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ESG: The long quest for comparable data

November 2019 (Magazine)By

A growing band of institutional investors and other financial actors is seeking better and more comparable inputs to financials statements in areas like carbon emissions

Risk metrics jigsaw

November 2019 (Magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

Moves to promote useful climate risk disclosure among companies are hampered by highly variable risk metrics and a lack of cohesive standards 

Brydon Review: Call for deeper, wider audits

November 2019 (Magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

UK review reveals stakeholders would like more information on company prospects and risks

Credit Ratings: Good credit, bad behaviour?

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Rating agencies and asset managers are starting to integrate ESG in bond portfolios 


World of ESG developments

November 2019 (Magazine)

A global rundown of recent ESG developments

Artificial Intelligence: Solving the riddle with AI

November 2019 (Magazine)By Dewi John

Artificial intelligence is making it possible to glean better ESG information about companies

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SDI Asset Owner Platform: ESG investing gets a platform lift

November 2019 (Magazine)By Dewi John

Two Dutch pension providers have launched a global platform to help asset owners invest in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals


Investment Process: A recipe for confusion

November 2019 (Magazine)By

The shift to ESG has inadvertently led to divergence of opinion over the best metrics to use

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Robeco Active Ownership: ‘Engagement’s not a one-off’

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Carola van Lamoen, the head of active ownership at Robeco, talks to Liam Kennedy

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ESG Adoption: Big advances on the ESG front

November 2019 (Magazine)By

A custodian’s view on how technology and a generational shift are powering the growth of ESG investment among European pension funds 

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Materiality: A new framework for ESG

November 2019 (Magazine)By

A new materiality concept focuses on seeking investment value where the interests of shareholders and other stakeholders intersect

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Research: Europe has turned a corner

November 2019 (Magazine)By ,

Asset managers must cater to the trend to deeper ESG investing to remain competitive

Iceland: From strategy to practice

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Several factors are pushing Icelandic pension funds towards responsible investment

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India: Still early days

November 2019 (Magazine)By Elisabeth Jeffries

The growing adoption and importance of ESG criteria among Indian firms could have implications for companies such as rice producers

Mining the ESG vein

November 2019 (Magazine)By Jonathan Brooks

ESG used to be an optional extra in the mining industry but governments are starting to mandate minimum standards through legislation

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Viewpoint: Investors commit to a net-zero future

November 2019 (Magazine)By

The global climate emergency means investors must set tough decarbonisation targets. A new UN-convened investor alliance is doing just that

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Viewpoint: Spatial finance has a key role

November 2019 (Magazine)By

The increasing amount of geospatial data can help foster sustainable finance 

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Viewpoint: The quagmire of ethics

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Assessing what should be considered ethical is more challenging than generally assumed

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Viewpoint: A quantitative approach to integrating ESG

November 2019 (Magazine)By

Quant managers are mining ‘unstructured data’ as part of the search for the ESG factor

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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


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Reputational risk drives ESG at pension funds more than at other investors

Tue, 12 Nov 2019By

But in Europe regulation was the top driver of pension funds’ adoption of ESG principles

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NEST, Railpen plug cyber security advice gap for pension fund trustees

Mon, 11 Nov 2019By

High-profile pension investors warn their peers about cyber security risk in their portfolios

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ESG roundup: EU benchmarks, disclosure regs get final rubber stamp

Fri, 8 Nov 2019By Florence Chong,

Plus: GPIF forges ahead with additional green bond partnership

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New pensions climate risk group targets consultation in early 2020

Thu, 7 Nov 2019By

Group was set up by the pensions regulator together with government departments

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Scope calls for more transparency around PRI assessment results

Thu, 7 Nov 2019By

Analysts call for results to be made available more widely

ExxonMobil under pressure from Church Commissioners

Large Dutch schemes not keen on investing in Saudi oil giant

Wed, 6 Nov 2019By

Metal scheme PME would not invest for climate and human rights reasons

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Major proxy adviser sues US regulator over guidance

Fri, 1 Nov 2019By

The move by ISS is the latest development in a heated tussle between proxy advisers and pro-business lobby groups

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Norwegian SWF takes issue with PRI’s ‘real-world impact’ chapter

Thu, 31 Oct 2019By

NBIM suggests signatories ought to vote on ideas to focus on impact

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UK minister reassures on pensions bill, challenges and chides on ESG

Thu, 31 Oct 2019By

Opperman urges trustees to use their ‘immeasurable capacity to make a difference’

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Many Dutch schemes lack concrete climate policy, says pressure group

Tue, 29 Oct 2019By

VBDO finds only 50% of surveyed pension funds had formulated action goals

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Sustainable investment ‘non-believers’ dwindle but concerns remain – survey

Tue, 29 Oct 2019By

Performance concerns and lack of reported data still challenges

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FRC reworks stewardship definition in more demanding Code

Thu, 24 Oct 2019By

New Stewardship Code sets the bar higher, reflecting changing expectations of investors and industry developments

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Pension fund group ‘brings mining community voice’ to investors

Wed, 23 Oct 2019By

Direct exchange comes after positive feedback from investors to information relayed by the association

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