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Hout: duurzame én innovatieve belegging

Hout: duurzame én innovatieve belegging

🕔13:55, 15.Oct 2021

Zowel het momentum als de vooruitzichten op lange termijn zijn gunstig voor beleggingen in de brede waardeketen rond hout. Van de aanplanting van bossen tot de verwerking van hout tot enkele van de meest innovatieve materialen.  De Timber-strategie van Pictet

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Podcast: Good Momentum for Value and ESG investing

Podcast: Good Momentum for Value and ESG investing

🕔09:19, 15.Oct 2021

A compelling investment opportunity: Japanese equities offer attractively priced and more visible earnings growth for 2021 and beyond. Nevertheless, Japanese equities are currently trading at a discount to global equities. And Japan equity markets have outpaced major developed market equities both in 2020 and year-to-date in 2021 as the world seeks to transition to a post-pandemic recovery.

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ESG-stimulans is keerzijde van China’s verbod op bitcoin

ESG-stimulans is keerzijde van China’s verbod op bitcoin

🕔08:00, 15.Oct 2021

Sinds mei 2021 treedt China strenger op tegen het verhandelen en mijnen van cryptocurrency’s. China treedt hard op tegen o.a. bitcoin in een poging om problemen als stroomtekorten, klimaatschokken, financiële ontwrichting en de sluipende erosie van zijn soevereiniteit op het

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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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Solving the puzzle: ESG assessment in sovereign bond portfolios

Solving the puzzle: ESG assessment in sovereign bond portfolios

🕔12:45, 12.Oct 2021

Sovereigns are difficult to assess, given their complex social, economic, political, and geographic makeup. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis of sovereigns is thus inherently complicated since it builds on an already-challenging typical sovereign assessment. In part, this is due

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ESG in infrastructure

ESG in infrastructure

🕔10:45, 12.Oct 2021

The options for institutional investors to gain exposure to ESG have never been greater. The public markets, for example, have seen net new money into sustainable investment funds increase from USD 17.5 billion in the first …

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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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Innovations in Sustainability  Are Reshaping the Future of Plastic

Innovations in Sustainability Are Reshaping the Future of Plastic

🕔08:51, 11.Oct 2021

Balancing health and environmental concerns with the material’s utility. Over just a few short decades, plastic in its many forms has become a ubiquitous material in modern life. But its many uses and economic and practical benefits have not come

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Uncovering sustainable opportunities in sovereigns

Uncovering sustainable opportunities in sovereigns

🕔08:40, 11.Oct 2021

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), we believe it is important to strike a balance between developed markets and investment grade emerging markets. We favor sovereign bonds with a global sustainable approach. We believe there are opportunities

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Four Keys to Tackling the Green Bond Boom

Four Keys to Tackling the Green Bond Boom

🕔14:35, 8.Oct 2021

Increased issuance means more buy‑side diligence is needed. The extraordinary growth of debt issuance with an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) focus over the last few years has brought responsible investing to the forefront of fixed income management, with the increase

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Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

🕔09:45, 8.Oct 2021

During 2020 the market went through a number of distinct phases from, 1) ignorance of the impending COVID-19 effects (January, February) to, 2) panic (end of February to mid-April) to, 3) the “world will need to change” as a broad

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Esg Investing In Real Estate

Esg Investing In Real Estate

🕔15:43, 6.Oct 2021

Building a sustainable portfolio.The property industry is the largest emitter of CO2. By making buildings more sustainable, we can help the environment and boost returns. Investors are waking up to the fact that sustainable investing isn’t just good for the planet

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Monitoring corporates against third-party ESG data providers

Monitoring corporates against third-party ESG data providers

🕔15:39, 4.Oct 2021

At Capital Group, using third-party data is only the beginning of how we monitor potential and current investments. All holdings are reviewed against third-party ESG scores to identify potential ESG risks. Then we draw on our investment …

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Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

🕔14:32, 1.Oct 2021

A decline in the ecosystem services that nature provides will initially pose a direct physical risk to businesses as harvests become more unreliable, weather patterns change and pollinators no longer support agriculture. The risk is both event-driven, e.g. flooding or

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UBP impact insights – September 2021

UBP impact insights – September 2021

🕔15:08, 30.Sep 2021

Welcome to the first edition of the UBP Impact Newsletter. Between the annual impact report and the regular thought pieces the team produces, we felt that our clients – current and future – would welcome a more informal update from

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The evolution of thematic investing and ESG

The evolution of thematic investing and ESG

🕔09:45, 30.Sep 2021

Evolving nature of thematic investing One could argue that thematic investing started off with sector investing, where an investor could make a bet on a particular industry they thought was poised for growth (for example, information technology in the late

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Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

🕔08:30, 30.Sep 2021

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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Sustainable Investing in EM Sovereign Debt

Sustainable Investing in EM Sovereign Debt

🕔12:18, 29.Sep 2021

In this paper, we will take a closer look at why it is important to systematically evaluate material ESG risk factors in fundamental credit research across emerging market sovereigns. We go on to discuss the ESG framework we developed for

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China is making good RI progress, despite its contradictions

China is making good RI progress, despite its contradictions

🕔09:26, 27.Sep 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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What is the future for climate disclosure?

