State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation has published major new research outlining the key 'push and pull' factors for environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles adoption across 300 institutional investors globally.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Liontrust is to broaden its sustainable investment offering to European fund buyers through the launch of the Irish-domiciled GF Sustainable Future Global Growth Fund on 12 November 2019.
MSCI Inc, a provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has launched two series of provisional climate indexes which are designed to meet the minimum standards for the EU Climate Transition benchmark (CTB) and EU Paris-aligned benchmark (PAB).
Liontrust has appointed Martyn Jones as fund manager on the Sustainable Investment team.
Impax Asset Management (Impax) has been awarded a mandate worth USUSD125 million by institutional investment adviser Mercer. The Impax Leaders Strategy has been added to Mercer’s Sustainable Global Equity Fund after a rigorous selection process.
Investment Managers (Irish Life) is to convert its entire book of assets under discretionary control to a responsible investing approach. By end of December, the company will have over EUR15 billion in assets under management which explicitly consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in their investment approaches.
Brown Advisory, a USD76 billion, employee-owned, global investment firm, has launched the Global Leaders Sustainable Fund under its Dublin-UCITS umbrella.
Vontobel Asset Management’s Clean Technology fund has added new impact indicators to “Potential Avoided Emissions” (PAE) and carbon footprint reporting giving investors the opportunity to shift from the current focus on mitigating ESG risks to positive impact considerations.
Legal & General invests GBP125m in City of London Corporation via green and sustainable financing framework
LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) has provided GBP125 million in long-term financing to the City of London Corporation, the governing body of the Square Mile London, which is home to much of the UK’s financial services sector.
Style Analytics, a provider of factor-based portfolio and market analytical tools for investment professionals, has launched a new ESG factor simulation tool to help clients optimise the impact of ESG within their portfolios in collaboration with Sustainalytics, a specialist in ESG research, ratings and analysis.