• Research & Reports

Germany’s Green Energy Shift More Fizzle Than Sizzle (Politico)

Germany’s enormously expensive Energiewende green energy transformation is sputtering. The numbers tell the story.Despite spending about €150 billion and years of political effort to...

Oceans’ Circulation Most Sluggish in 1,000 years (Washington Post)

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change, a team of scientists...

French Central Bank Formalises RI Stance (IPE)

The French central bank has adopted a responsible investment charter that will govern the management of some €20bn of assets.The charter is part of...

Asset Owner Survey: Tell the PRI How to Empower You (top1000funds)

By Fiona ReynoldsAsset owners remain key to the future success of the PRI and responsible investment. Given their long-term investment horizon, asset owners are...

Sustainable and Responsible Investment Strategies (ejinsight)

With global growth accelerating, emerging market (EM) corporate fundamentals continue to improve. Moreover, EM corporate bonds offer attractive valuations in the current low-yield environment....

Eurizon launches the first green bonds fund managed by an Italian...

Eurizon has launched the Eurizon Fund – Absolute Green Bonds, the first international absolute return bond markets strategy managed by an Italian asset manager.Eurizon...

Man Group Analyses Tobacco Considerations in Investment Strategy (The Sustainability Report)

http://www.thesustainabilityreport.com.au/man-group-analyses-tobacco-considerations-in-investment-strategy/Global fund manager Man Group is considering the impacts of divestment from tobacco as part of its broader approach to responsible investing.

LBPAM to Become Full SRI Manager by 2020 (Investment Europe)

http://www.investmenteurope.net/regions/france/lbpam-to-become-full-sri-manager-by-2020/Socially responsible investing is not a fashion but the only pertinent management model for the coming years. This is the belief of Daniel Roy,...

BMO GAM Names New Sustainable Investment Co-heads (CityWire Selector)

 http://citywireselector.com/news/bmo-gam-names-new-sustainable-investment-co-heads/a1107209?re=53794&ea=468133&utm_source=BulkEmail_Global_Daily&utm_medium=BulkEmail_Global_Daily&utm_campaign=BulkEmail_Global_DailyBMO Global Asset Management has named Alice Evans and Claudia Wearmouth as its new co-heads of governance and sustainable investment (GSI).The duo will be...

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...

Black Swans and Green Elephants: Time Inconsistency, Salience, and the Tragedy...

Indexology Blog https://www.indexologyblog.com/2018/03/22/esg-meets-behavioral-finance-part-3/ Black Swans and Green Elephants: Time Inconsistency, Salience, and the Tragedy of the Horizon “When the well is dry, we know the worth of...

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-againJust 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=alertEnvironmental 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...

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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.articleOne 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.articleThe 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...
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