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Richard Murphy, XTB

XTB launches first ‘green’ fixed income portfolio on ASX

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 09:31

XTB, an Australian-based provider of ASX-traded corporate bonds, is offering a new fixed income portfolio of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) approved securities to meet growing demand for ethical investments. »

John Streur, Calvert

Calvert Research and Management engages Hermes EOS

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 09:14

Hermes EOS (Equity Ownership Services), the stewardship and engagement unit of Hermes, is to provide supplementary services to Calvert Research and Management’s in-house corporate engagement program. »

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Harvest Fund Management signs up to Principles for Responsible Investment

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 10:26

Harvest Fund Management has officially signed up to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), becoming one of the first Chinese asset managers to commit to sustainable investment. »

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Guernsey aiming to be ‘green investment’ leader

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:55

Guernsey is looking to position itself as the ‘go to’ jurisdiction for green financial services with the new development strategy for the island’s financial services sector including a focus on ‘green investment’. »

Manuel Adamini, Climate Bonds

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) becomes a Climate Bonds Partner

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 10:41

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) is the latest financial institution in Germany to join the Climate Bonds Initiative Partners Program. »

Duncan Hale, Willis Towers Watson

Responsible investment boosted by growing demand for secure income assets

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 09:00

Institutional investors are increasingly incorporating secure income assets into their portfolios as they look to generate cash flows, diversify risk and seek viable long-term alternatives to index-linked gilts, according to Willis Towers Watson. »

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Insight calls on banks to consider green bond issuance

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 20:35

Insight Investment has written to 28 banks across developed and emerging markets urging them to consider green bond issuance. It calls on them to support and promote the mobilisation of environment-focused debt and loans, which it believes will help shift the global economy to a more sustainable path. »

Amit Bouri, GIIN

GIIN launches roadmap for future of impact investing

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 09:08

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), has launched Roadmap for the Future of Impact Investing: Reshaping Financial Markets, a framework for collective action to accelerate development of the impact investing market and build a new future in which finance is instrumental to social and environmental progress. »

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Amundi closes largest targeted green bond fund

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 12:13

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Amundi, Europe's largest asset manager, have closed the Amundi Planet Emerging Green One, which is the world's largest targeted green bond fund focused on emerging markets, at USD1.42 billion.  »

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EFAMA welcomes EC’s action plan on financing sustainable growth

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:14

EFAMA has welcomed the European Commission’s leadership on sustainable finance and the momentum created in the run up to publication of its Action Plan: Financing Sustainable Growth. »

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