Supplements»ESG Report May 2021

Romil_PatelIn 2020, the world witnessed record inflows into sustainable funds. Whilst the headline bodes well, it is imperative to dig deeper for context, given there is a general lack of consensus as to what an ESG mandate is as well as a number of approaches to ESG integration.

Vegan_etfsFood security, loss of biodiversity, and veganism are some of the newer themes in ETF product development – but approaches to the themes are complex, so investors must be careful what they eat. Alex Rolandi reports.

Michael_McCabeEurope may be ahead on ESG regulation, but the U.S. is also moving fast. Challenges to ESG reporting can be overcome by using an innovative asset servicing provider, says Mike McCabe of MUFG Investor Services.

ESG_roundtable_May_2021Pension funds, asset managers and servicers discuss the lack of interesting sustainable investment opportunities, the SFDR’s impact on UK investors and managers, and why contextualising data is key. Chaired by Romil Patel.

Money launderingWhilst ESG investing is moving rapidly, greenwashing ultimately comes back to the intentionality behind the investment activity, writes Romil Patel.

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