1st Edition

Perspectives in Sustainable Equity Investing

By Guillaume Coqueret Copyright 2022
    204 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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.