Facebook Turns Toxic for Some ESG Funds (Bloomberg)

https://www-bloomberg-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-03-26/facebook-turns-toxic-for-some-esg-funds-as-shares-sink-again Just how toxic is the data-privacy scandal for Facebook Inc.? So toxic that some investment funds now are lumping in the social network with big...

Environmental Finance – Green Bond Awards Winner Revealed

https://www.environmental-finance.com/content/news/environmental-finance-green-bond-awards-winners-revealed-2018.html?utm_source=280318na&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alert Environmental Finance’s Green Bond Awards have grown for the second consecutive year, as the number of categories expands in line with a rapidly expanding...

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

http://www.robecosam.com/images/180328-media-release-robecosam-daiwasbi-en-vdef.pdf

La Française fully acquires Inflection Point Capital Management (Investment Europe)

http://www.investmenteurope.net/regions/france/la-francaise-fully-acquires-inflection-point-capital-management/ Asset management group La Française will fully its London-based responsible investment joint-venture Inflection Point Capital Management UK (IPCM). Set up in 2013 with Matthew Kiernan,...

Good with money – Increase in demand for ethical investment, research...

https://good-with-money.com/2018/03/23/increase-in-demand-for-ethical-investment-research-shows/ Demand for ethical investment is rising, with almost half of British savers saying they would choose an ISA that has a positive impact on...

IPE – Dutch politicians threaten to legislate for pension board diversity

https://www.ipe.com/countries/netherlands/dutch-politicians-threaten-to-legislate-for-pension-board-diversity/10023831.article One of the partners in the Netherlands’ coalition government says it will legislate for diversity rules for pension fund boards next year if schemes...

Spiltan – New Green Bond in Spiltan’s Fixed Income Funds

http://www.spiltanfonder.se/nyheter/ny-gron-obligation-till-spiltans-rantefonder (Translated from Swedish) -  Spiltan Högräntefond and Spiltan Räntefond Sweden have recently invested in real estate company Klövern's new green bond. Klövern performs extensive work...

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)...

Investment Europe – Quarter of investors plump for sustainability funds in...

http://www.investmenteurope.net/research/quarter-investors-plump-sustainability-funds-sweden/ A survey jointly conducted by the Swedish Investment Fund Association together with Prospera Kantar Sifo suggests that one in four local investors are picking...

Robeco – Fact or fiction: SI a modern-day millennials hype

https://www.robeco.com/en/insights/2018/03/fact-or-fiction-si-a-modern-day-millennials-hype.html Sustainability investing is often seen as something only pursued by millennials who are jumping on a bandwagon with their trendy friends. It is true...

Barron’s – Facebook Shareholders Force Data Privacy Vote

https://www.barrons.com/articles/facebook-shareholders-force-data-privacy-vote-1521852511

Candriam – Continued Double Digit Growth and Ever Growing Comittment Towards...

London, 19 March 2018 - Candriam Investors Group (“CANDRIAM”), a global multi-specialist asset manager specialized in SRI and owned by New York Life Investment...

IFC, Amundi Successfully Close World’s Largest Green Bond Fund

https://int.media.amundi.com/news/ifc-amundi-successfully-close-world-s-largest-green-bond-fund-3df5-b6afb.html

Alfred Berg – A sustainable financial market within the EU

https://www.alfredberg.se/institutionell_investerare/hallbara-investeringar-februari-2018/ (Translated From Swedish) A sustainable financial market within the EU EUR 180 billion. It is the estimated cost of the measures required to reach the EU's...

Robeco puts tobacco on exclusion list

https://www.robeco.com/en/insights/2018/03/robeco-puts-tobacco-on-exclusion-list-.html  
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World’s first ‘plastic-free’ aisle opens in Netherlands (BBC)

The world’s first plastic-free aisle has been launched by the Dutch chain Ekoplaza in Amsterdam. Campaigners are calling for UK shops to follow the Dutch...

Mark Mobius returns to launch emerging markets ESG fund (Investment Week)

Emerging markets investment pioneer and former executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group (TEMG) Mark Mobius is reportedly set to launch an emerging and...

Aviva under fire for pouring £370m into Polish coal industry (the...

UK insurer Aviva is the second-biggest investor in the Polish coal industry, the most polluting in Europe, according to a report that looks at...

Robeco SAM Publishes Sustainability Year Book

https://yearbook.robecosam.com/

Kames named Best Ethical Investment Group – 2017 Investment Week Sustainable...

https://www.kamescapital.com/Kames_Capital_named_Best_Ethical_Investment_Group_2017.aspx Kames Capital was named Best Ethical Investment Group at the 2017 Investment Week Sustainable Investment Awards, an award we also won in 2015. Now...
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