Dr Yasin Rosowsky is Head of Artificial Intelligence Research at Arabesque, the ESG asset management firm that uses machine learning and big data to evaluate the performance and sustainability of listed companies.
Ethical and Sustainable Investing
Sustainable investment management firm Osmosis Investment Management is launching a UCITS fund to provide investors with absolute returns, uncorrelated to equity markets, while delivering a significantly reduced net environmental footprint.
Barclays has researched more than 2,000 UK investors on their attitudes to impact investing and found that more must be done to help remove the misconception around impact investing among older generations, with a danger that baby-boomers feel unengaged with investments, Barclays has warned.
Queens' College Cambridge has launched and adopted an MSCI custom global equity index that includes ESG-screened companies and excludes extractive and carbon-intensive industries.
The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and Morgan Stanley Investment Management have published an ESG survey which has gathered insights about trends, motivations, challenges and implementation approaches in sustainable investing by polling a range of asset owners, 60 per cent of which had total assets over USD10 billion.
A new foundation focused on using a blockchain protocol to track and measure impact investing has been created by Dr Shaun Conway, a medical doctor and former adviser to the World Health Organisation.
A new guidance from the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) and the Environmental Resources Management (ERM) organisations examines and builds the business case for environmental, social and governance (ESG) monitoring, reporting and dialogue within the private equity sector.
A new index for investors analyses a USD300 billion group of 60 global food companies and has found that the large majority of meat, fish and dairy suppliers are failing to manage critical business risks such as greenhouse gas emissions and antibiotics risk.
The Goodwin London Private Investment Funds team reports that it assisted Ambienta on the raising of its third fund, Ambienta III, with a first and final close after less than three months of active marketing.
A new report from Morningstar, ‘Passive Sustainable Funds: The Global Landscape,’ reviews trends in asset growth, asset flows, and product development of index-tracking sustainable funds and is designed to illuminate the choices currently available to investors worldwide.