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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
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.
Welshcake: The question is not whether CLOs are too dangerous, but what more they could and should be doing28 days ago
Contrary to recent headlines, CLOs could be the tool which help reduce the rate of climate change
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.
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
Beyond blacklists: the next step in ESG2 months ago
Credit managers are integrating ESG into their investment processes, but that does not mean they are unable to invest in unethical credits — they can, if they are paid adequately for the risk.
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
Schroders appoints head of sustainable credit2 months ago
The hire, Schroders anticipates, will "deliver the very best in ESG credit investment solutions for clients"
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
- A framework for rating the ESG-ness of a borrower is developing, but rating providers are taking diff erent approaches to evaluating environmental and social impact — and getting diff erent results3 months ago
Green bonds and international credit deliver double-digit returns for Swedish pension3 months ago
Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2) reached SEK 367.4 billion in the first half of 2019, with investments in fixed income generating double-digit returns, according to its half year report
Lombard Odier expands sustainability team3 months ago
Lombard Odier has bolstered its sustainability capabilities with the appointments of Christopher Kaminker and Ebba Lepage
Points up front: Benefits of being unethical4 months ago
Investing ethically is increasingly becoming part of a credit manager’s mandate, with environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies all the rage.
Goldman Sachs creates sustainable finance group4 months ago
Goldman Sachs has launched a sustainable finance group, to deliver sustainable growth solutions to the bank’s clients, according to documents seen by Creditflux.
Dutch development bank creates ESG and impact standing committee4 months ago
The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) has created a standing committee for impact and environmental, social and governance investing
Italian pension fund looks to build its exposure to bonds4 months ago
Mediafond has launched a request for proposals in which it seeks out a manager to oversee a bond portfolio
Investor requirements rather than performance is driving ESG push: Creditflux survey4 months ago
Only 14% of respondents to Creditflux's global credit ESG survey said performance was the main reason they were adopting envoronmental, social and governance-themed strategies
EIB and Amundi form green partnership for high yield, private debt and securitisations4 months ago
Amundi and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have teamed-up to launch Green Credit Continuum (Greco) programme with the aim of raising €1 billion over the next three years for green credit initiatives
ESG survey: is green and clean investing the future, or is all just hot air?5 months ago
Creditflux has launched a survey to analyse the growth of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing within credit
UK pension scheme quits tobacco5 months ago
Nest is set to go tobacco free across all its investments, with the largest UK pension master trust expecting that the process will take up to two years.
BNP Paribas AM hires Robeco investment specialist for quant strategies7 months ago
BNP Paribas Asset Management has appointed Grégory Taïeb for the newly-created role of investment specialist within the firm’s multi-asset, quantitative and solutions investment group, which includes investments in credit.
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