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ESG investments – “S” is for sexy?
ESG investments – “S” is for sexy?
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ESG investments – “S” is for sexy?

Human rights, child labor, arms production, … – the range of social issues in the ESG universe is long. Besides environmental and governance aspects, social issues are becoming increasingly important when it comes to sustainable investment. A possible EU social taxonomy could bring new standards for sustainable investments and thus bring the “S” in ESG even more into focus.

Interview with WALTER HATAK, Head of Investment Erste AM
Interview with WALTER HATAK, Head of Investment Erste AM

Interview with WALTER HATAK, Head of Investment Erste AM

According to the latest report from Forum for Sustainable Investments, the investments in sustainable funds/mandates (i.e. institutional clients) increased by 39% in 2019. What do you think is the reason for the drastic increase of this asset class? What has become clear during this crisis is that people are ready for big changes within short […]

Frankincense, myrrh, or gold? Have you found the right Christmas present yet?
Frankincense, myrrh, or gold? Have you found the right Christmas present yet?
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Frankincense, myrrh, or gold? Have you found the right Christmas present yet?

The gifts of the three Magi to the new-born Christ Child are well known. Even back then, gold was of high value due to its scarceness and was regarded as a special kind of paying one’s respects to someone. Frankincense and myrrh have since then lost some of their appeal as gifts, but it is […]