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Innovative Investments for Sustainability: Solutions for the Twenty-First Century

  • Andy White

Abstract

Why are some of the world’s most forward-thinking, aggressive and successful financial institutions moving to differentiate themselves through their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) capabilities? Global hypercompetition, accelerated by a “perfect storm” convergence of powerful global mega-trends, has created both challenges and opportunities for investors which are quite literally unprecedented. In order to confront those challenges and seize the opportunities, investors will need both a radically different mindset and an entirely new arsenal of analytical tools. Traditional, accounting-driven investment analysis appears to have reached the limits of its usefulness. As recently as the mid-1980s, financial statements were arguably capable of capturing 75–80 percent of the true risk profile and value potential of major corporations.

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Notes

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    Kimberly Gluck, CFA, State Street Global Advisors (2004), Journal of Asset Management, 5/4: 220–2.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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