ESG is no longer a mere add-on in a portfolio or strategy; for an increasing number of investors in alternatives, a thoughtful approach to ESG issues has become table stakes. As the industry continues to define the role of ESG and develop approaches to measure and analyze the impact of these issues on their portfolios, we encourage our Members and industry professionals to continue to educate themselves about the key trends and developments related to ESG across alternative asset classes. Here we’ve compiled content from CAIA’s many publications, as well as from trusted outside sources, to help you better understand ESG risks and opportunities and navigate the evolving ESG space.
ESG Investing: History, Approaches, and Integration – In this one hour tutorial, you'll get an introduction to and overview of the latest approaches to ESG investing.
In a joint effort, KPMG International, CREATE-Research, and CAIA Association examine in detail the role of capital markets in the transition to a low-carbon world. This report investigates the experiences to date of climate investing and the changes we can expect in the next three years, as we move towards a new investment paradigm. The research includes insights from 90 institutional investors, alternative investment managers, long only managers and pension consultants in 20 countries in all the key regions. Download the report here.
The Future of Sustainability in Investment Management (Educational Panel)
ESG and the Private Markets (Blog post)
UNPRI: An Introduction to Responsible Investing in Private Equity (From our partners at UNPRI)
European Green Deal & Implications for the Real Estate Sector (Educational Panel)
Systemic Impact and ESG Investing in Smart Cities (Blog post)
ESG and Its Growing Influence in the Timberland Investment Sector (Blog post)
The Role of ESG Investing Today – Alternative Food (Educational Panel)
Microfinancing as a Sustainable Investment (Blog post)
Targeted Strategies for Managing Carbon Risk (Blog post)
Fracking, Consolidating and Transitioning Energy and infrastructure Investments: Views from the Permian Basin (Educational panel with CAIA Houston Chapter)
Decarbonization Factors (Educational panel)
CFTC: Managing Climate Risk in the Financial System (CFTC Subcommittee Report)