The third paper in Fidante’s ESG and real assets series focuses on commodities
Integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria into the investment process is becoming increasingly mainstream. With a plethora of consultants and tools available to analyse public equity and bond investments, institutional investors have few issues integrating ESG criteria into traditional investments.
But there is still a dearth of information on how to integrate ESG criteria into alternative investments. We cannot fill this gap but we want to point out some basic principles and steps that investors can take to better integrate ESG criteria in real assets. We define real assets as infrastructure (both debt and equity), property (again both debt and equity), and commodities (futures as well as direct investments in farmland, timberland, etc.).
The third paper in this series provides an overview of the logic and mechanics of integrating ESG criteria in commodity investments as well as farmland and timberland.
To read the full report click here.
To read the first paper on infrastructure click here.
To read the second paper on sustainable property click here.
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