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ESG: UN goals strike a chord

February 2017 (Magazine)By

The UN Sustainable Development Goals, agreed by world leaders in September 2015, have captured the imagination of many in the European institutional investment community

Outlook 2017: Paris Agreement focuses minds

December 2016 (Magazine)By

The speedy ratification of the COP21 climate change deal cements the investment relevance of action against global warming, reports Susanna Rust

Long-Term Matters: Carbon footprint envy

December 2016 (Magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

An explosion of providers and events promise to turn investors into low-carbon heroes. Even campaigners use it to benchmark managers. What will it deliver? Raj Thamotheram writes

ESG meets credit

July / August 2016 (Magazine)By

Susanna Rust reports on a new joint initiative involving fixed income investors and credit rating agencies 

Sustainable investing is becoming much more important

May 2016 (Magazine)By Thomas Merz

The importance of sustainable investments is steadily increasing. At the same time, the debate surrounding the added value of this investment approach continues

Mountain View: Google’s headquarters in the US

ESG: The taxing issue of tax

March 2016 (Magazine)By

As Google, Amazon and other multinationals face scrutiny over their tax affairs, we assess the case for asset owners to engage on the issue

ESG: A new reporting paradigm

December 2015 (Magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

A new EU directive mandates non-financial corporate disclosures. In light of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Elisabeth Jeffries finds reason for praise as well as for caution

COP21 and Investors: What will Paris deliver?

November 2015 (Magazine)By

One month away from the Paris climate change talks, Jonathan Williams asks how likely are investors to be faced with a repeat of the failed summit in Copenhagen.

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ExxonMobil under pressure from Church Commissioners

Church Commissioners turns up pressure on ExxonMobil

Tue, 28 Feb 2017By

Church’s £7bn fund leads second attempt to secure greater disclosure at oil and gas giant

Offshore wind farm

UK's NEST adopts ‘climate aware’ fund for default strategy

Fri, 24 Feb 2017By

NEST is seeding a new UBS-managed equities fund with climate ‘tilts’

Netherlands View

Metalworkers' scheme rejects carbon reduction target

Thu, 23 Feb 2017By Frank van Alphen

Dutch PMT prefers to achieve reduction through engagement which takes effects on firms’ staff into account

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IIGCC urges TCFD to do more for comparable climate data

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

IIGCC responds to draft recommendations on climate disclosures by companies, investors 

Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic roundup: Sustainable Value Creation, Folksam, KLP, Oslo

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Major investors shown to have boosted governance and sustainability practices at Swedish firms

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Asset Allocation: The big picture

November 2014 (Magazine)By Caroline Hay

There is an uncomfortable sense that many market outlooks and forecasts are too sanguine about future risks and the course of US interest rates. Some asset classes are already being severely buffeted.

Unlevered infrastructure - challenging convention index

Investors broaden range of alternative assets, study shows

Thu, 23 Feb 2017By

Preqin data shows third of institutions now hold four or more alternative asset classes

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Berkshire Pension Fund to buy 20% of Gresham House for alternatives push

Tue, 21 Feb 2017By

Strategic relationship being forged as asset manager prepares to launch platform for investment in ‘niche’ alternatives

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Switzerland: SBA calls for investment guidelines rejig to boost alternatives

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

Asset class categorisation must be changed to help facilitate bigger allocations to alternatives

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IPE Expectations Indicator February 2017

February 2017 (Magazine)

With two full months of post-US election information to sift though, shifts in manager expectations have been as extreme as some reactions to, and rhetoric from, our newest world leader. Even more so than the prior month, the conviction that there will be movements in certain asset classes is surprisingly high. 

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