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January 12

News Amundi Energy Transition completes its first energy transition-related financing transaction

Amundi Energy Transition (AET), the asset management company jointly owned by Amundi and EDF, has completed the acquisition of a majority interest in a portfolio of gas-powered cogeneration plants from Dalkia, a leading French energy services company and EDF subsidiary. This (...)

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AFT will maintain its flexible and innovative issuance strategy in 2017 with the launch of a green OAT

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Unigestion selected by Kirstein A/S to subadvise new fund with reduced CO2 emissions

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December 2016

News Meridiam reaches financial close in Turkey for Elazig integrated health campus PPP project with the first investment grade and social project bond enhanced by EBRD and MIGA

Meridiam, a leading global investor and asset manager specializing in public and community infrastructure, announced today that it has reached financial close for the Elazig Integrated Health Campus PPP Project.

November 2016

Innovation Solactive introduces global gender diversity Index Licensed to UBS

Solactive, the German multi-asset index provider, is launching the Solactive Global Gender Diversity Index which will be licensed to UBS. The index enables investors to integrate a gender-focused perspective in their investment strategies by choosing companies from a global (...)

November 2016

News CalPERS Joins Global Sustainability Benchmark for Real Assets Program

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced external real estate managers within the Fund’s Real Assets Program will begin reporting into GRESB, formerly the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark, in (...)

November 2016

News Solactive AG and oekom research win competition to develop a sustainable equity index for the Federal State of Berlin

Solactive AG, the German multi-asset index provider specialized in the creation of customized financial indices, and oekom research AG, a leading expert in ESG research and analysis, have been selected by the Federal State of Berlin to support its long-term divestment (...)

November 2016

News Mirova and Natixis AMas well as 17 other international investors seek an unlimited moratorium on oil and gas activity in the Arctic high seas

This statement is directed to oil and gas companies that have been involved in oil exploration in the Arctic, as well as Arctic Council members.

October 2016

News Luxembourg and the EIB pioneering in the field of innovative climate finance to support high impact climate action projects

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the European Investment Bank launch the Luxembourg-EIB Climate Finance Platform, aiming to mobilise investments for projects with a strong impact in the fight against climate change...

October 2016

Innovation Solactive launches Sustainable Development Goals World Index

Solactive announces the launch of the Solactive Sustainable Development Goals World Index – a new index which enables investors to gain exposure to companies that have been identified as making a significant contribution...

September 2016

Strategy Climate change : a challenge for equities ?

According to Anne-Claire Abadie, Portfolio Manager - SRI, Allianz Global Investors, Climate change is a reality we can no longer ignore. In the wake of the COP21 held in Paris last year, assets owners and investors are now wondering about the possible impact of this new (...)

September 2016

Innovation BlackRock launches Sustainable Euro Bond Fund as investors seek ESG exposure

BlackRock has launched the BSF Sustainable Euro Bond Fund. With the launch, BlackRock is responding to the growing demand for investments incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

August 2016

News CNP Assurances and Meridiam announce the closing of the Meridiam Transition, a pioneering new fund specialized in long-term investments in the energy transition

Meridiam and CNP Assurances announced today the closing of the Meridiam Transition fund, with 425 million euros raised in six months from French institutional investors. This fund will finance and support infrastructure projects dedicated to environmental and energy (...)

August 2016

News Desjardins Global Asset Management chooses Mirova for delegated management of a green bond fund

Mirova, an asset management company dedicated to responsible investment, is announcing today that it was selected by Desjardins Global Asset Management to provide delegated management of an international green bond fund, the Desjardins SocieTerra Environmental Bond Fund, for (...)

July 2016

Note Alternatives managers split on the benefits of ESG, finds Unigestion

Unigestion, the boutique asset manager with scale that focuses on guiding its clients with risk-managed investment solutions, has again surveyed the hedge fund and private equity managers it invests in to track their attitudes to (...)

July 2016

Interview Christian Carrega: "Today, we look at all the asset classes under SRI prism"

According to Christian Carrega, CEO of Préfon, despite the actual fad, looking at all the asset classes under a prism ISR is an additional way to provide security for our affiliate investments.

July 2016

Innovation BlackRock expands sustainable ETF range with the launch of two new iShares

BlackRock announces the launch of two sustainable equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to address growing investor demand for long term, socially-responsible investments. These funds broaden the firm’s ESG and impact product offer that includes active funds, index funds and (...)

July 2016

Interview Philippe Desfosses : "Since inception, the board of ERAFP has decided to put in place a 100% ISR investment policy"

"This is why we are also very committed against global warming" said Philippe Desfossés, director at ERAFP.

