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When extreme weather becomes the norm: what’s next for climate investors?
Climate investors can play a crucial role in accelerating mitigation and adaptation solutions. But finding investable opportunities requires a deep understanding of the climate investing landscape.
WellSaid: The economic significance of biodiversity
In this short clip from his WellSaid podcast interview, Dr. Zach Zobel of Woodwell Climate Research Center discusses the economic importance of coral reefs — lynchpins of marine biodiversity and vital to fishing, tourism, and other industries.
Why impact bonds make financial sense
We explore how impact bond investments can help deliver the dual benefits of attractive fixed income returns and material, additional and measurable impact.
Green horizons: How the shift toward sustainable finance may reshape fixed income markets
Three sustainability trends have the potential to reshape fixed income markets, leading to a range of new opportunities for investors.
Building resilience: Key questions equity investors need to ask today
Consider these essential traits for re-assessing the resilience of your core equity portfolio against higher interest rates and more adverse macro conditions.
Shareholder activism in Japan: How our engagement approach drives value
Equity Portfolio Manager Katsuhiro Iwai introduces the Japan equity investment team's approach to engagement, sharing a number of successful recent case studies.
Governance best practices in public markets
For private companies approaching the public markets, we highlight the corporate governance best practices that can help pave strong relationships with public market investors.
In our view, climate change is a macro catalyst with the potential to disrupt entire industries, producing both relative winners and relative losers. Market-neutral strategies may offer the potential to capitalize on both.
WellSaid: Partnering with portfolio companies
Co-head of private investing Michael Carmen explores how we partner with portfolio companies to help them along the "last mile from the private market to the public market" including on key ESG issues for private companies to consider.
Evaluating labelled bonds: a robust framework is key
Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Campe Goodman and Investment Specialist Will Prentis explain why they believe a robust framework for analysing labelled, or sustainable, debt can help to generate real-world impact.
2022 Climate Report
Financial materiality: The cornerstone of the ISSB’s global baseline for sustainability disclosure
The new standards may help provide market participants with data necessary to price sustainability-related risks and opportunities, which can feed directly into the assessment of enterprise value.
More green shoots: Tracking trends in sustainable debt issuance
While growth in the sustainable debt market has been uneven, certain pockets offer substantial opportunities. Two of our fixed income investment professionals weigh in.
Is your asset allocation ready for the realities of climate change?
Our Investment Strategy Team shares key findings from the research behind their climate-aware strategic asset allocation (SAA) approach, including challenges and trade-offs that asset owners should understand.
Activism – History and evolution in Japan
Investment Director Hideo Ueki examines the history of shareholder activism in Japan, with particular emphasis on the differences between current and historical attitudes toward activism.
Climate resiliency factor: Helping asset owners go “long” climate change
We aim to offer asset owners an intuitive way to integrate climate risks into their portfolios and shift their expected return profile for better potential outcomes.
Blue bonds: long-awaited innovation or yet to make a splash?
Blue bonds – which aim to support projects related to ocean conservation – are on the rise. How effective are they and what do investors need to know before they invest?
Will emerging Asia leapfrog the energy transition?
Decarbonizing while maintaining economic growth presents tremendous challenges for developing countries in Asia. Is technological innovation the solution?
2022 Sustainability Report
We appreciate the opportunity to share our approach to advancing sustainable practices across our investment, client, and infrastructure platforms.
The state of climate investing: Asset owner perspectives
Discover what we learned from our 2022 global study on asset owners' interest and engagement around climate investing.
Designing a climate-aware strategic asset allocation
Members of our Investment Strategy Team explain how they incorporate climate metrics into their asset allocation optimization process. They also discuss implementation — the choice of specific climate-aware building blocks and strategies to express the desired asset allocation.
Cybersecurity for private companies
We highlight today's rising cybersecurity risks, explore how they impact private companies, discuss key regulatory considerations, and share best practices for companies facing these threats.
The value in valuing employees
Companies able to adapt and respond to challenges in the labor market will find themselves well positioned for the future, say Equity Portfolio Managers Yolanda Courtines and Mark Mandel.
Navigating the opportunities and challenges of the energy transition
Two of our climate- and energy-focused investment professionals discuss what the low-carbon transition may look like and how investors can think about the challenges and opportunities it represents.
How can impact investing help address the water scarcity challenge?
In acknowledgement of World Water Day, Louise Kooy-Henckel, Joy Perry and Paul Skinner highlight impact investing can help to address the world's water and sanitation crises.
Assessing the impact of climate resilience
Oyin Oduya and Louisa Boltz discuss the case for impact solutions focused on climate adaptation and share high-level guidelines to help overcome the associated measurement challenge.
ESG integration in public and private markets
Two ESG leaders discuss why ESG matters for investors, and how their teams help inform the investment process. They also share their priority research and engagement topics for 2023.
Key updates to Wellington’s 2023 proxy voting guidelines
We periodically update our guidelines in an ongoing effort to help Wellington's investment teams vote proxies in our clients' best interests. Read about key updates for this year from two members of Wellington's ESG team.
Fintech regulation: Geopolitics, ESG, and crypto
Discover how fintech’s growing role as a national strategic imperative impacts regulations, the effect of ESG on regulation, and the specific need for regulation in crypto markets.
European credit: seeking to make the most of the new market regime
Fixed Income Portfolio Manager Derek Hynes and Investment Specialist Jillian Rooney assess why the new market regime is creating potentially compelling opportunities in the European credit market.
