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Pictet AM – Webinar – Where next for markets – focus on Asia

🕔15:00, 3.Mar 2021

Webinar – Where next for markets – focus on Asia Register for a webcast with our Chief Strategist, Luca Paolini, where he centres his thoughts on Asia, and in particular China. Amongst other topics, Luca will cover:  why investors are still

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The ESG Opportunity for Corporate Directors

The ESG Opportunity for Corporate Directors

🕔09:46, 26.Feb 2021

The ESG Opportunity for Corporate Directors. Is our board focused on the right issues? Does our board have the appropriate skills and governance process for effective ESG oversight? Is the company taking a strategic or tactical approach to ESG? Is

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ESG-labelled bonds – the carrot and the stick

ESG-labelled bonds – the carrot and the stick

🕔09:33, 22.Feb 2021

One of the pushbacks that investors in fixed income funds often make is: “Can bondholders really influence companies on sustainable issues in the way equity holders can?” It’s a fair question – after all, we provide companies with capital but we don’t own any equity, nor do we have any voting rights. However, to dismiss fixed income investors as mere bystanders would be …

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A new era of investing

A new era of investing

🕔12:05, 17.Feb 2021

2020 saw unprecedented change around the globe – economically, socially and politically. The most significant impacts resulted from the global coronavirus pandemic which has potentially changed many aspects of life for ever. The investment landscape has been changing too …

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A paler shade of green

A paler shade of green

🕔14:43, 12.Feb 2021

A paler shade of green If only sustainable investing was just about right and wrong; sustainable and unsustainable. Alas, it’s not so simple. Clearly, there are sustainable ‘bad boys’ such as coal companies and weapons manufacturers which sustainable funds do

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Qontigo – Webinar – Taking temperature for 2021

🕔17:00, 10.Feb 2021

Webinar – Taking temperature for 2021 Invesment solutions for challenging climate change February 10, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. (GMT) | 5:00 p.m. (CET) | 11:00 a.m. (EST) Despite the pandemic, climate change remains on top of the investors’ agenda. The

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Sustainability Alignment in Sovereign Portfolios

Sustainability Alignment in Sovereign Portfolios

🕔10:48, 10.Feb 2021

Demand for sustainable investment solutions continues to grow. The longterm consequences of short-term decisions are becoming clearer for the broad society. From consumers and businesses to governments and investors, we believe a broad secular shift toward sustainability is underway. The concept of responsible investments (RI) is strengthening every year as investors …

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How Are Investors Changing?

How Are Investors Changing?

🕔08:27, 10.Feb 2021

How Are Investors Changing?  ESG Asset Owner Survey How are investors’ priorities and practices changing when it comes to ESG investing, sustainability and impact? What are today’s key ESG implementation challenges? Seeking clarity on the issues, we surveyed 256 investors

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Alpha Research – Webinar – Technologie en de weg van grijs naar groen in China

🕔11:00, 9.Feb 2021

Webinar – Technologie en de weg van grijs naar groen in China Aflevering 1 van webinarserie “Long Term versus Short Term: Let’s Talk ESG” Alpha Research organiseert een webinarserie van 6 afleveringen met het thema “Long Term versus Short Term:

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Aegon AM – Webinar – Beyond ESG integration: Sustainability alignment in Sovereign portfolios.

🕔11:00, 28.Jan 2021

Webinar – Beyond ESG integration: Sustainability alignment in Sovereign portfolios At Aegon Asset Management, we believe that sustainability can be the cornerstone of sovereign debt portfolio management. Responsible investing enables investors to align their core values within a portfolio and

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Podcast: Let’s talk about ESG

Podcast: Let’s talk about ESG

🕔08:02, 28.Jan 2021

Covid-19 has exposed a lot of societal issues, be it job security or workplace safety, however the social aspect of ESG remains one of the least explored by investors today. Speaking to Citywire Selector, BNP Paribas Asset Management’s Jane Ambachtsheer, global head of sustainability, and Adam Kanzer, head of stewardship Americas, said lots …

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De S in ESG even belangrijk als de E en G

De S in ESG even belangrijk als de E en G

🕔15:52, 26.Jan 2021

De S in ESG even belangrijk als de E en G Covid-19 heeft vele gevolgen. Eén ervan is dat er meer aandacht is bij beleggers voor het sociale aspect in bedrijven. Uit een enquête van BNP Paribas Asset Management medio

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T. Rowe Price – Webinar – China: de ruwe diamant polijsten

🕔11:30, 26.Jan 2021

Webinar – China: de ruwe diamant polijsten China’s snelle binnenlandse en geopolitieke ontwikkelingen en de ruwe diamant van beleggingskansen, verdienen aandacht van beleggers. Tegelijkertijd is China echter nog steeds ondervertegenwoordigd in indices, kent het een volatiele interne markt en de

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From Paris to Glasgow: the return of the U.S. to the climate fight

From Paris to Glasgow: the return of the U.S. to the climate fight

🕔11:22, 25.Jan 2021

The 2016 Paris Agreement is at a critical juncture for at least two reasons. First, it recently celebrated its five-year anniversary. It is far too early to analyse the Agreement’s “achievements”, but that will not stop critics from trying. This scrutiny should be welcomed by those whose fear that not enough attention is being paid to rising temperatures’ grave threat to mankind. After all, 2020 was the second-hottest …

