Weekly Impact Investment Market Update: November 21, 2018

Impact Investing & ESG

Your Money – Is Impact Investing Too Good to be True?
There is more to socially responsible investing than just avoiding stocks that are against your principles, whether it be guns or tobacco or bad environmental practices.

Big Issue Works with Fund Managers on Impact Investing Push
Standard Life Aberdeen, Columbia Threadneedle and AllianceBernstein have teamed up with the Big Issue, the magazine sold by homeless people, to create a blockchain-powered platform that offers impact funds to retail investors.

Are ESG Ratings the New Credit Rating for Stock Prices?
A new MSCI study of ESG ratings finds they have a similar impact on share prices as do credit ratings.

Female Advisers More Likely to Consider ESG Investing Strategies
A recent study conducted by InvestmentNews Research and sponsored by Calvert Research and Management measured financial advisers’ perceptions of environmental, social and corporate governance investing.


Developing Economies

Why Emerging Markets are a Screaming Buy
Stocks in the developing world are volatile but inexpensive.

What Africa’s Central Banks Will Discuss in the Next Ten Days
A plunging oil price gives African central banks more to think about as they move toward a cycle of raising interest rates.

Girls Hold the Key to Zambia’s Future
“I never thought of seeing a lady as an engineer – I thought engineering was just for men. But since I came here I have met women who are accountants, working in construction and even have their own businesses. It is shocking.”