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White paper on ESG practices in China

White paper on ESG practices in China

🕔13:48, 31.Jan 2023

ESG is an acronym for Environmental, Social, and Governance. It was first proposed by the United Nations Environment Programme as a concept in 2004, providing a complementary perspective for evaluating company performance and management in addition to financial performance. Its

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ESG Megatrends: Demographics

ESG Megatrends: Demographics

🕔13:41, 27.Jan 2023

General demographics trends can be decomposed in four subcategories: population growth, population ageing, migration and urbanization. Changes in any of these segments can cause different types of impact on both economic and social developments depending on the geographical region these

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How to use ESG ratings smartly

How to use ESG ratings smartly

🕔12:05, 20.Jan 2023

ESG (environmental, social and governance) ratings are complex and getting more so. Lively debate has been triggered by discrepancies such as Tesla being removed from the S&P 500 ESG index over concerns about working conditions and automated driver safety, while

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Long Term Outlook: Macroeconomic Scenarios and Expected Returns 2023-2026

Long Term Outlook: Macroeconomic Scenarios and Expected Returns 2023-2026

🕔08:56, 20.Jan 2023

To many investors, this year will feel like a rollercoaster. Several major developments have impacted the world economy, and in response, financial markets have reacted fiercely by repricing asset markets. Especially at times like these, it’s important to take a

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Impact Investing in Credit: Debunking Four Common Misconceptions

Impact Investing in Credit: Debunking Four Common Misconceptions

🕔09:53, 18.Jan 2023

Fixed Income Impact portfolios can be flexibly managed to client objectives Increasingly, companies are being measured not only by their earnings and cash flow, but according to the effect their activities have on the environment and society. As a result,

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2023 is positief gestart

2023 is positief gestart

🕔12:19, 16.Jan 2023

Economische ontwikkelingen: ◼ Groeiverwachtingen krabbelen op, met name in Europa ◼ Inflatie daalt verder ◼ Forse daling kortlopende …

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AQR – Seminar – Opportunities and Risks in 2023 and Beyond

🕔11:08, 9.Jan 2023

Join Antti Ilmanen and Nicole Carter for a discussion on the opportunities and risks faced by investors in 2023 and beyond in the context of the low expected returns environment and from an ESG perspective. Light refreshments will be provided.

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2023 Natixis Institutional Outlook Survey

2023 Natixis Institutional Outlook Survey

🕔08:13, 9.Jan 2023

After the Gold Rush Institutional investors forced to dig deep for opportunity as they brace for inflation or stagflation in post-pandemic markets. After seeming to recover from the pandemic in 2021, the global economy relapsed into what may be classified as a

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Maximale intensiteit: portefeuilles met bedrijfsobligaties uit opkomende markten worden koolstofarm

Maximale intensiteit: portefeuilles met bedrijfsobligaties uit opkomende markten worden koolstofarm

🕔12:51, 6.Jan 2023

Opkomende markten gaan efficiënter om met hun koolstofgebruik. Dat zou beleggers moeten helpen om hun bedrijfsobligatieportefeuilles af te stemmen op duurzame doelstellingen. Hoe meer fossiele brandstof je verbrandt, hoe rijker je wordt. Sinds de industriële revolutie gaan hogere koolstofemissies en

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Biodiversity – Why investors should care

Biodiversity – Why investors should care

🕔10:20, 16.Dec 2022

The past 30 years have seen a bigger improvement in human prosperity than all of the past centuries combined. We have built more roads, buildings and machines than ever before. More people are living longer and healthier lives and access

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Clean hydrogen: Opportunities beyond the hype

Clean hydrogen: Opportunities beyond the hype

🕔08:36, 16.Dec 2022

Hydrogen can be used as a carrier of energy, and as an input into chemical and industrial processes. Clean hydrogen is, therefore, a crucial decarbonisation tool for a range of industrial activities including steel, aluminium, iron and chemical production. We

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Interview with Olivia Muir on ESG in private markets

Interview with Olivia Muir on ESG in private markets

🕔16:45, 14.Dec 2022

We have witnessed the evolution and growth of ESG over recent years and now for many investors it is front and center on their agendas and a growing part of the overall picture. The science (as it relates to the

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The Market Effect of Acute Biodiversity Risk: the Case of Corporate Bonds

The Market Effect of Acute Biodiversity Risk: the Case of Corporate Bonds

🕔08:13, 13.Dec 2022

In this paper, we investigate the relationship between biodiversity and companies, through the lens of corporate bonds. We focus on acute biodiversity events and address biodiversity as a risk, considering its looming losses. We illustrate the material and tangible operational

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Alternative Fixed Income and ESG integration

Alternative Fixed Income and ESG integration

🕔12:35, 9.Dec 2022

In this first podcast series on Alternative Fixed Income and ESG we take a look at ESG integration in Alternative Fixed Income: more specifically in Dutch mortgages, Asset Backed Securities and the Government Related Investment Fund. Why invest in Alternative

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Why natural capital now?

