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Aegon AM – Webinar – Wat brengt 2021?

🕔13:00, 20.Jan 2021

Webinar – Wat brengt 2021? 2020 gaat de boeken in als een jaar met vele extreme gebeurtenissen. Het virus zorgde voor een ongekende economische krimp, enorme steunpakketten en volatiele financiële markten. Wat staat ons te wachten in 2021? Kan de

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Aegon AM – Webinar – Impact beleggen

🕔13:00, 9.Dec 2020

Webinar – Impact beleggen Een samenwerking tussen ABN AMRO bank en Aegon Asset Management toegelicht Als onderdeel van ons strategisch partnership met Fondsnieuws organiseren wij een webinar over impact beleggen. Vroeger was er een scheiding tussen traditioneel beleggen voor financieel

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Sustainable Investing: Past, Present and Future

Sustainable Investing: Past, Present and Future

🕔09:21, 3.Dec 2020

While historically most asset managers have separated their stewardship capabilities from their investment processes, we believe that this will no longer suffice. Engagements and proxy voting decisions should be made in consultation with investment decision makers as it is the

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Investment Manager Monitoring Guide

Investment Manager Monitoring Guide

🕔15:10, 27.Nov 2020

The PRI has identified The PRI Leaders’ Group 2019, which highlights asset owner leaders that have developed rigorous follow-up procedures to reduce reputational and management risk, and who have detailed policies for frequently monitoring managers’ performance through on-site interviews, calls

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The Big Green Short

The Big Green Short

🕔15:04, 27.Nov 2020

"Since 2000, portfolios made up of restricted stocks, with the exception of coal, have delivered better performance than the benchmark, suggesting that applying the restriction has probably hurt investment performance. However, it’s worth noting that the return gap has been

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Investment Manager Selection Guide

Investment Manager Selection Guide

🕔15:00, 27.Nov 2020

The incorporation of ESG factors within the investment process has evolved from a nice-to-have to a necessity. Client demand has grown strongly, with 68% of the PRI’s asset owner signatory base addressing ESG considerations in their requests for proposals (RFPs).1

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Responsible investment quarterly

Responsible investment quarterly

🕔09:26, 26.Nov 2020

Q3 Hydrogen:significant opportunity or hot air? Natalia Luna, Senior Thematic Investment Analyst, Responsible Investment: “Since the Paris Agreement in 2015 governments have turned their attention to climate change and committed themselves to achieving emissions reduction targets that will lead to

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Covid-19, climate change, and the need for a new marshall plan

Covid-19, climate change, and the need for a new marshall plan

🕔11:20, 24.Nov 2020

"Now we face the shorter-term economic threat from Covid-19 and the long-term economic threat from climate change. We have a clear incentive, I would argue an imperative, to produce a very large and sustained public works program."

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Deep Decarbonization

Deep Decarbonization

🕔14:49, 20.Nov 2020

“Costs for renewable hydrogen are going down quickly. Electrolyzer costs have already been reduced by 60% in the last ten years, and are expected to halve in 2030 compared to today with economies of scale. In regions where renewable electricity

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The S&P 500 ESG Index: Defining the Sustainable Core

The S&P 500 ESG Index: Defining the Sustainable Core

🕔14:38, 20.Nov 2020

Index Education The launch of the S&P 500 ESG Index in April 2019 signaled an evolution in sustainable investing. Indices based on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data were no longer simply a means for companies to declare their sustainability

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Hydrogen power – Enabling a virtuous decarbonisation

Hydrogen power – Enabling a virtuous decarbonisation

🕔11:18, 18.Nov 2020

In this paper, we look at hydrogen technologies from the environmental standpoint, as well as key factors supporting its future development, such as investment, current projects and government support.

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Spotlight On Climate Action

Spotlight On Climate Action

🕔09:25, 18.Nov 2020

Are we at a turning point? The effects of global temperatures rising to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as projected by the International Panel on Climate Change, are severe.

