The business case for banks to incorporate sound environmental and social risk due dilliegence in their lending and underwriting activities is clear – it improves overall risk management, helps identify new business opportunities, and enhances reputation and brand value. A 2019 study by MSCI1 links banks with better ESG performance to better returns, lower risk profiles and higher valuations.
Policy landscape and regional developments
Outlook and next steps
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November 28, 2022
What to Expect from Q4 Bank Earnings
What will Q4 bank earnings tell us about the strength of the economy? What impact could external economic shocks like a possible U.S. railroad strike have on outlook and positioning?
November 21, 2022
When Will the Recession Hit?
What should investors expect from a split U.S. Congress following the recent elections? How will the inverted yield curve impact markets?
November 17, 2022
A recap of our 2022 proxy voting in Canada
Proxy voting is a key element of our stewardship and responsible investment approach. This piece summarizes how we voted in the Canadian market during the 2022 proxy voting season.
November 14, 2022
Chaos in Crypto: Should Investors Be Worried?
Why the latest crypto crash is affecting equity markets? Is demand for energy weighing down oil prices?
November 7, 2022
Can Innovation Overcome Adversity?
Market conditions in 2022 have been difficult for all assets classes, with double-digit declines across the board.
November 7, 2022
What Do Fixed Income ETF Flows Foretell?
Investment-grade credit offers investors a chance to move up the credit curve and make their portfolio more quality-based, which is attractive in an uncertain market environment.