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1st Edition

Perspectives in Sustainable Equity Investing

ISBN 9781032071015
Published March 9, 2022 by CRC Press
204 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Sustainable investing has recently gained traction throughout the world. This trend has multiple sources, which span from genuine ethical concerns to hopes of performance boosting, and also encompass risk mitigation. The resulting appetite for green assets is impacting the decisions of many investors.  Perspectives in Sustainable Equity Investing is an up-to-date review of the academic literature on sustainable equity investing. It covers more than 800 academic sources grouped into six thematic chapters. Designed for corporate sustainability and financial management professionals, this is an ideal reference for ESG-driven financiers (both retail and institutional). Students majoring in finance or economics with some background or interest in ESG concerns would also find this compact overview useful. 

Key Features:

  • Introduces the reader to terms and nomenclature used in the field.
  • Surveys the link between sustainability and performance (including risk).
  • Details the integration of sustainable criteria in complex portfolio optimization.
  • Reviews the financial liabilities induced by climate change.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 ESG data

Chapter 2 Investors & SRI

Chapter 3 ESG investing and financial performance

Chapter 4 Quantitative portfolio construction with ESG data and criteria

Chapter 5 Climate change risk

Chapter 6 SRI in economic equilibria

Chapter 7 Conclusion

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Guillaume Coqueret is an associate professor at EMLYON Business School. His research focuses on empirical asset pricing, portfolio choice, and sustainability. He consults for financial institutions, notably on issues related to ESG investing.