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Keeping up with climate change in setting long-term asset class views

Keeping up with climate change in setting long-term asset class views

🕔07:23, 22.Jun 2022

Today climate change is arguably the most critical long-term challenge that humanity is facing. “Climate action failure” is not only the top longterm threat in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report for 2022, but is also a key element

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ESG Megatrends: Climate Change

ESG Megatrends: Climate Change

🕔13:17, 17.Jun 2022

Understanding the potential impact of climate change and the interaction between different stakeholders, initiatives, metrics, and tools presents challenges. There is a growing need for investors to understand the risks, opportunities and the impact on investment portfolios that come with

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Negatieve emissies: verder gaan dan netto nul

Negatieve emissies: verder gaan dan netto nul

🕔09:20, 17.Jun 2022

Om de opwarming van de aarde tegen te gaan, moet de wereld misschien verder gaan dan het bereiken van netto nul en beginnen met actief koolstof uit de atmosfeer te verwijderen. Maar liefst 140 landen en honderden bedrijven over de

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Do public equities have a role to play in impact investing?

Do public equities have a role to play in impact investing?

🕔09:05, 8.Jun 2022

Impact Investing In terms of asset class, impact investing has traditionally been associated with private capital. Public equities make up just 17% of the USD 502 billion in assets managed in impact strategies1 , a negligible amount compared with the

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ESG Global Study 2022 – Infograhic

ESG Global Study 2022 – Infograhic

🕔12:17, 25.May 2022

Our second annual study captured views from over 1,100 professional investors from 19 markets around the globe on ESG issues

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Crypto and the climate

Crypto and the climate

🕔16:23, 24.May 2022

We live in a world that is increasingly digitalized: most economic transactions and social interactions today occur remotely through the internet. The rapid digitalization of our lives also coincides with the growth of large social media and financial service companies

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Deforestation: seeing the wood for the trees

Deforestation: seeing the wood for the trees

🕔14:25, 24.May 2022

The chance to see a positive resolution between Russia and Ukraine has continued to decline. Conversely, ongoing geopolitical tension appear to be the new reality – so market participants will just have to get used to it. Unlike in recent

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Batteren aangedreven door schatten uit de oceaan

Batteren aangedreven door schatten uit de oceaan

🕔10:43, 23.May 2022

Elektrische wagens spelen een belangrijke rol in de strijd tegen klimaatverandering, maar ze hebben veel zeldzame metalen nodig. Een oplossing voor dat probleem kan op de bodem van de oceaan liggen. Twee jaar. Zo lang heeft het geduurd voordat het

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Getting started on decarbonising your total portfolio

Getting started on decarbonising your total portfolio

🕔13:12, 17.May 2022

Just before COP26, we wrote about what net zero means to those responsible for portfolios with multiple asset classes* . In this paper we address the practical aspects for asset owners and investors of getting on the decarbonisation path and

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Integrating Climate Risk Into Strategic Asset Allocation

Integrating Climate Risk Into Strategic Asset Allocation

🕔14:24, 16.May 2022

Traditional environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis has tended to focus on fundamental or “bottom-up” factors. However, we believe that the systemic nature of climate risks demands an expanded “top-down” approach that informs broad asset allocation decisions as well as

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Forget what you’ve done for the last decade

Forget what you’ve done for the last decade

🕔14:37, 4.May 2022

What does this mean for our portfolios? Firstly, let’s take the situation in Ukraine following Russia’s invasion. Above all there is the human perspective, which is tragic and horrifying. But our clients also need us to examine it from an

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Does every Financial Services organisation need a Paul Polman?

Does every Financial Services organisation need a Paul Polman?

