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Environmental social and governance (ESG) investing

ESG Investing: Practices, Progress and Challenges. 25/09/2020 - While the mainstreaming of forms of sustainable finance is a welcome development, the terminology and practices associated with ESG investing vary considerably. One reason for this is that ESG investing has evolved from socially responsible investment philosophies into a distinct

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ESG Investing: Practices, Progress and Challenges

(6 days ago) ESG investing has evolved from socially responsible investment philosophies into a distinct form of responsible investing. While earlier approaches used exclusionary screening and value judgments to shape their investment decisions, ESG investing has been spurred by shifts in demand from across the finance ecosystem, driven by both the search

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Investing in a sustainable future

(Just Now) By investing wisely and using our power to shape the development of capital markets, we, as investors, can help create resilient, stable and sustainable economies. What does this mean in practice? Forum for the Future worked with Aviva Investors and the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board to calculate the parameters for a genuinely

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Trade and investment

(5 days ago) Trade agreements increasingly include investment provisions and address a broader spectrum of policy issues that also influence firm strategies, including competition policy, state intervention, taxation and subsidies, financial flows, currency exchange rates, intellectual property rights protection, the movement of professionals, and data flows.

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ESG Investing: Environmental Pillar Scoring Reporting

(5 days ago) the alignment of ESG investing with superior performance of risk-adjusted returns, and found little evidence of outperformance over the past decade. This report will build on this analysis, with a greater focus on the environmental (E) pillar of ESG investing to assess the extent to which E score methodologies in their

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Investing in Integrity for Productivity

(5 days ago) INVESTING IN INTEGRITY FOR PRODUCTIVITY Corruption undermines productivity growth. Fundamentally, these negative effects of corruption on productivity operate through the corruptly biased decisions in both the public and the private sector over the use of resources. More specifically, this paper argues that corruption affects three key

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Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

(5 days ago) Since the launch of the report "Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth" in Germany in May 2017, find out more on our communication activities and outreach events held in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden and the United States. More events are being organised throughout 2018.

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INVESTING IN WOMEN AND GIRLS

(9 days ago) INVESTING IN WOMEN AND GIRLS – THE BREAKTHROUGH STRATEGY FOR ACHIEVING ALL THE MDGS Despite income restraints, several countries, including Sri Lanka, Honduras, Vietnam, and Bangladesh – have made incredible progress in lowering maternal deaths and offer valuable lessons for other countries. Although 75% of the births that occur without medical

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Investing in robust and inclusive growth

(6 days ago) Investing in robust and inclusive growth. Nearly seven years have passed since Lehman Brothers collapsed in September 2008, marking the start of the worst financial and economic crisis in living memory. Although the worst is behind us and the global economy is gradually recovering, it is doing so at a much slower pace than in past cycles.

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FDI Statistics by Ultimate Investing Country

(7 days ago) ultimate investing countries are compared to their positions when recorded by the immediate partner countries for France, Poland, the United States, and Estonia to see what can be learned about the ultimate source of FDI into these countries.1 France Figure 1 shows the inward positions of the top ten UICs in France compared to their positions when

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Investing in women and girls

(2 days ago) Investing in women and girls None of the MDGs will be achieved unless there is greater equality between women and men and increased empowerment of women and girls. It is time to back political promises with the investments and resources needed.

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ESG Investing and Climate Transition

(9 days ago) In particular, ESG investing has become a leading form of sustainable finance, and has shifted from early stages of development toward mainstream finance in a number of OECD jurisdictions, and generally refers to the process of considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors when making investment decisions.

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Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

(Just Now) The Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth report shows how action on climate change can deliver inclusive economic growth in the short-term, in addition to securing longer-term growth and well-being for all citizens, therefore greatly strengthening the case for action. The dual benefit of short-term growth and

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Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth en OECD

(3 days ago) Watch our video on the OECD report “ Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth ”. Governments around the world are facing the imperatives of re-invigorating growth while improving livelihoods and urgently tackling climate change. The report provides an assessment of how they can generate inclusive economic growth in the short term, while

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Social Impact Investment

(6 days ago) Supply-side: providing tax incentives, guarantees or subsidies, and/or co-investing in SII funds. SII ecosystem development: creating intermediaries such as wholesale banks, exchanges or other channels to facilitate links between supply and demand for SII. Enabling environment: addressing regulatory issues, such as legal structures.

