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September 23

News Strives Asset Management Launches Strive 500 ETF, Tracking Solactive GBS United States 500 Index

With the increasing likelihood of a recession on the horizon as inflation rises, investors might want to turn into diversifying their portfolios with options that traditionally are less susceptible to downturns or usually recover from bear markets and (...)

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What’s hot: Suspension of EU ETS unlikely

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Tammie Tang and Simon Bond : “Investors in the fund are those interested in enabling positive social outcomes”

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June 7

Note CNP Assurances publishes its responsible investment report and for the first time measures the dependence of its investment portfolio on biodiversity loss

With more than €370 billion invested across all sectors, CNP Assurances is a major player in financing the real economy. In accordance with the new requirements of Article 29 of France’s Climate Energy Law, CNP Assurances is today publishing its responsible investment report, (...)

May 10

Interview Carole Zacchéo : “The war will strengthen the interest of investors and savers for the ESG theme”

According to Carole Zacchéo, CIO at Maif group, the french mutual insurance, an investor committed to an ambitious climate strategy, investments in favor of energy transition will increase, both in terms of energy efficiency and renewable energy (...)

April 26

Interview Sabine Castellan Poquet : “To respect the ’Paris Agreements’, we will have to achieve carbon neutrality of our portfolios by 2050 at the latest”

According to Sabine Castellan Poquet, Investment Director Macif - Aema group, interest rise increase, a consequence of this resurgence of inflation, is rather positive for life insurers who are structural bond (...)

April 13

News Schroders completes acquisition of majority shareholding in Greencoat Capital

Schroders is today announcing that it has completed the acquisition of a 75% shareholding in Greencoat Capital, one of Europe’s largest investment managers dedicated to the high-growth renewable infrastructure market.

April 1

Innovation CNP Infrastructures Durables: CNP Assurances and Meridiam’s new innovative and sustainable unit-linked vehicle

CNP Assurances and Meridiam join forces to launch the unit-linked vehicle CNP Infrastructures Durables. Reserved exclusively for CNP Patrimoine’s distributor partners, it offers individuals access to a portfolio of mature, sustainable and ecological infrastructures (...)

March 16

Note Pandemic has strengthened the sustainability and ESG focus in Islamic Finance, research shows

Islamic Finance is set to drive a growing focus on ESG and sustainability in the wider Halal economy, new research* with leading Islamic Finance professionals working across a wide range of sectors shows (please see the attached press (...)

March 7

News TotalEnergies Invests in Sustainable Forestry in Southeast Asia

TotalEnergies announces that it will contribute an amount of $50 million to the “Tropical Asia Forest Fund 2” (TAFF2) managed by New Forests, which aims at investing in certified plantations and native forest conservation projects in various countries across South-East Asia, (...)

March 1

News Solactive Launches PAB High-Yield (Y) Indices and Enlarges Paris-Aligned Index Family

Investors have been increasingly considering aligning investment decisions with ESG values. In 2021, this focus increased as the entire world watched heads of states’ debates on effective actions against climate change at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, (...)

February 10

Interview Bertrand Desportes, Mazars Partner: “Impact finance is based on the pillars of intentionality, additionality and impact measurement”

According to Bertrand Desportes, Partner at Mazars, the issues surrounding impact as well as the notion of positive impact measurement quite clearly differentiate impact finance from other sustainable finance practices.

January 25

Opinion US equities: three themes to watch in a discriminating year

2022 will be a new year in more ways than one. After more than a decade of monetary stimulus, the US Federal Reserve has signaled that it will raise interest rates and reduce support for the economy and asset prices.

December 2021

News Where Impact meets Thematic Investing

CPR Asset Management organized an event on November 23, 2021 on the impact with renowned external speakers and its own experts on the theme: “Where Impact meets Thematic Investing”. During this day, there were 8 Speakers and 6 Workshops dedicated to Impact (...)

December 2021

Video Impact investing

With more than 20 billion euros of assets under management in thematic equities, and investment philosophies committed to the major challenges of our century, such as access to education and care, the food chain, reduction inequalities or even the protection of the planet, (...)

November 2021

Opinion Net zero emissions: Pie in the sky or piece of cake?

COP26 is spearheading the race to net zero emissions. Though this goal is clearly laudable, sceptics wonder whether it is even achievable. Costs estimates put the price for the transition at USD 150 trillion over 30 years (i.e. two times the current global (...)

November 2021

Strategy Deforestation: engaging to preserve the world’s “carbon sink”

NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has signed the financial sector commitment letter on eliminating commodity-driven deforestation. The letter commits us to making best efforts to eliminate forest-risk agricultural commodity-driven deforestation activities at the companies in (...)

