With sustainable investing proliferating rapidly and ESG ratings becoming embedded in financial markets, providers are coming under the spotlight over the transparency of their scoring systems, writes Pedro Gonçalves.
Demands on asset managers to consider ESG issues and adopt greater transparency has prompted ShareAction to publish a leading practices report, so that investors can compare the practices of their chosen firms with leaders in the industry.
PGIM Investments has expanded its ESG offering with the launch of a total return UCITS bond fund.
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has bolstered its fixed income exchange traded fund (ETF) range with the launch of a new green bond ETF.
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The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) is calling for a European regulation of ESG data, research and ratings, in part to stamp out greenwashing.
Government promises to unleash net-zero investment blitz with '10 Point Plan' for 'Green Industrial Revolution'
Carbon capture, hydrogen, nuclear, electric vehicles (EVs) and renewables all set to benefit from £12bn government stimulus plan, but critics warn funding falls well short of the level required to trigger a green recovery.
Close Brothers Asset Management (CBAM) has launched a sustainable multi-asset fund and rebadged its Bond Income portfolio as a sustainable bond fund.
MSCI has launched eight indices to enable institutional investors to position their portfolios in line with the Paris Agreement to keep global temperatures within 1.5 degrees.
James Baxter-Derrington talks to ESG investment specialists about current issues in the ESG ratings market and how the market might look in years to come.
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Fidelity International has launched three actively-managed ESG ETFs, further expanding the five-strong Sustainable Family range of funds it released in last September.
Richard Butcher says ESG is simply more of the same of what we do now, so why isn't it properly catching on?
The PLSA's Caroline Escott says investors and stakeholders must continue to ask for better information on issues that affect the motivation, skills and productivity of the workforce
Wolfgang Kuhn says pension funds must considered the real-world impacts of their investments
Government rules over ethical investment in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) will hit the Supreme Court as campaigners contest state interference.
Despite improvements in investment manager attitudes towards responsible investment, research reveals there is a way to go before the majority deliver meaningful action. Victoria Ticha explores why
Pension scheme members may be unwittingly investing in controversial firms as some ethical funds are not disclosing their full holdings.
Michael Gibb has been appointed as Fidelity International's first head of stewardship and sustainable investing.
The government has been given permission to appeal a High Court ruling which deemed its investment guidance for the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) unlawful.
The government has suffered a major defeat in the High Court after its rules on Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) investments were deemed unlawful.
Helene Winch says in light of regulatory guidance, schemes focused on de-risking need to re-consider their fiduciary duty to also manage ESG risk