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Highlights of last week: US Election and a Sustainable Future

Highlights of last week: US Election and a Sustainable Future

🕔17:01, 10.Nov 2020

#45 November is filled with webinars. This week, you’ve got a lot to choose from. On Wednesday, Capital Group hosts a webinar “Are disruptors the next generation of defensive stocks?” and T. Rowe Price hosts a webinar “US Election 2020

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Sustainably certified assets

Sustainably certified assets

🕔14:40, 6.Nov 2020

A step towards a more transparent future Developing a sustainable future is enhanced by incorporating third-party benchmarking and certifications for all property types. There is now a proliferation of standards, ratings, and certification programs globally to help guide, demonstrate, and

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ESG is integral to our long-term investing philosophy

ESG is integral to our long-term investing philosophy

🕔11:12, 5.Nov 2020

Investment Insights Key takeaways Capital Group has always considered ESG factors in our research and analysis We have systematically integrated ESG factors through sector-specific research frameworks We believe a heightened focus on ESG will help us deliver better outcomes for

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Monthly Index News – October

Monthly Index News – October

🕔09:17, 5.Nov 2020

Benchmark Indices Key Points: The STOXX® Global 1800 Index fell for a second consecutive month in October, led by losses in European shares, as the number of COVID-19 contagions rebounded strongly. The global index retreated 3.2% in dollar terms and

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Reuters – Virtual Summit – Pioneering ESG Strategies to Deliver Investment Returns

🕔08:00, 2.Nov 2020

Virtual Summit – Pioneering ESG Strategies to Deliver Investment Returns Europe’s leading stakeholders from across the investment community convene virtually to provide exclusive insights to advance your ESG journey. From strategic direction and policy creation, to practical next step guidance;

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Invesco Global Factor Investing Study 2020

Invesco Global Factor Investing Study 2020

🕔15:21, 30.Oct 2020

Welcome to our fifth annual Global Factor Investing Study, based on an interview programme with 238 factor investors. This study incorporates the views of 138 institutional investors and 100 wholesale investors that are together responsible for managing over US$25.4 trillion

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Climate change analysis in the investment process

Climate change analysis in the investment process

🕔15:16, 30.Oct 2020

"About 40% of all survey respondents incorporate climate change information into the investment process. A separate question to a select group of C-level executives found about 75% feel that climate change is an important issue."

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Targeted sustainability

Targeted sustainability

🕔14:47, 30.Oct 2020

This paper discusses how: multiple SI objectives can be incorporated in an index in a transparent and flexible manner. the Target Exposure methodology is an evolution of FTSE Russell’s tilting methodology, which fits well with the increasing demand for index

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Sustainability Ranking Developed Countries

Sustainability Ranking Developed Countries

🕔12:49, 26.Oct 2020

Country sustainability during COVID-19 The pandemic has had two major consequences on sustainability assessment: Collecting and analysing data has become significantly harder, especially in emerging economies. The majority of positive trends of sustainable development (or SDG’s) have been reversed by

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Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

🕔10:57, 26.Oct 2020

– Summary – Once upon a time, in the 1970s, the tiny Pacific island of Nauru had the highest income per head in the world after Saudi Arabia. The money has come from phosphate mining by Britain, Australia and New

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Highlights of last week: ESG and Carbon Neutrality

Highlights of last week: ESG and Carbon Neutrality

🕔08:25, 26.Oct 2020

#43 Before two interesting research papers are higlighted, we’d like to suggest two interesting webinars that are held this week. Tomorrow, 27 October, T. Rowe Price hosts a webinar called ‘Beleggen in Chinese aandelen‘. This Thursday, 29 October, Aegon AM

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Global adoption— regional divide

Global adoption— regional divide

🕔12:51, 23.Oct 2020

Survey reflects a broad cross-section The 2020 RBC Global Asset Management Responsible Investment Survey was answered by over 800 participants from around the world, including the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Respondents come from all corners of the investment business. 

