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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 (...)

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

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

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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 (...)

October 2017

Interview Philippe Goubeault : « More than twenty percent of our total reserves are managed through a process based on non-financial criteria »

According to Philippe Goubeault, CFO of Agirc-Arrco, Responsible finance has become an essential part of its investment policy. As a result, all their request for proposals now include an SRI part.

October 2017

Interview Christian Carrega : « In the case of the Préfon-Retraite insurance contract, investment decisions comply with an SRI filter »

According to Christian Carrega, CEO of Préfon and President of Préfon-Distribution, in the case of the Préfon-Retraite insurance contract, investment decisions comply with an SRI filter and insurers that invest directly in securities pay attention to the rating of (...)

October 2017

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 (...)

September 2017

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...

August 2017

News CalPERS Expands Engagement for Greater Diversity on Corporate Boards to More Than 500 U.S. Companies

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System has sent letters to 504 companies in the Russell 3000 Index regarding diversity on their board of directors. The letters outline the growing evidence that board diversity has a positive economic impact on business (...)

July 2017

Strategy Swiss Re among first in the re/insurance industry to integrate ESG benchmarks into its investment decisions

Swiss Re announced that it has already consistently integrated ESG considerations into its investment process since the start of 2017.

July 2017

News BlackRock completes final close of largest global wind and solar fund

BlackRock Real Assets has completed the final close for its Global Renewable Power II fund (“GRP II”) with $1.65 billion in commitments secured from 67 institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia...

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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 BlackRock completes final close of largest global wind and solar fund

BlackRock Real Assets has completed the final close for its Global Renewable Power II fund (“GRP II”) with $1.65 billion in commitments secured from 67 institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia...

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Interview Philippe Goubeault : « More than twenty percent of our total reserves are managed through a process based on non-financial criteria »

According to Philippe Goubeault, CFO of Agirc-Arrco, Responsible finance has become an essential part of its investment policy. As a result, all their request for proposals now include an SRI part.

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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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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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Strategy Swiss Re among first in the re/insurance industry to integrate ESG benchmarks into its investment decisions

Swiss Re announced that it has already consistently integrated ESG considerations into its investment process since the start of 2017.

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Interview Christian Carrega : « In the case of the Préfon-Retraite insurance contract, investment decisions comply with an SRI filter »

According to Christian Carrega, CEO of Préfon and President of Préfon-Distribution, in the case of the Préfon-Retraite insurance contract, investment decisions comply with an SRI filter and insurers that invest directly in securities pay attention to the rating of (...)

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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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Opinion Fair trade, angel or demon ?

As citizens movements connect politically and economically, fair trade talks about itself. A fair and equitable trade, what is more decent in appearance ? But in order to determine the fair part of trade, we need beforehand to determine what we mean by this (...)

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News ISS Announces Acquisition of Investment Climate Data Advisory Division of South Pole Group

Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), the leading provider of end-to-end corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to the global financial community, today announced the acquisition of the investment climate data division of South Pole Group which (...)

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News Deutsche AM enters ESG corporate bond ETF market

Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) has created a fixed income ETF to provide investors with environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)-focused exposure to the euro-denominated corporate bond market.

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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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Opinion Portfolio decarbonisation: making sure tomorrow never dies

The need to de-carbonise portfolios seems to have been broadly accepted, and many initiatives have been launched by investors on this topic: the Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition, the Montreal Pledge, and events such as the Climate Finance Day, to name only a (...)

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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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Opinion Emissions crisis underscores shift to low carbon future

Nick Anderson, Portfolio Manager within Henderson’s global equity sustainable investment team, discusses the latest developments in the diesel emissions crisis. He explains why the crisis could be symptomatic of the world adjusting to a lower carbon (...)

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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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