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Special Report

Impact investing



Roger Phillips, chair, LGPS Scheme Advisory Board

LGPS investment costs hit £1bn as cost code sheds light on fees

Thu, 16 May 2019By

Public sector pension funds in England and Wales reported higher investment costs after a new code of transparency started to take effect

Old Port in Helsinki, Finland

​Ilmarinen backs BlackRock US ESG exchange-traded fund with €750m

Wed, 15 May 2019By

Finnish pension insurer co-developed the ETF as part of a shift towards responsible investments in its €47bn portfolio


ESG roundup: Another investor culls tobacco firms

Tue, 14 May 2019By

Also: AP7 hails climate change actions by German firms RWE and BASF to address lobbying concerns 

Extinction Rebellion protesters outside the PLSA's Local Authority Conference in Swindon

Climate change protesters disrupt pensions conference

Tue, 14 May 2019By

Extinction Rebellion representatives press government minister to scale back LGPS’ investments in fossil fuels

US dollars

ESG roundup: PE manager claims record with $700m impact fund

Fri, 10 May 2019By ,

LeapFrog attracts European pension funds, asset managers and insurers for impact fund; Finnish pension insurer Varma backs human rights campaign

ExxonMobil oil rig

Church fund to vote against entire Exxon board over climate change

Thu, 9 May 2019By

Church of England’s £8.3bn endowment fund joins forces with New York public pension fund to increase pressure on oil giant

London crowd

People moves: Santander appoints UK pensions chief [updated]

Thu, 9 May 2019By IPE Staff

Santander, ATP Real Estate, AP1, The Carlyle Group, PineBridge, PIMCO, Majedie, Link Asset Services, Law Debenture, Scottish Widows, Solactive

Coal mining

KLP purges NOK3.2bn of shares as coal ban goes total

Wed, 8 May 2019By

The Norwegian pension fund has reduced its coal tolerance limit to just 5% of a company’s revenue, cutting RWE, Sasol and BHP from its portfolio

telescope binoculars search mandate

European investors seek managers for €575m across equities, CTAs, credit

Wed, 8 May 2019By IPE Staff

Five mandates tendered via IPE Quest are closing in the next few days: emerging market equities, low volatility equities, alternative credit, CTAs and convertible bonds


ABP to focus on energy transition to support local economy

Wed, 8 May 2019By

Civil service scheme says it has been difficult to find sufficient investment volume to allocate to domestic assets in the Netherlands

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PMT ditches 27 countries from tailor-made EMD index

Tue, 7 May 2019By Frank van Alphen

The €77bn Dutch metalworkers’ scheme has rolled out a new benchmark focused on sustainability in emerging market fixed income

Electric vehicle (EV)

Investors urge UK to act on 2050 zero emissions target advice

Tue, 7 May 2019By

The UK’s business and energy secretary has pledged that the government ‘will do more’ amid grpwing investor pressure for action

All ESG News

esg takes root

Special Report: ESG takes root

November 2018 (magazine)By

One in every four professionally managed dollars is now invested sustainably according to some definition, with a total of $22.9trn run in this way overall

Do asset managers have what it takes?

November 2018 (magazine)By

Integration is high on the agenda for most asset managers. What does it take to build truly sustainable portfolios?

Getting engaged

November 2018 (magazine)By Gill Wadsworth

Index managers are using their size and heft to influence corporate behaviour

Around the world in ESG

November 2018 (magazine)

An update on ESG initiatives across the globe 

Low-carbon indices: Work in progress

November 2018 (magazine)By

Providers acknowledge low-carbon indices are imperfect, but argue they are an invaluable tool

Fixed income: Will it be E, S or G?

November 2018 (magazine)By David Turner

The three components of ESG investing in fixed income – environmental, social and governance – cannot be maximised simultaneously. Investors must decide which to emphasise

In search of a gold standard

November 2018 (magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

University research network seeks to cut through the noise of ESG data

Accounting standards: It’s all about perspective

November 2018 (magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

Does IFRS 9 help or hinder long-term investment?

Who’s doing what in ESG

November 2018 (magazine)

From investor organisations, to disclosure developers

Green growth at heart of EU agenda

November 2018 (magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

A taxonomy for sustainable investments is a key element of expert proposals

Investor Profile: Japan Government Pension Investment Fund

November 2018 (magazine)By Florence Chong

GPIF’s 100-year perspective places ESG at the heart of its world view

Quantifying external factors

November 2018 (magazine)By

A Mumbai-based advisory firm is promoting alternative measures to quantify added value

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    Closing date: 2019-05-27.

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