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ESG Investing in 2021

ESG Investing in 2021

🕔10:45, 15.Jan 2021

In a year dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a renewed focus from governments and companies on the need to address climate change and other sustainability challenges. For their part, many investors are integrating ESG and climate considerations

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The distinguishing features of impact investing

The distinguishing features of impact investing

🕔08:29, 15.Jan 2021

The distinguishing features of impact investing White Paper The growing market According to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the impact market, which doubled in size in 2018, continued its solid growth in 2020, reaching USD 715 billion. This stunning

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Understanding the impact of the global investment community on the real world (video)

🕔16:23, 14.Jan 2021

Understanding the impact of the global investment community on the real world Green Dream with BNP Paribas AM Jane Ambachtsheer BNP Paribas Asset Management’s global head of sustainability discusses the long-term impact of the financial industry on the planet and

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How to understand the EU’s growing rulebook on sustainable investing

How to understand the EU’s growing rulebook on sustainable investing

🕔14:02, 14.Jan 2021

In the last few years new words have been invading our everyday vocabulary. We have gone from ‘climate change’ and ‘green economy’ to the more specialised ‘sustainability’ and ‘integration’ and the utterly bizarre ‘principal adverse impact’ and ‘taxonomy’. What is

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ESG in Strategic Asset Allocation

ESG in Strategic Asset Allocation

🕔14:46, 5.Jan 2021

A Practical Implementation Framework December 2020 Much research has been made in the past few years about how to integrate ESG in various asset classes; however, ESG research on a total portfolio level—or strategic asset allocation (SAA) level—is still very

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Swiss Small and Mid-Cap Equities – Consistent Value Creation

Swiss Small and Mid-Cap Equities – Consistent Value Creation

🕔07:33, 31.Dec 2020

White Paper As in previous crises, the safe-haven status of the Swiss franc and an inflation rate of only 0.2% (as of the end of 2019) have helped Switzerland weather the storm in the past few months. The country has

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Update on global citizenship 2020

Update on global citizenship 2020

🕔09:14, 24.Dec 2020

At the outset of 2020, none of us could have anticipated just how timely the topic of citizenship would be. We are now living in a world in which social distancing has become the norm as we try to halt

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Highlights of the past weeks: The end of a chapter!

Highlights of the past weeks: The end of a chapter!

🕔10:59, 22.Dec 2020

The end of a chapter! Interested in learning what caught the eye of our readers in the past few weeks? Then look no further because this article will discuss the four best read articles of our site. As we are

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2021 Outlook: Responsible Investing

2021 Outlook: Responsible Investing

🕔10:59, 21.Dec 2020

2020 was an unprecedented year as the coronavirus crisis rattled markets and upended industries. Despite the volatility and economic weakness, investor demand for ESG-focused products continued to accelerate. Further, the downturn served as an opportunity for many investors to put

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#ESG – Research Highlights

#ESG – Research Highlights

🕔11:38, 14.Dec 2020

#ESG “Joe Biden could bring Paris climate goals within striking distance” was the headline of a recent article posted by the Guardian. With the recent election of Joe Biden as the new president of the United States, global heating could

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COVID-19: Investors find new ways to drive positive social outcomes

COVID-19: Investors find new ways to drive positive social outcomes

🕔08:03, 14.Dec 2020

Responsible Investment  The COVID-19 pandemic has become a test of companies’ sustainability credentials. It has served to sharpen public and investor scrutiny of environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices and we have observed that … The COVID-19 pandemic has put corporate

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Legacy of the Lockdowns – Outlook

Legacy of the Lockdowns – Outlook

🕔09:35, 11.Dec 2020

In our 2021 Investment Outlook, we seek to help investors navigate the next phases of the pandemic, the legacy of the lockdowns, and the ensuing economic recovery. We also consider how solutions to the climate crisis can be found at

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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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BNP Paribas AM Outlook 2021

BNP Paribas AM Outlook 2021

🕔09:45, 3.Dec 2020

De redactie van OpinioPro maakte het onderstaande verslag van de BNP Paribas AM Outlook 2021. The Great Instability. Dit jaar (2020) maken we niet één maar drie crises tegelijkertijd door. Een gezondheids-, economische- en klimaatcrisis. De instabiliteit die dit tot

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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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"Has the tide finally turned for #emergingmarkets #equities after a decade of trailing #US markets? It’s a question we often hear." 5 reasons why EM equities could power ahead in #2021 by @CapitalGroup -> https://www.opiniopro.com/2021/02/capital-group/5-reasons-why-em-equities-could-power-ahead-in-2021/

The underperformance of Value vs. Growth stocks explained

From the winter edition of our VBA Journaal, written by Jeroen Kakebeeke RBA, Investment Risk Manager at PGGM
#valueinvesting #growthinvesting

https://nieuws.cfavba.nl/publicaties/the-underperformance-of-value-vs-growth-stocks-explained/4a37e54d-5361-11eb-8a1e-005056b303d3

Reflation, Flation, What’s Your Nation? https://www.etftrends.com/model-portfolio-channel/reflation-flation-whats-your-nation/ #ETF #tracker

Not many places to hide last week, but #cyclical sectors held up relatively well amidst the backup in rates.

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@FactSet data

#MoneyMarketFunds that lend to #PrivateSector borrowers experienced large withdrawals during the financial stress of March 2020, but cumulative outflows differed considerably across funds https://www.bis.org/publ/qtrpdf/r_qt2103b.htm

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