William Blair's paper, "ESG Investing and Portfolio Integration" has been "highly commended" by Savvy Investor in the "Best ESG Paper 2017" category.

In the paper, Blake Pontius, CFA, a portfolio specialist on William Blair's Global Equity team, provides an overview of the sustainable investment landscape, including investor adoption and implementation trends, as well as important sustainable investment themes from an industry perspective. He also explores the opportunities and challenges of integrating nonfinancial factors within traditional fundamental company analysis.

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