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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Barron’s – Facebook Shareholders Force Data Privacy Vote

https://www.barrons.com/articles/facebook-shareholders-force-data-privacy-vote-1521852511

Robeco SAM Publishes Sustainability Year Book

https://yearbook.robecosam.com/

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...

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

Investment Europe – Quarter of investors plump for sustainability funds in...

http://www.investmenteurope.net/research/quarter-investors-plump-sustainability-funds-sweden/ A survey jointly conducted by the Swedish Investment Fund Association together with Prospera Kantar Sifo suggests that one in four local investors are picking...

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...
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