.41% , GEX -0.41% , PBD -0.52% . More news on: iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF, iShares KLD 400 Social Inde… read more...

Today's clean energy funds performance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-04 16:33:38:000

CRBN +0.7% , DSI +0.52% , ESGD +1.15% , FIW flat, ICLN -0.74% , KRMA +0.56% , LOWC +0.62% , PHO +0.2% , PIO +0.65% , PZD +0.83% , SHE +0.41% , GEX +0.27% , PBD +0.4% . More news on: iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF, iShares KLD 400 Social Index… read more...

Today's clean energy funds performance

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-03 16:48:39:000

CRBN +0.63% , DSI +0.66% , ESGD +0.65% , FIW +0.47% , ICLN -0.21% , KRMA +0.61% , LOWC +0.84% , PHO +0.33% , PIO flat, PZD +0.93% , SHE +0.62% , GEX +0.31% , PBD +0.35% . More news on: iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF, iShares KLD 400 Social In… read more...

The Quants Are Here: A Look At Alternative Strategies For 2018

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-03 07:30:00:000

2017 has been an exciting year in the markets. All-time highs seem to fall every week, the market has shaken off three Federal Reserve rate hikes as no big deal, and there is so much bitcoin to talk about that it makes a head spin. It's also been an exciting year on the Seeking Alpha Marketp… read more...

Integrating ESG Into Your Multi-Factor Investing Strategy

via: SeekingAlpha at 2018-01-03 04:08:04:000

By Tom Goodwin, senior research director In a previous post , I discussed how a tilt-tilt approach to multi-factor index construction can minimize the dilution of competing factors while still maintaining diversification. But there's yet another benefit to consider: the tilt-tilt approach… read more...

Ex-Date Payment Date Record Date Declared Date Amount Flag Dividend Type Qualified Indicated
2017-12-19 2017-12-26 2017-12-20 2017-01-05 0.365349 Dividend income
2017-09-26 2017-09-29 2017-09-27 2017-09-25 0.345938 Dividend income
2017-06-27 2017-06-30 2017-06-29 2017-06-26 0.267203 Dividend income
2017-03-24 2017-03-30 2017-03-28 2017-03-23 0.277135 Dividend income
2016-12-21 2016-12-28 2016-12-23 2016-12-20 0.380541 Dividend income
2016-09-26 2016-09-30 2016-09-28 2016-09-23 0.262975 Dividend income
2016-06-21 2016-06-27 2016-06-23 2016-06-20 0.262709 Dividend income
2016-03-23 2016-03-30 2016-03-28 2016-03-22 0.336378 Dividend income
2015-12-24 2015-12-31 2015-12-29 2015-12-23 0.337635 Dividend income
2015-09-25 2015-10-01 2015-09-29 2015-09-24 0.276589 Dividend income
2015-06-24 2015-06-30 2015-06-26 2015-06-23 0.247816 Dividend income
2015-03-25 2015-03-31 2015-03-27 2015-03-24 0.242928 Dividend income
2014-12-24 2014-12-31 2014-12-29 2014-12-23 0.294946 Dividend income
2014-09-24 2014-09-30 2014-09-26 2014-09-23 0.24077 Dividend income
2014-06-24 2014-06-30 2014-06-26 2014-06-23 0.22055 Dividend income
2014-03-25 2014-03-31 2014-03-27 2014-03-24 0.206703 Dividend income
2013-12-23 2013-12-30 2013-12-26 2013-12-20 0.250635 Dividend income
2013-09-24 2013-09-30 2013-09-26 2013-09-23 0.235676 Dividend income
2013-06-26 2013-07-02 2013-06-28 2013-06-25 0.20332 Dividend income
2013-03-25 2013-04-01 2013-03-27 2013-03-22 0.185567 Dividend income
Ex-Date Declared Date Record Date Payment Date Ratio To Factor For Factor
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