Sustainable investing has recently gained traction throughout the world. This trend has multiple sources, which span from genuine ethical concerns to hopes of performance boosting, and also encompass risk mitigation. The resulting appetite for green assets is impacting the decisions of many investors.  Perspectives in Sustainable Equity Investing is an up-to-date review of the academic literature on sustainable equity investing. It covers more than 800 academic sources grouped into six thematic chapters. Designed for corporate sustainability and financial management professionals, this is an ideal reference for ESG-driven financiers (both retail and institutional). Students majoring in finance or economics with some background or interest in ESG concerns would also find this compact overview useful. 

Key Features:

  • Introduces the reader to terms and nomenclature used in the field.
  • Surveys the link between sustainability and performance (including risk).
  • Details the integration of sustainable criteria in complex portfolio optimization.
  • Reviews the financial liabilities induced by climate change.

chapter Chapter 1|10 pages


chapter Chapter 2|20 pages

ESG data

chapter Chapter 3|14 pages

Investors and SRI

chapter Chapter 4|30 pages

ESG investing and financial performance

chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Climate change risk

chapter Chapter 7|2 pages