ESG & Responsible Investing
Edison Group, an international research and investor relations consultancy, has launched a new ESG solution, ‘Edison ESG Edge’ reports, which review companies’ ESG current performance and trajectory across the most significant and stringent criteria.
Active equity funds celebrated their best month in five years in December, as data from funds network Calastone reveals that half of the month’s GBP1.7 billion investment flows in active equity went towards ESG funds.
Three early adopters of natural capital investing – HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management, Lombard Odier and Mirova – have come together to form a new alliance dedicated to growing natural capital as an investment theme.
In response to its “Consultation Paper on Sustainability Reporting,” DWS has written a comment letter to the Trustees of the IFRS, pushing for a coherent ESG reporting standard that goes beyond climate-related data and is based on double materiality.
Global investor services provider IQ-EQ has launched IQ-EQ Compass, an integrated service offering that simplifies Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) compliance and helps its clients build sustainable value and reputational resilience.
A group of 15 leading institutional investors including Amundi, Man Group, and Brunel Pension Partnership have filed a shareholder resolution with HSBC, targeting the bank’s financing of coal assets.
RWC Partners has appointed Chris Anker to lead it’s ESG initiatives. Anker will be responsible for leading and coordinating RWC’s activities related to Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) risks in its clients’ portfolios. He will report into Executive Committee member Arthur Grigoryants, Head of Investment Strategy & ESG.
Bedford Row Capital (BRC), a global non-bank structuring specialist, has been mandated by Sustainable Capital PLC, for a listed ICMA-compliant green bond offering of USD14.8million and GBP28.1million.
Leading fund data and technology provider FE fundinfo has expanded its environmental, social and governance (ESG) capabilities with the acquisition of the Center for Social and Sustainable Products AG (CSSP).
During a summit organised by Techleap.nl, a non-profit organisation helping to quantify and accelerate the tech ecosystem of the Netherlands, leading investors agreed to join a taskforce to engage in international collaboration to curb climate change.