ESG

BlackRock launches five climate transition ETFs

BlackRock has launched five iShares MSCI Climate Transition Aware Ucits ETFs providing investors access to companies leading in the transition to a low carbon...

Candriam launches equity water fund

Asset manager Candriam has launched the Candriam Sustainable Equity Water Fund investing in companies aiming to reduce pressures on water resources through clean and...

Institutional investors advocate for improved ocean-related ESG data

BNP Paribas Asset Management, Federated Hermes Limited, Mirova, Robeco, and Storebrand Asset Management have issued a joint statement calling on ESG data providers to...

ESG survey reveals companies remain keen to engage

Despite speculation and allegations of greenwashing or ESG fatigue among investment companies, most firms remain keen to improve their sustainability efforts, according to a...

Green bond issuance in emerging markets up by 34% in 2023

Green bond issuances in emerging markets and developing economies surged by 34% in 2023, reaching $135 billion, according to European asset manager Amundi's data. The...

ABN AMRO and Boston Common AM launch ESG emerging markets fund

ABN AMRO Investment Solutions, the asset management company of ABN AMRO bank, has launched an emerging markets ESG equities fund for European investors. The BN...

UBS launches ETC accessing EU emissions market

UBS Asset Management has launched the UBS European Physical Carbon Exchange Traded Commodity (ETC), offering exposure to the EU's emissions allowances market. According to the...

Abrdn forms executive sustainability committee

UK-based investment manager Abrdn has established an executive sustainability committee in a move to bolster its sustainability initiatives. The new committee will unify sustainable leads...

Impax hit by £2.7bn outflows as investors move to ‘risk-off’ stance

London-based green investment firm Impax Asset Management was hit by net outflows of £2.7bn in the six months to the end of March. The figure...

FCA’s SDR package expected to face implementation challenges, report finds

Firms implementing the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements of the UK financial regulator will face challenges including product governance challenges and tight timelines for compliance with...

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