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November 5

News Nomura Leads Green Bond Offering for Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., announced that it has priced a Green Bond 1 offering for the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. The offering consists of a 5-year and 30-year tranche, valued at 5 billion yen each. Nomura acted as (...)

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Seychelles launches World’s First Sovereign Blue Bond

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BNP Paribas Asset Management expands its ESG commitment through appointment of Head of Stewardship for the Americas

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October 24

Innovation GSAM Launches Emerging Market Equity ESG Portfolio

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”) has announced the launch of the Goldman Sachs Emerging Markets Equity ESG Portfolio (the “Portfolio”). The Portfolio seeks to provide investors exposure to emerging market companies which GSAM believes demonstrate strong environmental, (...)

October 19

News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering by Airline

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has priced a ten-year Green Bond issue valued at 10 billion yen for ANA Holdings (ANA). Nomura acted as bookrunner and green bond structuring agent for the offering, (...)

September 25

Innovation Euronext in partnership with Goldman Sachs will launch a green index

The Euronext CDP Environment France EW index will be exclusively licensed to Goldman Sachs, who will use the index as the underlying for structured products for sale in the interbank market in France.

September 25

Product After Green bonds, Water bonds

As part of World Water Week, which took place from 26 to 31 August 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden, the World Bank announced the launch of a series of bond issuances to raise awareness on water for the world of finance.

September 17

News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering in Japanese Manufacturing Industry

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., announced that it has priced a three-year Green Bond issue valued at 5 billion yen for Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Nomura acted as bookrunner for the offering, which was the first such offering (...)

July 23

People Moves BNP Paribas Asset Management appoints Jane Ambachtsheer as Global Head of Sustainability

BNP Paribas Asset Management announces the appointment of Jane Ambachtsheer as Global Head of Sustainability. Jane will report to Frédéric Janbon, CEO and Head of Investments of BNP Paribas Asset Management. She will join on 27 August and will be based in (...)

June 4

News Luxcara brings Norway one step closer to its climate goals: Opening celebration of Egersund wind farm

Luxcara, one of the leading asset managers for renewable-energy investments, has officially opened a wind farm comprising 33 turbines in Egersund, Norway. The facility, which was completed in only 15 months, has a total capacity of 111.2 (...)

May 31

People Moves Amundi announces the appointment of Stanislas Pottier as Chief Responsible Investment Officer.

Stanislas is now Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Amundi. Previously he was Global Head for Sustainable Development at Crédit Agricole SA since September 2011 and a member of the Group’s Management Committee since (...)

May 28

News State Street Global Advisors Integrates ESG as Factor in its Global Core Factors Fund

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, announced today that it has integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria as an additional factor in its Multi-Factor Global Equity (...)

March 27

Opinion Scope welcomes European Commission’s Action Plan on sustainable finance

The European Commission’s sustainable finance plan is a step forward, in the view of Scope Public Finance. This contribution outlines Scope’s views on the distinct nature of ESG and sovereign risk, their areas of overlap, and next research (...)

March 6

Strategy Lombard Odier Investment Managers backs Alternatives Strategy with Sustainability Focus

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (‘Lombard Odier IM’) announces the appointment of Arnaud Langlois to launch a global equity long/short investment strategy with a sustainability focus.

January 16

Regulation Investors should join forces to demand better sell-side research

A new survey draws attention to widespread flaws in sell-side research. But the advent of MiFID II may provide an opportunity for investors to push for change, write Steve Waygood and Anita Skipper.

December 2017

News CalPERS’ Real Assets Program to Purchase Stake in Wind Farms

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an 80 percent cash equity interest in Rocky Caney Holdings LLC, which owns two wind farms, the Caney River facility in Elk County, Kansas, and the Rocky Ridge (...)

November 2017

News Deutsche Asset Management integrates corporate scores on exposure to catastrophic climate events in industry first

A ground-breaking approach to climate risk management has been developed by Deutsche Asset Management in partnership with California-based climate intelligence advisory firm Four Twenty Seven.

October 2017

Innovation BNP Paribas Asset Management announces launch of Parvest Green Bond

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) is extending its SRI offering with the launch of Parvest Green Bond, using a proprietary integrated engagement approach to identify investments expected to have the most positive environmental (...)

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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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Innovation GSAM Launches Emerging Market Equity ESG Portfolio

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”) has announced the launch of the Goldman Sachs Emerging Markets Equity ESG Portfolio (the “Portfolio”). The Portfolio seeks to provide investors exposure to emerging market companies which GSAM believes demonstrate strong environmental, (...)

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Product After Green bonds, Water bonds

As part of World Water Week, which took place from 26 to 31 August 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden, the World Bank announced the launch of a series of bond issuances to raise awareness on water for the world of finance.

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News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering in Japanese Manufacturing Industry

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., announced that it has priced a three-year Green Bond issue valued at 5 billion yen for Hitachi Zosen Corporation. Nomura acted as bookrunner for the offering, which was the first such offering (...)

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News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering by Airline

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has priced a ten-year Green Bond issue valued at 10 billion yen for ANA Holdings (ANA). Nomura acted as bookrunner and green bond structuring agent for the offering, (...)

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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...

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Strategy Gregory Guerrand : " Our Low Carbon 100 Europe Theam Easy UCITS ETF is a solution for investors who want to decarbonise their portfolio "

Gregory Guerrand, a specialist in index investments at THEAM, has agreed to answer a few questions about the Low Carbon 100 Europe Theam Easy UCITS exchange-traded fund (ETF).

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Innovation Euronext in partnership with Goldman Sachs will launch a green index

The Euronext CDP Environment France EW index will be exclusively licensed to Goldman Sachs, who will use the index as the underlying for structured products for sale in the interbank market in France.

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Interview Julien Bras : « We have about one hundred securities, with 89 % of our assets invested in green bonds »

According to Julien Bras, co-fund manager of the Allianz Green Bond fund, the strategy invests primarily in green bonds issued by companies, government agencies and supranational entities...

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Innovation Euronext and Vigeo create a new esg index dedicated to companies from emerging market countries

Euronext, the primary exchange in the Eurozone, and Vigeo, the leading European agency in Corporate Social Responsibility ratings, will launch a new ESG Index on the 22 June 2015: Euronext-Vigeo EM 70.

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Innovation Solactive and Candriam team up to launch the Factors Sustainable Index Family

Solactive and Candriam have joined forces to launch the Solactive Candriam Factors Sustainable Index Family offering exposure to companies with sustainable and responsible investing criteria as determined by Candriam’s SRI screening (...)

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

Unigestion, the boutique asset manager with scale, was recently selected as subadvisor of K Invest Low Carbon Global Equity fund, co-developing the low carbon approach with Kirstein A/S, a leading financial consultant in Denmark. The fund aims to achieve above average (...)

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Interview Fiona Reynolds : « The idea that sustainability equated to diminished returns has been steadily eroded with numerous studies »

Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director of the PRI (United Nations) gives us her point of view on SRI in the investment world. According to the idea that sustainability equated to diminished returns has been steadily eroded with numerous (...)

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News State Street Global Advisors Integrates ESG as Factor in its Global Core Factors Fund

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, announced today that it has integrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria as an additional factor in its Multi-Factor Global Equity (...)

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News Coalition calls for U.N declaration requiring companies to integrate material sustainability issues into reporting

The Coalition represents financial institutions, professional bodies, NGOs and investors with assets under management amounting to a Global AUM of US$1.6 trillion.

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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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