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ACTIAM joins Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change

Fri, 23/02/2018 - 09:03

ACTIAM has joined the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) – a co-operation between investors on climate change. IIGCC enable investors can optimise their impact and cooperate with investee companies and policy makers at the same time. »

Sean Kidney, Climate Bonds Initiative

SIX Swiss Exchange joins Climate Bonds Initiative Partners Program

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 18:51

Switzerland’s principal stock exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, has become a Climate Bonds Partner, joining the financial sector’s efforts to mobilise the USD100 trillion bond market for climate change solutions. »

Green shoots

S&P predicts 30 per cent increase in self labelled green bond market

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 12:55

S&P Global Ratings said today that strengthening green bond market fundamentals are likely to fuel about a 30 per cent increase in self-labelled instruments globally in 2018. »

Robert Reynolds, Putnam

Putnam Investments to form two ESG funds

Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:24

Putnam Investments is to offer two new funds with dedicated environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies to the marketplace toward the end of Q1 2018, pending SEC staff review. »

Green shoots

MSCI ESG research reveals companies with higher ESG ratings tend to show improved performance

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 16:22

A new report from MSCI entitled Foundations of ESG Investing : How ESG Affects Equity Valuation, Risk and Performance, authored by Guido Giese, Linda-Eling Lee, Dimitris Melas, Zoltan Nagy and Laura Nishikawa seeks to understand how environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics have led to financially significant effects. »

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Financial institutions develop methodology to measure carbon impact

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:58

Twelve Dutch banks, insurance companies, asset managers and pension providers have developed a methodology for measuring the carbon footprint of their investments and loans. This will enable them to set their own targets for helping to keep global warming within safe limits. »

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BNP Paribas Securities Services planning platform for voluntary offsetting of carbon emissions

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 17:52

BNP Paribas Securities Services is planning to launch ClimateSeed, a platform that aims to bring together investors and organisations committed to carbon offsetting projects. »

Eric Syz, SYZ Group

Banque Syz launches World Bank SDG bond

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 09:12

Banque SYZ has launched a new bond product issued by the World Bank (IBRD) and linked to a basket of developed market stocks that meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) criteria. In partnership with the World Bank (IBRD), Banque SYZ is the sole distributor of the note, the first bond in Switzerland that directly links private investors to SDG. »

Tom Staudt, ARK

ARK puts the disruptive into innovative investments

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 09:15

ARK Investment Management’s ARKK and ARKW disruptive innovation ETFs have returned 76.7 per cent and 72.1 per cent respectively year to date. »

Saker Nusseibeh, Hermes

Hermes finds investment opportunities in climate change action

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 11:45

Hermes Investment Management, with GBP30.8 billion under management, has published a white paper, ‘The low carbon opportunity - and the risks of missing out’, which looks at how since the Paris Accord on climate change, it has become clear that the agreement has created numerous investment opportunities. »


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