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A sustainable perspective on digital infrastructure

A sustainable perspective on digital infrastructure

🕔10:59, 23.Oct 2020

When you think of infrastructure you might immediately picture transport networks, buildings or sewage, water and electrical systems: physical things, or hard landscape elements. But as with most things in a world in which the Covid-19 outbreak has shaken up

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The world’s largest 500 asset managers

The world’s largest 500 asset managers

🕔09:50, 23.Oct 2020

Executive summary Investment is a fast-changing industry: 232 names in our 2009 list of 500 largest asset managers are not in our 2019 list. There seems to be a quickening of the pace of consolidation. Mandate and process trends have

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Why ESG Is Integral to Analysis of Mining Companies

Why ESG Is Integral to Analysis of Mining Companies

🕔07:50, 22.Oct 2020

Integrating ESG factors helps better understand long‑term sustainability. KEY INSIGHTS ESG factors serve as an important input in the research process for mining companies in emerging markets. It is imperative to assess a company’s safety records and integrate this into our

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Nordea AM – Webinar – Morning Espresso

🕔10:00, 21.Oct 2020

Webinar – Morning Espresso Our guest speaker on 21st of October: Join us for a lively discussion with Thede Rüst, Portfolio Manager of Nordea’s Emerging Stars Bond Strategy. He will discuss how ESG integration, in emerging markets debt can unlock hidden

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Carbon neutrality is achievable by 2050 (Podcast)

Carbon neutrality is achievable by 2050 (Podcast)

🕔08:30, 21.Oct 2020

Market Weekly The EU’s new targets for emissions reductions are realistic and achievable and should lift the price of CO2, encouraging more emitters to switch to doing business in a more environmentally friendly way. In this podcast, chief sustainability strategist

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The Family 1000: Post the pandemic

The Family 1000: Post the pandemic

🕔15:06, 16.Oct 2020

Research Institute  As a financial institution, Credit Suisse has long established itself as the bank of the entrepreneur, in turn supporting the innovation and wealth creation such activity typically brings. In its series of studies, and by establishing the unique

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Sizing the green economy: Green Revenues and the EU taxonomy

Sizing the green economy: Green Revenues and the EU taxonomy

🕔14:42, 13.Oct 2020

The greening of the global economy presents significant opportunities. However, investors and policymakers face a common challenge: How can green business activities be systematically identified, categorized, and measured across diverse sectors, supply chains and asset classes to mobilize investment at

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UBP – Flash Update: EM Sustainable Corporate Bond crosses the USD 100 million mark (Podcast)

UBP – Flash Update: EM Sustainable Corporate Bond crosses the USD 100 million mark (Podcast)

🕔11:09, 12.Oct 2020

Flash update: UBAM – EM Sustainable Corporate Bond Podcast Key takeaways Demand for responsible investment is on the rise and pushed AUMs in UBAM – EM Sustainable Corporate Bond fund above USD 100 mln The fund outperforms YTD, thanks notably

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Highlights of last week: ESG and a ‘global debt explosion’

Highlights of last week: ESG and a ‘global debt explosion’

🕔08:55, 12.Oct 2020

#41 This week a lot of webinars are being held. For example on Tuesday 13 October Jupiter AM hosts a webinar called “Income: it’s time to think creatively” and on Thursday 15 October T. Rowe Price hosts a webinar called

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Anual Sustainability Report over 2019

Anual Sustainability Report over 2019

🕔14:48, 9.Oct 2020

One of the core attributes of sustainable investing is transparency, both in terms of how sustainable development is incorporated into an investment approach, and also in the subsequent reporting of results. Our transparent and consistent approach to sustainable investment is

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Q&A: Germany set to shine spotlight on supply chains

Q&A: Germany set to shine spotlight on supply chains

🕔12:54, 9.Oct 2020

European Gazette The country is poised to increase scrutiny on human rights and eco standards within business. As investors, the investigation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks form an essential component of our bottom-up investment analysis

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Delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

🕔11:16, 9.Oct 2020

Impact Engagement Principles AXA IM believes that significant positive societal impact can be generated through listed assets investment strategies. This is the case for capital allocation into best-in-class companies, and for engagement with companies where there is scope for change.