What is the future for climate disclosure?

🕔14:30, 24.Sep 2021

It’s only a matter of time before companies will have to report on their climate-related risks. They should get ahead by putting the processes in place to do so now, says Thibaud Clisson. For the financial sector to respond adequately

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Earth Day 2021: How investors can support a greener future

Earth Day 2021: How investors can support a greener future

🕔16:16, 23.Sep 2021

Earth Day is an annual global event supporting environmental protection that takes place on 22 April. To support this year’s theme ‘Restore Our Earth’, some of Columbia Threadneedle’s fund managers and analysts present their thoughts on important environmental issues from

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Exploring the links between ESG supervision and performance

Exploring the links between ESG supervision and performance

🕔15:23, 23.Sep 2021

How do companies oversee the environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects of their business and manage the associated risks? Different companies take different approaches. Some have board-level committees fully devoted to ESG and sustainability supervision; others integrate ESG oversight into

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The Path To Esg: No Turning Back For Asset Owners And Managers

The Path To Esg: No Turning Back For Asset Owners And Managers

🕔11:08, 23.Sep 2021

In 2017, we set out to understand how asset owners and asset managers planned to integrate ESG. Our results – outlined in our first ESG survey “Great Expectations” – were encouraging, showing commitment to ESG but little in the way

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Een wereldwijde biodiversiteitsstrategie, uitdaging en kans voor beleggers

Een wereldwijde biodiversiteitsstrategie, uitdaging en kans voor beleggers

🕔11:36, 22.Sep 2021

‘s Werelds grootste organisatie voor natuurbescherming – de Internationale Unie voor het behoud van de natuur (IUCN- International Union for the Conservation of Nature) – houdt is september haar vierjaarlijkse bijeenkomst in Marseille. Het evenement, is de grootste milieuconferentie waaraan

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De film A Life on Our Planet heeft klimaatbeleid in een stroomversnelling gebracht

De film A Life on Our Planet heeft klimaatbeleid in een stroomversnelling gebracht

🕔08:17, 22.Sep 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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Hout in HAUT: het is tijd om onze huizen te gaan kweken

Hout in HAUT: het is tijd om onze huizen te gaan kweken

🕔08:53, 21.Sep 2021

Hout speelt een steeds prominentere rol bij de bouw van huizen en kantoren. Het is minder belastend voor het milieu dan beton en staal. In de knik van de Amstel, met aan de voet het lommerrijk gelegen Park Somerlust rijst

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A Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet

🕔10:29, 20.Sep 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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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

🕔15:59, 18.Sep 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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The world needs a much higher carbon price

The world needs a much higher carbon price

🕔12:19, 17.Sep 2021

Carbon pricing has so far failed to take off. But it could soon become a pillar of the green economy. The transition from a fossil-fuelled economy to one powered by renewables carries the promise of being as transformational as the

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Carbon offsets: A necessary tool, but only under close scrutiny and precise conditions

Carbon offsets: A necessary tool, but only under close scrutiny and precise conditions

🕔11:42, 16.Sep 2021

If the world is going to limit global warming to +1.5°C from pre-industrial times, as set out in the Paris Agreement, global carbon emissions need to hit net zero by 2050. Every company will have a unique pathway as they

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Investing in Climate Solutions

Investing in Climate Solutions

🕔16:54, 14.Sep 2021

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) showing a world committed to doing better, disruptive innovation will be key to tackling climate change.

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The climate crisis becomes real

The climate crisis becomes real

🕔11:58, 13.Sep 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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The Carbon Impact of Investor Relations Activity

The Carbon Impact of Investor Relations Activity

🕔11:33, 13.Sep 2021

Investor relations (IR) teams increasingly field questions for their companies about sustainability topics. According to our most recent edition of Global Trends in Investor Relations, 71.3% of IR teams globally reported in 2019 that ESG/CSR communications with investors are among

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Building CSR into company culture is paramount

Building CSR into company culture is paramount

🕔09:10, 13.Sep 2021

There is much talk in the investor community around the three letters “ESG” (environmental, social, governance), but when it comes to corporate sustainability, CSR (corporate social responsibility), is equally as important. While the former provides a …

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How useful are the SDGs?

How useful are the SDGs?

🕔16:02, 3.Sep 2021

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call-to-action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. This is a noble

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Should investors consider happiness rather than GDP?

Should investors consider happiness rather than GDP?

🕔15:24, 3.Sep 2021

The shift to whether we should pursue wellbeing rather than GDP growth is underway. Figuring out what makes society happy helps us identify the risks to the global economy from S in ESG.

