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July 26

Strategy Investing in growth stocks

For an investor, investing in growth stocks can be a particularly wise choice over the long term. But it can also be a useful tactic within a portfolio diversification strategy, particularly if the companies adhere to certain ethical criteria. This responsible investment (...)

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

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Moscow has just issued its first green bonds

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May 27

Strategy Impact investing: Think long term, act now

ESG compliance or financial performance? While this may have been a choice in the past, today the point is obsolete. By recognizing the impact of our investments, we have taken an important step forward as we seek to reconcile responsibility and returns, and strike a balance (...)

May 11

Note New research reveals institutional investors and wealth managers plan to switch to metal investment funds with stronger ESG credentials

New research with institutional investors and wealth managers reveals the growing demand for metal investment funds with a strong ESG focus, ensuring the metals are sustainably and ethically sourced.

May 3

News Société du Grand Paris continues financing the Grand Paris Express with a new bond offering

Société du Grand Paris came to the market with its first Green Bond in 2021. This May-46 €2bn 0.875% offering is the seventh transaction off their “Green Euro Medium Term note” programme, the first ever 100% Green EMTN ever created. Over 120 investors showed interest, with total (...)

April 28

Note Issuance in Emerging Market Green Bonds to Reach $100 Billion by 2023, Amundi and IFC Find

Despite the impact of COVID-19, emerging market green bond issuance totalled $40 billion in 2020. Underpinned by supportive market fundamentals, emerging market green bond issuance is expected to reach $100 billion by 2023. Since 2012, 43 emerging markets have issued green (...)

April 20

News CPR AM expands its climate offering with two new open-ended funds

CPR AM, the thematic equities arm of the largest European asset manager Amundi, is expanding its range of investment solutions dedicated to combatting climate change with the launch of: CPR Invest – Climate Action Euro, an open-ended Eurozone equity fund and CPR Invest – (...)

April 16

News EUROFIMA successfully priced a new EUR 250mn 20-year Green Bond

On Monday 12th April 2021, EUROFIMA successfully priced a new EUR 250mn 20-year Green Bond, which is its longest outstanding maturity. The transaction marked EUROFIMA’s first visit to the primary market in 2021 as well as its first Green Bond issuance since the update of its (...)

April 8

News CNP Assurances and Tikehau Capital launch a unit-linked product bringing individuals access to private equity in the energy transition sector

CNP Assurances and its partner Tikehau Capital, an alternative asset management group, are launching the first private-equity unit-linked product on the energy transition theme, exclusively for CNP Patrimoine customers.

March 24

Innovation Euronext launches new CAC 40® ESG index to meet financial community’s sustainable investment needs

Euronext today announced the launch of the CAC 40® ESG index (gross return Bloomberg code: CACESGGR), designed to identify the 40 companies within the CAC® Large 60 Index that demonstrate the best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) (...)

March 8

News Solactive provides two new Social and Governance Indices for BBVA’s Sustainable ‘Quantitative Investment Strategies’

The two new indices rounding out BBVA’s sustainable-centered QIS are the Solactive BBVA ixS Global Inclusive Growth Index and the Solactive BBVA ixG Global Governance & Board Diversity Index.

March 8

News Italian government includes EU taxonomy mitigation criteria in green bond framework

The Italian government has issued its inaugural green bond; issue size EUR 8.5 billion. Italy made efforts to align its green bond categories to the EU Taxonomy in terms of mitigation objective criteria. NN IP believes this is an important milestone for the green bond market (...)

February 22

Strategy The implementation of ESG in portfolios and the evolution of ESG reporting

We continue this series with Tomas Hildebrandt, Senior Portfolio Manager at Evli, and Janne Kujala, Head of Nordic Equity, to discuss implementation of responsible investments across funds and investment spaces.

February 3

News BIS launches second green bond fund for central banks

The euro-denominated, open-ended green bond fund for central banks builds on the success of the first, US dollar-denominated green bond fund. The two funds belong to the BIS’s green bond fund initiative and invest in high-quality bonds that comply with international green (...)

January 27

News ETFGI reports assets invested in ESG ETFs and ETPs listed globally reach a new milestone of US$187 billion at end of 2020

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) ETFs and ETPs reached a new milestone of US$187 billion at the end of (...)