Private equity market in 2023
In the first episode of WellSaid Season 2, Co-Head of Private Investing Michael Carmen joins host Thomas Mucha to share his constructive outlook for today's rapidly evolving private market landscape. In addition, they discuss the role of ESG in privates, how Wellington collaborates with entrepreneurs, and much more.
Impact measurement and management practices
What constitutes an impact investment? How is impact measured? And, what are the benefits of impact investing? Our Impact Management and Measurement Practice Leader Oyin Oduya discusses our approach.
Why investing in themes for EM equities may reap rewards
Portfolio Manager Dáire Dunne outlines why he is increasingly optimistic about the potential opportunities within select EM equity themes this year.
How to invest amidst a still unfolding energy crisis?
In this ActiveViews webcast, senior climate – and energy – focused professionals explore the still unfolding energy crisis in Europe and the associated challenges and opportunities for investors.
Building climate resilience: Toward a practical corporate framework
The need for systemic climate change resilience is becoming clear. We present a practical framework to help companies enhance resilience in their own operations.
The role of ESG in fintech
Global Industry Analyst Matt Ross and Portfolio Manager Matt Lipton explore the role of ESG in fintech in this clip from their WellSaid podcast episode.
Thematic investing focus: The future of food
The global food system has reached a tipping point and change is coming, creating investment opportunities aided by demographic, policy, and innovation tailwinds.
Navigating the new global economy in 2023
This executive summary distills the points of view of several of our 2023 Outlook authors. Discover the risks and opportunities they see as we enter a new economic and market regime.
Picture this: Our 2023 economic forecast in five charts
We explain the shifts the market is undergoing, analyze the implications for different asset classes, and identify potential risks and opportunities in a series of visuals.
2023 Insurance Outlook: Resolve to solve with a restocked toolkit
Multi-Asset Strategist Tim Antonelli and Insurance Strategist Max Davies share four actionable ideas designed to help insurers successfully navigate 2023.
Climate mapping in action: Investment case studies
We describe our Climate Exposure Risk Application (CERA), which can help our investment teams visualize and quantify physical climate risks.
Human capital management for private companies
We discuss why effective people management is critical for private companies and outline four strategic focus areas that can help companies navigate evolving employee needs, regulatory changes, and investor expectations.
Perspectives on today’s alternative investment environment
Take a quick tour of the alternative investment environment with investors from across our macro research and hedge fund teams, as they explore the geopolitical landscape, macro volatility, and key trends like climate-change adaptation and digital tokenization.
Focusing on value amid rising global challenges and opportunities
Our Sustainable Investing (SI) Research Team offers a high-level view of 2023 research and engagement priorities.
2023 ESG & Sustainability Outlook
Our head of Sustainable Investment shares key areas of focus for 2023, including climate change and biodiversity, modern slavery, data privacy, shareholder rights, and impact investing,
Five key ESG topics for private companies in 2023
Our ESG for Private Investments Team explores five critical ESG topics for private companies in the year ahead.
Harnessing the power of engagement in stewardship investing
Equity Portfolio Manager Yolanda Courtines explores why company engagement is a key component of successful stewardship investing.
Advancing stewardship on biodiversity: Engagement examples
Members of our ESG Research Team share their approach to and examples of engagements on the financial risks of biodiversity.
Biodiversity: Why investors should take note
With scientists now broadly agreeing on the risks posed by accelerating biodiversity loss, Chris Goolgasian and Jenny Xie assess implications for investors and steps they can take.
ESG in private markets: Insights for 2023
We highlight five key areas for private companies to prioritize in 2023 and share the essential steps they can take to keep up with today’s evolving ESG risks and opportunities.
Actively supporting the decarbonisation of utilities
Why actively supporting the decarbonisation of utilities offers the potential for better long-term outcomes from both a net-zero and value-creation perspective.
Understanding the climate opportunity in alternatives
Portfolio Manager Alan Hsu highlights the potential inefficiencies created by traditional long-only climate strategies.
Physical climate risks: Implications for investors
Director of Climate Research Chris Goolgasian and Woodwell Climate Scientist Zach Zobel discuss how investors might use climate science as an input for financial decision-making.
Equity investing with a thematic lens: Three game changers for 2023
Head of Investment Research Mary Pryshlak and Equity Portfolio Manager Tim Manning highlight their strongest convictions across global equity markets heading into 2023.
Transformative times for European energy infrastructure
Europe’s current energy supply crisis creates a significant tailwind for the European utility sector, but where are the investment opportunities?
Mapping physical climate risks
Working with Woodwell Climate Research Center, we have developed a geospatial mapping tool designed to help our investors visualize and quantify physical climate risks.
Measuring impact in venture capital
We highlight why venture capital matters to impact investors and how to authentically measure and manage impact in this asset class.
Impact measurement and management: addressing key challenges
Our IMM practice leader describes common impact investing challenges and suggests ways to overcome them.
The growing power of impact investing
Impact Measurement and Management Practice Leader Oyin Oduya appears on the WellSaid podcast series to discuss the future of impact investing, her research approach, and how her team thinks about generating market-rate returns alongside positive social and environmental outcomes.
Driving positive outcomes: Our 2022 ESG research agenda
Director of ESG Research Carolina San Martin highlights key areas of focus for 2022, including talent management, supply chain accountability, and climate action — particularly with respect to biodiversity.
Power move: Why electric utilities may be the key to the energy transition
As the world consumes more electricity from renewable energy sources, the global power grid will need to be modernized. While renewables like wind and solar have attracted much of the attention from investors looking to play the energy transition, electric networks utilities may offer more upside today.
The critical role of ESG for private companies