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BMO GAM Names New Sustainable Investment Co-heads (CityWire Selector)

  http://citywireselector.com/news/bmo-gam-names-new-sustainable-investment-co-heads/a1107209?re=53794&ea=468133&utm_source=BulkEmail_Global_Daily&utm_medium=BulkEmail_Global_Daily&utm_campaign=BulkEmail_Global_Daily BMO Global Asset Management has named Alice Evans and Claudia Wearmouth as its new co-heads of governance and sustainable investment (GSI). The duo will be...

Environmental Finance – Green Bond Awards Winner Revealed

https://www.environmental-finance.com/content/news/environmental-finance-green-bond-awards-winners-revealed-2018.html?utm_source=280318na&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert Environmental Finance’s Green Bond Awards have grown for the second consecutive year, as the number of categories expands in line with a rapidly expanding...

Robeco SAM wins sub-advisory mandate for newly launched Daiwa SBI Global...

http://www.robecosam.com/images/180328-media-release-robecosam-daiwasbi-en-vdef.pdf

Black Swans and Green Elephants: Time Inconsistency, Salience, and the Tragedy...

Indexology Blog https://www.indexologyblog.com/2018/03/22/esg-meets-behavioral-finance-part-3/ Black Swans and Green Elephants: Time Inconsistency, Salience, and the Tragedy of the Horizon “When the well is dry, we know the worth of...

Climate Risk: Running Out of Time (IPE)

https://www.ipe.com/reports/special-reports/thought-leadership/climate-risk-running-out-of-time/10023906.article Close relationships with powerful investment tools can have disastrous unintended consequences, as credit rating agencies and their clients discovered after the global financial crisis. The...

Wellington Management launches climate change fund (Investment Europe)

Wellington Management has launched a climate strategy, investing in companies tackling environmental sustainability or climate risks. Wellington Climate Strategy is Ucits compliant and will invest...

Good with money – Increase in demand for ethical investment, research...

https://good-with-money.com/2018/03/23/increase-in-demand-for-ethical-investment-research-shows/ Demand for ethical investment is rising, with almost half of British savers saying they would choose an ISA that has a positive impact on...

Facebook Turns Toxic for Some ESG Funds (Bloomberg)

https://www-bloomberg-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-03-26/facebook-turns-toxic-for-some-esg-funds-as-shares-sink-again Just how toxic is the data-privacy scandal for Facebook Inc.? So toxic that some investment funds now are lumping in the social network with big...

Asset managers engage in ESG ‘war for talent’ (Financial Times)

Competition for employees familiar with environmental, social and governance issues is increasing as asset managers scramble to gain reputations as responsible investors. Rivalry between...

Nao Sustainable AM is born in Spain (Investment Europe)

The Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) has authorized the launch of Nao Sustainable Asset Management, a management firm following environmental, social, and governance...

SLM Partners holds first close of sustainable Irish forestry fund (Press...

SLM Partners announced the first close of the SLM Silva Fund, a new investment fund that will acquire and manage commercial forest properties in...

Gender Equality Indicates Future Growth (Storebrand)

(Press Release, Storebrand) - How companies perform on gender equality gives an indication of the company's future growth, profit and opportunities, concludes the report...

IPE – Dutch politicians threaten to legislate for pension board diversity

https://www.ipe.com/countries/netherlands/dutch-politicians-threaten-to-legislate-for-pension-board-diversity/10023831.article One of the partners in the Netherlands’ coalition government says it will legislate for diversity rules for pension fund boards next year if schemes...

The Fake Larry Fink Letter That Duped Investors (Institutional Investor)

A letter from someone posing as the BlackRock CEO was sent to reporters at 6:15 a.m. Some reported on it. Now, BlackRock is investigating. Asset...

IPE – Swiss retailer makes ESG standards mandatory for external managers

https://www.ipe.com/countries/switzerland/swiss-retailer-makes-esg-standards-mandatory-for-external-managers/10023832.article The CHF23.8bn (€20.2bn) pension fund for the Swiss retail giant Migros has started to roll out a new sustainable investment strategy. The Migros Pensionskasse (MPK)...

SEB: Green bonds to raise $185bn this year despite headwinds (IPE)

Green bond issuance in 2018 is expected to hit $185bn (€160bn), according to a forecast from Nordic bank SEB. However, the bank also warned that...

SEB appoints head of Norwegian Climate & Sustainable Finance business (Investment...

Nordic bank SEB has appointed Ben Powell, formerly of the World Bank, to head its Climate & Sustainable Finance business in Norway. Powell was previously...

LBPAM to Become Full SRI Manager by 2020 (Investment Europe)

http://www.investmenteurope.net/regions/france/lbpam-to-become-full-sri-manager-by-2020/ Socially responsible investing is not a fashion but the only pertinent management model for the coming years. This is the belief of Daniel Roy,...

Spiltan – New Green Bond in Spiltan’s Fixed Income Funds

http://www.spiltanfonder.se/nyheter/ny-gron-obligation-till-spiltans-rantefonder (Translated from Swedish) -  Spiltan Högräntefond and Spiltan Räntefond Sweden have recently invested in real estate company Klövern's new green bond. Klövern performs extensive work...

BNPP AM Hires Duet PMs to Manage Global Long-Short Sustainability-Themed Strategy...

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) announces the appointment of Ulrik Fugmann and Edward Lees as Senior Portfolio Managers, based in London.  They joined...
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