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Innovation VIS Essential Investments introduces VIS EFW Efficiency Index

VIS Essential Investments, an independent specialized financial boutique based in Switzerland, announces today the launch of VIS EFW Efficiency Index, tracking the performance of 150 OECD-listed companies based on their capacity to capture growth linked to Energy, Food and (...)

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News CNP Assurances invests in Green Office® Quartz, a building developed by Bouygues Immobilier that meets the strictest environmental standards

CNP Assurances, a responsible investor represented by Icade Asset Management, has announced the off-plan acquisition of the Green Office® Quartz real estate development, a "positive-energy" building developed by Bouygues Immobilier in the 15th arrondissement of (...)

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Innovation BlackRock expands sustainable ETF range with the launch of two new iShares

BlackRock announces the launch of two sustainable equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to address growing investor demand for long term, socially-responsible investments. These funds broaden the firm’s ESG and impact product offer that includes active funds, index funds and (...)

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Interview Philippe Desfossés : « Our SRI approach has two advantages, the absence of sectorial bias and investment in all sectors »

Philip Desfossés, Director of ERAFP (Establishment of additional retirement of civil servants), the first French public pension funds, introduces their 100% SRI management and their Best In Class approach ...

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News Mirova finalize the closing of its third renewable energy fund, with 350M€ commitment

Mirova, Natixis Asset Management’ responsible investment manager, announced the final closing of its renewable energy fund Mirova-Eurofideme 3, with 350M€ commitment, well above its 200M€ target when launched.

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News CNP Assurances and Meridiam announce the closing of the Meridiam Transition, a pioneering new fund specialized in long-term investments in the energy transition

Meridiam and CNP Assurances announced today the closing of the Meridiam Transition fund, with 425 million euros raised in six months from French institutional investors. This fund will finance and support infrastructure projects dedicated to environmental and energy (...)

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Innovation BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research Launches Green Bond Index

The index is designed to track the performance of debt issued by quasi-governments and corporations where the proceeds of the issue are to be used solely for projects and activities that promote climate or other environmental sustainability (...)

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News CalPERS Sets Path to Review Divestment

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s (CalPERS) Board of Administration (Board) today laid out a path to review all of the System’s existing divestment initiatives, including tobacco. Based on directions given to CalPERS staff, the Board will consider (...)

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News AfDB prices SEK 1 billion Green Bond due March 2019

Coming after its inaugural SEK 5-year Green Bond in floating rate format, AfDB took advantage of the strong positive momentum and demand created from the first deal to follow up with another SEK 1 billion 5-year transaction – this time in fixed rate (...)

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Note Climate change: new investment risk demands action by investors, cautions new research

A new report from Mercer modelling the potential impact of climate change on investments, has found investors cannot ignore the implications for investment returns. The research reveals investors can manage the risk most effectively by looking ‘under the hood’ of their (...)

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News Fédéris Gestion d’Actifs and Mirova partner up to promote a responsible approach to governance

In order to reinforce its voting policy and establish its engagement with companies, Fédéris Gestion d’Actifs, a pillar of French insurance product and diversified management, and pioneer of responsible investment management in France, has retained (...)

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News World Bank and Nomura Promote Socially Responsible Impact Investing in Japan through World Bank Sustainable Development Bonds

The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD), rated Aaa/AAA, and Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. announced the launch of three World Bank Sustainable Development Bonds designed for Japanese retail (...)

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Innovation BlackRock launches Sustainable Euro Bond Fund as investors seek ESG exposure

BlackRock has launched the BSF Sustainable Euro Bond Fund. With the launch, BlackRock is responding to the growing demand for investments incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

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News CalPERS Shortens Period to Review Tobacco Divestments

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System’s (CalPERS) Board of Administration (Board) today reaffirmed its decision to review the System’s tobacco divestments, and shortened the time period for review to six to nine (...)

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News Desjardins Global Asset Management chooses Mirova for delegated management of a green bond fund

Mirova, an asset management company dedicated to responsible investment, is announcing today that it was selected by Desjardins Global Asset Management to provide delegated management of an international green bond fund, the Desjardins SocieTerra Environmental Bond Fund, for (...)

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Interview Yves Chevalier: "The FRR aims to decarbonise the majority of its equity indices portfolios"

According to Yves Chevalier, Executive Board member of the "Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites - FRR", the fund aims to decarbonise almost all of its equity index portfolios. Currently, its outstanding assets involved in decarbonization are estimated at about 1.1 billion (...)

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