Future FirstSM Insights

Powering success today and safeguarding the future

If there had been any doubts about the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, they have been laid to rest. A global pandemic has had devastating effects on societies and economies, while climate change produces extreme weather events with increasing frequency.

 

Still, key questions remain about how companies can address ESG issues effectively. In the Future FirstSM Insights series, industry experts share their perspectives on the most urgent issues for investors who want to make a positive impact on people and the planet.

Our Latest


JANUARY 2022

A Data-Driven Approach to Responsible Investment

BNY Mellon analysis shows that the data needed to measure environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes and impact are not universally considered to be fit for purpose.

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DECEMBER 2021

ESG Data and Regulatory Challenges in a Fast-Changing World

Institutional investors need to better understand the impact of ESG factors on their portfolios and ensure they have effective regulatory reporting processes in place.

NOVEMBER 2021

Retail ESG Products Show Substantial Growth from a Small Base

ESG assets still make up only a fraction of the assets in mutual funds, ETFs and separately managed accounts, but they are showing significant growth.


NOVEMBER 2021

Helping Investors Understand Climate Risk

A climate-risk scenario analysis can help investors better align their investment decisions to their responsible investing preferences and risk appetite.

NOVEMBER 2021

Why Fixed Income Is Relevant for Responsible Investing

A focus on ESG risks and sustainability factors could help investors build fixed-income portfolios that can target both financial and sustainability targets with greater precision.