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Video: Responsible Investing themes to watch in 2019

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      By John Streur, President and CEO, Calvert Research and Management

      Washington - When thinking about the biggest themes in Responsible Investing in 2019, I divide them into two categories: environmental and social.

      On the environmental side, climate change continues to be a big issue. Today we're moving towards an environment of thinking about mitigating the damaging effects of climate change, and preparing companies to operate in a world where climate change happens. So, we're focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but also understanding how companies are thinking about their practices and assets in an environment where we expect one and a half degrees of global warming.

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      Secondly, on the social side, we're really learning how companies can interact with employees in ways that may create positive financial results. Corporate practices and managing human capital can impact brand value, employee satisfaction and financial results.

      And overall, one of the biggest challenges for responsible investors in 2019 is pivoting from risk mitigation to driving positive change.