ESG & Responsible Investing
BlackRock has launched the Systematic Multi-Strategy ESG Screened Fund (the Fund), its first single-manager multi-strategy liquid alternatives UCITS fund with daily liquidity in Europe.
HSBC Asset Management is taking a minority stake in Radiant ESG, a US-based, ESG and diversity and inclusion (D&I) focused consulting firm co-founded by Heidi Ridley and Kathryn McDonald, former CEO and Head of Sustainable Investing at Rosenberg Equities respectively.
Since the signing of the Paris Agreement in 2015, the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) has developed recommendations for more effective climate-related disclosures, which have subsequently been adopted as the de-facto standard for reporting climate-related information.
Impax Asset Management (Impax), the specialist asset manager investing in the transition to a more sustainable global economy, has partnered with Swedish public pension fund, Sjunde AP-fonden (AP7), to produce a report that investigates how best to assess, measure and report on water impact.
The Global Returns Project, an initiative working with financial institutions to fund not-for-profit climate solutions, has announced new team members bringing significant expertise in the fields of financial services and climate science.
The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has opened a consultation on a new Responsible Investment Quality Mark (RIQM), intended to recognise pension schemes that meet the highest standards for incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across their operations.
Deloitte is introducing a new default pension fund that places a greater focus on sustainability for all of its 35,000 Deloitte pension plan members in Standard Life’s Master Trust.
Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) has launched its Climate Transition Global Investment Grade Credit strategy to help investors simultaneously achieve their climate and financial goals, with a focus on supporting the ‘climate transition’ and the decarbonisation of the economy.
Equileap, a provider of gender equality data & insights globally, partnering with Nasdaq to support the launch of its ESG Data Hub.
PraxisIFM Group has made a firm commitment to environmental sustainability by enrolling on ESI Monitor’s Environmental Business Operations Framework.