Janus Henderson Investors has filed a preliminary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the Global Sustainable Equity Fund, an open-end mutual fund, as an extension of its existing Global Sustainable Equity strategy for US investors.
ESG & Responsible Investing
The Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW) has become a member of the UN Global Compact and will now establish closer relations with its Polish office, the Global Compact Network Poland which maintains the national secretariat and co-ordinates the co-operation of United Nations Global Compact members.
Seward & Kissel has established an Environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice, which consists of a multi-disciplinary ESG team of attorneys focused on ESG issues who will advise clients on a broad range of ESG considerations.
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world’s largest pension fund, has joined GRESB as an Investor Member.
Matrix IDM, a solutions provider to asset owners and managers, has incorporated as standard the ability to store, analyse and manage ESG (Environments, Social and Governance) data.
Legal & General, one of the world’s largest asset managers, adopted Baringa’s Climate Change Scenario Model for the financial services industry and is using the model to develop a Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures report (TCFD).
Institutional investors have confirmed that ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) risks and opportunities played an increasingly important role in their investment decisions and their evaluation of portfolio companies during the past 12 months, according to Morrow Sodali’s annual Institutional Investor survey.
Richard Butcher, the Chair of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), will call on the pensions industry to “go beyond minimum compliance” and do more to tackle the risk posed by climate change, in a speech to the PLSA’s Investment Conference in Edinburgh today (Wednesday 6 March 2020).
Windham Capital Management, an asset management firm specialising in risk-based solutions, has launched the Windham ESG Risk Scaling strategy.
New research highlights strong correlation between ESG factors and developed markets sovereign spreads
A new Federated Hermes study conducted with Beyond Ratings, ‘Pricing ESG risk in sovereign credit, part II’, reveals a meaningful relationship between sovereign environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores and CDS spreads in developed markets.