Natixis IM’s Ossiam launches ESG machine learning ETF (Investment Europe)

Natixis Investment Managers' subsidiary Ossiam has launched a smart-beta ETF using machine learning techniques with a ESG focus. The Ossiam World ESG Machine Learning UCITS...

Millennials Lead Responsible Investing Movement (Morningstar)

Sustainable investing could be set to benefit from millennials’ coming inheritance windfall, as younger generations continues to drive the trend. However, wealth manager Barclays notes...

TCFD launches online resource hub for investors and companies (IPE)

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) has launched an online “Knowledge Hub” aimed at helping companies to implement its recommendations. The hub provides...

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...

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...

The Climate Has Always Changed. Why Is This Time So Much...

A recently released study brought sobering news about the future effects of climate change, predicting they could be twice as bad as current models...

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...

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)...

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...

SRI Bonds Haggling Over Price Comes Into The Open (Global Capital)

https://www.globalcapital.com/article/b18q307j2qlxm0/sri-bonds-haggling-over-price-comes-into-the-open  

Pope warns energy bosses of global destruction without fuel shift (Reuters)

VATICAN CITY, June 9 (Reuters) - Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help...

What do investors want? ESG research. When do they need it?...

We have just 12 years to get climate change under control, the UN announced in October, so we had better get investing. But unfortunately it...

UN Staff Pension Fund Mired in ‘Dirty Profits’ (Guardian)

The United Nations is facing calls for a full review of its staff pension fund after the Guardian uncovered that it has around a...

Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative Presents Action Plan for Regulators to Support...

The 2007-2009 global financial crisis demonstrated that securities regulators play a critical role in economic stability. The lead up to that crisis also showed...

AP4 hails financial benefit of tobacco divestment (IPE)

Sweden’s AP4 – one of the country’s four main national pensions buffer funds – has said deciding not to invest in tobacco companies has...

Vanguard changes screening process on two SRI index funds (Investment Week)

Vanguard has excluded tobacco stocks from two socially responsible investment (SRI) index funds; the SRI European Stock fund and the SRI Global Stock fund. Effective...

Investors warn EC over definitions in sustainable finance proposals (IPE)

Sustainable finance proposals tabled by the European Commission could sideline many popular ESG strategies or approaches, investors have warned. The comments were made in feedback...

ABP abstains from voting on climate resolution at Shell AGM (IPE)

The €408bn Dutch civil service scheme ABP has abstained from voting on a climate resolution at Shell’s annual shareholder meeting. The resolution was tabled by...

NIB Makes SRI Hire (Global Capital)

https://www.globalcapital.com/article/b18qm771t9jy39/nib-makes-sri-hire  

Green STORM 2018 equals post-crisis tight in widening mart (Sustainabonds)

Obvion Mortgages priced its third green residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issue flat to a post-crisis Dutch RMBS tight on 19 May, and its head...
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