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From The Magazine

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ESG: The long quest for comparable data

November 2019 (Magazine)By

A growing band of institutional investors and other financial actors is seeking better and more comparable inputs to financials statements in areas like carbon emissions

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Emerging Market Debt - ESG: Taking centre stage

November 2019 (Magazine)By

ESG considerations are increasingly embodied in investment in emerging market debt

Risk metrics jigsaw

November 2019 (Magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

Moves to promote useful climate risk disclosure among companies are hampered by highly variable risk metrics and a lack of cohesive standards 

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Gulbenkian Foundation: Green credentials

November 2019 (Magazine)By

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is realigning its portfolio to meet green requirements

Brydon Review: Call for deeper, wider audits

November 2019 (Magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

UK review reveals stakeholders would like more information on company prospects and risks

Credit Ratings: Good credit, bad behaviour?

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Rating agencies and asset managers are starting to integrate ESG in bond portfolios 


World of ESG developments

November 2019 (Magazine)

A global rundown of recent ESG developments

Artificial Intelligence: Solving the riddle with AI

November 2019 (Magazine)By Dewi John

Artificial intelligence is making it possible to glean better ESG information about companies


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France's ERAFP introduces climate divestment criteria

Fri, 15 Nov 2019By

€33bn pension fund to shed two holdings by the end of the year, two more being looked at

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Norway’s SWF blacklists UK’s G4S, shedding €77.6m of its shares

Thu, 14 Nov 2019By

KLP likely to follow suit with its €4.3m of investments in the security firm

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ESG roundup: Robeco to pilot satellite imagery use

Wed, 13 Nov 2019By

Dutch asset manager to use satellite data for engagement work with palm oil producers

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Netherlands roundup: Smurfit scheme liquidation delayed

Wed, 13 Nov 2019By Frank van Alphen

Schemes make little progress on human rights risks

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Reputational risk drives ESG at pension funds more than at other investors

Tue, 12 Nov 2019By

But in Europe regulation was the top driver of pension funds’ adoption of ESG principles

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Asset Allocation: Alternatives key to raise returns

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Pension funds are increasing their allocations to alternative and illiquid assets in a bid to boost flagging returns

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Fixed income, rates, currencies: Clouded by uncertainty

November 2019 (Magazine)By Caroline Hay

It was predictable that risk markets should have reacted positively to the news of an agreement in principle in the US-China trade negotiations. Although assuredly better than a seemingly relentless stream of bad will between the protagonists, the provisional agreement is in no way a solution to the conflict. Another round of trade talks could be necessary just to reach a tentative accord. Investors would be wise to temper enthusiasm to extrapolate the ‘good news’ too far.

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Average CDI allocations double over 18 months, says report

Wed, 2 Oct 2019By

Inreasing allocations to infrastructure investments one of the biggest drivers, according to financial tech company RiskFirst

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​PKA’s private equity arm opens doors for third-party investment

Thu, 26 Sep 2019By

Newly-named IIP Denmark eyes DKK100bn investment total in two years’ time through opening up to outside investors

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PensioPlus sets out to improve Belgium’s cross-border pull

Tue, 24 Sep 2019By

The industry organisation is to focus on simplifying procedures to enhance Belgium’s standing as prime location for pan-European pension funds

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