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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


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


​Sampension puts DKK90m into German green bonds

Mon, 18 Mar 2019By

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

books research

ESG roundup: Corporate reporting alignment project moves ahead

Mon, 18 Mar 2019By

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

has the climate changed for sustainable investing

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

Power station

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


ESG roundup: Scottish pension fund backs sustainability strategy

Thu, 14 Mar 2019By

Plus: L&G’s auto-enrolment master trust selects ESG fund for default strategy

ice floes climate change

Regulators set up climate risk monitoring committee

Tue, 12 Mar 2019By

FCA, PRA and 15 financial services companies to meet three times a year to lead the regulatory approach to climate change

Oil rig

​Norway to cut €6.7bn of ‘upstream’ oil and gas companies from SWF

Fri, 8 Mar 2019By

Finance ministry presents plan to divest some energy activities – but not integrated energy firms 

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EU sets out plan for investor sustainability disclosure rules

Thu, 7 Mar 2019By

Agreement is political, with further technical work needed to finalise the drafting of the text

The European Commission

Investors called upon to support EU green bond standard

Thu, 7 Mar 2019By

Technical expert group proposes voluntary standard to help address barriers to growth

Netspar to branch out into artificial intelligence, big data

Columbia Threadneedle develops proprietary ESG tool

Wed, 6 Mar 2019By

System developed against backdrop of asset owners’ ESG frustrations

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