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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Companies with strong ESG scores outperform, study finds (Financial Times)

Companies with better environmental, social and governance standards typically record stronger financial performance and beat their benchmarks, according to research from Axioma. The risk and...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Robeco – Fact or fiction: SI a modern-day millennials hype

https://www.robeco.com/en/insights/2018/03/fact-or-fiction-si-a-modern-day-millennials-hype.html Sustainability investing is often seen as something only pursued by millennials who are jumping on a bandwagon with their trendy friends. It is true...

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...

IFC, Amundi Successfully Close World’s Largest Green Bond Fund

https://int.media.amundi.com/news/ifc-amundi-successfully-close-world-s-largest-green-bond-fund-3df5-b6afb.html

Germany’s Green Energy Shift More Fizzle Than Sizzle (Politico)

Germany’s enormously expensive Energiewende green energy transformation is sputtering. The numbers tell the story. Despite spending about €150 billion and years of political effort to...

Robeco SAM Publishes Sustainability Year Book

https://yearbook.robecosam.com/
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