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Hard to beat

Hard to beat

🕔07:59, 9.Oct 2020

Manager Point of View The US equity market is sometimes referred to as the most efficient and over-researched market in the world. It’s an argument that some have linked to the reduced preference for active investing, judging the S&P 500

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Sustainability Drives Success in a Post-Coronavirus World

Sustainability Drives Success in a Post-Coronavirus World

🕔11:03, 7.Oct 2020

ESG matters more than ever in choosing good companies KEY INSIGHTS The coronavirus pandemic has pulled forward environmental, social, and governance (ESG) trends by years in a matter of months. Societal pressures are driving unprecedented change and the need for

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2020 ESG Distribution Study

2020 ESG Distribution Study

🕔14:53, 6.Oct 2020

As we write, the world at large is picking its way carefully through the aftermath of COVID-19, a crisis borne of many mothers, but one which can unquestionably be traced back to environmental and social factors. Businesses are beginning to

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Financial Investigator – Seminar – ESG, Impact Investing and Implementation of the SDGs

🕔11:45, 6.Oct 2020

Seminar – ESG, Impact Investing and Implementation of the SDGs How to implement the SDGs in your investment portfolio efficiently and effectively? What initiatives are there for institutional investors who wish to tighten their ESG policy in addition to the

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Nieuw onderzoek van BNP Paribas Asset Management toont de potentiële impact van groene waterstof op de koolstofprijs

Nieuw onderzoek van BNP Paribas Asset Management toont de potentiële impact van groene waterstof op de koolstofprijs

🕔11:29, 5.Oct 2020

Persbericht Groene waterstof(1) zal een belangrijke pijler worden van de plannen voor duurzame ontwikkeling en emissiereductie van de Europese Unie (“EU”). Dit heeft aanzienlijke gevolgen voor zowel het decarbonisatietraject dat de EU de komende drie decennia zal volgen als voor

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Highlights of last week: Long-Term Outlook and Liquidity

Highlights of last week: Long-Term Outlook and Liquidity

🕔08:45, 5.Oct 2020

#40 Before we show you research-highlights of this week, let’s see what webinars you do not want to miss! On Wednesday 7 October, T. Rowe Price hosts a webinar called “What will a new era bring for Japan” and BNP

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FTSE Russell study on EU Paris aligned benchmarks

FTSE Russell study on EU Paris aligned benchmarks

🕔14:53, 2.Oct 2020

Climate transition benchmarks have become a focal point for investors looking to integrate climate risks into their portfolios and align them with the climate goals of the Paris Agreement (or "Paris-aligned" benchmarks). This has fueled an active interest among investor

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ESG scores and beyond (Part 1)

ESG scores and beyond (Part 1)

🕔11:31, 2.Oct 2020

Factor control: Isolating specific biases in ESG ratings  Based on the FTSE Russell ESG scores, which cover nearly 4,700 companies, this report provides a) a deep analysis of the three external factors (or biases)—size, activity and country—that historically may have

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Finding the opportunity in ESG

Finding the opportunity in ESG

🕔09:54, 30.Sep 2020

ESG disclosures: the bedrock of the sustainable finance agenda At Invesco, we consider environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) not only as financially material considerations but a core part of long-term value creation. And we are not alone- asset managers

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STOXX ESG-X Indices Outperform During Market Distress

STOXX ESG-X Indices Outperform During Market Distress

🕔15:29, 25.Sep 2020

Our August 2019 paper entitled “STOXX ESG-X Indices” noted that sustainable investing – which we define as also covering related terms such as responsible investing and socially responsible investing – recorded global growth of 15% per annum between 2012 and

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Integrating ESG to Create Long-Term Value

Integrating ESG to Create Long-Term Value

🕔15:20, 25.Sep 2020

Especially as long-term investors, we need to understand the financial risks around climate change and the implications of that risk for investing. Speaking about climate change in the language of financial risk neutralizes concerns around social or moral agendas.

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Re-sourcing our Planet

Re-sourcing our Planet

🕔15:18, 25.Sep 2020

Can you quickly explain to us what the circular economy is? The circular economy is defined in opposition to the classical linear economy. The latter is based on the three-phase extractfabricate-dispose notion, which draws on …

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Climate change and emerging markets: assessing opportunities and challenges

Climate change and emerging markets: assessing opportunities and challenges

🕔15:15, 25.Sep 2020

Emerging markets (EMs) are on the front lines of climate change, facing challenges that could hamper economic development and jeopardise human health and capital assets. Physical climate risks such as extreme heat, droughts, supernormal rain events, water scarcity and poor

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Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

🕔13:01, 24.Sep 2020

In the 1970s, the tiny Pacific island of Nauru had the highest income per head in the world after Saudi Arabia. The money has come from intensive mining of its ample phosphate reserves, built up over countless years by the

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