ESG & Responsible Investing
Index Industry Association Survey finds better corporate data needed for asset managers to offer better ESG investment products
As global demand for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment strategies continues to increase, asset managers are questioning their ability to keep up with demand as they grapple with the issue of how to better define and measure sustainable investments.
Asset managers are warning that new sustainable finance rules in Europe could end up reducing financing to emerging economies, where capital is most needed to fund the renewable energy transition.
Five years after launching its first green bond fund, NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has reached EUR4 billion in assets under management (AuM) across its dedicated green bond strategies.
BNP Paribas Securities Services’ ESG marketplace, Manaos, has onboarded two new partners – Util and VE, part of Moody’s ESG Solutions – to enrich its sustainability data and analytics offering.
Listed companies have less than six years to align with 1.5°C warming target, inaugural MSCI Net-Zero Tracker reveals
The world’s publicly listed companies must dramatically accelerate climate action if the 1.5C warming target set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement is to be met, according to a new quarterly Net-Zero Tracker published by MSCI, a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community.
Global fund data and technology company FE fundinfo has partnered with MSCI to enhance its ESG capabilities.
State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), has launched the World TPI Climate Transition Index Equity fund.
Bond funds, with an ESG twist are on the rise. Several funds launched over the past year have focused on fixed income, linking the asset class with key Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) themes of carbon-neutrality and climate change.
BlackRock has raised USD250 million from a consortium of ten institutional investors, governments and charities for its flagship ‘blended finance’ fund, which aims to help emerging market economies reduce carbon emissions.
MSCI Inc, a provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has expanded its toolkit of climate data and reporting capabilities to help investors meet the requirements of the European Union (EU) Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).