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MSCI makes ESG ratings public for over 2,800 companies7 days ago
MSCI Research has made ESG ratings of over 2,800 companies publicly available, according to an announcement by the firm, hoping to encourage open discussion between investors and companies and drive greater transparency
Italian journalists set for greater exposure to infrastructure debt9 days ago
The pension fund for Italian journalists has launched a request for proposals in which it seeks exposure to infrastructure debt, along with infrastructure equity
S&P acquires ESG rating business from RobecoSam13 days ago
S&P Global has acquired an ESG ratings business from RobecoSam, according to an announcement. The acquisition includes that of SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), an evaluation tool.
Investors increasingly see ESG as fiduciary duty, State Street survey reveals21 days ago
North American investors are most likely to view ESG as a fiduciary duty, while European investors are driven by regulation, performance and reputational risk, according to results from a survey conducted by State Street Global Advisors
Eiffel seeks ESG loans as French lenders adopt LuxFlag label28 days ago
Private debt managers are applying for the Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency’s (LuxFlag) approval in ESG-centric strategies.
Managers dispel myth that lenders can’t influence ESG28 days ago
There’s a growing belief among credit fund managers that they can influence borrowers to take on ESG-friendly practices, contrary to the widely-accepted notion that the business practices of companies are dictated by their private equity owners.
ESG integration is part of fiduciary duty, finds UNPRI28 days ago
The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) report ‘Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century’, published late last month, concludes that ESG is a source of investment value, ending debate that using ESG criteria might violate fiduciary duties.
Newly formed Italian asset manager launches direct lending fund1 month ago
Equita Capital is seeking a first close of its second private debt fund by February 2020, Creditflux has learnt. The fund is understood to have an ESG focus
Schroders integrates ESG into corporate revolving credit facility1 month ago
The firm is the first asset manager to convert its corporate revolving credit facility into an ESG-linked facility, it claims, and will link pricing to three ESG-related key performance indicators
Public private sector partnership launches impact debt fund1 month ago
Warrington Borough Council and Altana Wealth have joined forces to launch a private debt fund that invests in social impact investments in the UK
ESG phenomenon leads to talk of incentive fee models1 month ago
For asset managers that are diving into environmental social and governance (ESG) investment standards, an ugly truth is the lack of any standardised performance fees. But that could change as more investors begin picking and choosing allocations based on ESG rubrics.
Direct lending across the Atlantic: Creditflux unveils two direct lending reports1 month ago
Creditflux is pleased to unveil two direct lending reports with the third edition of European Direct Lending Perspectives now available, along with the inaugural US Private Credit Perspectives report.
ESG education top priority for 42% of institutional investors, CFA Society finds1 month ago
Global Institutional investors are increasingly adopting ESG into their investment decision making – but education on the topic and quality ESG data are needed to help them progress, according to a survey conducted by CFA Society in New York
ABS investors show increased interest in green securitisations to reach EU climate targets2 months ago
Securitisation is being touted as a tool to help close the yearly investment gap of €180 billion needed to achieve the EU’s climate and energy targets by 2030, as identified in the European Commission’s sustainable finance action plan, which was published last year.
Federated's US and European businesses launch high yield impact funds2 months ago
Federated Investors, Hermes Investment Management and UBS have joined forces to launch new high yield credit funds, which are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework. The vehicles take the form of a Ucits offering and a mutual fund
Danish pensions join forces on green strategy2 months ago
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has announced that Danish pension funds are set to commit DKK350 billion in green investments, during an event prior to UN Climate Summit in New York
Pictet adds emerging market debt fund with ESG focus2 months ago
Pictet Asset Management has added to its emerging market debt fund suite with the launch of a Luxembourg-domiciled mutual fund
Schroders appoints head of sustainable credit2 months ago
The hire, Schroders anticipates, will "deliver the very best in ESG credit investment solutions for clients"
Purdue Pharma bankruptcy highlights value of ESG analysis2 months ago
Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy this week, and the sector wide concern over the US opioid epidemic, has highlighted the utility of environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards in credit analyses
Aviva expands ESG private debt capabilities2 months ago
Asset manager Aviva Investors has appointed Ed Dixon to serve as head of head of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) within real assets, including private debt.
Zais revamps credit policy to reflect ESG2 months ago
Zais Group has become the latest credit manager to implement an environmental, social and governance policy across its business
University foundation searches for 'alternative' asset manager2 months ago
Vancouver Island University Foundation (VIUF) has launched a request for proposal (RFP), seeking an alternative manager for a CAD3.5 million portfolio
US credit managers make ESG breakthrough after taking a first step via UNPRI2 months ago
Incorporating a framework for investing in companies based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors is a challenge that US credit managers are accepting in growing numbers
Australian pension fund hires head of ESG2 months ago
The Australian Catholic Superannuation & Retirement Fund has appointed Louise Bradshaw to lead the pension fund’s initiatives in regard to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments
THL updates credit investment framework to include ESG2 months ago
THL Credit Advisors has announced that it has developed an investment framework for assessing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in analysing credit quality and risk factors
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