Fong Yee Chan, head of ESG strategy, Vanguard Europe, explores the features of the exclusionary indexing approach to ESG investing.
Jan-Carl Plagge, Global Head of Active-Passive Portfolio Research, Investment Strategy Group, Vanguard Europe, examines whether ESG fund returns are being skewed by unintended exposure to certain investment styles.
Jan-Carl Plagge, Global Head of Active-Passive Portfolio Research, Investment Strategy Group, Vanguard Europe, explores the part that differences in industry allocations between ESG funds and the broader equity market play in explaining ESG fund performance.
Vanguard has an important role to play in safeguarding investors from material financial risks, including climate risk.
Climate change is a complex risk that presents physical, societal and economic challenges to countries around the world. In this second of two Q&As, John Galloway, global head of Vanguard Investment Stewardship, discusses Vanguard’s views on climate change and the role that effective stewardship can play throughout the energy transition to encourage companies to mitigate the financial threat to long-term investors.
Our investment stewardship activities are focused on addressing material risks, including environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, at the companies held by our equity index funds. These risks, if not recognised and managed, can undermine long-term value for investors.