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January 17

News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering for Residential Mortgages in Japan

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., announced that it has priced a twenty-year Green Bond issue valued at 10 billion yen for the Japan Housing Finance Agency (JHF).The JHF Green Bond is the first green bond in Japan aimed at (...)

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Luxcara has acquired the solar project Guillena-Salteras located in southern Spain.

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How well are European asset owners’ portfolios aligned with the Paris Agreement’s climate goals?

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January 14

News ETFGI reports Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPS listed globally gather net inflows of US$856 Mn during November 2018

ETFGI reported that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$856 Mn during November. Total assets invested ESG ETFs and ETPs increased by 6.64% from US$21.77 Bn at the end of October, to US$23.22 Bn, according to (...)

January 14

Regulation ESMA consults on measures to promote sustainability in EU capital markets

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today launched three public consultations on sustainable finance initiatives to support the European Commission’s (EC) Sustainability Action Plan in the areas of securities trading, investment funds and credit rating (...)

January 10

Interview Héléna Charrier : “Dialogue is the first lever of decarbonisation for investments in the companies financed”

According to Héléna Charrier, director of responsible investment projects at Caisse des Dépôts, Caisse des Dépôts and its subsidiary Bpifrance also want to support the decarbonisation of their investment portfolios in unlisted (...)

January 10

News Varma requires investees to make plans for reducing emissions

A shrinking proportion of Varma’s investments are in companies that are dependent on fossil energy sources and in corporate bonds that invest in them. This was also found in a WWF report that assesses global pension funds’ commitment to climate (...)

December 2018

News ISEAL’s First Infrastructure Standard: SuRe® – The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Infrastructure development in cities is key to fighting climate change and fostering sustainable development. Cities need to become more inclusive, resilient and sustainable as stated by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number (...)

December 2018

News African Development Bank issues first ever SOFR-linked transaction in green bond market

On Tuesday 27 November 2018, the African Development Bank rated Aaa/AAA/AAA by Moody’s/S&P/Fitch (all stable) successfully priced a dual-tranche US$ 500 million 3-year and US$ 100 million 2-year SOFR-linked Green bond, becoming the first issuer to bring to the market a (...)

November 2018

News CNP Assurances announces new ambitions to withdraw from the coal industry

As part of its strong commitment to the fight against climate change, a few days ahead of COP 24, CNP Assurances announces new goals to reduce its exposure to thermal coal, the energy source that emits the most greenhouse (...)

November 2018

Opinion ? Why MSCI ESG downgraded Nissan to ‘CCC’ for governance failures in September ‘18

MSCI ESG Research downgraded Nissan from ’B’ to ’CCC’ on September 10, 2018, the lowest industry-relative rating on the scale of ’CCC’ to ’AAA’. The downgrade was primarily attributed to systemic failures in governing its corporate (...)

November 2018

News Mirova Eurofideme 4 hits first close at 250M€ to support the energy transition in Europe

Mirova, the leading asset manager dedicated to sustainability investing and affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, held 250M€ first close for Mirova Eurofideme 3 in late October.

November 2018

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 (...)

November 2018

News Seychelles launches World’s First Sovereign Blue Bond

The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond—a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects.

October 2018

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

BNP Paribas Asset Management (‘BNPP AM’) announces the appointment of Adam Kanzer as Head of Stewardship, Americas, within its Sustainability Centre. Based in New York, Adam joined on 19 October and reports to Helena Viñes Fiestas, BNPP AM’s Global Head of Sustainability (...)

October 2018

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 2018

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 2018

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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News ETFGI reports Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPS listed globally gather net inflows of US$856 Mn during November 2018

ETFGI reported that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$856 Mn during November. Total assets invested ESG ETFs and ETPs increased by 6.64% from US$21.77 Bn at the end of October, to US$23.22 Bn, according to (...)

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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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Regulation ESMA consults on measures to promote sustainability in EU capital markets

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today launched three public consultations on sustainable finance initiatives to support the European Commission’s (EC) Sustainability Action Plan in the areas of securities trading, investment funds and credit rating (...)

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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 Varma requires investees to make plans for reducing emissions

A shrinking proportion of Varma’s investments are in companies that are dependent on fossil energy sources and in corporate bonds that invest in them. This was also found in a WWF report that assesses global pension funds’ commitment to climate (...)

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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 CNP Assurances announces new ambitions to withdraw from the coal industry

As part of its strong commitment to the fight against climate change, a few days ahead of COP 24, CNP Assurances announces new goals to reduce its exposure to thermal coal, the energy source that emits the most greenhouse (...)

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Interview Héléna Charrier : “Dialogue is the first lever of decarbonisation for investments in the companies financed”

According to Héléna Charrier, director of responsible investment projects at Caisse des Dépôts, Caisse des Dépôts and its subsidiary Bpifrance also want to support the decarbonisation of their investment portfolios in unlisted (...)

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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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News ISEAL’s First Infrastructure Standard: SuRe® – The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Infrastructure development in cities is key to fighting climate change and fostering sustainable development. Cities need to become more inclusive, resilient and sustainable as stated by Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number (...)

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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 Mirova Eurofideme 4 hits first close at 250M€ to support the energy transition in Europe

Mirova, the leading asset manager dedicated to sustainability investing and affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, held 250M€ first close for Mirova Eurofideme 3 in late October.

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News Seychelles launches World’s First Sovereign Blue Bond

The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond—a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects.

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News African Development Bank issues first ever SOFR-linked transaction in green bond market

On Tuesday 27 November 2018, the African Development Bank rated Aaa/AAA/AAA by Moody’s/S&P/Fitch (all stable) successfully priced a dual-tranche US$ 500 million 3-year and US$ 100 million 2-year SOFR-linked Green bond, becoming the first issuer to bring to the market a (...)

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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.

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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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