DWS is set to strengthen its stewardship practices by introducing Smart Integration, a new approach to ESG integration that goes beyond previous industry standards.
ESG & Responsible Investing
The Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) is launching the FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG (F4G TIP TW ESG) Index Futures and TIP Taiwan Market Biotechnology and Medical Care (TIP Taiwan BIO) Index Futures on 8 June, 2020.
The European Commission’s decision to team with Blackrock as it looks at ways to boost the growth of green finance is a move that is ‘long overdue’, says Sussex Partners CIO Jim Neumann.
Analysing a company’s ESG profile may be the key when it comes to sorting the ‘angels’ from the ‘zombies’ among the expanding class of recently-downgraded junk bonds, says Truvalue Labs in a new report examining this year’s cohort of ‘Fallen Angels’.
The German Government has appointed Petra Pflaum, DWS’ CIO for Responsible Investment, to its Sustainable Finance Advisory Council. Pflaum will become a member effective from 20 May 2020.
HSBC Global Asset Management and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, have closed the HSBC Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity GEM Bond Fund, which has raised USD474 million of new financing to support climate risk-mitigation investments across emerging markets.
British investors showed more enthusiasm for ESG funds over the last three years than any other category of investment fund, according to a special edition of the Fund Flow Index from Calastone, a global funds network.
Over two thirds of institutional investors (70 per cent) expect investing in line with environment, social, and governance factors (ESG) to become standard practice across the industry within the next five years, according to a recent survey by Natixis Investment Managers.
ESG indexes have outperformed broad-market counterparts during coronavirus downturn, says BlackRock research
New research by BlackRock has compared the performance differences between ESG indices and their core, non-ESG versions during the coronavirus downturn and how ESG-focused investment funds have fared versus their peers.
The City and County of Swansea Pension Fund and North East Scotland Pension Fund have expanded their partnership with BlackRock and invested in BlackRock’s Global Renewable Power III fund, in a bid to capture growth opportunities in renewables and invest in line with their long-term financial and sustainability goals.