ESG Papers

Please find our latest ESG content below

Private Equity ESG Report

July 2023

In the latest Unigestion Private Equity ESG Report, we summarise the methodologies and results of our ESG integration and engagement efforts within our private equity business. The report also details how our private equity activity goes beyond ESG integration and focuses on driving real impact via our direct investments.

Unigestion Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2022

Aug, 2022

Find out more about Unigestion’s Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Macro Drivers of Climate Investing

January, 2023

In 2022, climate themes were sensitive to uncertainty. The global markets and geopolitics were volatile, leaving 2023 with a mixed picture for climate transition themes. In our latest Perspectives piece, “The Macro Drivers of Climate Investing”, the team unpacks which themes from 2022 are poised to continue, and the factors that may bring winds of change.

Climate Investing Series

November, 2022

In the latest edition of our Climate Investing Series,
” BUILDING A CLIMATE TRANSITION PORTFOLIO”, we focus on applying quantitative investing techniques to climate transition investing. Associating thematic exposures with traditional risk factors, we propose a framework to tailor portfolios to investor risk appetite, balancing growth opportunity and diversification.

Incorporating climate transition into capital market assumptions

May, 2022

In her latest piece for Investment Week, Fiona Frick looks at how the climate transition will have a direct impact on portfolios across the board, and why investors need to view asset allocation differently going forward.

Cop26: Data Provision Key For Asset Managers

Dec, 2021

Fiona Frick has published the last in her series of articles on ESG in Investment Week. This piece covers the announcement of the ISSB at COP26 and the importance of data as asset managers seek to influence companies.

ESG: Why Active Managers Have the Upper Hand

Oct, 2021

In the third of her series on ESG, which is being serialised in Investment Week,  Fiona Frick says that ESG investing requires more than a simplistic decision to invest in a particular index and warns there are signs of exuberance in some areas.

ESG: Towards a more purposeful capitalism

May, 2021

Fiona Frick has written a thought leadership series on ESG for Investment Week. Read the first instalment – ESG: Towards a more purposeful capitalism.

ESG and Impact: Blurring The Boundaries

June, 2021

In this second article on responsible investing, Fiona Frick highlights how ESG and impact will merge over time, creating opportunities and challenges for investors…

ESG Integration in Equity Strategies

May, 2021

In our latest ESG video, Alexei Jourovski, Head of Equities, discusses Unigestion’s four pillar approach to ESG in the equity investment process and touches on the company’s plans for future offerings in this area.

ESG Integration in Private Equity Strategies

June, 2021

Christophe de Dardel, CEO at Unigestion, discusses how we integrate ESG into every step of our investment process to drive positive change and enhance risk-adjusted returns across all our portfolios.

The Impact of ESG Criteria on Long-Term Performance

May, 2021

Fiona Frick discusses how we incorporate ESG criteria into the investment process to generate better risk-adjusted performance and the important role ESG investing plays in addressing social and environmental problems.

ESG Integration in Cross Asset Solutions

May, 2021

In our latest ESG video, Jérôme Teiletche discusses how ESG considerations are applied across Unigestion’s multi asset offerings, with a particular focus on integration at the asset class level.

ESG Integration Within Minimum Variance Portfolios

May, 2020

Investors are increasingly looking to incorporate ESG preferences into their investment strategies, yet the implications of doing so on portfolio efficiency and performance are not always clear. In this paper, we analyse the impact…

Performance, Risk and ESG Criteria Combined

Nov, 2020

Sara Razmpa, Head of Responsible Investment, discusses the importance of ESG in investment management, how Unigestion interacts with companies and how ESG is incorporated in both liquid and illiquid strategies.

Introducing our ESG Roadmap

August, 2021

Fiona Frick and Sara Razmpa, Head of Responsible Investment, and the Heads of Equities, Private Equity and Cross Asset Solutions, outline our three-year ESG roadmap for integrating ESG criteria across all our investment activities.