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Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

(1 days ago) While investing in new and improved infrastructure is an important part of getting growth going now, investing in the right kind of infrastructure will deliver growth that can last. To manage climate risks and deliver long-term sustainable growth, infrastructure investment needs to be low-emission, energy-efficient and climate-resilient.

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Investing more in skills and promoting regional

(2 days ago) Investing more in skills and promoting regional development are fundamental in making Panama´s economic growth more inclusive and sustainable Panama City, 6 July 2018 - Panama’s economic growth over the last decade has helped reduce poverty but it did not benefit equally all groups in society, nor all regions of the country, according to a

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Investment for green growth

(1 days ago) The OECD analyses key issues of the relationship between investment and environment to help policy makers address these challenges and opportunities. In focus. Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth. OECD Centre on Green Finance and Investment. OECD Project on Growth, Investment and the Low-carbon Transition.

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Policy Paper Financing Water Investing in

(1 days ago) FINANCING WATER: INvESTING IN SUSTAINAblE GROWTH A compelling economic case & propitious time for 1 investment There is a compelling economic case for investment in water. The benefits from strategic investment in water security could exceed hundreds of billions of dollars annually. Recent analysis provides a partial estimate

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Harnessing investment for sustainable development

(Just Now) Data and research on investment including guidelines for multinational enterprises, private sector development, FDI, bribery, conflict minerals and corporate social responsibility (CSR)., While foreign direct investment has the potential to advance sustainable development, private sector incentives and both home and host country policies require careful consideration.

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Investing in the Future

(6 days ago) Investing in education means building a better future. As the Spanish Minister for Education told me recently: “saving in education turns out to be very expensive in the end”. The current crisis and its social legacies have highlighted, like never before, the crucial role of education

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DEFINING AND MEASURING GREEN INVESTMENTS: …

(3 days ago) Thematic investing is about capitalising on future trends – identifying (and profiting from) the winners and, just as importantly, avoiding (or underweighting) the losers. Its forward-looking nature stands in clear contrast to the more widely used approach of market-

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The evolution of insurer portfolio investment strategies

(4 days ago) strategies by investing in shorter-term assets so as to cope with changing regulation. Further, since fixed income instruments are presently the predominant asset class of life insurers, low interest rates have led to lower investment income and earnings might be

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Policy Responses to the Economic Crisis: Investing in

(7 days ago) through promoting entrepreneurship, investing in smart infrastructure, encouraging R&D, green investment, upgrading the skills of workers, steering market actors towards innovation-related investments, and accelerating activities for which barriers may have been too high otherwise.

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Zambia’s Policy Framework for Investment

(9 days ago) or a MFEZ priority sector or product, for the investing company to qualify for incentives. However, this threshold raises entry barriers for local investors and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The government has also opened up a Customer Service Centre at the Ministry of Lands to provide information on land transactions.

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Investment governance and the integration of environmental

(8 days ago) information on their approach to ESG investing, and surveys of a larger group of pension funds, insurance companies and asset managers to follow up on areas of particular interest highlighted by the interviews and to complete our picture of how institutional investors integrate ESG factors;

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GDP and spending

(5 days ago) Investment (GFCF) Gross fixed capital formation (GFCF), also called "investment", is defined as the acquisition of produced assets (including purchases of second-hand assets), including the production of such assets by producers for their own use, minus disposals. The relevant assets relate to assets that are intended for use in the production

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Investment in India for pdf

(1 days ago) The investing community would perhaps have liked it to be quicker. However, as we look back over our decade-long experience, the one aspect that is clearly discernible is that the reforms have been doggedly and persistently moving in the same direction. Challenging as it has been, to shape the consensus around key reform

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The return to investment in education

(7 days ago) Data and research on education including skills, literacy, research, elementary schools, childhood learning, vocational training and PISA, PIACC and TALIS surveys., Growing advantages for the better educated and likely continuing high levels of unemployment as economies move out of recession will provide more and more young people with strong incentives to stay on in education, according to

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Impact Investment needs global standards and better

(7 days ago) Impact investing is proving to be key for channelling new resources – primarily funding but also innovation, accountability and sustainability – towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For example, a GBP 10 million bond that funded a UK non-profit, Golden Lanes Housing, that has provided adapted housing and related services for around

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Investing in Youth: Japan OECD REVIEW ON NEETS Investing

(5 days ago) The series Investing in Youth builds on the expertise of the OECD on youth employment, social support and skills. It covers both OECD countries and countries in the process of accession to the OECD, as well as some emerging economies. The present report on Japan is the seventh report in the Investing in Youth series. In three

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Investment for Sustainable Development Investment for

(7 days ago) problems with electricity and transportation infrastructure as some of the key hindrances to investing and doing business in developing countries (World Bank Group, 2013a). For instance, deficiencies in Nigeria’s power sector are estimated to increase the cost of goods and services by 40% due to the need to use private generators.

