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ESG Perspectives: Plastic Oceans
September 26, 2018 — Each year, about eight million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans. It’s the equivalent of dumping a garbage truck. . . .
A Better Balance of Risk: ESG Investing for Insurance Companies
September 21, 2018 — Insurance has always been a balance of risk – a balance of pure insurance risk (or underwriting risk) versus investment risk.. . . .
Practical Tips for Public Pension Plans
September 20, 2018 — Although not all public pensions are poorly funded, the average public plan’s funded ratio is still well below its pre-financial crisis. . . .
ESG Perspectives — Retirement Plans, ESG Ratings & SDGs
September 5, 2018 — This month’s ESG Perspectives is a compilation of three pieces: 1) GAO Favors Better ESG Investing Rules for U.S. Retirement Plans. . . .
A Rare Opportunity in Coal Waste
August 15, 2018 — U.S. researchers, backed by the Department of Energy, are overcoming what has long been an expensive environmental challenge: extracting rare earth. . . .
Facebook’s Fall: Why Considering ESG is Important in the Investing Process
August 3, 2018 — Long before Facebook revealed that 87 million users’ data may have been breached (April 2018), and even before it was revealed. . . .
3 Questions for the Second Half
July 20, 2018 — If the volatility during the first half of 2018 was caused by fears of reflation and higher rates negatively impacting equities,. . . .
LDI for Public Defined Benefit Plans: Split the Risk to Meet Objectives
July 19, 2018 — The rules governing public DB plans make the application of asset/liability management uniquely different from their corporate DB siblings. In this. . . .
Sage’s ESG Investment Philosophy: To Achieve Better Alignment
July 19, 2018 — Sage believes that the integration of ESG factor assessment will result in better investment outcomes for our clients and closer alignment. . . .