The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA) is a collaboration of membership-based sustainable investment organizations around the world. The GSIA released the Global Sustainable Investment Review 2014 combining the results of several regional studies around the world to provide a snapshot of the financial markets working for sustainable and equitable economies. Click here to read the full report
Paolo Sardi, Managing Partner of ECPI, has been invited to moderate the section “Does ESG Have a Place within Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans?” during the The Global Future of Retirement Conference, a two days meeting organized by Pension&Investments from 14 to 16 June 2015 in New York (The Waldorf Astoria Hotel) After the […]
The consequences of environmental change, said Pope Francis remind us of the severity of neglect and inaction on this issue and he warned that “the time to find global solutions is running out.” But “we can find solutions only if we act together and agree.” There is therefore, a clear, definitive and urgent ethical imperative […]
ECPI supports the 3rd edition of the Italian SRI that will take place this year from 4th to 12th November 2014. The events, all open and free, are coordinated and promoted by the Italian SIF (Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile). Hot topics of the 2014 edition are “Sustainable and Responsible Property Investing”, “SRI and Insurance […]
CDP — the international, non-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information — presented the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014, revealing which companies around the world are doing the most to combat climate change. ECPI was requested to conduct some of the market […]
Ethical, sustainable, responsible, green investment: it’s still quite difficult to understand what we refer to when we speak about sustainable and responsible investment. What is it? And how it’s done in practice? The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum has published the official definition of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI), result of the recently concluded consultation process, […]
2000+ events planned in 150 countries as citizens call for action On September 21st, thousands of rallies, marches and protests will take place delivering the biggest ever global demonstration for climate action in history. The largest will be in New York where upwards of 100,000 people are expected to come together to demand leaders take […]
Joint-venture between two financial leaders – Aquila Capital and ECPI – to promote a new idea of investments, aiming to spread knowledge of Sustainable Finance. On May 15th, 2014 – at Eataly Conference Center (Milan), top managers of both groups presented the press, investors and insiders, with new opportunities in real assets investments (water, environment, agriculture) […]
FTSE informs about changes to the FTSE ECPI Italia SRI Index Series, based on the reviews of the FTSE MIB and FTSE Italia Mid Cap indices and on the update of ECPI ESG rating, which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 21 Mar 2014 (i.e. on Monday, 24 Mar 2014). Click […]
The Nomura report, based on ECPI data, finds that excluding ESG downgraded stocks could boost the performance in the new JPX-Nikkei 400 index, adding an extra +7.3% (Aug 2006 – Nov 2013). Click here to read the full report.
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Europe still appears far from Italy also in terms of corporate social responsibility. The ECPI report titled Sustainability of Italian firms presented on the 11th of November 2013 at the Italian Stock Exchange underlines this: during 2013 the average score of a selection of Italian companies was 35% lower than the European average, also demonstrating […]
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Data as of September 30th, 2013. Click here to download the ECPI Index Performance Report. Click here to download the ECPI Fundamental Analysis Report.
Data as of August 30th, 2013. Click here to download the ECPI Index Performance Report. Click here to download the ECPI Fundamental Analysis Report.
FTSE informs about changes to the FTSE ECPI Italia SRI Index Series, based on the reviews of the FTSE MIB and FTSE Italia Mid Cap indices and on the update of ECPI ESG rating, which will become effective after the close of business on Friday, 21 June 2013 (i.e. on Monday, 24 June 2013). Click […]
Nomura Securities, in partnership with ECPI, released a new study exploring the possibility that the larger the ESG evaluation downgrade, the larger the negative alpha that can be expected Click here to read the full report
Click the links below to download the reports. ESG evaluation and investment performance (1) – Does a high ESG score lead to strong share price performance? ESG evaluation and investment performance (2) – Impact of ESG rating changes on share price performance ESG ESG evaluation and investment performance (3) – Is negative screening effective? ESG […]
The study found an interesting correlation between negative changes to ESG ratings (downgrades) and falls in share prices. Nomura tested these results by putting together an index based on excluding stocks whose SG (social & corporate governance) evaluations were downgraded for five trading days following the downgrade, and looked at the return spread compared to […]
ECPI is proud to announce that a selection of ECPI ESG Company Profiles and Downgrade reports are available both on FACTSET and S&P CAPITAL IQ platforms. Click here to read a sample ECPI report.
ECPI has just been confirmed as index provider by FONDAPI, the Italian pension fund for employees of small/mid-sized companies. ECPI has developed a brand new suite of sustainable benchmarks, from a equity ESG best-in-class index to an innovative government bond index that uses ECPI governance risk evaluation for countries’ selection. Click here for further info on the […]
ECPI, the leading provider of sustainability research, rating and indices, announced the results of the quarterly review of the ECPI Ethical Equity Indices including the ECPI Europe Ethical Equity (ECAPEP <GO>), ECPI Global Ethical Equity (ECAPGP Index <GO>) and ECPI EMU Ethical Equity (ECAPMP <GO>). Click here to read the full communication.
ECPI, the leading provider of sustainability research, rating and indices, announced the launch of the second index of the ESG China Series, developed in partnership with China Securities Index (“CSI”), the Chinese index provider, and Caitong Fund Management, a China-based asset management firm. The new index, the CSI CAITONG ECPI ESG China 100 index, is […]