St James’s Place applies ESG standards framework to underlying funds (Investment...

Wealth manager St James's Place has introduced a minimum ESG criteria framework for all of its underlying portfolio managers in a bid...

CPR AM licences five funds with new climate rating (Investment Europe)

CPR Asset Management, part of Amundi, has become the first asset manager to climate rating Climetrics to market its funds. 

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...

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...

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/

AfDB Issues First-Ever SOFR-linked Transaction in Green Bond Market (This Day...

The African Development Bank has been rated Aaa/AAA/AAA by Moody’s/S&P/Fitch (all stable) successfully priced a dual-tranche US$ 500 million three-year and US$ 100 million...

China, UK publish guidelines to make Belt & Road construction greener...

LONDON, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The Green Finance Committee (GFC) of the China Society for Finance and Banking and the City of London's Green...

Green finance blooms as investors look beyond profits (Phys.Org)

Environment-friendly finance is blooming thanks to investors willing to weigh profits against ecology, but decisions about meaningful investments can be complex. At first sight the...

Plenum CAT Bond Fund first to get German sustainable investment accolade...

The Plenum CAT Bond Fund, the flagship offering from Zurich based specialist insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond investment manager Plenum Investments, has become...

Fidelity launches water and waste fund (International Adviser)

Fidelity International has launched the Fidelity Funds – Sustainable Water and Waste Fund, which will focus on sustainable investment opportunities within the water and...

What can stock exchanges do for the SDGs? (Devex)

GENEVA — To achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations has been widening calls for support from the private sector — and...

UBS launches ETF investing in bonds of international development banks (Investment...

UBS Asset Management has launched the UBS ETF – Sustainable Development Bank Bonds Ucits ETF, in response to strong continued growth in assets managed...

Energy efficiency trust SEEIT targets £150m IPO

An investment trust investing exclusively in the energy efficiency sector, managed by Sustainable Development Capital, has announced its intention to IPO in the coming...

Swiss consultancies rank managers on sustainable investing ‘brands’ (IPE)

Many European asset managers commit to responsible investment but do not actively incorporate this into how they convey their identity, according to two Swiss...

Sweden’s AP2 Sees a Green Bond Explosion in Public Sector (Chief...

Swedish pension buffer AP2 is expecting the public sector to see a green bond rush in the next decade. A report from the $38.9 billion...

FundQuest hires SRI fund selection analyst (Expert Investor Europe)

BNP Paribas Asset Management fund selection subsidiary FundQuest Advisor has appointed a new analyst focused on sustainability research. Camille Ferron will focus on “extra-financial” fund...

How to Find Gender Equality Mutual Funds and ETFs (U.S. News...

GENDER EQUALITY investors got an early holiday present this week: a new free fund screening tool enabling them to evaluate the gender equality of...

BlackRock Expands Sustainable Investing Platform with New iShares Global Green Bond...

NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--iShares extends its commitment to investor progress with the introduction of iShares Global Green Bond ETF (BGRN) to help investors pursue a...

Green bonds: A financial instrument for long term change (Investment Europe)

The green bonds market is a relatively small but fast growing segment of the credit market. Jonathan Boyd has talked to portfolio manager Helena...

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...
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