Impact Investing

Impact investors champion “Trojan Horse” investment products as market leaders focus on scaling “from billions to trillions”

Impact investors champion “Trojan Horse” investment products as market leaders focus on scaling “from billions to trillions”

Investment products such as social bonds and green energy stocks can act as a “Trojan Horse” to convince the finance industry about the benefits of using capital to make a positive impact, said experts at an impact investing event in September.

Responsible investing

Divestment is the last resort for responsible asset owners seeking to create change, says Storebrand 

Divestment is the last resort for responsible asset owners seeking to create change, says Storebrand 

Several large European banks including BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, ING, Natixis, Rabobank, and UBS made the headlines earlier this month when environmental groups alleged that they had financed some USD10 billion of oil trading from the Amazon rainforest over the past decade, despite its deleterious impact on the environment and the livelihoods of the indigenous peoples in the region.

ESG & responsible investing

Investors will not “save the world” from climate change without action from policymakers, finds CAMRADATA white paper

Investors will not “save the world” from climate change without action from policymakers, finds CAMRADATA white paper

Climate-related investing has not been side-lined as the coronavirus pandemic tears through economies, with a new white paper by CAMRADATA finding that the fear of not having a “planet worth living on” has led to investors making it an embedded theme within investment strategies.

ESG & responsible investing

Germany’s first sovereign green bond draws huge demand as ‘twinning’ strategy addresses investors’ liquidity concerns

Germany’s first sovereign green bond draws huge demand as ‘twinning’ strategy addresses investors’ liquidity concerns

Germany has joined a growing pool of sovereign issuers of green bonds with the launch of a EUR6.5 billion green bond, which was more than five times oversubscribed by investors, who placed over EUR33 billion in orders.

Funds

Coronavirus sell-off revealed “little merit” in idea that active managers navigate volatility better than passive counterparts

Coronavirus sell-off revealed “little merit” in idea that active managers navigate volatility better than passive counterparts

The majority of active managers in Europe and the US did not seize the “once-in-a-decade opportunity” presented by the coronavirus pandemic to demonstrate superior returns to passive options, according to new data from Morningstar.