Refinitiv has completed its second annual sustainability report, tracking the financial information firm’s progress towards its sustainability goals and reinforcing its commitment to put sustainability at the heart of its product offering.
ESG & Responsible Investing
As demand for ESG investments rises, German index provider Solactive has expanded its ISS ESG Screened Corporate Bond Index series, now pooling High Yield and Investment Grade Bonds denominated in EUR and USD in respective market value-weighted indices.
An informal stakeholder group of investors, finance industry groups, and NGOs has set out ways to improve the reporting by businesses of environmental, social and governance (ESG) information, saying the world is “at a crossroads” for building a sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Pension funds are earmarking more money to be invested in climate-linked passive assets, as a survey of pension plans finds that over half still have no allocation at all toward the asset class.
DWS has appointed Desiree Fixler as Group Sustainability Officer (GSO). Fixler will be based in London and will report to CEO, Asoka Woehrmann.
Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, has appointed Caitlin McSherry as director of investment stewardship on the ESG Investing team.
The ThomasLloyd SICAV – Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund (SIIF) has listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange with a range of share classes approved for trading on the EU-regulated Bourse de Luxembourg (BdL) market.
CAMRADATA has launched a new tool allowing investors compare asset managers’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) capabilities on a like-for-like basis on its research platform CAMRADATA Live, in order to meet growing investor demand for insight into asset managers’ ESG credentials.
Waverton Investment Management has launched an additional ethical, environmental or social overlay offering for client portfolios.
MAPFRE AM, the asset management arm of the Spanish insurance company, has announced that its range of ESG funds has so far brought in a total of EUR62 million in 2020, against the backdrop of extreme volatility in markets caused by the global pandemic.