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Ontbossing: slimme bosbouwoplossingen die het regenwoud sparen

Ontbossing: slimme bosbouwoplossingen die het regenwoud sparen

🕔11:25, 3.Sep 2021

Het verdwijnen van tropisch regenwoud is een grote bedreiging voor onze planeet. Er liggen goede kansen voor bedrijven die helpen bij het wegnemen van de oorzaken van ontbossing. In de ongeveer vier minuten die het kost om dit artikel te

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Funding Europe’s green infrastructure finance gap

Funding Europe’s green infrastructure finance gap

🕔15:54, 1.Sep 2021

Responsible Investment has witnessed strong growth over the past five years. However, the past six months have seen it embark on a much steeper trajectory. If we take a Google Analytics view on worldwide searches for “ESG” (environmental, social and

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De energietransitie zal nog decennialang beleggingskansen bieden

De energietransitie zal nog decennialang beleggingskansen bieden

🕔10:30, 1.Sep 2021

De omslag naar een klimaatneutraal energiesysteem is nog maar net begonnen. Vermogensbeheerder Pictet Asset Management ziet een hele brede waaier aan beleggingskansen, die veel verder gaat dan enkel hernieuwbare energie. Investeringen in groene energie komen nu echt op gang. De

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How can we tackle the effects of air pollution on human health?

How can we tackle the effects of air pollution on human health?

🕔10:05, 27.Aug 2021

Climate change impacts human health in a number of ways. Rising average temperatures mean a higher risk of heatwaves – at the time of writing, the US Pacific Northwest is experiencing ‘life-threatening’ temperatures. Indeed, the Lancet has described climate change

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Klimaatrisico en Strategische Asset Allocatie

Klimaatrisico en Strategische Asset Allocatie

🕔08:20, 23.Aug 2021

Marktvisie ESG-integratie:  Klimaatrisico wordt steeds tastbaarder, zowel in de fysieke- als in de beleggingswereld. 2020 was, samen met 2016, het warmste jaar ooit sinds het begin van de metingen in 1880: de (oppervlakte) temperatuur bereikte een niveau van 1,02 graden

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How 2021 Is Shaping as an Epic Year for Climate Regulation

How 2021 Is Shaping as an Epic Year for Climate Regulation

🕔10:58, 17.Aug 2021

The impact of climate change presents a systemic investment risk, making the importance of an investment’s environmental footprint more critical than ever before. The world has already experienced a rise of around 1°C in global temperatures over the preindustrial period

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ESG Thema EU Fit for 55 Package

ESG Thema EU Fit for 55 Package

🕔08:17, 12.Aug 2021

The EU formally adopted in June its new objective of cutting the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 versus 1990. This represents a substantial increase in the bloc’s ambition compared to the previous 40% reduction target and sets

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Grey washing?

Grey washing?

🕔12:46, 10.Aug 2021

Green Bonds De Franse vastgoedonderneming Gecina heeft recentelijk al haar reguliere obligaties omgezet naar volledig groene (green bond) obligaties. Niet door een herfinanciering, maar door het simpelweg omkatten van de bestaande grijze bonds naar green bonds. De vraag is dan

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ESG in de praktijk-reeks – Cedric Lecamp over engagement in de Water-strategie

ESG in de praktijk-reeks – Cedric Lecamp over engagement in de Water-strategie

🕔08:01, 10.Aug 2021

Voor Cédric Lecamp betekent het beheren van een strategie van 10 miljard dollar met een trackrecord van 20 jaar een unieke kans om met bedrijven in dialoog te treden en zo positieve verandering te stimuleren. Is er de afgelopen jaren

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021 Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study

021 Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study

🕔14:33, 4.Aug 2021

With Covid-19 top of mind, impacting both operations and investment strategies, the impact of the ongoing pandemic is the major theme running throughout. This includes an examination of adjustments made in response to the crisis and the impact on long-term

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Decarbonisation: seeking stratospheric performance 2021

Decarbonisation: seeking stratospheric performance 2021

🕔12:31, 4.Aug 2021

Decarbonisation was one of the biggest themes of 2019 and 2020. Rightly so, we would argue. With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in November, this could be another important year for decarbonisation. Global temperatures are

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Inclusive Growth – Paving the Way Ahead

Inclusive Growth – Paving the Way Ahead

🕔11:35, 4.Aug 2021

In the past, the ‘S’ in Enviromental, Social and Governance – the societal side of ESG – tended to get less coverage than the environmental and governance components. Today that makes little sense – we face three, interconnected crises –

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How ESG Considerations are Reshaping Central Bank Mandates

How ESG Considerations are Reshaping Central Bank Mandates

🕔10:26, 4.Aug 2021

Moving toward integrating social and environmental issues. Building back greener, fairer, and more sustainable is not just the goal of governments and companies—central banks have also begun to incorporate issues such as employment equality and climate change into their policies. What

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Cryptocurrencies and ESG: a contradiction in terms?

Cryptocurrencies and ESG: a contradiction in terms?

🕔16:11, 28.Jul 2021

What kind of an asset is it? Its origins: how did decentralised finance give birth to blockchain database? How a number of ESG concerns are related to the way different cryptocurrencies have been structured and programmed to function? What's next

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