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Our philosophy at Stewart Investors is to invest in ‘quality companies’ and our process for identifying them has incorporated a rigorous evaluation of ESG for over three decades. However, our analysis of ESG has never stood in isolation, and must be taken together with assessment of management, franchise and financials.
In 2019, we commissioned a research project with the University of Technology (UTS) in Sydney to compile a set of recruitment and retention policies that have been implemented across geographies, industries, and organisations and can be tied to tangible improvements in diversity outcomes. This report, entitled Improving Gender Diversity, was completed a few months ago. It lays out a list of 13 tools that have been successfully used to recruit and retain women in organisations.
As it is just over 12 months since we instigated the plastic pellet loss investor initiative, we thought we would take the opportunity to provide you with an update and summary of progress since our last update in March 2019.
Emerging markets are usually seen as a risky asset class. News headlines in recent years of street protests, rapid currency devaluations and corporate governance blow-ups have done little to dispel these impressions.
The Indian Subcontinent Sustainability Fund is now 13 years old, a long time given the region is never short of news flow, chaos, sensationalism and short-lived economic cycles. The opposite of what we see in China.
In this featured article we review the role of companies and business risks of this global issue.