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PIMCO ESG head retires (Investment Week)

PIMCO's head of ESG strategies and manager of the £614m Select UK Income Bond fund Mike Amey is retiring at the end of June. Lorenzo...

JP Morgan AM Recruits New Head of Sustainable Investing (Press Release)

London, February 25, 2019 – J.P. Morgan Asset Management today announced the hiring of Jennifer Wu as Global Head of Sustainable Investing. Ms. Wu...

Aegon Asset Management strengthens its global responsible investment team with three...

Aegon Asset Management has further strengthened its global responsible investment team with three hires. Both Rebecca Dreyfus and Stephanie Mooij have joined AAM as senior...

​Kommuninvest improves its ESG rating (Press Release)

Kommuninvest has improved its sustainability rating from ISS-oekom. In the latest evaluation, in March 2019, Kommuninvest i Sverige AB received an ESG rating of...

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...

Price and need for reliable electricity are spurring solar sales to...

Zurich and London, 24 January 2019 — A combination of high electricity tariffs, falling PV prices and a lack of reliability in the grid...

European Commission welcomes agreement on a new generation of low-carbon benchmarks...

The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached by the European Parliament and Member States today on a new generation of low-carbon benchmarks needed to...

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...

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...

How the Nordic countries outsmarted us again (CNN)

Bergen, Norway (CNN)Subtly, as is their style, the Nordic countries -- Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland -- have...

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....

EeMAP draws 37 pilots to test green mortgage framework (Sustainabonds)

Thirty-seven banks with a 45% share of European mortgage lending are participating in the pilot scheme of the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative, which was...

RobecoSAM launches sustainable food equities strategy

Zurich-headquartered responsible investment firm RobecoSAM has renamed the RobecoSAM sustainable agribusiness strategy to RobecoSAM sustainable food equities strategy with immediate effect. The new name reflects...

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...

PKA Divests from 35 oil & gas companies

http://www.pionline.com/article/20180412/ONLINE/180419948/denmarks-pka-divests-from-35-oil-and-gas-companies KA, Hellerup, Denmark, excluded 22 U.S. oil companies from its portfolios in efforts to foster international environmental goals stipulated under the Paris agreement, the...

Facebook Should Be Dropped by Sustainable Funds, Nordea Says (Bloomberg)

Facebook Inc. should be excluded from the holdings of money managers serious about ethical investing, says the head of sustainable funds at the biggest...

On the road: Danes look to discover new EM darlings (CityWire...

MiFID II tends to preoccupy most of the investment professionals I meet on my travels, but not the Danes. In 14 meetings, the ‘M’...

Aberdeen Standard Investments appointed manager of new sustainability trust ahead of...

Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) has been hired as manager of the new Global Sustainability Trust, which will invest primarily in private market investments that...

Lyxor steps up efforts for climate action (Investment Europe)

Lyxor has announced that it is joining the international initiative Climate Action 100+ as investors make increasingly demands on companies for tangible contributions to...
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