January 25

News BBVA expands its recently established ‘Quantitative Investment Strategies’ Business with Paris Aligned and Climate Transition Indices by Solactive

Leading Spanish bank BBVA issued its ‘Quantitative Investment Strategies’ (QIS), a business focusing on the design, manufacturing, and distribution of investment strategies via self-created indices aimed at end investors.

January 25

Opinion Laggards, electric vehicles and energy storage: The outlook for the climate transition in 2021

Jaime Ramos Martin, portfolio manager of Aviva Investors’ climate transition strategy, and Rick Stathers, Aviva Investors’ climate lead, look at three themes that will shape the outlook in 2021.

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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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News ETFGI reports assets invested in ESG ETFs and ETPs listed globally reach a new milestone of US$187 billion at end of 2020

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETFs and ETPs ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) ETFs and ETPs reached a new milestone of US$187 billion at the end of (...)

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Note New research reveals institutional investors and wealth managers plan to switch to metal investment funds with stronger ESG credentials

New research with institutional investors and wealth managers reveals the growing demand for metal investment funds with a strong ESG focus, ensuring the metals are sustainably and ethically sourced.

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News CNP Assurances and Tikehau Capital launch a unit-linked product bringing individuals access to private equity in the energy transition sector

CNP Assurances and its partner Tikehau Capital, an alternative asset management group, are launching the first private-equity unit-linked product on the energy transition theme, exclusively for CNP Patrimoine customers.

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News Nomura Completes Acquisition of Greentech Capital Advisors, Rebranded as Nomura Greentech

Nomura Holding America Inc. today announced the completion of its acquisition of Greentech Capital, LLC (“Greentech”), a leading boutique investment banking firm focused on supporting clients across sustainable technology and (...)

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News BBVA expands its recently established ‘Quantitative Investment Strategies’ Business with Paris Aligned and Climate Transition Indices by Solactive

Leading Spanish bank BBVA issued its ‘Quantitative Investment Strategies’ (QIS), a business focusing on the design, manufacturing, and distribution of investment strategies via self-created indices aimed at end investors.

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News Investors representing $1.6trn in assets renew calls for improved ESG reporting by listed companies

In a move led by Aviva Investors, Some 24 institutional investors have written to 30 stock exchanges across the globe...

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Innovation Euronext launches new CAC 40® ESG index to meet financial community’s sustainable investment needs

Euronext today announced the launch of the CAC 40® ESG index (gross return Bloomberg code: CACESGGR), designed to identify the 40 companies within the CAC® Large 60 Index that demonstrate the best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) (...)

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News CPR AM expands its climate offering with two new open-ended funds

CPR AM, the thematic equities arm of the largest European asset manager Amundi, is expanding its range of investment solutions dedicated to combatting climate change with the launch of: CPR Invest – Climate Action Euro, an open-ended Eurozone equity fund and CPR Invest – (...)

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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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News Société du Grand Paris continues financing the Grand Paris Express with a new bond offering

Société du Grand Paris came to the market with its first Green Bond in 2021. This May-46 €2bn 0.875% offering is the seventh transaction off their “Green Euro Medium Term note” programme, the first ever 100% Green EMTN ever created. Over 120 investors showed interest, with total (...)

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News JPMorgan Chase Adopts Paris-Aligned Financing Commitment

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (“JPMorgan Chase” or the “Firm”) said today that it is adopting a financing commitment that is aligned to the goals of the Paris Agreement (“Paris”). As part of its strategy, the Firm intends to help clients navigate the challenges and capitalize on the (...)

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Opinion Laggards, electric vehicles and energy storage: The outlook for the climate transition in 2021

Jaime Ramos Martin, portfolio manager of Aviva Investors’ climate transition strategy, and Rick Stathers, Aviva Investors’ climate lead, look at three themes that will shape the outlook in 2021.

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Opinion Climate disasters are more and more frequent in the United States

According to the European Space Agency, never a month of June had been as hot on the surface of the Earth as in 2019. It is now clear that climate disasters have intensified in recent years. This has been clear in the United States in recent (...)

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News EDF signs 2 bilateral sustainable revolving credit facilities with CA CIB and SG CIB, bringing the total of its sustainability-linked loans to over €5 billion

EDF signed two €300 million sustainability-indexed revolving credit facilities (RCF) which incorporate a pricing adjustment based on EDF’s sustainability performance linked to CO2 emissions and energy efficiency.

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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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