Ethical Intelligence Partners with Reuters on ESG Investment Summit 2020, Launches First Webinar

Ethical Intelligence is delighted to partner with Reuters for the inaugural ESG Investment Summit Europe, taking place in London on May 27-28, 2020. With...

Norwegian Pension Fund Manager Calls for Improved ESG Disclosure

A report from Norges Bank Investment Management – manager of the €1 trillion Government Pension Fund of Norway – has called for businesses to...

JP Morgan Jumps on the Climate Change Bandwagon

In February, JPMorgan Chase became the latest big name to jump on the ESG ship, pledging US$200 billion towards advancing the objectives of the...

Wells Fargo Asset Management Launches Municipal Sustainability Fund

Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) this week launched the Wells Fargo Municipal Sustainability Fund, the latest innovation in its bid to take a leading...

ESG Integration: How Fiduciary Managers Stack Up

Pension schemes are now legally required to document their approach towards managing material non-financial risks - and from October 2020 will have to start...

Invesco Launches First Sterling Corporate Bond ESG ETF

Invesco has launched the first sterling corporate bond ETF in Europe that incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. In 2019, net flows into...

Greencoat Capital Banks £227m for New Renewable Energy Vehicle

Greencoat Capital, one of the largest specialist investment managers in Europe, this week launched a new closed-ended private markets fund, the Greencoat Renewable...

LPP Partners with Robeco on Global Equities Portfolio Engagement

Local Pensions Partnership (LPP), one of the UK's eight Local Government Pension Scheme asset pools, has selected Dutch asset manager Robeco to provide engagement...

UK’s Biggest Pension Scheme Calls Out Barclays on Fossil Fuels

Nest, the UK government's publicly-owned pension scheme with 8.5 million members and over £10 billion assets under management, has joined a campaign calling for...

Nordic Investors Go Nuts For Impact Strategies, Marking Shift Away From Exclusionary Investment

Nearly half of Nordic institutional investors now invest in impact strategies, according to new research from NN Investment Partners (NN IP), the €276 billion stand-alone asset manager of NN Group, the biggest life...

BlackRock Expands ESG Line-Up With Record-Breaking ETF Launch

On the back of its recent sustainability commitment, BlackRock made a splash this week with the launch of its iShares ESG MSCI USA Leaders...

UK Government Increases Climate Pressure on Pension Schemes

The UK Government has put forward new reforms for large pensions schemes to show exactly how they are tackling climate change, with an amendment...

Nest Commits to BlackRock’s ESG Cash Fund, Boosts Sustainable Focus

The UK's largest auto-enrolment scheme, which recently hit £10 billion in assets under management, has invested £200 million in BlackRock's Institutional Cash Series (ICS)...

Direxion Premiers High-Risk ESG Fund as Part of ETF Expansion

New York-based ETF specialist Direxion, home to some of the best-performing ETFs of 2019 (according to Bloomberg data), is tapping into the ESG trend...

Liontrust Challenges Companies on Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy

The Sustainable Investment team at £19 billion specialist fund manager Liontrust is stepping up its engagement with companies to ensure that they reduce their...

UKSIF Slams Pensions’ Poor Performance on ESG Reporting, Calls for Review

The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) has called on regulators to investigate pensions’ approach to climate risk management, following an investigation which found...

Hedge Fund Industry Pivots towards ESG Investing, with Data Driving Development

An increasing number of institutional investors are requiring their hedge fund managers to incorporate ESG factors in the course of their investment activities, according...

Finnish Asset Manager Evli Upgrades ESG Targets for 2020

Finnish asset management firm Evli has raised responsibility to a core strategic focus area for 2020, including improving ESG reporting for Evli’s funds and...

BlackRock Launches ESG-Integrated Equity Fund

In the first fund launch since its public commitment to sustainability last month, BlackRock has launched the BlackRock Fund Managers (BFM) Global Unconstrained Equity...

Coalition Pioneers ESG Platform to Promote UN SDGs

The financing gap to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries is estimated to be US$2.5 trillion per year. To achieve...

Surge in European ESG Bond Funds Set to Stay, Says Morningstar

New research published by Morningstar this month shows that 2019 was a strong year for passive ESG bond funds in Europe. Over the 12...

LGIM Lists Sustainable ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has listed the L&G Europe Equity (Responsible Exclusions) UCITS ETF and the L&G US Equity (Responsible Exclusions) UCITS ETF on Deutsche Börse,...

Foresight Group Wins €342m for its Sustainable European Energy Fund

Foresight Group, a UK-based infrastructure and private equity investment manager with around £4.5 billion of assets under management including over £3 billion invested into energy...

BlackRock Boosts ESG Team With Three New Appointments

Following its headline-grabbing commitment to sustainable finance earlier this month, BlackRock has backed up its bold new ambitions in the ESG space with a...

PODCAST: Faith Ward Introduces Bold New Climate Policy From Brunel Pension Partnership

The £30 billion Brunel Pension Partnership has today launched a bold new climate policy, criticising the current financial system as "not fit for purpose"...

Wiltshire Pension Fund Switches To Low Carbon Portfolio

The UK's Wiltshire Pension Fund today announced that it has transitioned over £500 million-worth of funds previously held in UK, global and fundamental passive...

Standard Chartered Private Bank Launches ESG Select To Boost Fund Selection Process

Standard Chartered Private Bank has launched a new 'ESG Select' process to better identify and curate wealth solutions for its clients. The bank will...

Sage Switches ESG ETF To Active Management

Texas-based fixed income asset manager Sage Advisory Services (Sage), which currently manages around US$14 billion, has confirmed that as of February 14, 2020 its...

India’s Axis AMC Launches New ESG Equity Fund

Axis Asset Management Company (Axis AMC), as Axis Mutual Fund, the investment arm of India's third largest private bank, has dipped a toe into...

ESG Fund Administration: Who Watches The Watchers?

Recent years have seen a seismic generational shift in both the appetite for impact investing from private clients as well as greater focus on ESG principles...
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