🕔12:46, 25.Apr 2022

Sustainable Leadership in Financial Services Sustainable leadership. What does that actually mean? And what does it entail for the Financial Services sector? Does it mean shifting strategies from making profits to ensuring the planet is ok? To care about the

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Keeping up with climate change

Keeping up with climate change

🕔08:04, 13.Apr 2022

The third year of the Covid crisis began with renewed concerns over the interplay between surging inflation and an economic recovery contingent on concerns over policy tightening, a trend further accelerated by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. While we collectively gather ourselves

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Super Funds and Master Trusts

Super Funds and Master Trusts

🕔08:00, 12.Apr 2022

In a World of Member Switching, Early Release Schemes & Climate Calamities: As defined contribution (DC) plans have grown and have increasingly become the primary retirement savings vehicle, asset allocators are increasingly interested in incorporating illiquid private assets in these

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Long View – The return implications of climate risk

Long View – The return implications of climate risk

🕔09:05, 31.Mar 2022

The Russo-Ukrainian war is dominating news headlines as well as financial markets. Any short-term forecast is subject to a high degree of uncertainty, given the risks surrounding the course of the war and the impact of sanctions and countersanctions. Contrastingly,

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Beleggen in staatsobligaties: een klimaatgerichte aanpak

Beleggen in staatsobligaties: een klimaatgerichte aanpak

🕔17:53, 30.Mar 2022

Wat verantwoorde beleggingsstrategieën betreft, worden staatsobligaties tot nu toe grotendeels over het hoofd gezien. Dat moet volgens Pictet Asset Management anders. Verantwoord beleggen heeft de aandelenmarkten stormenderhand veroverd. Hoewel de penetratie in de vastrentende markten trager verliep, trekt ze ook

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Financing the energy transition in Asia

Financing the energy transition in Asia

🕔10:47, 21.Mar 2022

Key takeways Climate change commitments have stepped up recently but have yet to fully answer the call. National commitments should not constitute a limitation or constraint for a business entity to set ambitious net zero targets that are aligned with

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Understanding Paris-Aligned Indexes

Understanding Paris-Aligned Indexes

🕔16:55, 9.Mar 2022

As investors progress on their journeys to net zero and decarbonization in general, Paris-Aligned Benchmarks (PABs) are becoming more critical to investors everywhere. We outline some of the differentiators between PABs and the Climate Transition Benchmarks (CTBs) which are being

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The Impact of Carbon Pricing

The Impact of Carbon Pricing

🕔14:37, 8.Mar 2022

The adverse effects of climate change are becoming increasingly visible and the warnings in the most recent IPCC report are clear. Governments and companies are therefore increasingly taking initiatives to protect society and the economy. Even though it is very

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Financing the Energy Transition: The Role, Opportunities and Challenges of Green Bonds

Financing the Energy Transition: The Role, Opportunities and Challenges of Green Bonds

🕔18:40, 3.Mar 2022

The 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report 1 emphasized the urgency of combatting climate change and was unequivocal in stating that immediate action was needed to reduce …

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Net Zero Carbon Metrics

Net Zero Carbon Metrics

🕔13:04, 2.Mar 2022

Following the last Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on the climate emergency (IPCC, 2021), countries, companies and investors are increasingly acknowledging the …

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Financing the Energy Transition: The Role, Opportunities and Challenges of Green Bonds

Financing the Energy Transition: The Role, Opportunities and Challenges of Green Bonds

🕔16:26, 1.Mar 2022

The 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report 1 emphasized the urgency of combatting climate change and was unequivocal in stating that immediate action was needed to reduce …

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Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

🕔08:30, 18.Feb 2022

We zijn gewend om omhoog te kijken als er een groot, wereldwijd milieuprobleem opgelost moet worden zoals het gat in de ozonlaag of een hoge CO2-uitstoot. Maar ook de grond onder onze voeten speelt een doorslaggevende rol voor de toekomst

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Aandelenportefeuilles in lijn brengen met duurzaamheidsdoelstellingen

Aandelenportefeuilles in lijn brengen met duurzaamheidsdoelstellingen

🕔15:20, 14.Feb 2022

Een uitmuntend jaar voor aandelen en voor factorbeleggen in het bijzonder Aandelenmarkten in ontwikkelde landen behaalden ook in het laatste kwartaal van het jaar een mooi rendement en sloten het jaar daarmee af met een indrukwekkend rendement. De opkomst van

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Waterstof – Kansrijke groeimarkt voor beleggers

Waterstof – Kansrijke groeimarkt voor beleggers

🕔10:17, 8.Feb 2022

De aandacht voor klimaatverandering maakt de noodzaak van structurele vermindering in het gebruik van fossiele brandstoffen als energiebron duidelijk. Enerzijds dient bij een noodzakelijkerwijs stapsgewijze overgang grootschalig ingezet te worden op het nemen van energie-efficiënte maatregelen, elektrificatie van bedrijfsprocessen en

