DWS Launches ESG Small-Cap Fund (Citywire Selector)

German group DWS has launched an ESG-focused small cap strategy, Citywire Selector has learned. The DWS Invest ESG European Small/Mid Cap was officially unveiled on...

China Construction Bank lists green bond in Luxembourg (funds global Asia)

China’s second largest bank has listed its first overseas green bond, worth €500 million ($576 million), on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The China Construction...

ESG “could lead to alpha”, investors say (Funds Europe)

Evidence has emerged to challenge the idea that investing with a responsible edge will lead to lower investment returns. RBC Global Asset Management found that...

When will “socially responsible investing” become just “investing”? (Quartz)

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the global financial crisis, bringing with it an inescapable reminder of the power of the finance industry....

Mobius unveils launch of emerging markets SICAV (Investment Week)

This morning the group announced the initial public offering (IPO) of the Mobius Investment Trust had raised £100m at IPO ahead of its listing...

Japan’s giant pension selects S&P for ESG indices (IPE)

The world’s biggest pension fund, Japan’s JPY158.6trn (€1.2trn) Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), has chosen Standard & Poor’s (S&P) to provide ESG indices for...

No more coal & tobacco for Carmignac (Investment Europe)

As an active asset manager, Carmignac has formulated policy to exclude coal and tobacco investments. It has identified and mitigated risks to client investments arising...

East Capital launches UCITS version of China A Shares strategy (Press...

East Capital, en oberoende kapitalförvaltare specialiserad på tillväxt- och frontiermarknader, lanserar en UCITS version av sin framgångsrika China A-Shares fond. ”East Capital har funnits på...

Nikko AM establishes Corp Sustainability Dept, as HSBC GAM survey finds...

Nikko Asset Management has announced the establishment of a Corporate Sustainability Department, intended to bolster its commitment to ESG both in terms of how...

Regulatory burdens, tech changes higlighted by Nordic fund associations (Investment Europe)

Mifid II, regtech and changes to the premium pension system are among the topics being highlighted by the Norwegian Fund and Asset Management Association...

Vanguard changes screening process on two SRI index funds (Investment Week)

Vanguard has excluded tobacco stocks from two socially responsible investment (SRI) index funds; the SRI European Stock fund and the SRI Global Stock fund. Effective...

Sustainable Investing Events Highlight Kofi Annan’s Legacy (Morningstar)

One of the late Kofi Annan’s legacies, largely overlooked in the tributes marking his recent passing, is sustainable investing. As United Nations Secretary General,...

Using Green Bonds To Build An SDG Portfolio (Seeking Alpha)

For investors seeking to achieve both sustainability and financial objectives, green bonds have emerged as an important bridge to the UN Sustainable Development Goals...

The Case Against Climate Despair (Project Syndicate)

The growing severity and frequency of extreme-weather events suggests that climate scientists' nightmare scenarios must be taken seriously. Fortunately, rapid advances are being made...

Gore Calls on Institutional Investors to Adopt ESG Focus (Chief Investment...

Former US Vice President Al Gore spoke to the choir Wednesday, receiving loud applause as he told the Principles of Responsible Investing annual conference...

Sweden’s politicians need to put country before party (Re-Define)

The left and right deadlocked after the Swedish elections, and neither is able to command a majority. What might happen is uncertain, but what...

SEB still the only Nordic bank in Dow Jones Sustainability Index...

For the third consecutive year, SEB is included as the only Nordic bank in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the world's most recognized investor...

World Bank renews U.N. Sustainable Development Goals bonds partnership (GreenBiz)

The World Bank, BNP Paribas and Swiss private bank SYZ have renewed their partnership for an equity bond offering that will link investment returns...

AXA IM reshuffle continues with ESG integration effort (Investments & Pensions...

AXA Investment Managers has made a number of hires and restructured part of its investment team in an attempt to integrate environmental, social and...

PRI Leader Calls on Institutional Investors to Take Climate Change Action...

The leader of the world’s largest responsible investment organization called Wednesday for institutional investors and governments to step up action on climate change or...

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