NN Investment Partners (NN IP) and Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF) are pleased to announce their partnership in a new research stream called ‘Delivering value to investors from sustainability'.
This academic research programme explores whether and how the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects in the investment process may improve risk/return of investment portfolios. The results of this research programme aim to support NN IP and the broader investment community in developing tools to achieve both financial and sustainable goals.
YISF's aim is to produce fresh thinking and cutting-edge research on the challenges and opportunities of integrating sustainability insights into investment decisions. This mission fits very well with NN IP's investment philosophy and heritage in the area of responsible investing and ESG integration over the past decades. The research stream will explores where sustainability and financial markets meet and how investors can best use ESG-related insights in the investment process.
Jeroen Bos, head of Specialised Equity & Responsible Investing at NN IP said: "We strongly believe that the integration of ESG aspects in the investment process improves risk/return of investment portfolios. In addition to our previous academic research on ESG, we are confident that through YISF's research stream, we can further enrich our insights to the benefit of our clients and society."