Magazine Issues»May 2022

Dirt_roadAmid heightened concerns about greenwashing, the funds industry’s stance on climate investing has come under increasing scrutiny. Pete Carvill looks at two studies in particular and asks how the landscape has changed since they were published.

ESG_roundtable_May_2022ESG events that have captured attention in the past year, and the evolution of attitudes to ESG-based returns, are two topics our expert panellists discuss.

ForestA new initiative from Denmark could pave the way for European pension funds to become more involved in forest management – But, as indigenous people understand better than anyone, this carries a duty of custodianship. David Whitehouse reports.

ChameleonGreen finance rules are driving huge changes in ETF indexing but have not disrupted index providers - firms that the FCA is now monitoring, writes Peter Taberner.

VotingLast year’s AGM season was meant to see a leap forward in the spread of shareholder democracy – but instead it exposed “alarming” new obstacles for individual investors, says Arnaud Houdmont of Better Finance.

Euroclear, MFEX and Greenomy are addressing sustainable finance challenges with innovative, scalable solutions.

GrowthGlobal Diversified Growth funds were heavily searched by UK institutions last year and remain a top-three asset class in searches, Mithursha Kesavan finds.

Pat_LardnerIreland is working to expand the talent pool available to the country’s €4 trillion funds industry, says Pat Lardner of Irish Funds.

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