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Nordea Asset Management Launche North America ESG Fund (funds europe)

Nordea Asset Management (NAM) has released a North American equity fund within its Stars stable of Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) products. The Nordea 1...

Hermes’ CEO Nusseibeh: ESG is permeating society – it is not...

Hermes Investment Management's Saker Nusseibeh, Leon Kamhi and Eoin Murray talk to Jayna Rana about the importance of stewardship and how it can remedy...

LFDE integrates ESG to entire fund range (Investment Europe)

After 12 years of SRI expertise, La Financière de l'Echiquier (LFDE) has extended its environmental, social and governance (ESG)integration to its entire fund range. 100%...

Netherlands roundup: ABP completes nuclear, tobacco divestments (IPE)

The €409bn civil service pension fund ABP completed the divestment of €4bn worth of holdings in nuclear arms manufacturers and tobacco producers in 2018....

“Impact investment” funds advertise great returns and social impacts. They aren’t...

“Impact investing” is built on a simple idea: If you’re going to invest your money, you’ll want to invest it in companies that are...

How Socially Responsible Investing Lost Its Soul (Bloomberg Quint)

(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- “It’s easy to invest in what you believe.” That’s the pitch for TD Ameritrade’s foray into socially responsible ETFs, one of the...

Controversial weapons exclusion initiative gathers steam (IPE)

Major European institutional investors are throwing their weight behind an initiative to get global index providers to exclude controversial weapons manufacturers from their mainstream...

Natixis IM’s Ossiam launches ESG machine learning ETF (Investment Europe)

Natixis Investment Managers' subsidiary Ossiam has launched a smart-beta ETF using machine learning techniques with a ESG focus. The Ossiam World ESG Machine Learning UCITS...

Evangelische Bank expands business with ESG launch (IPE)

Germany’s Evangelische Bank is seeking to widen the range of its customers with the launch of a sustainable investing subsidiary. The bank, which has so...

UniCredit unveils European green bonds ETF (Investment Europe)

UniCredit has launched an ETF that enables investors to access to a broadly diversified portfolio of liquid euro-denominated green bonds from European issuers. The UC...

Investors managing $32 trillion in assets call for action on climate...

LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors managing $32 trillion in assets have called on governments to accelerate steps to combat climate change, as...

World Bank launches Sustainable Development Bonds in Italy (Investment Europe)

The World Bank has unveiled Sustainable Development Bonds linked to the Solactive Human Capital World MV Index aimed at Italian investors.

St James’s Place applies ESG standards framework to underlying funds (Investment...

Wealth manager St James's Place has introduced a minimum ESG criteria framework for all of its underlying portfolio managers in a bid...

CPR AM licences five funds with new climate rating (Investment Europe)

CPR Asset Management, part of Amundi, has become the first asset manager to climate rating Climetrics to market its funds. 

PRI signatories elect new board members (IPE)

Laetitia Tankwe, adviser to the president of Ircantec’s board of trustees, has become the first representative of a French asset owner to...

Aberdeen launches investment trust to ‘democratise’ sustainable finance (Money Marketing)

Aberdeen Standard Investments will soon make an initial public offering for an investment trust it says will transform sustainable finance. ASI...

A Forgotten Legacy of George H. W. Bush (The Atlantic)

He was an architect of one of the most important environmental achievements of the past three decades. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/george-h-w-bush-helped-reduce-acid-rain/577183/

AfDB Issues First-Ever SOFR-linked Transaction in Green Bond Market (This Day...

The African Development Bank has been rated Aaa/AAA/AAA by Moody’s/S&P/Fitch (all stable) successfully priced a dual-tranche US$ 500 million three-year and US$ 100 million...

China, UK publish guidelines to make Belt & Road construction greener...

LONDON, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Green Finance Committee (GFC) of the China Society for Finance and Banking and the City of London's Green...

Green finance blooms as investors look beyond profits (Phys.Org)

Environment-friendly finance is blooming thanks to investors willing to weigh profits against ecology, but decisions about meaningful investments can be complex. At first sight the...
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