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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. »

Green shoots

Impact investing can achieve market rate returns report says

Tue, 14/11/2017 - 08:52

A new report, Global Impact Investing Network Perspectives: Evidence on the Financial Performance of Impact Investments, provides a comprehensive review of available research to date on the financial performance of impact investments. »

Jeff Blake, head of business development and client services, KBIGI

KBIGI launches global sustainable infrastructure strategy

Wed, 08/11/2017 - 10:13

KBI Global Investors has launched KBIGI Global Sustainable Infrastructure Strategy, part of its Natural Resources suite of strategies. »

Olivier Johanet, LFR

MAPFRE partners with French ESG boutique

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 09:37

French investment boutique La Financière Responsable (LFR) and Spanish insurance giant MAPFRE are entering into a strategic partnership to bring together LFR’s proprietary tools and expertise in SRI/ESG management with MAPFRE’S long term commitment to corporate social responsibility. »

Edward Tilly, CBOE

CBOE Holdings unveils new corporate identity

Tue, 17/10/2017 - 10:14

CBOE Holdings is rebranding as Cboe Global Markets in a bid to ‘better reflect the evolving nature and spirit of the company’. The change comes following the acquisition of Bats Global Markets (Bats) earlier this year. »

Melissa McDonald, HSBC GAM

HSBC GAM launches two lower carbon funds

Wed, 04/10/2017 - 10:22

HSBC Global Asset Management has launched two lower carbon funds – the HSBC GIF Global Lower Carbon Equity Fund and the HSBC GIF Global Lower Carbon Bond Fund. »

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