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BlackRock hires Swiss scheme’s chair for ESG role (IPE)

Profond/BlackRock – Mirjam Staub-Bisang, chair of the Swiss CHF7.8bn (€6.8bn) multi-employer pension scheme Profond, will become head of BlackRock in Switzerland and senior adviser...

How We Run Our Money: Kåpan Pensioner (IPE)

Sweden is considered one of the most innovative countries in dealing with pension matters. In the 1990s, the pension system was overhauled and improved...

PRI signatories elect new board members (IPE)

Laetitia Tankwe, adviser to the president of Ircantec’s board of trustees, has become the first representative of a French asset owner to...

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...

Bank analysts estimate $600bn of green bonds from Asia by 2023...

Some $600bn (€512bn) of green bonds from Asian issuers could be coming investors’ way over the next five years, according to Bank of America...

ESG Finds its Feet – Follow the Money! (Alvine Capital)

Alvine Capital's Q2 2018 focuses on how ESG is changing the asset management market. Key Issue: An increasing number of investors have sought ideas and products...

ECON rapporteur sets out stall on investor ESG duties proposal (IPE)

Pension funds would have to carry out “due diligence” in relation to environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors under amendments to a European...

Nordic Investment Bank and Georgia Sign Framework Agreement (Georgia Today)

On 4 July 2018, the Minister of Finance, Nikoloz Gagua, and the President of Nordic Investment Bank (NIB), Henrik Normann, signed a framework agreement...

Allianz’s integrated ESG assets reach €116 billion (funds europe)

Integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) assets managed by Allianz Global Investors have reached €116 billion. As ESG becomes a central theme for investors and...

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...

Sweden’s politicians need to put country before party (Re-Define)

The left and right deadlocked after the Swedish elections, and neither is able to command a majority. What might happen is uncertain, but what...

IKEA makes an unprecedented commitment to only use renewable and recycled...

Ikea has today announced a major strategic plan to make the furniture giant circular and climate neutral by 2030. The move supports Ikea’s new long-term...

Investors Tell Firms to Stamp out of Slavery (ESG Clarity)

Fund firms are racking up the pressure on companies to show that they have a clear view of the working conditions of staff employed...

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...

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,...

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...

Aberdeen launches investment trust to ‘democratise’ sustainable finance (Money Marketing)

Aberdeen Standard Investments will soon make an initial public offering for an investment trust it says will transform sustainable finance. ASI...

AP7 blacklists coal and phosphate companies (IPE)

Sweden’s AP7 has added two new companies to its investment blacklist and removed six more after the end of its standard five-year exclusion period. Bharat...

A Forgotten Legacy of George H. W. Bush (The Atlantic)

He was an architect of one of the most important environmental achievements of the past three decades. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/12/george-h-w-bush-helped-reduce-acid-rain/577183/

Norway Pension Fund Gets PM Invite to Fund Other Sectors (Deccan...

https://www.deccanherald.com/business/norway-pension-fund-gets-pm-invite-fund-other-sectors-665343.html
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