Nov 21, 2018

Robo-adviserLow-cost robo-adviser Nutmeg has started to provide environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores for its investment range and challenged the industry to do the same.

Nov 12, 2018

ESG investingCompanies with better social characteristics are earning investors on average 15 basis points (bps) more each month than those with poor or deteriorating social characteristics, research shows.

Oct 31, 2018

Regulatory_reportingAsset managers would resist a move by regulators in Europe to enforce socially responsible investment criteria through legislation, research indicates.

Oct 30, 2018

CO2State Street Global Advisors has launched a fund based on the MSCI World Select 5-Factor ESG Low-Carbon Target Index.

Oct 25, 2018

ESG fundsSpanish insurance firm Mapfre is launching a responsible investment fund and France’s La Financière Responsible, in which the insurer has a 25% stake, will act as consultant.

Oct 17, 2018

ESG investmentsIntegrated environmental, social and governance (ESG) assets managed by Allianz Global Investors have reached €116 billion.

Oct 15, 2018

Tim_ClipstoneUntil recently, ethical investing was seen as an expensive fad, sacrificing returns for principles. However, the fad has not gone away. In fact, it seems to be gaining in validity and attracting increasing amounts of investment capital.

Oct 15, 2018

PasturesJulie Becker of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange talks about the role the exchange provider plays in bringing together various players in sustainable finance, including through a ‘window’ for socially responsible investment (SRI) funds.

Oct 15, 2018

Virtual_realityCalls for environmental, social and governance criteria to be injected into smart beta portfolios have prompted a growing number of ESG factor-based indices. Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at their construction and hears how they generate enhanced returns and lower risk.

Oct 10, 2018

Amazon_PrimeSteven Heim of Boston Common Asset Management argues that working conditions for staff mean the online giant is a laggard when viewed through the lens of ESG.