SEB, a leading Nordic corporate bank, has launched a new ESG assessment methodology that quantifies how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors affect companies’ financial performance, with universally positive early feedback from institutional investor clients.
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The Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE) has entered into an agreement with the German index engineering company Solactive AG to establish a new green bond impact index, the Solactive LGX Green Bond Impact Index.
Financial stability across the world could be under threat from climate change, with the Financial Stability Board (FSB) warning that environmental deterioration could hit asset prices, financial liquidity, and borrower creditworthiness.
SYZ Asset Management (AM), the institutional asset management arm of the SYZ Group, has been ranked in the top ten ESG asset managers in Switzerland by the Hirschel & Kramer Responsible Investment Brand Index (RIBI TM) 2020.
The European asset management platform of Mediolanum Banking Group, Mediolanum International Funds Ltd (MIFL), has launched the Mediolanum Best Brands Global Impact Fund to add to its growing ESG offering.
All 41 projects in US Solar Fund's portfolio, totalling 443MWDC, are now fully operating and generating revenue for the Company.
IHS Markit launches Sovereign ESG Dataset covering 41 indicators across 211 countries and territories
IHS Markit has launched a Sovereign ESG Dataset incorporating 41 discrete indicators across 211 countries and territories. The dataset outputs are numerical for efficient portfolio integration and include forward guidance on a one-year horizon for key Sovereign ESG indicators.
UK pension funds urged to step up infrastructure investing to boost long-term economic sustainability
Pension funds in the UK are being urged to step up their infrastructure investment, as speakers at a pensions conference this week emphasised the need to preserve the long-term sustainability of the UK economy.
University of Cambridge & University of Oxford Colleges partner with Amundi on fossil-fuel free, low-carbon fund
Asset manager Amundi, Clare College, Cambridge, and Corpus Christi College, Oxford have partnered to develop a customised low-carbon ESG index fund that will be open to other charities and endowment funds.
The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) launches first global standard to measure and report financed emissions
The Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) has launched the Global GHG Accounting and Reporting Standard for the Financial Industry at a virtual event during London Climate Action Week.