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Integrating climate change into capital market assumptions: our approach and findings

Integrating climate change into capital market assumptions: our approach and findings

🕔08:09, 7.Feb 2022

Our CMA process and how we aligned macro, fundamental and climate variables Our CMA process follows a classic building-block approach in which the components of total return — income, growth and valuation — are forecast independently. We use a number

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ESG Global Study 2021

ESG Global Study 2021

🕔08:19, 21.Jan 2022

Executive summary Global investors strongly prefer an active approach to ESG. Threequarters use active funds to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues  more than double the proportion using passive funds and trackers. Rather than investing in funds that merely

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Country Sustainability: Finland takes the lead

Country Sustainability: Finland takes the lead

🕔08:38, 12.Jan 2022

Update – December 2021 Covid-19 with adverse and complex implications Tentative hopes of a foreseeable end to the coronavirus pandemic have been dashed again with new waves of Covid-19 raging in many parts of the world and the recent detection

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Portfolio Construction with Climate Risk Measures

Portfolio Construction with Climate Risk Measures

🕔10:51, 6.Jan 2022

Because of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the development of ESG investing and the emergence of net zero emission policies, climate risk is certainly the most important topic and challenge for asset owners and managers now and will remain so over

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Receding pressure on supply

Receding pressure on supply

🕔08:41, 27.Dec 2021

Macro outlook: Compression, decompression, absorption Key points We expect pressure on global supply to gradually decline, contributing to a slowdown in inflation This would allow central banks to maintain a prudent approach to the pace of policy normalization It has

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Responsible Investment Quarterly – Q3 2021

Responsible Investment Quarterly – Q3 2021

🕔09:17, 17.Dec 2021

The third quarter is normally a quieter period following the main corporate Annual General Meeting season and, this year, being the final run-up to the COP26 conference in Glasgow. With COP26 a key milestone for the global climate response, climate

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Integratie van duurzaamheidsrisico’s in de kernprocessen van de financiële sector

Integratie van duurzaamheidsrisico’s in de kernprocessen van de financiële sector

🕔16:17, 13.Dec 2021

Klimaatverandering en de overgang naar een duurzame economie gaan gepaard met risico's voor financiële instellingen, die zij vanuit het oogpunt van integere en beheerste bedrijfsvoering adequaat moeten beheersen. In dat perspectief brengt De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) in dit rapport in kaart in welke mate duurzaamheidsrisico’s

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The bumpy road to net zero

The bumpy road to net zero

🕔15:26, 3.Dec 2021

Reaching a net-zero emissions energy system represents a radical transformation of the economy from one dominated by fossil fuels to one that is predominately based on clean energy. This will require radical decarbonisation across all sectors of the economy. As

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From Paris to Glasgow – Are we moving fast enough?

From Paris to Glasgow – Are we moving fast enough?

🕔15:25, 1.Dec 2021

SPECIAL COP26 The Conference of the Parties (COP) was established with the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Since the first COP in 1995 headed

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Building a carbon efficient sustainable ETF – a case study

Building a carbon efficient sustainable ETF – a case study

🕔12:53, 1.Dec 2021

Recent trends – a clear focus on climate change UBS has been a pioneer in the sustainability ETF space since 2011, through a journey that has led us to become the second largest sustainable ETF provider in Europe, with 34bn

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Green Sentiment, Stock Returns, and Corporate Behavior

Green Sentiment, Stock Returns, and Corporate Behavior

🕔21:23, 26.Nov 2021

In this paper, we propose a new method to estimate nonfundamental demand shocks for green financial assets based on the arbitrage activity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). By estimating the monthly abnormal flows into environment-friendly ETFs, we construct a Green Sentiment

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A Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet

🕔08:29, 19.Nov 2021

Er is veel geschreven over duurzaam beleggen en de noodzaak om de leefbaarheid van onze planeet te beschermen. Maar al die verhalen samen, hebben nog niet zoveel in beweging gebracht als A Life on Our Planet. Dat is een film

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Climate change investing: net zero considerations

