Sustainable Alpha: How Thematic Investing Seeks to Deliver Dual Impact

Over the past few years, the bar has been raised in ESG investing. No longer do ESG investments merely seek to limit portfolio exposure to controversial stocks or sectors. Today’s leading-edge ESG investments seek to provide portfolio outperformance while also making concrete, measurable impacts for the greater social and/or environmental good.
In this upcoming webcast, join IndexIQ and ETF Trends as they discuss how investors can look to achieve “sustainable alpha”—that is, portfolio outperformance through the use of impact investments aligned to the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

December 13, 2021
11am PT | 2pm ET
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Dave Nadig, CIO of ETF Trends and ETF Database, will moderate a discussion on:

  • A brief survey of the sustainable investing landscape
  • How to quantify and measure success for impact investments
  • Best practices for portfolio implementation of impact investments
  • A survey of new “dual impact” investments that seek to do good for the planet and portfolios

NOT accepted for one hour of CFP/CIMA CE credit for live and on-demand attendees

CFA Institute members are encouraged to self-document their continuing professional development activities in their online CE tracker.


Wendy Wong

Head of Sustainable Investment Partnerships
New York Life Investments

Keith Dixson

Head of International Business Development
CANDRIAM, a New York Life Investments company

Dave Nadig

CIO, Director of Research
ETF Trends and ETF Database

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The views expressed herein are from Dave Nadig of ETF Trends/ETF Database, and do not necessarily reflect the views of New York Life Investment Management LLC or its affiliates. Dave Nadig, nor ETF Trends/ETF Database, are affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company or its subsidiaries.

This seminar is for informational purposes only. The guest speakers appearing at this seminar are solely responsible for the content of their presentations, which may not necessarily represent the opinions of New York Life Insurance Company or its subsidiaries.

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