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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

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Liverpool

Merseyside, People’s Pension allocate to ESG smart beta funds

Fri, 18 Jan 2019By ,

UK schemes backing climate change themed funds to reduce carbon output while maintaining performance

Tobacco

​AP1 divests from nuclear weapons, tobacco and fossil fuels

Fri, 18 Jan 2019By

Swedish buffer fund is second to announce divestments this month following new investment guidelines

The European Commission, Brussels

Eurosif launches strategy review in light of ESG regulatory changes

Thu, 17 Jan 2019By

Review to cover governance, mission, objectives and more, and to be finished by the end of April

oil sand 25

​AP4 adds nuclear weapons, oil sands to investment blacklist

Wed, 16 Jan 2019By

Fund nets SEK3bn from sales of companies including Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed Martin

Stock markets

Amundi: ESG investing ‘has influenced equity performance’

Wed, 16 Jan 2019By

Asset manager sought to find out if being an ESG investor had an impact on portfolio performance

Voting

ESG roundup: SSGA targets corporate culture, BlackRock scolded on climate

Tue, 15 Jan 2019By

SSGA to scrutinise corporate culture, BlackRock told to back more climate shareholder resolutions

Offshore wind farm

PGGM and Shell assess joint bid for green energy firm Eneco

Tue, 15 Jan 2019By

Players aim at expanding sustainable energy products and services across Northwest Europe

UK Supreme Court

Campaign group to challenge government power over LGPS investments

Thu, 10 Jan 2019By

Palestine Solidarity Campaign wins right to appeal a UK court ruling that could restrict public sector funds’ ability to divest from companies on ethical grounds

merger joint venture

ESG data firm Sustainalytics takes over GES International

Wed, 9 Jan 2019By Frank van Alphen

Swedish company GES specialises in engagement and has been challenging chocolate producers on labour practices

Wind turbines

LGPS pool backs renewables fund, begins EM equity search

Tue, 8 Jan 2019By

Legal & General, European Investment Bank and Trinity College Dublin all commit funds to wind and solar investment portfolio

Cranes

Institutional investors to hasten exit from public markets in 2019

Tue, 8 Jan 2019By

Large-scale poll sees pension funds boosting private assets, with a focus on private equity and real estate

Fitch Ratings building

Fitch launches ESG credit rating ‘relevance’ scores

Mon, 7 Jan 2019By

Data published to enable investors to ‘agree or disagree’ with impact of ESG issues on credit ratings

Marijuana plant

​AP funds blacklist cannabis companies on UN convention grounds

Mon, 7 Jan 2019By

Aurora Cannabis, Canopy Growth and Aphria excluded by Swedish buffer funds

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