Despite the success of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the global advance of responsible investing, many hearts and minds on Wall Street remain to be won. For a variety of reasons, U.S. financial professionals often lack an understanding of the main ideas that underlie responsible investment practices. As part of The Corporate Library's PRI signatory commitment to "promote the acceptance of responsible investment principles within the financial community," we are releasing today a report designed to help our home team get up to speed. Entitled "Wall Street's Mental Blocks: 10 Conceptual Barriers to Responsible Investment in the United States," it covers such topics as the performance impacts of responsible investment, the industry-specific relationships of ESG variables to investment risk and alpha, and the diversity of responsible investment indicators and strategies. Download the report for free from The Corporate Library's website.
Kimberly Gladman – Director of Research and Risk Analytics