BlackRock

26 October, 2018

BlackRock’s sustainable investment ambition

It was probably inevitable, but the fact that the world’s largest fund manager has thrown its weight behind sustainable investing really puts down a marker. [pull-left]“Sustainable investing wi...
markets, investments,

3 October, 2018

Rise in firms taking responsibility for ESG

Responsible investing—the process of integrating environmental, social and governance principles into investment criteria—is growing in popularity. That’s the conclusion of a survey of instit...
Responsible investment, ESG

14 June, 2018

ESG: is it truly being integrated with investment decisions?

Reading the transparency reports submitted by signatories to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), it becomes clear that asset managers take widely different approaches in the integratio...
China Construction Bank

12 June, 2018

LGIM names companies performing badly on climate change

Companies considered to be "laggards" in their efforts to address climate change have been named and shamed by Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM). The investment manager said it had d...
Drax power station, carbon emissions, coal

7 June, 2018

Why serious investors demand more than just climate disclosure

In 2014, when I first started engaging pension funds on the issue of climate change, a worrying number would respond that they could not take savers’ “ethical concerns” into account. Not only a ...
Michael Herskovich, BNP Paribas

28 May, 2018

An asset to responsible investment: Michael Herskovich, BNP Paribas

While other asset managers may make bigger headlines, BNP Paribas Asset Management’s record on integrating social and environmental factors into their decision-making makes others look like latecome...
Netflix

20 April, 2018

Campaign demands more ‘sustainable’ companies for investors

Chief executives at some of the world's largest companies are receiving letters from investors calling for improved environmental performance. Coordinated by the campaign group ShareAction, investo...
Katharina Latif, Allianz

2 March, 2018

Core strengths: Katharina Latif, Allianz

A team of “crazy experts” preoccupied with what was once deemed an “ivory tower topic,” the climate and sustainability unit at German insurance giant All...
Steve Waygood, Aviva

29 March, 2017

A good investment: Steve Waygood

Steve Waygood holds what at first glance seems like a contradictory view. Markets, he says, are failing to address environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. But—and it’s a big but—he em...

28 July, 2015

Shareholders encouraged to wade in on carbon exposure

A new discussion paper from advisory body, the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment), has found that there is a strong case for asset owners to play an effective role in reducing emissions. I...