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Nikko Asset Management establishes Corporate Sustainability Department

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 19:28

Nikko Asset Management Co (Nikko AM) has established a Corporate Sustainability Department, bolstering its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) commitments both in the way in which it manages itself and how it approaches investing. »

Amit Bouri, GIIN

Global Impact Investing Network appoints new board member

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 09:45

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has appointed Xavier ‘Xav’ de Souza Briggs as its newest Board member. »

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ESG moving to the mainstream, says HSBC

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 20:02

Research commissioned by HSBC shows that 61 per cent of investors and 48 per cent of issuers around the world have an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy in place – yet wide geographical differences exist. »

Yves Choueifaty, TOBAM

TOBAM adopts a carbon footprint reduction policy across all its equity portfolios

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 10:39

TOBAM, a Paris-based research driven quantitative asset manager, is adopting a carbon footprint reduction policy across all its Anti-Benchmark equity strategies and Maximum Diversification indices. »

Dr Yasin Rosowsky, Arabesque

Arabesque brings AI to the investment world

Mon, 10/09/2018 - 13:08

Dr Yasin Rosowsky is Head of Artificial Intelligence Research at Arabesque, the ESG asset management firm that uses machine learning and big data to evaluate the performance and sustainability of listed companies. »

Craig Baker, Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson develops new core ESG strategy with MSCI

Thu, 06/09/2018 - 10:29

Willis Towers Watson has worked with MSCI, a provider of indexes and portfolio construction and risk management tools and services, to develop of a new investment strategy emphasising the importance of integrating Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) factors within the investment process. »

Jessica Ground, Schroders

Sustainable investment not core investment consideration for institutional investors

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 10:34

Investing sustainably remains a minor factor in the investment decision-making process despite institutional investors’ expectations it will grow in importance, according to Schroders' Institutional Investor Study 2018. »

Brett Jollie, Aberdeen Standard

Aberdeen Standard signs ‘green deal’ with The Australian National University

Mon, 03/09/2018 - 08:47

Aberdeen Standard Investments is to manage a new Australian Fixed Income strategy with an emphasis on ESG on behalf of the The Australian National University (ANU). »

Todd Lemmons, Veridium Foundation

Veridium offers carbon offsets

Wed, 15/08/2018 - 11:56

A brand-new social impact offset token has come out of a 25-year history of creating sustainable solutions for corporations, explains Todd Lemons (pictured), chairman of the Veridium Foundation. »

Gilbert Van Hassel, Robeco

Robeco’s new Big Book of SI calls for action on sustainability

Tue, 07/08/2018 - 09:13

Robeco, in close collaboration with RobecoSAM, is to publish a comprehensive guide to Sustainability Investing (SI). »

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