Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has launched the Morgan Stanley Global Balanced Sustainable Fund (the Fund). Managed by the Firm’s Global Balanced Risk Control (GBaR) team, the Fund combines the benefits of the team’s risk-controlled asset allocation process with a multi-dimensional framework for sustainable investing.
ESG & Responsible Investing
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW) have partnered to support Polish and CEE listed companies with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting.
Jersey Finance has engaged with Andrew Mitchell, Founder of specialist independent consultancy Equilibrium Futures, to support the jurisdiction’s drive to position itself as a centre of excellence for sustainable finance.
Candriam has launched Candriam SRI Equity Circular Economy Fund. The circular economy concept provides an alternative to the current linear economic model, the "take, make, dispose” model, by avoiding waste and reducing the need for virgin raw materials. It seeks to increase resource efficiencies through the re-use or recycling of materials.
Asset manager Schroders has warned against adopting an “overly granular approach” to non-financial data, as it joins a group of stakeholders pushing for better reporting by businesses of environmental, social and governance (ESG) information.
Refinitiv has completed its second annual sustainability report, tracking the financial information firm’s progress towards its sustainability goals and reinforcing its commitment to put sustainability at the heart of its product offering.
As demand for ESG investments rises, German index provider Solactive has expanded its ISS ESG Screened Corporate Bond Index series, now pooling High Yield and Investment Grade Bonds denominated in EUR and USD in respective market value-weighted indices.
An informal stakeholder group of investors, finance industry groups, and NGOs has set out ways to improve the reporting by businesses of environmental, social and governance (ESG) information, saying the world is “at a crossroads” for building a sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Pension funds are earmarking more money to be invested in climate-linked passive assets, as a survey of pension plans finds that over half still have no allocation at all toward the asset class.
DWS has appointed Desiree Fixler as Group Sustainability Officer (GSO). Fixler will be based in London and will report to CEO, Asoka Woehrmann.