Stockholm (NordSIP) – On Tuesday, October 6, Calvert Research and Management, a subsidiary of Eaton Vance, launched the Calvert Institute for Responsible Investing. The institute is dedicated to directing the power of the financial markets increasingly to addressing the leading global challenges of our time, such climate change and inequality, through research, education and cooperative projects.
After the institute’s launch in North America, today’s decision means research, events and webinars available in its online hub will also be available to asset owners and investors in Europe and Asia.
“For many years, Calvert has been a global leader in responsible investing and a catalyst for positive change through our research and engagement efforts,” said John Streur, President and Chief Executive Officer. “By creating the Calvert Institute, we broaden the scope of our mission and programmes in support of responsible investors and society as a whole.”
According to the Calvert Institute, beyond its own internal research, it will partner with leading academic organisations, industry groups and investors to create and sponsor third-party research focused on ESG issues pertinent to responsible investors.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to contribute to the further development of responsible investing,” said Anne Matusewicz, a director of the Calvert Institute. “We want to help investors understand the role they can play in promoting positive change. Examining race and injustice, climate change and other critical issues will allow us to amplify voices that challenge the status quo based on research results and educate individuals and institutions at various stages of their responsible investment journey.”
Eaton Vance is an American investment manager founded in1924. As of April 30, 2020, Eaton Vance had consolidated assets under management of $465.3 billion.