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December 2021

News Where Impact meets Thematic Investing

CPR Asset Management organized an event on November 23, 2021 on the impact with renowned external speakers and its own experts on the theme: “Where Impact meets Thematic Investing”. During this day, there were 8 Speakers and 6 Workshops dedicated to Impact (...)

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April 2020

Opinion Social bond market responds to the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus outbreak is a social issue that threatens the well-being of the world’s population. With ther ICMA Social Bond Principles published in 2017, the past few years has seen the bond market develop products that address social issues, with $59 billion issued to (...)

April 2020

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 (...)

April 2020

News African Development Bank launches record breaking $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

The African Development Bank (AAA) has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.

March 2020

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.

March 2020

Innovation Lombard Odier Investment Managers launches Climate Transition strategy

Lombard Odier Investment Managers (“LOIM”) is expanding its high-conviction sustainable equities offering with the launch of a Climate Transition strategy, which captures opportunities across all sectors, created by the urgent need to transition to a net-zero economy, and (...)

March 2020

News Manifesto Social Impact - CPR AM

Climate change, food challenge, education, sustainable urbanization,… the challenges of the 21st century are considerable. For several years, CPR AM has been committed and innovated to offer you investment solutions providing financial responses to these major challenges of (...)

March 2020

Innovation CPR Asset Management launches “Social Impact” fund dedicated to tackling inequalities

CPR Asset Management, the thematic equities arm of the largest European asset manager Amundi, has launched a fund dedicated to tackling social inequalities, adding to CPR AM’s €10 billion thematic equities range.

March 2020

News IFC Invests $200 Million in Standard Bank of South Africa’s Green Bond Issuance

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, invested $200 million in The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited’s green bond placed on the London Stock Exchange today. It’s Africa’s largest green bond and South Africa’s first offshore green bond issuance, which will increase access to (...)

February 2020

News Germany set for first green bond with innovative structure but little scope for higher issuance

Germany (AAA/Stable) is set to enter the sovereign green bond market in the second half of 2020 as part of a longer-term strategy to shift debt towards green alternatives. Future issuance depends on the government’s willingness to move to a green (...)

February 2020

Innovation MSCI launches solution enabling investors to assess exposure to climate risk

MSCI Inc., a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has today launched a solution to help investors assess their exposure to climate related risks and (...)

January 2020

Opinion Why 2020 will be the year Europe’s pension schemes engage with ESG

Pension schemes have struggled to get to grips with environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. However, 2020 is likely to be the year when the growing pressure from regulators to address these issues becomes an (...)

January 2020

News German Venture Capital Firms Introduce Sustainability Clause

Germany’s and Europe’s leading venture capital firms commit themselves and their portfolio companies to sustainability and make a significant contribution to climate protection. This measure should act as an example for other start-up ecosystems and (...)

December 2019

Regulation Will climate risks be incorporated into cost of capital calculations under Solvency 2?

ESG and climate risks appear to be a real source of concern for most of those who responded to the request for information that the EIOPA conducted in order to prepare its opinion. The EIOPA rendered its opinion on 30th September; at this stage it advises undertakings to (...)

December 2019

Interview Bertrand Alfandari : « We have broadened our range mainly by adding equity and bond ETFs with an ESG approach »

BNP Paribas Asset Management and Bertrand Alfandari, Head of ETF Business Development want to continue to be one of the leading ESG ETF providers in Europe and believe that it is important to support its client expectations in this field, both in the equity and bond (...)

December 2019

News BlackRock achieves a $1 billion record first close for its third-vintage global renewables fund

BlackRock Real Assets has achieved a US$1 billion first close for its Global Renewable Power III fund (“GRP III,”) with commitments from over 35 institutional investors in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Strategy Deforestation: engaging to preserve the world’s “carbon sink”

NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has signed the financial sector commitment letter on eliminating commodity-driven deforestation. The letter commits us to making best efforts to eliminate forest-risk agricultural commodity-driven deforestation activities at the companies in (...)

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News HSBC & Pollination “Climate Asset Management” Announce Landmark $150 Million Africa Nature Based Carbon Programme with Global EverGreening Alliance at COP26

The Global EverGreening Alliance and Climate Asset Management, announce partnership to deliver a landmark $USD 150 million nature based carbon programme in Africa.

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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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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 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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Interview Charlotte Alliot: « Index and Futures Euronext ESG 80 allow investors to invest in the 80 best performing ESG and best energy transition score listed companies in the euro zone »

According to Charlotte Alliot, Head of Institutional Derivatives, Euronext, the index ESG 80 improves the overall ESG score by 16.1% and the energy transition score by 26.2% compared to its benchmark…

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News Moscow has just issued its first green bonds

Moscow - rated BBB- by S&P and Baa3 by Moody’s - placed its first issue of "green bonds" on the Moscow Stock Exchange (Moex) in May 2021, for an amount of 70 billion rubles (RUB), about 780 million euros.

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News Desjardins Global Asset Management chooses Mirova for delegated management of a green bond fund

Mirova, an asset management company dedicated to responsible investment, is announcing today that it was selected by Desjardins Global Asset Management to provide delegated management of an international green bond fund, the Desjardins SocieTerra Environmental Bond Fund, for (...)

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Innovation Mirova Green Bond - Global, the first green bond

Mirova, a subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management dedicated to responsible investment, has received the Novethic Green Fund Label 2015 for its fund Mirova Green Bond - Global. Mirova Green Bond - Global has thereby become the first green bond fund awarded the Novethic (...)

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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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Opinion Climate change is an investment play for today

According to Luisa Florez, analyst at AXA IM, It is often said that climate and carbon themes are not financially material risk factors in the short to medium term. As an illustration, to date there have not been any signals from carbon markets to suggest that climate (...)

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Innovation S&P 500 Catholic Values Index Launched by S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices, announced the launch of the S&P 500® Catholic Values Index which is designed to include the companies within the S&P 500 whose business practices adhere to the (...)

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

Government recovery plans must lay the foundations for an irreversible shift to a resilient, net-zero and inclusive world economy.

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Interview Stéphane Voisin: «A Pioneer in 2005, CA Chevreux’s SRI research is now reaping the rewards of its expertise!»

Stéphane Voisin, Head of SRI Research at CA Cheuvreux, discusses the importance of social responsibility issues in the current economy.

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News CalPERS Announces Results of its 2015 PRI Assessment Report

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has released the results of its Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Assessment Report. CalPERS received an A+ for the 2015 Overarching Approach Module, which is the highest grade a signatory can receive (...)

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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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