Responsible Investment Research
White Stag Investing is a research platform for responsible investments. The research follows a philosophy of investing where sustainability is a source of value and stability in the long-term.
Current environmental and social trends are affecting our economic tissue and renders the investment landscape more challenging to navigate. By understanding and facing these new risks, investors arm themselves with the necessary tools to avoid new pitfalls in their investment perspectives.
Taking this responsibility for these new challenges is a also source of value for investors. Our economies are heavily reliant on nature and its ecological services, yet very few recognize this fact in their investment decisions. This represents a set of unmaterialised opportunities for investors by recognising new premiums in their portfolios, and investing in game-changing innovation to face the challenges of the 21st century. Integrating this in the core of the portfolio construction brings new sources of performance and diversification to the table.
Following this approach, the impact is finally and naturally embedded at the core of the investment strategy, further rewarding investors with meaning in their allocations.
Nicola Lei Ravello
After 7 years as an investment analyst in the hedge funds industry, I've started covering sustainable finance on my own initiative since early 2019. I have been heavily engaging the (sustainable) finance community how to recognize sustainability as a long-term source of value for investments, and how to strategically integrate it in their portfolios. I've researched the most promising sustainable themes investors can invest in and analyzed their investment universes. I am working as an independent research provider in that field, serving many established institutions in their strategic and sustainable analysis, as well as frontline investors seeking new insights and value in the realm of sustainability. I have a B.sc. in Economics from HEC Lausanne and a M.sc. in Finance from the University of Zürich. I am finally an avid cook, karateka and windsurfer.
Sustainable Market Strategies is an independent investment strategy research service which tracks global developments in ESG and impact-investing. Sustainable Market Strategies identifies both top-down and bottom-up global ESG and impact-investment trends for investors. They are a team of seasoned experts in sustainability through their work with the IMF and the Government of Canada. I contribute to their investment research that covers more than USD 3 trillions of institutional assets.
Changing Habits Solutions is a Montreal based consulting company that explores solutions and strategies to help companies initiate or continue their transition towards more sustainable business models. They have on-the-ground experience after its founder has spent three years touring around the world researching the best sustainable practices by engaging with different local communities. I am in a regular discussion with them to discuss sustainability in business and finance.
Ocean Assets Institute is a non-profit research group for responsible investors in the Blue Economy. They engage with the leading companies and their financiers in 3 industries: Seafood, Shipping/Ports, Marine Energy. They also help structure and raise capital for investment vehicles that advance sustainable practices and marine conservation. I contribute to one of their projects with a large development bank that allocate USD 5 billions to restore the health of the oceans and foster economic opportunities in the Blue Economy.
The World Wild Fund (WWF) is one of the leaders in making finance more responsible and oriented to the welfare of society, nature, and future generations. They work through various initiatives in impact investing, conservation finance, and sustainability assessment. I'm working as a consultant with their Finance team on the elaboration of a Biodiversity Risk Tool for investment data providers. I am also in daily discussion with their Finance team about sustainability in Finance.
Serving more than 40,000 institutions in approximately 190 countries, Refinitiv provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets. They are a leading ESG Data Provider and one of the most widely used by investors. I am a contributor to their flagship Eikon Platform, with regular ESG morning insights and offering their clients my research upon licensing.