ESG & Responsible Investing

ESG & responsible investing

Urgent need for finance sector to set biodiversity targets, finds UN-backed research

Urgent need for finance sector to set biodiversity targets, finds UN-backed research

Banks, investors and insurers need to understand their impact and dependency on nature, and start setting targets such as ‘net positive impact' to achieve international policy goals on biodiversity, finds new research by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA).

ESG & responsible investing

Social bond and sovereign green bond issuance surges

Social bond and sovereign green bond issuance surges

The coronavirus crisis has triggered some ESG rebalancing in the sustainable fixed income space in favour of social bonds, according to NN Investment Partners. In the past, green bonds have dominated, but the firm says that a heightened focus on the social implications of the pandemic has shifted the emphasis from E to S in the last couple of months, and led to an increase in bonds that raise funds for social projects. 

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Morgan Stanley Investment Management launches Global Balanced Sustainable Fund

Morgan Stanley Investment Management launches Global Balanced Sustainable Fund

Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has launched the Morgan Stanley Global Balanced Sustainable Fund (the Fund). Managed by the Firm’s Global Balanced Risk Control (GBaR) team, the Fund combines the benefits of the team’s risk-controlled asset allocation process with a multi-dimensional framework for sustainable investing.