Why natural capital now?

🕔09:48, 8.Dec 2022

Institutional investors are increasingly turning to natural capital investments (NCI) for inflation protection, diversification benefits, stable returns, and solutions to global environmental challenges. The combination of low volatility of investment returns and a competitive historical performance allows natural capital investments

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Duurzaam beleggen in de gezondheidszorg

Duurzaam beleggen in de gezondheidszorg

🕔14:02, 7.Dec 2022

Waarom de particuliere gezondheidszorgsector beleggers de mogelijkheid biedt om aantrekkelijke rendementen te behalen en het 'sociale' aspect van ESG aan te pakken. Bij duurzaam beleggen wordt de 'S' in ESG vaak verwaarloosd. De aandacht van beleggers wordt meestal getrokken door

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Biodiversiteit: De volgende stap in duurzaam beleggen?

Biodiversiteit: De volgende stap in duurzaam beleggen?

🕔12:30, 7.Dec 2022

De biodiversiteit van onze planeet – de verscheidenheid aan dier- en plantensoorten – stort in. Ze neemt af in een tempo dat tientallen tot honderden malen hoger ligt dan het gemiddelde in de afgelopen 10 miljoen jaar. Het tempo neemt

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Aanpak biodiversiteitsverlies: de gevolgen voor de beleggingswereld

Aanpak biodiversiteitsverlies: de gevolgen voor de beleggingswereld

🕔12:40, 2.Dec 2022

Het verlies aan biodiversiteit vormt een minstens even grote bedreiging voor de leefbaarheid van de aarde als klimaatverandering. De wijze waarop het probleem wordt aangepakt, heeft grote gevolgen voor de beleggingswereld. In Nederland is de uitstoot van broeikasgassen in het

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Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

🕔10:32, 30.Nov 2022

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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Artificial Intelligence and ESG: How do they fit?

Artificial Intelligence and ESG: How do they fit?

🕔08:32, 28.Nov 2022

The good news is that AI tools are available now which can collect and analyse more information on ESG risks and opportunities than ever before. These tools improve the quality of data, analyse it effectively and create new exciting opportunities. 

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Biodiversity Restoration

Biodiversity Restoration

🕔13:41, 27.Nov 2022

The business case for investing in biodiversity is strong: Awareness of the biodiversity investment opportunity is where climate change was 5–10 years ago, but it is catching up rapidly. USD 44 trillion worth of the economic value generated each year

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Duurzaam beleggen in de gezondheidszorg

Duurzaam beleggen in de gezondheidszorg

🕔16:28, 24.Nov 2022

Waarom de particuliere gezondheidszorgsector beleggers de mogelijkheid biedt om aantrekkelijke rendementen te behalen en het 'sociale' aspect van ESG aan te pakken. Bij duurzaam beleggen wordt de 'S' in ESG vaak verwaarloosd. De aandacht van beleggers wordt meestal getrokken door

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Harnessing the power of investment to accelerate a nature positive future

Harnessing the power of investment to accelerate a nature positive future

🕔12:22, 23.Nov 2022

The world has woken up to the vital role that nature plays in supporting our economy and society. With more than half of our global GDP dependent on the natural world, 1 we believe that the reality is stark: nature

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Biodiversiteit: waarom beleggers hieraan aandacht moeten besteden

Biodiversiteit: waarom beleggers hieraan aandacht moeten besteden

🕔15:51, 22.Nov 2022

Bedrijven en beleggers hebben te lang hun ogen gesloten voor de bedreiging die biodiversiteitsverlies met zich meebrengt voor de welvaart en groei voor de mensheid. Ze moeten nu de natuur herstellen en de economie duurzamer maken. In de afgelopen 30

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Clean hydrogen: Opportunities beyond the hype

Clean hydrogen: Opportunities beyond the hype

🕔14:26, 22.Nov 2022

Hydrogen can be used as a carrier of energy, and as an input into chemical and industrial processes. Clean hydrogen is, therefore, a crucial decarbonisation tool for a range of industrial activities including steel, aluminium, iron and chemical production. We

