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American ESG Investing Reaches $12 Trillion Assets, Says US SIF Foundation...

Investors in the United States consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across $12 trillion of professionally managed assets, a new report from the...

ESG-focused asset manager Nao unveils European equity fund (Investment Europe)

Nao Sustainable Asset Management has launched its first fund after having obtained the authorisation of the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV). Nao Europa Sostenible,...

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...

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...

UBS launches ETF investing in bonds of international development banks (Investment...

UBS Asset Management has launched the UBS ETF – Sustainable Development Bank Bonds Ucits ETF, in response to strong continued growth in assets managed...

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...

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...

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...

Brooks Macdonald unveils responsible investment service (Investment Week)

Brooks Macdonald has launched a responsible investment service as part of its centralised investment proposition. The new service will be led by Ben Palmer, head...

Fidelity launches water and waste fund (International Adviser)

Fidelity International has launched the Fidelity Funds – Sustainable Water and Waste Fund, which will focus on sustainable investment opportunities within the water and...

Verizon Issues First US Telecom Green Bond (Press Release)

On February 8, Verizon Communications Inc. announced the close of the U.S. telecommunications industry’s first Green Bond. An amount equal to the net proceeds of the...

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...

Mark Mobius returns to launch emerging markets ESG fund (Investment Week)

Emerging markets investment pioneer and former executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group (TEMG) Mark Mobius is reportedly set to launch an emerging and...

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN...

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C,...

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...

Kames named Best Ethical Investment Group – 2017 Investment Week Sustainable...

https://www.kamescapital.com/Kames_Capital_named_Best_Ethical_Investment_Group_2017.aspx Kames Capital was named Best Ethical Investment Group at the 2017 Investment Week Sustainable Investment Awards, an award we also won in 2015. Now...

Why It’s So Hard to Be an ‘Ethical’ Investor (Wall Street...

In life, ethics are in the eye of the beholder. In investing, ethics are up to the whims of your fund manager. https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-its-so-hard-to-be-an-ethical-investor-1535799601

La Française fully acquires Inflection Point Capital Management (Investment Europe)

http://www.investmenteurope.net/regions/france/la-francaise-fully-acquires-inflection-point-capital-management/ Asset management group La Française will fully its London-based responsible investment joint-venture Inflection Point Capital Management UK (IPCM). Set up in 2013 with Matthew Kiernan,...

Only 6% of Older Investors Are Familiar With ESG Investing: Survey...

Terms such as values-based, responsible, socially responsible and faith-based investing have gained increasing currency in recent years — and so has confusion and misunderstanding...

Carlsberg Tops Økonomisk Ugebrev CSR Reporting List (ØU)

Carlsberg vinder med mindst mulig marginal Økonomisk Ugebrev Ledelses årlige Top 100 Rating af CSR Rapportering. Flere selskaber har gennem de seneste år formået...
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