As a systematic manager, Realindex looks at Environmental, Social and Governance factors (ESG) from a data-driven perspective. Factors such as carbon intensity or gender diversity can provide signals that a stock may generate outperformance. These ESG insights can be just as compelling for company valuations as other ‘quality’ metrics.
Rachel Alembakis, editor of FS Sustainability and host of The Greener Way podcast, invited Joanna Nash, Senior Quantitative Portfolio Manager, to discuss Realindex’s research on this topic. In this conversation, they discuss ESG in systematic portfolios, and dive into the research on gender diversity and its links to company performance. The episode also includes an interview with Louise Davidson from the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors, about gender diversity for leadership teams.
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