Climate change investing: net zero considerations

🕔16:34, 11.Nov 2021

Paul LaCoursiere, Global Head of ESG Investments, explores key considerations related to climate investing and the path to net zero. Climate change requires immediate action, but we believe there may be unintended consequences of certain approaches that could be underappreciated. Capital

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European power price surges

European power price surges

🕔12:57, 11.Nov 2021

Reaching a net-zero emissions energy system represents the biggest transformation the energy sector has ever seen. As we stand on the precipice of this transition it is becoming increasingly clear that we are in for a bumpy ride. With supply

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COP26: een beleggersperspectief

COP26: een beleggersperspectief

🕔15:42, 9.Nov 2021

Begin deze maand zullen 197 landen die partij zijn bij het Raamverdrag van de Verenigde Naties inzake klimaatverandering voor de 26e keer bijeenkomen tijdens de Conferentie van Partijen (“COP”) in Glasgow. COP26 is van groot belang, aangezien het de eerste

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Future First Insights: Helping Investors Understand Climate Risk

Future First Insights: Helping Investors Understand Climate Risk

🕔13:18, 9.Nov 2021

Creating the Right Test Case We selected the Mellon Global Infrastructure Dividend Focus Fund for testing out that approach. As a popular mutual fund reflecting investors’ current preferences, it has a broad dual mandate — exposure to infrastructure and a

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The Pension Polder Model for Climate Change

The Pension Polder Model for Climate Change

🕔13:05, 3.Nov 2021

Klimaatverandering & de pensioensector – een poldermodel: De grote rotatie van Nederlandse pensioenbeleggingen valt samen met 'deep cleaning' en 'deep greening' van portefeuilles. 'Code rood voor de mensheid.' De dreigende boodschap van het recente klimaatrapport van de IPCC, het klimaatpanel

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The climate crisis becomes real

The climate crisis becomes real

🕔11:58, 29.Oct 2021

Global Sustainable Outcomes: There’s only one way to summarise Q2: a world divided. In North America and Europe economic recovery exceeded expectations as successful vaccination programmes supported market reopening. Here in the UK we emerged from a bleak winter of

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Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

🕔10:59, 22.Oct 2021

In Nederland is er dit jaar weinig van te merken, maar ook dit jaar worden allerlei weerrecords gebroken. Terwijl ons land nog een koud voorjaar achter de rug heeft – met zelfs de koudste aprilmaand sinds 1986 – werd het

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China is making good RI progress, despite its contradictions

China is making good RI progress, despite its contradictions

🕔09:26, 22.Oct 2021

China is a double-edged sword: it is the world-leading renewables developer, installing more than double the gigawatt (GW) capacity of its nearest competitor over the past decade both in terms of wind and solar power (Figure 1), but at the

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How to finance the net-zero transition in emerging markets

How to finance the net-zero transition in emerging markets

🕔16:38, 19.Oct 2021

The big emerging question Climate change is a global problem: without a successful transition to net-zero everywhere, climate risk is unmanageable anywhere. Emerging markets (EMs) are essential to the global transition – now accounting for 34% of global carbon emissions

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Committing to zero carbon real estate

Committing to zero carbon real estate

🕔14:19, 14.Oct 2021

If the world is to avoid more destructive climate change over the coming decades, every industry must change how it operates and strive to reach net zero carbon by 2050, in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement. Given that buildings

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AXA Future Risks Report 2021

AXA Future Risks Report 2021

🕔15:23, 12.Oct 2021

Climate change is back at the top of the risk ranking We must be willing to act now to prevent irreversible damage, in spite of the unknown variables and risks. Among experts, climate change has returned to the top spot

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Pricing mitigation efforts and assessing the difficulties of comparison

Pricing mitigation efforts and assessing the difficulties of comparison

🕔15:59, 11.Oct 2021

The cost of climate change: Action versus inaction  Key points The present global consensus to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero will require immense investment Investment spending is not a cost but will boost activity. Costs will reflect increased

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Big oil faces big challenges on climate change

Big oil faces big challenges on climate change

🕔09:05, 8.Oct 2021

After surviving a steep collapse in oil prices in 2020, major oil companies are being pressed by louder calls to figure out their contributions to societal goals of net zero emissions by 2050. In recent months, activist shareholders led by

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