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Responsible Investor Europe 2018 Conference: What to Watch for in the...

In a prior blog, we highlighted that the recent Responsible Investor Europe Conference 2018 gave attendees the sense of a coming of age in...

Smart Beta & ESG (Aberdeen Standard / Sustainalytics)

Aberdeen Standard Investments, Sustainalytics and the University of Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and Environment have published “Smart Beta and ESG: Promoting sustainability in...

Beyond footprinting: How can investors manage carbon risks in their portfolio?...

Institutional investors are facing increased pressure from customers, regulators and civil society to become more responsive to the threat of climate change. Over the...

DWS: How To Make Portfolio Climate Risks Transparent

The following is a media advisory from DWS: How to make the climate risks in a portfolio transparent Climate change is not an indeterminate, world-wide phenomenon...

Four Challenges in the ESG Market: What’s Next? (CFA Institute)

by By Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA When I began teaching sustainable finance at Marquette University about a decade ago, environmental, social, and governance (ESG)...

The living wage: towards better industry practices (Amundi)

The concept of living wage goes back to the early twentieth century, with the creation of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 1919. Subsequently,...

Creating the language of sustainable finance (Schroders)

While the absolute number of climate change legislations appear to be on the decline, in Europe at least, policy makers’ focus on sustainable investment...

ESG integration in Fixed Income (UBS)

While global interest in ESG investing has been on the increase for over three decades, it has recently spread beyond its traditional domain of...

ESG Strategies on the Rise (S&P 500 & DJIA)

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks have taken a strong hold in the developed investing space. Previously, the concept had resided in the domain...

Can the right benchmark improve your vision? (MSCI)

As interest in ESG investing continues to grow, so does the number of actively managed strategies that integrate environmental, social and governance considerations into...

Let’s make finance sustainable (DWS)

The asset-management industry plays many roles. An increasingly important one is contributing to the greening of the financial system. This means integrating environmental, social...

Responsible Investor Europe 2018 Conference: ESG Grows Up (S&P 500 &...

The 11th annual Responsible Investor (RI) Europe Conference, held June 5-6, 2018, showed a marked departure in ESG themes and focus from previous years....

The Next Frontier in Footprinting: Carbon Accounting for Sovereign Bonds (S&P...

Sovereign bonds remain largely unanalyzed by investors from a carbon risk and reporting perspective. This is despite clear acknowledgement in the Paris Agreement that...

Does Japan’s ESG Trend Go Beyond the “G”? (bfinance)

“ESG” certainly wasn’t a buzzword in Japan five years ago. While a recent surge in responsible investment news from the country has raised the...

Is ESG lost in translation?

Stockholm(NordSIP)- Danske Bank & Invesco have released a white paper questioning the authenticity in ESG integration. This paper points out several problems embedded in...

Two climate change issues most concern investors (Robeco)

Two issues central to combatting climate change most concern investors, Robeco’s Active Ownership team warns in its quarterly report. Companies face transition risks in...

Never let a Good Crisis go to Waste

by Matthew Smith, Head of Sustainable Investments, Storebrand Asset Management As winter thaws into spring and spring turns to summer it is often a good...

The fossil fuel “engagement vs divestment” debate at Harvard’s endowment fund...

Mustafa Chaudhry, Senior Producer at Climate Action recently caught up with Kate Murtagh, Chief Compliance Officer and Managing Director for Sustainable Investment at Harvard Management Company....

Responsible investment and block chain (UNPRI)

The implications of blockchain for responsible investment 16 April 2018 Central share depositories Modern shares are often not directly held by shareholders, but in bulk by...

The definition issue continues to hamper SRI (FTAdviser)

In an opinion piece published by Financial Times publication FTAdviser, Eurosif’s Executive Director Flavia Micilotta explains how the problem of defining sustainability-related terms hampers...

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