The total carbon emissions of the US economy should be viewed as more than 6 per cent higher than widely believed, while China's carbon emissions could be around 10 per cent lower, according to new, proprietary analysis by Bloomberg Intelligence (BI).
Surveys & research
About half of institutional and wholesale investors globally say that a lack of robust data is holding back their organisations’ further adoption of ESG, according to a new global study by Capital Group.
A new study (1) reveals over half (53 per cent) of professional investors believe that over the next two years, institutional investors will look to dramatically increase the level of diversification in their portfolios, and a further 40 per cent think there will be a slightly greater focus on this.
Ardea Investment Management (Ardea), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and Fortlake Asset Management (Fortlake) have launched a new research paper that challenges the argument that climate change is not being factored into sovereign bond markets, bond yields and spreads.
Assets under management (AuM) at the world’s 500 largest asset managers have reached a new record of USD119.5 trillion, according to new research from the Thinking Ahead Institute.
Three quarters (76 per cent) of professional trustees are yet to set a long-term funding target, according to a new study of Professional DB Trustees, conducted by Charles Stanley Fiduciary Management.
Vast majority of institutional investors will increase private assets over next 12 months, says Schroders study
The vast majority of investors plan to increase their private assets exposures over the next 12 months amid a growing focus on the benefits of diversification, Schroders Institutional Investor Study 2021 has found.
Social impact investing in the UK has increased by almost eight-fold over nine years from GBP833 million in 2011 to GBP6.4 billion in 2020, according to new figures released by Big Society Capital, a UK social impact investor.
The rise of ESG investing, demands for specific experience and greater expectations on transparency are all shaping the fund governance landscape – but there is still a way to go for managers and boards to align with the governance objectives of investors, according to new research published this month by IFI Global and supported by Jersey Finance.
The adoption of environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration remains strong amongst global institutional investors, while a significant group has also placed greater emphasis on ESG considerations as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the 2021 RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) Responsible Investment Survey.