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St James’s Place applies ESG standards framework to underlying funds (Investment...

Wealth manager St James's Place has introduced a minimum ESG criteria framework for all of its underlying portfolio managers in a bid...

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...

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...

Evangelische Bank expands business with ESG launch (IPE)

Germany’s Evangelische Bank is seeking to widen the range of its customers with the launch of a sustainable investing subsidiary. The bank, which has so...

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...

World Bank launches Sustainable Development Bonds in Italy (Investment Europe)

The World Bank has unveiled Sustainable Development Bonds linked to the Solactive Human Capital World MV Index aimed at Italian investors.

How Socially Responsible Investing Lost Its Soul (Bloomberg Quint)

(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- “It’s easy to invest in what you believe.” That’s the pitch for TD Ameritrade’s foray into socially responsible ETFs, one of the...

Dutch pension funds have limited stake in domestic green bonds (IPE)

Dutch pension funds have a limited stake in locally issued corporate green bonds, according to IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro. Drawing on statistics from...

Investors managing $32 trillion in assets call for action on climate...

LONDON (Reuters) - Global investors managing $32 trillion in assets have called on governments to accelerate steps to combat climate change, as...

RobecoSAM strengthens SDG focus with new strategy (Investment Europe)

Zurich-headquartered responsible investment firm RobecoSAM has renamed Global Sustainable Impact equities strategy to Global SDG equities. This move is a testament to the company's increasing...

BlackRock Expands Sustainable Investing Platform with New iShares Global Green Bond...

NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--iShares extends its commitment to investor progress with the introduction of iShares Global Green Bond ETF (BGRN) to help investors pursue a...

UniCredit unveils European green bonds ETF (Investment Europe)

UniCredit has launched an ETF that enables investors to access to a broadly diversified portfolio of liquid euro-denominated green bonds from European issuers. The UC...

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...

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

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Solactive and UBS launch pioneering World...

Solactive today issued the Solactive UBS Development Bank Bond Index Family, a new family of financial benchmarks targeting the World Bank and other high-grade...

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,...

CPR AM licences five funds with new climate rating (Investment Europe)

CPR Asset Management, part of Amundi, has become the first asset manager to climate rating Climetrics to market its funds. 

Luxembourg fund industry targets Nordic managers (Investment Europe)

Manufacturers of funds in the Nordic region have been targeted by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry in a roadshow over the past...

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....

LFDE integrates ESG to entire fund range (Investment Europe)

After 12 years of SRI expertise, La Financière de l'Echiquier (LFDE) has extended its environmental, social and governance (ESG)integration to its entire fund range. 100%...
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