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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.

Investment Opportunities: Hope for a full pipeline

November 2015 (Magazine)By

Will the COP21 global climate talks in Paris next month lead to a pipeline of renewable energy infrastructure investment opportunities? Carlo Svaluto Moreolo reports

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PIMCO, Lombard Odier, Northern Trust unveil ESG, climate change funds

Fri, 20 Jan 2017By

Flurry of fund announcements underscores mainstreaming of ESG integration 

Forests in Finland

Ilmarinen starts linking portfolio managers’ incentives to sustainability

Fri, 20 Jan 2017By

Finnish pensions insurance giant adopts sustainability benchmark indices in investments

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Pension fund for Berlin doctors turns back on coal

Mon, 16 Jan 2017By

Divestment from companies with 25% turnover from coal applies to 1% of equities

MSCI - 2017 an inflection point for long-termism

'Inflection point' approaching for long-term investors, says MSCI

Mon, 16 Jan 2017By

Asset owners should avoid reacting to ‘spasms in Twittersphere’, researchers warn

European Parliament

UK ‘could ignore’ European share-ownership rules

Fri, 13 Jan 2017By

Timing of Shareholder Rights Directive clashes with Brexit timetable

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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.

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Germany roundup: BVK, RP Crest, Willis Towers Watson

Wed, 18 Jan 2017By

BVK to invest in RP Crest volatility risk premium fund

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‘Like a marathon on a treadmill’: UK schemes stand still in 2016

Wed, 11 Jan 2017By

PPF data confirms no progress made on pension deficits over past 12 months

uk real estate outlook economic uncertainty weighs on property market

Divestment data points to cashflow-negative shift for UK pensions

Tue, 10 Jan 2017By

Net outflow marks only fifth quarterly period of disinvestment in 30 years of ONS data

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IPE Expectations Indicator January 2017

January 2017 (Magazine)

What a difference a month makes. With the previous indicator poll taken days before the US election, this month’s results illustrate how managers have digested markets’ reactions to the outcome

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