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Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

🕔08:40, 18.Nov 2022

In een verder ongunstige omgeving voor obligatieemittenten en -beleggers ziet de toekomst voor obligaties uit opkomende markten er zonder twijfel groen uit. Stijgende wereldwijde rentes en volatiele markten hebben zwaar gewogen op zowel het aanbod van als de vraag naar

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ESG Global Study: Chapter 2

ESG Global Study: Chapter 2

🕔08:21, 18.Nov 2022

Investors looking to access a broad range of ESG themes are therefore tasked with buying several singlethematic or narrowly focused funds. This underscores the need for all-inone, fully diversified solutions that target a wide array of sustainable goals through one

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Q3 2022 ESG Impact Report

Q3 2022 ESG Impact Report

🕔08:37, 17.Nov 2022

To be successful, companies need to have people at the helm who are wellequipped to create resilient long-term growth. By voting and engaging directly with companies, we encourage management to control risks while seeking to benefit from emerging opportunities. We

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ESG in de Praktijk Mary-Therese Barton over het engagement met soevereine kredietnemers uit opkomende markten

ESG in de Praktijk Mary-Therese Barton over het engagement met soevereine kredietnemers uit opkomende markten

🕔14:28, 16.Nov 2022

Praten over thema's als onderwijs of gezondheidszorg met overheden maakt deel uit van onze fiduciaire plicht – en helpt ons een holistische visie te vormen op de landen waarin we beleggen, zegt Mary-Therese Barton, Head of Emerging Market Debt.

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To COP and beyond

To COP and beyond

🕔08:10, 15.Nov 2022

In this report, which shares LGIM research on sustainability themes ahead of the climate summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, we argue that these objectives are not mutually exclusive; rather, they are inextricably linked. The document, penned by our Investments and Investment

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Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

🕔12:06, 11.Nov 2022

In een verder ongunstige omgeving voor obligatieemittenten en -beleggers ziet de toekomst voor obligaties uit opkomende markten er zonder twijfel groen uit. Stijgende wereldwijde rentes en volatiele markten hebben zwaar gewogen op zowel het aanbod van als de vraag naar

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Asset owners widely adopting sustainable investment

Asset owners widely adopting sustainable investment

🕔16:24, 8.Nov 2022

2022 global survey findings from asset owners: By now, we’re all aware that sustainable investment isn’t a new phenomenon, idea or even a quick fix, but rather the current and future of investments. With that in mind, our findings demonstrate

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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, 29.Oct 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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A Green Future For Steel

A Green Future For Steel

🕔14:40, 27.Oct 2022

Steel is a crucial input for multiple key sectors such as construction, renewable energy production and transport and is a fundamental element of a successful economic transition to net zero. The 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

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Betere manieren om de wereld te voeden

Betere manieren om de wereld te voeden

🕔09:58, 22.Oct 2022

Voedselzekerheid is door de Oekraïnecrisis een nog urgenter wereldwijd probleem geworden. Beleggers kunnen helpen om oplossingen te bedenken – van boer tot bord. De forse stijging van de voedselprijzen en de bevoorradingsproblemen, die nog verergerd werden door de Russische invasie

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Attractive valuation, but selectivity is required

Attractive valuation, but selectivity is required

🕔10:49, 21.Oct 2022

Flash Update: The recent round of positive performances in local currency markets has offered investors hope of some recovery after the asset class dropped by 16% between mid-February and mid-May 2022. Rising yield levels have contributed the most to the

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Investing for a circular future

Investing for a circular future

🕔17:08, 5.Oct 2022

Completing the circle of life Source To invest in the transition to a circular economy requires an investment-oriented framework. Broad frameworks, such as the EU Taxonomy, are available and their definitions are becoming more precise, but they are not sufficient

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From Unaware to Dedicated: Assessing Hedge Funds’ ESG Credentials

From Unaware to Dedicated: Assessing Hedge Funds’ ESG Credentials

🕔16:02, 3.Oct 2022

Managers’ beliefs about the merits of RI analysis in their investment process are wide-ranging. Tom Stoppard’s play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, explores minor characters from a much larger story. Managers of hedge funds focused on responsible investment (RI) may

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Economic Transition Monitor The path to net-zero

