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Gender Equality Indicates Future Growth (Storebrand)

(Press Release, Storebrand) - How companies perform on gender equality gives an indication of the company's future growth, profit and opportunities, concludes the report...

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...

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...

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...

Eurosif launches strategy review in light of ESG regulatory changes (IPE)

Eurosif, the Brussels-based pan-European sustainable investment organisation, has launched a strategic review to inform its future mandate, including how to best support implementation of...

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...

Schroders hires ESG integration specialist (Press Release)

Schroders announced it has hired an ESG integration specialist, focused on enhancing Schroders’ ability to embed sustainability across its investment teams to better meet...

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...

Telefónica Issues the First Telecom Green Bond (Press Release)

On January 29, Telefónica successfully launched its first green bond issue, amounting to 1 billion euros and a term of five years. The transaction,...

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....

China Construction Bank lists green bond in Luxembourg (funds global Asia)

China’s second largest bank has listed its first overseas green bond, worth €500 million ($576 million), on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The China Construction...

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...

Nordea Asset Management Launches 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...

Lombard Odier IM recruits Meunier for “Sustainability Revolution” (funds europe)

Lombard Odier Investment Managers has recruited a fund manager to focus on equities with a digital innovation theme in a move prompted by the...

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...

Does ethical investment withhold capital from those that most need it?...

What does esg stand for? To most people it refers to the environmental, social and governance standards that guide a growing number of ethical...

Investors demand 500 companies disclose more data on employees (Reuters)

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - A group of international investors managing more than $12 trillion has written to 500 of the world's top companies...

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...

Norway’s Wealth Fund Is Now Twice the Size of Its Economy...

Norway’s government proposed improving oversight of its sovereign wealth fund after it has swelled to more than twice the size of the economy since...

Europe’s New Renewable Energy Target Draws Mixed Reactions (GreenTechMedia)

European Union officials drew mixed responses from special-interest groups this week after agreeing to a binding renewable energy target of 32 percent by 2030....
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