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GDP and spending

(9 days ago) Total fixed investment, also called gross fixed capital formation (GFCF), in real terms. It is defined as the outlays (purchases and own-account production) of industries, producers of government services and producers of private non-profit services to households, on additions of new durable goods (commodities) to their stocks of fixed assets, less their net sales of similar second-hand and

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Chapter 8. Human Resource Development

(1 days ago) the financial returns to investing in education, reduces the incentive to emigrate and favours return migration. Higher education institutions themselves play a key role in equipping young people with the workforce skills needed by business. But these needs change …

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Investing in Communities Achieves Results

(2 days ago) Investing in Communities Achieves Results DIRECTIONS IN DEVELOPMENT Human Development Rodriguez-García, Bonnel, Wilson, and N’Jie THE WORLD BANK ISBN 978-0-8213-9741-1 SKU 19741 Investing in Communities Achieves Results fills an important gap in the global knowledge on community-level results and resources related to HIV and AIDS.

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RISK AND RETURN CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRASTRUCTURE

(2 days ago) A supportive enabling environment contributes to reducing the costs and risks of investing in infrastructure. The investment climate is affected by many factors, including political instability, regime uncertainty, rule of law and property rights, government regulations, government transparency and accountability, and enforceability of

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SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTMENT: THE IMPACT IMPERATIVE FOR

(9 days ago) investing to differentiate between SII and conventional investments. Importantly, impact investors should define and have explicit and measurable impact goals. Table 1.1 details the OECD characteristics and attributes of impact investing. Building upon this work, the OECD Development Co-operation Report 2016 set out the potential

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FR13/2019 Core Competencies Framework on Financial

(9 days ago) The investing environment, which may vary in different jurisdictions, is becoming notably more complex. It is therefore important for investors in any market to be equipped with core competencies that could help them make informed investment decisions. For example, knowing how to …

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Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

(6 days ago) Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth Key findings Economic benefits of combined action for growth and climate On average across the G20, the net positive impact on GDP output of a decisive transition is 1% in 2021, rising to 2.8% in 2050.1 If the benefit of avoiding damages from climate change are included, the impact rises to 4.7% in 2050.

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THE UN PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT AND …

(8 days ago) 2 I. Introduction 1. The UN Principles for Responsible Investment (“the PRI”) is one of the leading corporate responsibility instruments developed by the financial sector …

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GDP and spending

(9 days ago) Asset types in this indicator include six groups: dwellings (excluding land); other buildings and structures (roads, bridges, airfields, dams, etc.); transport

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Measuring Intangible Investment

(Just Now) product. If, as in the case of R&D, much of it is undertaken within the investing firm, this approach is not valid. The other questions invite reflection about trade in the investment product and whether there are problems of “lumpiness” or “work in progress”. The second set of supplementary questions deals with rights and leasing.

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Information and communication technology (ICT)

(4 days ago) ICT investment. ICT investment is defined as the acquisition of equipment and computer software that is used in production for more than one year. ICT has three components: information technology equipment (computers and related hardware); communications equipment; and software. Software includes acquisition of pre-packaged software, customised

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FINANCIAL EDUCATION AND SAVING FOR RETIREMENT

(8 days ago) investing their retirement contributions, need help. Again there is evidence from surveys (from some OECD countries where private pensions are voluntary) that the financial understanding of consumers often makes them unfit for the task of making their own investment decisions, for example:

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The Tokenisation of Assets and Potential Implications for

(9 days ago) funds). Some market participants, however, argue that large players active in mature markets are more technology-ready and have the know-how and capacity required to invest in the adoption of tokenisation

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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Funds Management

(6 days ago) on ESG Investing: Practices, progress and challenges (2020 forthcoming). This report will explore the developments of ESG investing, including terminology, various ESG stakeholders in the ESG financial ecosystem, and challenges in consistency and materiality of reporting. The report will include the

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Fostering long-term investment and economic growth

(9 days ago) develop their institutional investing sectors as, with few exceptions, their financial systems are largely bank-based. The main institutional investors in these countries are Sovereign Wealth Funds, which held over US$4 trillion at the end of 2009. The growing clout of institutional investors has brought about a transformational change in financial

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