DC Getting Busy with Climate Risk Regulation in Finance DC Getting Busy with Climate Risk Regulation in Finance

With climate change risk a top focus for the Biden administration, Government Relations specialist Susan Olson outlines legislation and regulations under way.

ESG Means Business
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ESG Means Business

From seeking to manage risk to uncovering opportunities, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) can be a powerful investment analysis tool for investors.

  • August 6, 2021
Natixis Investment Managers’ Stance on ESG in Retirement Plans Natixis Investment Managers’ Stance on ESG in Retirement Plans

Natixis Investment Managers recently urged the DOL to consider five key points related to ESG investing in retirement plans.

  • July 28, 2021
Gen Z: Who Else?

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Jens Peers, CFA, CEO, and CIO, Mirova US elaborates on the Generation Z and identifies key characteristics and trends, he also highlights some possible scenarios how it may impact other generations going forward.

The G Factor The G Factor

Amber Fairbanks and Manon Salomez, ESG analyst, give their view on the impact of Covid-19 on corporate governance and Mirova’s vision of creating shared value over the long term.

  • June 21, 2021
At the Dawn of a New Era At the Dawn of a New Era

Nathalie Wallace Head of ESG Strategy and Development, Mirova US* and Mathilde Dufour Head of Sustainability Research Listed Assets, Mirova discuss the impact that the U.S. re-joined the Paris Climate Agreement under the new Biden Administration.

  • June 14, 2021
Enabling vs Labelling in Sustainable Finance Enabling vs Labelling in Sustainable Finance

ESG data, standards and labels are unlikely to drive the change we seek until we first agree on the appropriate change mechanisms.

  • May 10, 2021
2021 ESG Investor Insight Report 2021 ESG Investor Insight Report

Investors and professionals are warming up to the potential of ESG. Our research offers insight into five critical questions about ESG investing.

Biden and the Paris Agreement: What Rejoining Could Mean for Investors Biden and the Paris Agreement: What Rejoining Could Mean for Investors

The US has officially rejoined the Paris Agreement on climate change, signaling a broader focus by the Biden administration on sustainability issues.

Loomis Sayles: Fixed Income Approach to ESG and Corporate Issuers Loomis Sayles: Fixed Income Approach to ESG and Corporate Issuers

The Loomis Sayles Global Fixed Income Team explains its ESG investment philosophy and enhancements to its capabilities and process.

  • March 23, 2021
Loomis Sayles: A Principled Approach to ESG in Investing Loomis Sayles: A Principled Approach to ESG in Investing

Well-known for deep proprietary research, Loomis Sayles believes that ESG considerations are an inextricable part of investment analysis.

  • March 22, 2021
Sustainable Funds in 403(b) Plan Underscore School’s Mission Sustainable Funds in 403(b) Plan Underscore School’s Mission

How United World College-USA drew on its educational philosophy as the foundation for the investments in its retirement plan.

  • March 16, 2021
Behind the Scenes with Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova
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Behind the Scenes with Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova

Mirova CEO explains why companies with sustainable solutions to massive global challenges will likely be the industry leaders of tomorrow.

  • March 15, 2021
A New Green Deal with Suzanne Senellart from Mirova
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A New Green Deal with Suzanne Senellart from Mirova

Mirova portfolio manager points out that as human activity threatens the planet, innovative green solutions are driving the transition to carbon neutrality.

  • March 11, 2021
Sustainable Funds in 401(k) Boosted Plan Participation and Contributions Sustainable Funds in 401(k) Boosted Plan Participation and Contributions

Research firm that adopted the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® saw a dramatic increase in retirement investing by its employees.

  • March 8, 2021
Five Institutional Investment Trends to Watch Five Institutional Investment Trends to Watch

Recent trends include cash deployment, sustainable investment screening, and muni debt issuance by colleges and universities.

Sustainable Funds as 401(k) Option Improved Plan’s Contribution Rates Sustainable Funds as 401(k) Option Improved Plan’s Contribution Rates

See how one company encouraged employees to contribute more to their 401(k) plans by offering a new Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA).

  • February 23, 2021
Can Sustainable Investing Really Save the World? Can Sustainable Investing Really Save the World?

Amid the clamour for everything ESG today, asset managers, investors and advisors need to decide what they are genuinely trying to achieve.

  • February 9, 2021
ESG Investment Terminology: What Exactly Are We Talking About? ESG Investment Terminology: What Exactly Are We Talking About?

A quick guide to some of the most commonly used terms and abbreviations related to sustainable investing.

  • February 5, 2021
Under New Management in a Fast-Changing World Under New Management in a Fast-Changing World

Perspective on how investors may benefit from macroeconomic trends and changing US government policies related to social inequality and climate change.

Sustainable Funds Drive Participation in Company’s 401(k)
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Sustainable Funds Drive Participation in Company’s 401(k)

VP of Finance & Operations explains how the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® improved 401(k) plan contribution rates since adoption in 2017.

