ESG

Feb 22, 2017

Adrianus HeinsbroekDutch asset manager NN Investment Partners (NNIP) has made three appointments to its responsible investment team in a bid to strengthen the group. Adrie Heinsbroek, Faryda Lindeman and Johan van der Lugt have all joined the firm.

Feb 21, 2017

Wind turbines solar panelsInstitutional investors pulled $468.8 billion (€441.5 billion) out of equity strategies last year – but rewarded asset managers that had responsible investment capabilities.

Feb 21, 2017

Responsible InvestmentThe way companies treat their employees is the largest source of ‘responsible’ investment risk among certain UK pension schemes, according to a major trade body.

Feb 20, 2017

Green energyColumbia Threadneedle Investments, the global asset management arm of US-based Ameriprise Financial, has won an ESG mandate from insurance firm Zurich Germany.

Feb 10, 2017

BlueBay Asset Management is the second firm this week to launch an ESG fixed income product, following Deutsche Asset Management.

Feb 08, 2017

Wind turbines solar panelsDeutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) has launched a fixed income ETF that will give investors exposure to the socially responsible European bond market.

Jan 19, 2017

Pimco, owned by the world’s fifth largest asset manager Allianz, has launched a fixed income platform for investors that want to “promote change in the world” through social impact themes.

May 13, 2016

Through the looking glassYou wouldn’t expect an oil company’s ESG rating to be higher than a green energy provider’s. Or would you? Fiona Rintoul finds the ESG ratings market that MSCI and Morningstar recently entered can be a bit topsy-turvy.

Nov 06, 2015

VW engineThe VW emissions scandal took many environmental investors by surprise. Fiona Rintoul finds that ‘governance’ was the key part of the ESG formula that would have provided an early warning.

Sep 21, 2015

ButterflyAs investors move to view ESG as a driver of better returns, Alix Robertson looks at how the approach can be incorporated into smart beta investing. 

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