Roughly a third of all global assets under management are now sustainability driven, according to the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance's report.
There are numerous financial instruments emerging as companies, governments, and institutions focus more on sustainability and other ESG goals. Leaders from BNP Paribas, JPMorgan Asset Management and IDA Ireland commented on the range of options available to companies working towards a more sustainable future
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The market should "not be too concerned about green bubbles," JPMorgan's co-heads of ESG research said.
Legal & General Investment Management is expanding its Climate Impact Pledge to assess 1,000 companies. The companies will be ranked using a traffic light system on their approach to climate change — these rankings will be made public. LGIM noted that 7 of the 10 largest improvements in scores since […]
Mark Haefele â€” chief investment officer at UBS Wealth Management, which oversees $US1.4 trillion in assets â€” highlighted five ways investors can position their portfolios for the uncertain months ahead. W hile the timeline for a vaccine is unknown, Haefele expects an economic recovery next year and said now is […]
The world’s richest people aren’t happy about how much it’s costing them to manage their money, according to a new survey from consultancy Capgemini. 33% of millionaires surveyed were found to be unhappy with the fees their wealth manager charges them, Capgemini’s World Wealth Report showed. More than one in […]
Economists need to change their base-case to one that necessitates a push for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, Hiromichi Mizuno, chief investment officer for Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, said Tuesday at a World Economic Forum panel. “It’s been criticised that ESG has not been proven, but when it’s […]
A group of pension funds and insurers responsible for $US2.4 trillion in investments committed on Monday to making their portfolios carbon-neutral by 2050. The group, called the United Nations-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, was organised by the UN and coincides with its Climate Action Summit. A number of companies have […]
Investors are scrutinizing their ownership of gun stocks following the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Passive index funds, which power many retirement plans, are the largest shareholders in America’s three major gunmakers, according to Morningstar. About two out of every three dollars invested in small-cap funds have exposure to gun […]