Inequality
2021.06 - Blue Paper - US income inequality and inflation - Slider
Insights Paper 18.06.2021 Biden agenda: tackling income inequality and its potential inflation impact

The election of President Joe Biden has led to a turn in US government policy. This paper explores income and wealth inequality in the United States and President Biden’s policies aimed at addressing this issue, including his proposal of a corporate tax hike. We assess the likelihood of long-term success and, finally, the potential inflationary consequences.

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Thematic Paper 14.06.2021 Shifts & Narratives #7 - Opening the Pandora’s box of social risks: Consequences for investors

The Covid-19 crisis can be considered a turning point for social issues: it has put global socio-economic inequalities in the spotlight and made them more concrete than ever before. It has also clearly shown the tragic effects, from an economic and societal perspective, that systemic shocks can have on unequal, non-resilient societies.

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Discussion Paper 7.06.2021 Inequality: what is at stake - Part 2. Pro-Piketty and Anti-Piketty: A review of the literature in 20 topics

No one is disputing that Piketty’s books are ground-breaking, that his research and his team’s research are fundamental, or that their databases and reports are invaluable. Moreover, this research puts economics back in history, which is highly commendable.

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Discussion Paper 7.06.2021 Inequality: what is at stake - Part 1. Globalisation, growth, financial liberalisation and inequality

With the misdeeds of globalisation, the rise in inequalities and the resulting perception of injustice have been subjects that have fuelled many debates for a little over ten years. The theme of inequalities has even come to the centre of many political programs. However, partiality, biases and common beliefs are prevalent.

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Insights Paper 15.12.2020 Sustainability-linked bonds: nascent opportunities for ESG investing
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Since the creation of green bonds, many new labels have emerged, including social bonds, sustainability bonds, and recently transition bonds, not to mention water, blue or adaptation bonds.

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Insights Paper 18.11.2020 Social bonds: financing the recovery and long-term inclusive growth
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With its triple impact on education, income and health, the Covid-19 crisis has exacerbated existing inequalities, both among and within countries.

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Thematic Paper 26.05.2020 The day after #4 - Inequality in the context of the Covid-19 crisis
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For several years now we have argued that the social theme, and in particular the issue of social inequality, was becoming a major issue for various global economies and for investors, both institutional and retail. In this paper, we explain why and how we expect the COVID-19 crisis to accelerate this phenomenon in the months and years to come, and also present action levers for investors.

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