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Columbia Threadneedle adds two to responsible investment team

Tue, 18/12/2018 - 10:38

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Olivia Watson as Senior Analyst and Jess Williams as Portfolio Analyst in the Responsible Investment team, based in London.   »

Sandy Rattray, Man Group

Man Group introduces Responsible Investment Framework and Exclusions List

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 10:02

Man Group has launched the Man Group RI Fund Framework, a formalised structure that quantifies the degree of RI focus for all Man Group funds, and the Man Group RI Exclusions List, a proprietary list of sectors and companies ineligible for the company’s portfolios. »

Andrew Dyson, QMA

First ESG equity strategy added to PGIM Investments UCITS platform with new QMA fund

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:29

PGIM Investments continues to expand its global UCITS footprint with the addition of its first ESG equity fund which joins a number of fixed income funds incorporating an ESG process. »

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RBC GAM adds to responsible investing team

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 10:58

RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is to strengthen its responsible investing and impact investing team in the United States with two new senior management roles.  »

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Institutional investors could be overlooking the climate change risk of ‘cleaner’ industries

Tue, 11/12/2018 - 08:37

Institutional investors could be at risk of not fully assessing the climate change risk of companies in supposed ‘cleaner’ industries, according to research by MSCI Inc. »

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CPR AM licenses five funds with new Climetrics climate rating

Wed, 05/12/2018 - 10:47

CPR Asset Management, part of European asset manager Amundi, has become the first asset manager to license climate rating Climetrics to market its funds.     »

IA's ESG fund classification consultation is a 'golden opportunity'

Sun, 02/12/2018 - 16:32

Following the Investment Association’s annoucement it will launch a consultation on ESG fund classification, Neville White, head of SRI policy and research at EdenTree Investment Management, says this represents a golden opportunity to take the lead on transparancy around responsible and sustainable investments… »

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New tool enables financial institutions to see exposure to natural capital risk

Mon, 26/11/2018 - 10:44

A new tool linking environmental change with its consequences for the economy has been launched by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA).   »

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ASI study presents new way of comparing economic and ESG performance of countries

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 10:44

The first major study from the Aberdeen Standard Investments Research Institute presents a new way of comparing countries in terms of economic and environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. »

Daron Pearce, BNY Mellon

Non-financial performance measurement is biggest hurdle for ESG investing

Fri, 23/11/2018 - 10:21

Measurability and comparability of non-financial performance remain the biggest hurdles to ESG investment growth, according to a new report from BNY Mellon. »

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