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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

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


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Dutch regulator warns schemes against too much local investment

Thu, 15 Nov 2018By Frank van Alphen

Economic downturn would cause a ‘triple whammy’, De Nederlandsche Bank warns

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Luxembourg reserve fund names green bond, impact managers

Wed, 14 Nov 2018By

€1.5bn in sustainability-themed mandates awarded in total

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Analysis: US proxy process under scrutiny – ESG under threat?

Wed, 14 Nov 2018By

The SEC roundtable is bringing together stakeholders with diverging views on proxy advisers and shareholder voting. Sue Rust reports

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Public pension funds push back at criticism of climate strategies

Tue, 13 Nov 2018By

Friends of the Earth claimed some of the UK’s biggest funds were climate change ‘laggards’


​AP4 hails financial benefit of tobacco divestment

Tue, 13 Nov 2018By

Swedish pension fund says sector has underperformed by 40% since 2016

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Corporate reporting bodies aim for alignment on sustainability standards

Mon, 12 Nov 2018By

New two-year project responds to market demand

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Dutch pension funds have limited stake in domestic green bonds

Mon, 12 Nov 2018By Sameer van Alfen

Roughly 4% of Dutch green corporate bonds have been bought by pension funds

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Joseph Mariathasan: Nuclear power – an update

Fri, 9 Nov 2018By

Fossil fuels cannot be replaced without nuclear energy, so our collective fears must be addressed

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New project tackles emissions reporting completeness [updated]

Fri, 9 Nov 2018By

100% Club aims to incentivise companies to commit to complete Scope 1 reporting

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Asset management roundup: €3bn now invested in ‘gender lens’ funds

Thu, 8 Nov 2018By

Plus: BlackRock adopts ESG tilt for long-term DGF, DWS invests in tech firm for MENA push

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MEPs stick with IORP II delegated acts in vote on sustainability proposal

Wed, 7 Nov 2018By

Pension funds had pushed for provision for delegated acts to be removed from the proposal 

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​AP2 predicts boom in public sector green bond issuance

Wed, 7 Nov 2018By ,

Dutch regulator also notes growth of green bond asset class

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Ortec: Climate change could reduce funding ratios by up to 80%

Wed, 7 Nov 2018By Frank van Alphen,

New ALM model forecasts funding level decline of 20% even if global temperatures only rise by 1.5°C

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