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.
ESG & Responsible Investing
DWS has appointed Desiree Fixler as Group Sustainability Officer (GSO). Fixler will be based in London and will report to CEO, Asoka Woehrmann.
Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, has appointed Caitlin McSherry as director of investment stewardship on the ESG Investing team.
The ThomasLloyd SICAV – Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund (SIIF) has listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange with a range of share classes approved for trading on the EU-regulated Bourse de Luxembourg (BdL) market.
CAMRADATA has launched a new tool allowing investors compare asset managers’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) capabilities on a like-for-like basis on its research platform CAMRADATA Live, in order to meet growing investor demand for insight into asset managers’ ESG credentials.
Waverton Investment Management has launched an additional ethical, environmental or social overlay offering for client portfolios.
MAPFRE AM, the asset management arm of the Spanish insurance company, has announced that its range of ESG funds has so far brought in a total of EUR62 million in 2020, against the backdrop of extreme volatility in markets caused by the global pandemic.
For years, Asia Pacific has lagged behind other regions in its awareness and focus on responsible investing. While there are pockets including Japan and Australia that are making progress, China and South East Asia are still dragging their feet in terms of regulatory oversight and individual company governance.
NN Investment Partners' (NN IP) sustainable equity strategy, which has just reached its 20th anniversary, was one of the first strategies of its kind to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles into its investment process.
Investors up pressure on household-name firms including Tesla, Facebook, and Ryanair to disclose environmental impact data
A pressure group of investors has written to more than 1,000 companies, including household names such as Tesla, Facebook, and Domino’s Pizza, urging them to disclose data on their environmental impact.