SDG Investing in practice

SDG Investing in practice

Although the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have received much attention since initiation, the challenge on how to turn these goals into investment decisions remains. This working paper is based on empirical research of two asset managers that each have an SDG investment strategy where they integrate the SDGs in investment decisions. This research has two implications. First, it shows that SDG information is fundamentally different than ESG information, in that it directs attention to the world’s social and environmental challenges and hence, gives a renewed focus on business’ products and services. The second implication relates to the development of SDG investing in light of the limited attention that investors have. Developing specific ‘SDG ratings’ might take long to develop and in the end
provide investors with information that have the same issues as ESG ratings. You can read this paper, written by RSM graduate Annebeth Roorhere