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Strategy Should you care about biodiversity ? Investors have a role to play in habitat and species protection

Biodiversity is in the spotlight nowadays as previous international agreements expire, making 2020 a year of assessment and target-setting for politicians, legislators and businesses. What exactly is biodiversity and why is it (...)

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Total is exploring quantum algorithms to improve CO2 capture

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

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October 2019

Innovation Solactive licenses Smart City and Smart Factory Indices to Amundi

According to a forecast of the United Nations, more than 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, and smart technology can help to tackle the challenges emerging from this trend of rapid urbanization...

October 2019

Innovation Solactive launches the Solactive ARC ESG Big Data Europe Index

Solactive announces the launch of the Solactive ARC ESG Big Data Europe Index, which was developed with ARC Responsible Investment earlier this year, and is designed to track the performance of European stocks with a high consensus Environmental, Governance, and Social (ESG) (...)

October 2019

Innovation BIS launches green bond fund for central banks

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has launched an open-ended fund for central bank investments in green bonds. Responding to a growing demand for climate-friendly investments among official institutions, the BIS’s green bond fund initiative helps central banks to (...)

October 2019

News Sustainability of investments: efforts still to be made

During a conference organized by the European Institute of Financial Regulation (EIFR), several experts emphasized the important role to be played by investors in order to organize the transition to the zero carbon (...)

October 2019

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 (...)

October 2019

Innovation BIS launches green bond fund for central banks

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has launched an open-ended fund for central bank investments in green bonds. Responding to a growing demand for climate-friendly investments among official institutions, the BIS’s green bond fund initiative helps central banks to (...)

September 2019

News DWS Supports Drive Towards Climate Resilient Infrastructure Investments

DWS Group, along with more than 30 other institutions, supports the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI). The goal of the CCRI is to transform infrastructure investments by integrating climate risks into the decision-making process, driving a paradigm shift (...)

September 2019

News Investors make unprecedented commitment to net zero emissions

In one of the boldest actions yet by the world’s largest investors to decarbonize the global economy, an alliance of the world’s largest pension funds and insurers – responsible for directing more than US$ 2.4 trillion in investments – has today committed to carbon-neutral (...)

September 2019

Innovation US Vegan Climate ETF off to a promising start, trading over $4m worth of shares in its first day on the New York Stock Exchange

Last week’s launch of the world’s first vegan-friendly and climate-conscious exchange traded fund (ETF) by Beyond Investing has seen strong initial take-up.

September 2019

News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering in Japanese Chemical Industry

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has priced a five-year Green Bond1 issue valued at 5 billion yen for Kaneka Corporation. Nomura acted as bookrunner and green bond structuring agent2 for the offering, (...)

September 2019

News Nomura Leads First Green Bond Offering in Japanese Chemical Industry

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nomura Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has priced a five-year Green Bond issue valued at 5 billion yen for Kaneka Corporation. Nomura acted as bookrunner and green bond structuring agent for the offering, (...)

July 2019

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.

July 2019

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 (...)

July 2019

Opinion ESG 2.0

Interlinking climate change with investments is critical today and it will become even more important in the future as climate change is one of the biggest issues facing humanity today.

July 2019

News Amundi and European Investment Bank launch the Green Credit Continuum programme which aims to provide EUR 1bn for the development of green debt in Europe

With a view to deploying the new financing needed to meet the Paris Agreement targets in the EU, European asset management leader Amundi and EU green bond pioneer the European Investment Bank (EIB) are signing a partnership to launch the Green Credit Continuum investment (...)

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Innovation BlackRock Launches its First Impact Mutual Fund Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The portfolio is comprised of companies that map back to the firm’s proprietary impact themes including increasing access to quality education and affordable housing, advancing healthcare innovation to help with societal challenges such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, (...)

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Innovation BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research Launches Green Bond Index

The index is designed to track the performance of debt issued by quasi-governments and corporations where the proceeds of the issue are to be used solely for projects and activities that promote climate or other environmental sustainability (...)

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Interview Yann Duvaud-Schelnast : "Our entire portfolio - whether on listed or non-listed asset is subject to an ESG analysis / review"

According to Yann Duvaud-Schelnast, Head of Sustainable Investment, innovation and governance at Allianz France, the subject of carbon occupies a key place to date in the insurer’s ESG strategy.

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News Mirova obtains the new “Energy and Ecological Transition for Climate” label for its three funds

Mirova, an asset management company dedicated to responsible investment, today announced that the Mirova Environmental Europe Equity Fund, Mirova Green Bond– Global and Mirova-Eurofideme 3 funds have been awarded the new “Energy and Ecological Transition for Climate”, audited (...)

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Interview Jean-Philippe Médecin : « The CNP’s subordinated green bond issue was a great success »

CNP Assurances has successfully launched its first subordinated green bond issuance. Jean-Philippe Médecin, the director of the prop trading and financing department at CNP Assurances, gave us more details.

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Innovation Nordea launches the Global Gender Diversity Fund

Nordea launched a fund that will capitalize on the growing evidence of gender balance within a company being positive for earnings. The Global Gender Diversity Fund will invest in companies that actively seek to improve the gender balance. This increases the likelihood of (...)

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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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Kiosk Alternatives to financial markets investments

The financial investment is not limited to financial markets assets and the current uncertainties obviously feed such thoughts. Indeed, there are many investment vehicles that could create value in a portfolio.

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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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News ETFGI reports Assets invested in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally reaches a record US$25 Bn at the end of January 2019

ETFGI reported that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$730 million during January. Total assets invested in ESG ETFs and ETPs increased by 9.97% from US$22.47 billion at the end of December, to a record (...)

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News Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management has confirmed its engagement with the SRI market

According to Pierre Nebout, Co-head of European equity management at EDRAM, this program represents the interests of a growing number of shareholders and combines a long track record with an expert understanding of French (...)

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News Meridiam announces the closing of the reopening of its Africa fund at €546 million, 2.5 times its initial size

Launched in 2015, for an initial amount of €207 million, the initial commitment has already been fully invested two years before the end of the investment period. At the end of this closing, it is now 2.5 times bigger than at the (...)

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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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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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Regulation EIOPA investigates how ESG and climate risks will be included in Solvency 2

In March 2018, the European Commission adopted an action plan to integrate sustainable finance within the financial system. For this purpose it asked EIOPA and ESMA to submit proposals on how to take ESG and climate risks into account under Solvency 2 and the Insurance (...)

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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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