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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

Climate change mitigation is a good investment

November 2018 (magazine)By ,

International support is needed to reverse the vicious circle of climate vulnerability and higher cost of capital in developing countries

Making impact investing more investor-friendly

November 2018 (magazine)By

Impact investing – investing in a way that delivers both attractive financial returns and measurable social or environmental benefits – has come a long way in the last decade.

Walking the walk

November 2018 (magazine)By

In the past, fund managers would not necessarily spring to mind when thinking of ways to tackle climate change. Yet we are increasingly seeing more and more investors on the environmental frontline

Gender balance: what’s your excuse?

November 2018 (magazine)By Raj Thamotheram

 Investors should accept that there has been more than enough time to sensitise boards. Now is the time for brave leadership

The very real limits of ESG integration

November 2018 (magazine)By

Just because asset managers consider ESG measures in investment decisions, it does not mean they give them much weight

ESG hedge funds: a contradiction in terms?

November 2018 (magazine)By

ESG hedge fund sounds like an oxymoron. The goals of absolute returns and the ideals of sustainable investing appear to be in opposition – self-contradictory, even

ESG is hot – handle with care

November 2018 (magazine)By

ESG is a relatively new but powerful idea. However, to avoid misunderstandings, it is time to engage more thoughtfully on how it is used by investors and regulators



Climate change: PRI develops ‘inevitable policy response’ forecast

Tue, 17 Sep 2019By

The PRI has commissioned research forecasting the nature and financial impacts of a forceful and disorderly government response to climate change by 2025

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More UK trustees add support to climate charter

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

Industry forum has signed up 76 trustees and pension managers responsible for £367bn of assets in a bid to step up scrutiny of asset managers

Coal mining

​PFA sheds Chinese coal stocks in latest climate purge

Mon, 16 Sep 2019By

Danish fund divests seven companies and puts another seven under observation as part of its semi-annual portfolio climate review

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Lack of responsible opportunities will hinder ESG investing, survey finds

Fri, 13 Sep 2019By

European survey conducted by NNIP reveals 50% believe RI carries risk management challenge


APG, PGGM to launch sustainable investing platform for asset owners

Thu, 12 Sep 2019By

The artificial intelligence-based vehicle will assess potential sustainable development investments and has already earned the support of big investors such as USS

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PRI in Person: Danone CFO calls for new investor mindset about value

Thu, 12 Sep 2019By

‘Join us’, CFO of global food company tells delegates at major responsible investment conference 

Jean Raby, Natixis IM chief executive officer

PRI in Person: Natixis IM CEO on empirical evidence in ESG investing

Wed, 11 Sep 2019By

In a welcome speech to delegates, Jean Raby says investors need to ‘go back to basics’ and ask themselves what they are trying to achieve


UK Law Commission calls for input on pooled fund voting laws

Wed, 11 Sep 2019By

The Law Commission was asked by the UK government to carry out a study about the system of ‘intermediated securities’

Stockholm, Sweden

​AP Funds take active role in bid to tackle money laundering

Tue, 10 Sep 2019By

The Swedish state pension buffer funds’ Council on Ethics gathered major banks and regulators together to discuss recent scandals

Air pollution in Shanghai, China

Amundi teams up with Asian infrastructure bank for $1bn climate bond fund

Tue, 10 Sep 2019By

Also: AXA IM launches impact fund focused on Asia, Africa and Latin America; NN IP green bond fund reaches €1bn

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ESG roundup: AP Pension cuts tobacco from €15bn portfolio

Mon, 9 Sep 2019By ,

Plus: MSCI to buy Zurich-based environmental fintech and analytics firm Carbon Delta to boost climate risk offering for institutional investors

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​Industriens backs €200m sustainable fund from LGT

Thu, 5 Sep 2019By

LGT’s Sustainable Equity Global fund focuses on financially strong sustainable companies

Coal mining

UK, Danish pension funds file lobbying resolution against BHP

Wed, 4 Sep 2019By

CEPB and MP Pension among major institutional shareholders demanding that the mining giant abandons lobby groups that operate at odds with the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change

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