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Responsible Investing: What's the Difference Between Screens and Integration?—Parametric

Oct 15, 2018 / ESG / Impact Investing, Trending, Asset Class Research Research Alliance

Responsible investing covers a diverse set of priorities. Yet when it comes to portfolio-construction techniques used to reflect these considerations, investors really have only two distinct methods to choose from—screens and integration (also often referred to as a tilt). Both can enhance a portfolio’s ESG characteristics, but they’re quite different in terms of implementation and impact.

In this paper we look at screens and integration techniques and use a carbon emissions example to illustrate how the two techniques, in pursuit of a similar goal, can produce varying portfolio outcomes.

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