  • January 28, 2021
Connecting 5G Hype with ESG Reality Connecting 5G Hype with ESG Reality

Louise Schreiber, SRI Analyst at Mirova, looks at the investment potential of 5G today and assesses its future uses and limitations in the context of ESG.

  • January 18, 2021
Customized Equity Portfolios Invest for Racial Equality Customized Equity Portfolios Invest for Racial Equality

The AIA Racial Equity investment approach uses direct indexing to focus on companies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • December 30, 2020
New US SIF Report Highlights Trends in Sustainable Investing
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New US SIF Report Highlights Trends in Sustainable Investing

Perspective on the US SIF Foundation’s 2020 Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing presented by Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF.

  • December 17, 2020
DOL Paves Way for ERISA Plan ESG Investments in Final Ruling DOL Paves Way for ERISA Plan ESG Investments in Final Ruling

Whitepaper examines the new DOL ruling in effect January 12, 2021 that stresses “pecuniary factors” relevant to retirement plan investments.

  • November 23, 2020
Plan Sponsor Views: DOL Proposal on ESG in Retirement Plans
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Plan Sponsor Views: DOL Proposal on ESG in Retirement Plans

A retirement plan specialist and the president of an international high school offer their perspectives on the DOL’s proposed ruling on ESG investing.

  • October 12, 2020
ESG Investing Gains Ground during Covid-19 Times ESG Investing Gains Ground during Covid-19 Times

Why ESG-related investments attracted inflows during the coronavirus crisis is discussed in this interview with Jens Peers, CEO & CIO of Mirova US.

The Evolution of Target Date Funds in Retirement Plans The Evolution of Target Date Funds in Retirement Plans

Portfolio manager Christopher Sharpe reviews trends in target date investing, with a focus on hybrid funds that combine active and passive strategies.

Investing for Retirement
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Investing for Retirement

The first ESG-driven target date mutual funds – designed to help plan participants invest for the future with purpose.

  • August 31, 2020
Out of the Frying Pan: Institutional Investors Are Responding to a Daunting – and Growing – Set of Challenges Out of the Frying Pan: Institutional Investors Are Responding to a Daunting – and Growing – Set of Challenges

Institutions face an environment without precedent in global politics, finance and economics. They are developing creative solutions to navigate it, drawing on a wider variety of assets and resources than ever to pursue their investment mandates.

Taking Responsible Investment from Talk to Action Taking Responsible Investment from Talk to Action

Demographic, technological, environment, and governance transitions can present opportunities for investors focused on risk and sustainability.

  • March 12, 2020
Create Customized Portfolios Using Direct Indexing
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Create Customized Portfolios Using Direct Indexing

See how index portfolios can be customized for ESG (environmental, social, and governance) or strategic investment goals using active screening techniques.

Diversity in Asset Management: Staying Ahead of Investor Expectations Diversity in Asset Management: Staying Ahead of Investor Expectations

A diverse workforce challenges conventional thinking and creates a more dynamic and rewarding work environment. It may also lead to better experiences for clients.

Utility Companies Face Challenges in an Evolving Energy Landscape Utility Companies Face Challenges in an Evolving Energy Landscape

Gauging the environmental and social impact of utility companies requires a look at how their energy source mix may impact their long-term sustainability.

  • February 13, 2020
ESG and Sustainable Investing: Uncovering Motivations, Dispelling Myths ESG and Sustainable Investing: Uncovering Motivations, Dispelling Myths

It’s time to challenge many of the biggest misconceptions about ESG and sustainable investing so that conversations can be more productive.

It’s Just Good Business: Using ESG in the Investment Process
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It’s Just Good Business: Using ESG in the Investment Process

Incorporating sustainability analysis in an investment strategy may help uncover opportunities and avoid potential risks.

  • December 12, 2019
Plan Participant Taking Sustainability Seriously
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Plan Participant Taking Sustainability Seriously

Find out why offering an ESG-driven target date fund option led one investor to invest more in his 401(k) plan.

  • August 22, 2019
ESG Investing Survey: Investors Want the Best of Both Worlds
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ESG Investing Survey: Investors Want the Best of Both Worlds

Individuals and professionals say ESG investing can help them align assets with personal values — and has the potential to drive real results.

Mission Critical: Sustainable Retirement Investing
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Mission Critical: Sustainable Retirement Investing

See why the Shelton Group uses the Natixis Sustainable Future Funds® in their 401(k) plan.

  • August 13, 2018
Four Key Insights into Establishing the California Green Bond Market
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Investor motivations, perceptions, and knowledge gaps that may influence the state of California’s green bond market.

Environmental, Social and Governance Issues: Sentiment Across Surveys Environmental, Social and Governance Issues: Sentiment Across Surveys

Individuals want investments that reflect their personal values, but professional investors are skeptical about performance.