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Research Review | 8 February 2019 | ESG Investing

Can Sustainable Investment Yield Better Financial Returns:
A Comparative Study of ESG Indices and MSCI Indices

Mansi Jain (Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University), et al.
2 February 2019
‘Sustainable investment’ includes a variety of asset classes selected while caring for the causes of environmental, social, and governance (ESG). It is an investment strategy that seeks to combine social and/or environmental benefits with financial returns, thus linking investor’s social, ethical, ecological and economic concerns… The purpose of this paper is to study whether the sustainable investment alternatives offer better financial returns than the conventional indices from both developed and emerging markets… The results indicate that there is no significant difference in the performance between sustainable indices and the traditional conventional indices….
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Macro Briefing: 8 February 2019

Trump expected to ban Chinese telecom equipment in US next week: Politico
Trump won’t meet China’s Xi before March 1 tariff deadline: Bloomberg
Trump probably can’t force another gov’t shutdown: Politico
Softer growth expected for Europe and UK: MarketWatch
Italy’s industrial output fell for fourth straight month in December: Bloomberg
Supreme Court blocks abortion law in narrow ruling: CNN
Proposed BB&T-Sun Trust merger is biggest US bank deal in a decade: Reuters
Amazon’s Bezos accuses American Media of blackmail: WSJ
US consumer credit for Dec rose above $4 trillion for first time: MW
US jobless claims pulled back last week after spiking: Reuters