Squaring ESG with Securities Lending

Compliance without Knowing the Borrower's Purpose - Is it Possible?

Sustainable investing is becoming more important to investors when creating portfolios. As a result, institutions often follow policies with formal environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors to guide their investments. They commit substantial resources to ESG research and produce comprehensive reports about their compliance.[1] But then the same institutions give away their proxy votes when they lend securities for fees to cover their bank charges. And the loans of those securities – and their proxies – go to borrowers with unknown intentions, and often with unknown identities.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020/Author: David Schwartz/Number of views (262)/Comments (0)/
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