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FundFire: BlackRock Pins ESG Growth Hopes on Former Obama Adviser

October 13, 2017 / by NEPC

NEPC's Krissy Pelletier, Senior Consultant, spoke with FundFire Reporter Mariana Lemann, discussing the growing interest in ESG and Impact Investing.

 

“Managers are challenged by education in the space and defining the space,” says Kristine Pelletier, senior consultant and co-head of the impact investing committee at NEPC. “Each investment manager has a view of how they think and how that is going to impact their products… Often clients also have a view about what that means and they may not totally agree.”

In addition, Pelletier says, the proliferation of products and the labelling of them make sifting through all options labor intensive.

“There have been a lot of products that have come out that have ESG in the name but there are products that have ESG integration that don’t have ESG in the name,” she says. “Sorting through the market and finding the appropriate strategies with the right track record is part of the challenge.”

Read the full article on FundFire's website here. 

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