Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has launched its second equity fund aimed to support the transition to a low carbon economy as global temperatures continue to rise due to climate change.
ESG & Responsible Investing
‘Building back better’ should be the focus of institutional investors in the wake of coronavirus, says asset manager Candriam, which has teamed up with Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (GRI) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Eaton Vance Management, an indirect subsidiary of Eaton Vance, has launched Calvert ESG Leaders Strategies, a new series of equity separate account strategies for institutional and professional investors offered by Calvert Research and Management.
Insight has launched a new rating system that assesses issuers against a set of proprietary environmental, social and governance risk metrics. More than 6,500 issuers covering 850,000 respective subsidiaries have been assigned an Insight ESG rating since its introduction in late 2019.
Stone Harbor Investment Partners, an institutional fixed income investment manager with expertise in emerging markets debt and global credit strategies, has launched a new UCITS fund, Stone Harbor ESG Emerging Markets Debt Blend Fund, domiciled in Ireland.
Deutsche Bank has placed its first green bond in the market, in order to finance the bank’s own sustainable projects, which include expanding renewable energy. This comes after the bank pledged in May to almost double green financing activities by 2025.
Renewable energy firms have outpaced fossil fuel companies over the past decade, including during the recent pandemic crisis, generating higher returns and lower volatility. New research from Imperial College Business School shows that despite the advantages, institutional investors are failing to reap the rewards of renewables.
NN Investment Partners and its strategic partner China Asset Management have launched an inaugural ESG-integrated China A-Share Equities strategy, targeting both institutional and wholesale investors.
Almost three quarters (71 per cent) of portfolio managers are currently unable to view the performance attribution of ESG investment factors, according to new research published by RiskFirst, a Moody’s Analytics company.
The majority of asset owners actively integrate ESG factors into their investment process and consider sustainable investing a risk mitigation strategy, according to a new survey published today by the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and Morgan Stanley Investment Management.