Deutsche Bank has placed its first green bond in the market, in order to finance the bank’s own sustainable projects, which include expanding renewable energy. This comes after the bank pledged in May to almost double green financing activities by 2025.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Renewable energy firms have outpaced fossil fuel companies over the past decade, including during the recent pandemic crisis, generating higher returns and lower volatility. New research from Imperial College Business School shows that despite the advantages, institutional investors are failing to reap the rewards of renewables.
NN Investment Partners and its strategic partner China Asset Management have launched an inaugural ESG-integrated China A-Share Equities strategy, targeting both institutional and wholesale investors.
Almost three quarters (71 per cent) of portfolio managers are currently unable to view the performance attribution of ESG investment factors, according to new research published by RiskFirst, a Moody’s Analytics company.
The majority of asset owners actively integrate ESG factors into their investment process and consider sustainable investing a risk mitigation strategy, according to a new survey published today by the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and Morgan Stanley Investment Management.
DWS is set to strengthen its stewardship practices by introducing Smart Integration, a new approach to ESG integration that goes beyond previous industry standards.
The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) is launching the FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG (F4G TIP TW ESG) Index Futures and TIP Taiwan Market Biotechnology and Medical Care (TIP Taiwan BIO) Index Futures on 8 June, 2020.
The European Commission’s decision to team with Blackrock as it looks at ways to boost the growth of green finance is a move that is ‘long overdue’, says Sussex Partners CIO Jim Neumann.
Analysing a company’s ESG profile may be the key when it comes to sorting the ‘angels’ from the ‘zombies’ among the expanding class of recently-downgraded junk bonds, says Truvalue Labs in a new report examining this year’s cohort of ‘Fallen Angels’.
The German Government has appointed Petra Pflaum, DWS’ CIO for Responsible Investment, to its Sustainable Finance Advisory Council. Pflaum will become a member effective from 20 May 2020.