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.
- 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
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.