ESG in Emerging Markets and Beyond: Where Is the Alpha?

August 11th, 2016
  • Somehow ESG has yet to emerge as a fundamental driver of value. If the CFA Institute 2015 member survey on ESG is any guide, downside protection and investor mindset — not alpha — have been the key motivators of interest in ESG. It isn’t a surprise that the world’s biggest active funds have relatively poor ESG rankings. While this could very well change, given the current lack of interest in ESG factors, any shift would likely result from end investor demand rather than a systematic investing approach.

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