ESG & Responsible Investing
Harvest Global Investments Co has been granted LuxFLAG ESG labels for two of its UCITS funds. The Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency has granted LuxFLAG ESG labels to Harvest China Evolution Equity Fund and Harvest Asian Bond Fund in recognition of Harvest’s efforts to incorporate ESG standards into investment strategies.
Euronext has launched a new MIB ESG Index, the first Italian blue-chip Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) index designed to identify major listed Italian issuers that demonstrate best ESG practices.
Over 40 per cent of AXA IM’s eligible assets in line with the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative 2050 objective
As a member of the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (NZAMI) created in December 2020, AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has committed to support the goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050, in line with global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C (“net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner”).
VTB Group is to launch an ESG platform in Russia which includes a set of financial products and services that meet environmental, social and corporate governance standards.
VTB Group is launching a new business line that will focus on climate finance and carbon market operations both in Russia and internationally.
Green bond new issuance growth is set to accelerate by 25 per cent to EUR500 billion in 2022 compared to 2021, with Europe leading the way, according to new forecasts from NN Investment Partners (NN IP).
Janus Henderson Investors has partnered with The Big Exchange, an inclusive financial services platform for people seeking to invest and making a positive social and environmental impact, as well as generate returns.
Climate Solutions, a climate-focused capital raising and strategic advisory firm, has launched Climarket, an online marketplace for institutional investors seeking climate and ESG-focused investment opportunities in private markets.
Investors are growing increasingly aware of investment opportunities in ‘natural capital’, including assets important for carbon storage, carbon sequestration, soil erosion protection, flood risk management, biodiversity, and water quality.
Workplace pension scheme The People’s Pension has removed investment in companies worth up to GBP226 million from its funds because these businesses have failed to meet its rigorous ESG (environmental, social and governance) standards.