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Indian spices

Folksam invests SEK2.8bn in World Bank bond to combat food waste

Thu, 21 Mar 2019By

Swedish pension fund is sole investor in IBRD’s sustainable development bond

De Nederlandsche Bank DNB

Dutch regulator ‘world’s first’ to sign up to PRI [updated]

Thu, 21 Mar 2019By

Central bank says it will investigate options regarding target allocations to green bonds and impact investing projects

Power station

Charities seek legal ruling on responsible investment policies

Wed, 20 Mar 2019By

‘Outdated and insufficient’ investment guidelines need updating, says coalition of UK charities and foundations

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ESG roundup: Asset managers flag reporting services, climate analysis

Tue, 19 Mar 2019By IPE Staff

BNY Mellon’s client reporting service; Neuberger Berman’s climate risk analysis; Storebrand launches in the UK

Tobacco

€44bn Finnish pension fund signs up to Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge

Tue, 19 Mar 2019By

Addition of Finnish pension insurer Varma and retail bank S-bank means €8.3trn assets now pledged

Oslo, Norway

Norwegian SWF ‘slow to act’ on climate-related exclusions

Mon, 18 Mar 2019By

‘Moving targets’ on climate change measurements has made blacklistings hard to put in place, says ethics council

Cologne

​Sampension puts DKK90m into German green bonds

Mon, 18 Mar 2019By

Deputy CIO of pension fund predicts more sustainability-linked deals of this type

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ESG roundup: Corporate reporting alignment project moves ahead

Mon, 18 Mar 2019By

Plus: PPF backs Transition Pathway Initiative, BNPP AM tightens coal policy

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Five managers to run £1bn public pension sustainable equity mandate

Fri, 15 Mar 2019By

West Midlands leads development of ‘sustainable equity framework’ for LGPS Central funds

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Moody's: EU disclosure rules could benefit asset manager ESG leaders

Fri, 15 Mar 2019By

Some asset managers could benefit from ‘first mover advantage’, smaller ones could feel the pinch 

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​KLP banishes NAT in bid to end ship scrapping on Asian beaches

Fri, 15 Mar 2019By

Norwegian pension fund divests Norwegian-led firm Nordic American Tankers

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Swift energy transition ‘will aid climate and economy’: Ortec

Thu, 14 Mar 2019By Frank van Alphen

Consultancy’s ALM model predicts beneficial effects if global warming is limited to less than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels

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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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