Economic Transition Monitor The path to net-zero

🕔10:26, 28.Sep 2022

This is the second edition of our regular monitoring of the path to net-zero. We continue to focus on the C20 – the 20 largest CO2 emitter countries (see Figure 1). These countries accounted for 80% of global CO2 emissions in 2021 and 18

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Quantifying The Potential Impact Of Bitcoin Mining On Global Methane Emissions

Quantifying The Potential Impact Of Bitcoin Mining On Global Methane Emissions

🕔14:02, 27.Sep 2022

Using Bitcoin mining to combust leaking methane sources can eliminate 5.32% of all global emissions by 2045. This represents 23% of all global methane emissions: more than half the UNEP’s targeted reduction of methane of 45% by 2045. That means

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Biodiversity: The neglected existential risk

Biodiversity: The neglected existential risk

🕔10:30, 27.Sep 2022

Biodiversity will become one the largest investment megatrends in our lives, and the theme is at an inflection point  Biodiversity: The neglected existential risk Much of the investment industry’s rhetoric is about capital – whether that’s financial, produced, human or

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Echt groen gaat verder dan criteria afvinken

Echt groen gaat verder dan criteria afvinken

🕔14:07, 26.Sep 2022

Green Bonds KWARTAALUPDAT Een obligatie is niet zomaar ‘groen’ te noemen. Om dit predicaat te mogen dragen, moet een obligatie aan verschillende criteria voldoen. Een dubbelinterview met een uitgever én een belegger wijst bovendien uit dat er meer is wat

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How Water Scarcity Cannot Be Addressed Without a Circular Economy

How Water Scarcity Cannot Be Addressed Without a Circular Economy

🕔12:57, 15.Sep 2022

Responsible investing is heavy with buzzwords and acronyms: ESG, SDGs and more. But in a world liberally scattered with jargon, what are we to make of a recently popular concept – the circular economy? And why should investors join us

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Hoe betrekken pensioenfondsen deelnemers bij hun maatschappelijk verantwoord beleggingsbeleid?

Hoe betrekken pensioenfondsen deelnemers bij hun maatschappelijk verantwoord beleggingsbeleid?

🕔10:14, 12.Sep 2022

1. De context Maatschappelijk verantwoord beleggen (MVB) is de afgelopen jaren bij pensioenfondsen in een stroomversnelling geraakt. Wet- en regelgeving leggen steeds meer nadruk op aandacht voor milieu-, sociale en governance-factoren (ESG-factoren) in het beleggingsproces. Initiatieven zoals het IMVB-convenant (Sociaal

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Sustainable by nature sequel: our portfolio biodiversity footprint

Sustainable by nature sequel: our portfolio biodiversity footprint

🕔08:50, 12.Sep 2022

INTRODUCTION In early 2022, scientists announced that the earth crossed six1 of the nine planetary boundaries demarcating the safe operating space for humanity: Pollution from ‘novel entities’2 , freshwater, climate change, biosphere integrity, biogeochemical cycles and land-system change. This unravelling

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Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

Podcast: Positive Impact Equity | Performance & positioning

🕔09:45, 10.Sep 2022

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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Why Bitcoin Is An Essential Part Of Every Esg Fund

Why Bitcoin Is An Essential Part Of Every Esg Fund

🕔15:09, 8.Sep 2022

If you’re a fund manager who is establishing an ESG policy, failure to consider Bitcoin in the mix is tantamount to gross negligence on your ESG obligations. If you’re a private investor, not investing in Bitcoin because it “uses energy”

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Sustainability Ranking Emerging Countries

Sustainability Ranking Emerging Countries

🕔08:12, 5.Sep 2022

The War in Ukraine is a daily reminder of how precious freedom and democracy are, and how essential security is. The respect of civil liberties and political rights has been at the core of our proprietary model for sustainable countries

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Blok voor blok

Blok voor blok

🕔08:10, 1.Sep 2022

Nu de vastgoedsector steeds meer wordt aangesproken op het verkleinen van zijn enorme ecologische voetafdruk, is modulair bouwen weer in de mode. Het is groener, sneller en efficiënter. Modulaire bouw is niet nieuw. In de negentiende eeuw verscheepten Britse immigranten

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Holding the world in your portfolio and considering climate transition risks

Holding the world in your portfolio and considering climate transition risks

🕔15:05, 31.Aug 2022

1. Introduction The STOXX WTW Climate Transition Indices are a new approach to managing climate risk that offer investors a systematic and transparent way to incorporate climate transition risk into their investment decisions. 1 The index methodology leverages WTW’s proprietary

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