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Pax World Funds Investment Outlook: Fourth Quarter 2020

In this quarter’s commentary, we share perspectives on systemic risks, including pandemic risk, climate risk, biodiversity loss, and racial and gender discrimination and inequality. All these issues have spread quickly around the globe, and all of them have and will continue to affect the economy and financial markets.

15 Oct 2020
BySteve Falci, CFA®Julie Gorte, Ph.D.

The physical risks of climate change: building a resilient response

Reflecting on last week’s Climate Week 2020, I’m struck by what a crucial period we are entering for our global response to climate change.

2 Oct 2020
ByIan Simm

An Introduction to the Impax Sustainability Lens

A tool that helps us focus on sectors where the opportunities outweigh the risks.

29 Sep 2020
Washington DC street with Ruth Bader Ginsberg caricature on side of brick building

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Few Justices in history have affected more constitutional change in a lifetime than the notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

24 Sep 2020
ByJoseph Keefe

Physical Climate Risks

Designing a resilient response to the inevitable impact of climate change

Five years old: what has been the impact of the SDGs?

This week marks five years since the United Nations agreed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

22 Sep 2020
ByLisa Beauvilain

Impact @ Impax 2020

Welcome to Impact @ Impax 2020. This is the sixth annual publication we have produced that discloses the quantified environmental benefits linked to our clients’ investments in our portfolio companies.

Where next for the transition to a more sustainable economy?

At the heart of our investment philosophy lies the search for resilient businesses set to thrive in the transition to a more sustainable economy.

17 Sep 2020
ByIan SimmChris Dodwell

Impax receives top PRI scores

Impax has been awarded A+ and A scores across all applicable categories in the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) assessment report of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration efforts.

18 Aug 2020
a virus

COVID-19 – Implications for the transition to a more sustainable economy

The contours of the post-COVID landscape are yet to fully come into focus. Unlike in the wake of the Global Financial Crisis however, there are clear signs that concerns about environmental issues have been elevated by what we have recently experienced.

Portfolio Climate Risk Management – Case Studies on Evolving Best Practices

To help other investors with their climate risk assessment, mitigation and transition-informed asset allocation, we have partnered with the sustainability non-profit organization Ceres to publish case studies of 10 global asset owners.

Partnering on Plastics

Celeste Cole describes an engagement related to one of companies’ growing risk factors — plastic.

21 Jul 2020
woman attending meeting via laptop

The Financial Impact of Diversity

The relationship between diversity and financial performance is supported by literature that is expanding not only in depth, but in breadth, encompassing many more forms of diversity than gender alone, and expanding to many measures of corporate prosperity than just profits.

16 Jul 2020
ByJulie Gorte, Ph.D.

Pax World Funds Investment Outlook: Third Quarter 2020

In this quarter’s commentary, we share perspectives on the rapid rebound in equities amid continued COVID-19 uncertainty, resiliency in sustainable investing and the sharper focus placed on sustainability as a result of the pandemic and uprising against racism.

13 Jul 2020
BySteve Falci, CFA®Julie Gorte, Ph.D.

Webinar: An Introduction to Engagement at Impax

8 Jul 2020
ByJoseph KeefeLisa BeauvilainJulie Gorte, Ph.D.Chris Dodwell

Business Continuity Plan

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. Here’s what we’re doing to ensure business continuity during this very unusual time.

8 Jul 2020

Clean Investment Roadmaps: A framework for building clean energy economies

This framework offers a blueprint for the enhanced collaboration between policy and investment communities that will be needed if we are to deliver the climate goals of the Paris Agreement.

Pax World Funds Engagement Report – 2020

We engage with the companies in our portfolios in an effort to make them more sustainable, resilient long-term investments.

30 Jun 2020

Impax Engagement Report 2020

We believe our portfolio companies have resilient business models and in this context, we engage to support and encourage the management of their risks rather than to radically change their core activities.

25 Jun 2020

Building Back Better: Improving Portfolio Resiliency in the Wake of COVID-19 [Advisor Webcast]

1 Jun 2020
ByJulie Gorte, Ph.D.David LoehwingChris Rooney