November 2021

News HSBC & Pollination “Climate Asset Management” Announce Landmark $150 Million Africa Nature Based Carbon Programme with Global EverGreening Alliance at COP26

The Global EverGreening Alliance and Climate Asset Management, announce partnership to deliver a landmark $USD 150 million nature based carbon programme in Africa.

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News Agence France Trésor announced the successful launch of the first French sovereign green bond

Today, Agence France Trésor announced the successful launch of the first French sovereign green bond with a maturity of 22 years. The Green OAT 1.75% 25 June 2039 issuance amount was €7bn, making it the largest and longest-dated green bond ever (...)

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Interview Bertrand Desportes, Mazars Partner: “Impact finance is based on the pillars of intentionality, additionality and impact measurement”

According to Bertrand Desportes, Partner at Mazars, the issues surrounding impact as well as the notion of positive impact measurement quite clearly differentiate impact finance from other sustainable finance practices.

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SRI CDC Climat, serving the economics of climate change

CDC Climat, a subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts, develops carbon market services, invests in carbon assets and its research team conducts independent, neutral analyses for public authorities, market players and the general (...)

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Interview Sabine Castellan Poquet : “To respect the ’Paris Agreements’, we will have to achieve carbon neutrality of our portfolios by 2050 at the latest”

According to Sabine Castellan Poquet, Investment Director Macif - Aema group, interest rise increase, a consequence of this resurgence of inflation, is rather positive for life insurers who are structural bond (...)

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Opinion Post-Covid recovery packages must quicken the pace to net-zero carbon emissions

Government recovery plans must lay the foundations for an irreversible shift to a resilient, net-zero and inclusive world economy.

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News Moscow has just issued its first green bonds

Moscow - rated BBB- by S&P and Baa3 by Moody’s - placed its first issue of "green bonds" on the Moscow Stock Exchange (Moex) in May 2021, for an amount of 70 billion rubles (RUB), about 780 million euros.

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News EIB to stop funding most fossil fuel projects, but leaves the door open for more gas infrastructure

The European Investment Bank (EIB) today adopted its new energy lending policy, which would see it end funding to most new fossil fuel projects from the end of 2021 - in a big step forward in the campaign for a fossil-free (...)

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News Varma invests EUR 230 million in State Street’s sustainable climate bond funds

Varma invested EUR 230 million in the Sustainable Climate Corporate Bond Funds of the world’s third-largest asset manager State Street Global Advisors. The funds aim to achieve a significant reduction in investors’ exposure to carbon emissions and allocate capital to fund the (...)

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Innovation BlackRock completes sustainable equity ETF range with launch of Japanese equity fund

BlackRock is expanding its European sustainable exchange traded fund (ETF) range, with the launch of a fund offering exposure to Japanese companies with the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings.

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News Enel launches the world’s first "general purpose SDG linked bond", succesfully placing a 1.5 billion U.S. dollar bond on the U.S. market

Enel Finance International NV has placed on the capital market the world’s first bond linked to the achievement of a sustainable objective, part of the Group’s corporate strategy and in line with Enel’s commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”) of the (...)

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Opinion Sustainable investing: sector rotations may prove short-lived

Hamish Chamberlayne, portfolio manager within Henderson’s global equity sustainable investment team, discusses the significant sector rotations seen in 2016. He explains why the reversals in the energy and healthcare sectors may prove short-lived, given the longer-term themes (...)

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Opinion Net zero emissions: Pie in the sky or piece of cake?

COP26 is spearheading the race to net zero emissions. Though this goal is clearly laudable, sceptics wonder whether it is even achievable. Costs estimates put the price for the transition at USD 150 trillion over 30 years (i.e. two times the current global (...)

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Opinion German Government to introduce concept of Green Twin Bonds

After the Netherlands and Sweden, Germany has become the third AAA-rated country to issue a green government bond. The German government also announced its commitment to building a full green yield curve, next to its conventional yield (...)

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News Qivalio: First European integrated rating agency

Two years after announcing its creation with the support of several French institutional investors, the agency resulting from the combination of Spread Research and EthiFinance has taken another important step in its development as the leading European (...)

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Interview Thierry Dissaux : “Yes, we use Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) criteria”

According to Thierry Dissaux, Chairman of the French Deposit Insurance and Resolution Fund (FGDR), for its next call for equity offers, the FGDR should select an ETF equity index excluding companies with controversial governance and those with a significant share of their (...)

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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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