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What does COVID-19 mean for ESG investing?

As a pioneer in ESG investment, State Street Global Advisors has been a leader in implementing ESG in investment processes since 1975 and plays an active role as a manager of the assets entrusted to us by global investors.

COVID-19 is an unprecedented global crises and the human and economic impacts have been vast. In this webinar Carlo Funk, EMEA Head ESG Investment Strategy at State Street Global Advisors, and Robert Walker, Co-Head of Asset Stewardship, will discuss the possible implications of COVID-19 on the ESG Agenda.

•Has there been a shift in ESG focus?
•Recent ESG flows around the pandemic
•Shining a spotlight on shareholder engagement during the crises.
Recorded May 27 2020 32 mins
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  • SPDR ETFs: The Evolution of Fixed Income ESG Investing Recorded: Nov 12 2020 33 mins
    Join Eve-Marie Bussiere, Institutional Sales, SPDR France, Antoine Lesné, Head of SPDR EMEA Strategy & Research and Carlo Funk, EMEA Head ESG Investment Strategy, from State Street Global Advisors along with Sanjay Rao, European Head Bloomberg Barclays Fixed Income Indices at Bloomberg as they discuss:
    • The record-breaking $6 billion of net inflows in 2020* and the global evolution of fixed income ESG over the past year
    • The current fixed income ESG landscape
    • ESG Materiality and its application in fixed income indices
    • How index construction can help investors achieving their goal in Fixed Income ESG
    • Methods and tools investors are using to access this new asset class

    * Source: Morningstar Direct, as of 31 August 2020.
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    Join Elliot Hentov, Ph.D, Head of Policy Research at State Street Global Advisors and Rebecca Chesworth, Senior Equity Strategist SPDR ETFs, to analyze the results of the election and take stock of the situation.
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