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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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Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

🕔12:06, 23.Sep 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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Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

🕔08:40, 16.Sep 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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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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Do public equities have a role to play in impact investing?

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

🕔09:05, 5.Sep 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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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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Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

Investing in biodiversity – Why and How

🕔08:32, 4.Sep 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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Betere manieren om de wereld te voeden

Betere manieren om de wereld te voeden

🕔09:58, 2.Sep 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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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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ESG Challenges in Supply Chain Management – Investment Insights

ESG Challenges in Supply Chain Management – Investment Insights

🕔14:44, 31.Aug 2022

ESG risks in supply chains: Connecting the dots Supply chains are vital to many businesses. As they grow more complex, companies are exposed to a wide range of risks from environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. These risks can exacerbate

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Biodiversiteit: oplossing gezocht voor het volgende grote klimaatprobleem

Biodiversiteit: oplossing gezocht voor het volgende grote klimaatprobleem

🕔16:17, 30.Aug 2022

Wat is de invloed van de afname van biodiversiteit op onze wereld en wat kunnen beleggers doen om dit proces tegen te gaan? Op die vragen zoekt Pictet Asset Management als onderdeel van het Impact Partnersconsortium de antwoorden.

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Negatieve emissies: verder gaan dan netto nul

Negatieve emissies: verder gaan dan netto nul

🕔09:20, 30.Aug 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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Pictet Asset Management : Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

Pictet Asset Management : Duurzaamheid blijft belangrijk in opkomende obligatiemarkten

🕔09:06, 29.Aug 2022

Stijgende wereldwijde rentes en volatiele markten hebben zwaar gewogen op zowel het aanbod van als de vraag naar obligaties, vooral in opkomende markten (EM). Toch bleef één segment verrassend veerkrachtig. Uit onderzoek van Pictet Asset Management blijkt dat obligaties die

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Bitcoin: Why Environmentalists Need To Relax, It’s Better Than You Think

Bitcoin: Why Environmentalists Need To Relax, It’s Better Than You Think

🕔08:03, 23.Aug 2022

Bitcoin isn’t the great evil we have been led to believe. Until you’ve looked deeply into something, you’re not in a position to judge it, says Daniel Batten.  For as long as I can remember, protecting the environment was my

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ESG Megatrends: Climate Change

ESG Megatrends: Climate Change

🕔13:17, 19.Aug 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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7 Renewables Misconceptions

7 Renewables Misconceptions

🕔14:10, 18.Aug 2022

At our ESG fund, as part of our due diligence on Bitcoin Mining, we recently examined the 7 Most common ESG arguments against Bitcoin and found all of them to be untrue. Sometimes, the diametric opposite was the truth.

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Bitcoin Mining Can Prevent Climate Change

Bitcoin Mining Can Prevent Climate Change

🕔12:58, 18.Aug 2022

2022 has changed everything that we in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) sector thought we knew about Bitcoin. We thought it was a net negative for the environment. We could not have been more wrong. It turns out that

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Biodiversity

Biodiversity

🕔16:56, 17.Aug 2022

Biodiversity is equally vital to people and planet. It gives us clean air and water, food and medicines. As mentioned in The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review1, Biodiversity is the diversity of life and can be read at various

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The Renewable Grid Needs Bitcoin Mining

The Renewable Grid Needs Bitcoin Mining

🕔11:28, 17.Aug 2022

The 2 biggest problems with Solar & Wind are that they “don’t match where” and “don’t match when” most customers want it. These two problems lead to a plethora of other problems: curtailment, load balancing, voltage regulation, power wasted in

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A growth and income approach to investing in Europe

A growth and income approach to investing in Europe

🕔13:20, 16.Aug 2022

Can you elaborate on the growth and income philosophy of CGEGI and how that informs your positioning? Alfonso: For me, one of the most attractive features of the growth and income approach is that it gives managers complete discretion to

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A Framework for Assessing Natural Capital Risks and Opportunities in the Food Sector

A Framework for Assessing Natural Capital Risks and Opportunities in the Food Sector

🕔10:17, 16.Aug 2022

Climate change and carbon emissions in particular have recently received a lot of attention from governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses and the general public, and rightly so. But we must be wary of carbon emissions tunnel vision and instead take

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Emissions Saved and Avoided: Capital Goods

Emissions Saved and Avoided: Capital Goods

🕔16:27, 15.Aug 2022

Capital Goods Companies, the Enablers of the LowCarbon Industrial Revolution As an ever-increasing number of nations announce ambitious climate objectives, the global economy is embracing net zero carbon as a common direction. For example, the European Union targets a 55%

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The Effect of ESG on the Global Equities Lending Market

The Effect of ESG on the Global Equities Lending Market

🕔14:51, 15.Aug 2022

The paper looks to answer these questions with a unique empirical study of ESG’s effect on the global equities lending market.

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Dealing with income bias in sovereign ESG scores

Dealing with income bias in sovereign ESG scores

🕔10:40, 15.Aug 2022

Sovereign ESG revisited Introduction Although the use of sustainability metrics in sovereign fixed income markets is becoming more mainstream, there is a lack of consensus on how to appropriately assess countries’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance. A particular challenge

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The Carbon Impact of Investor Relations Activity

The Carbon Impact of Investor Relations Activity

🕔11:33, 13.Aug 2022

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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Circular Economy

Circular Economy

🕔10:16, 11.Aug 2022

The last decade has welcomed a major increase in the investment community’s awareness of the importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. Unfortunately, this awareness has come hand in hand with an increase in the negative real-world impacts of

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SFDR: A new regulatory landscape for Sustainable Investing in Europe

SFDR: A new regulatory landscape for Sustainable Investing in Europe

🕔16:56, 8.Aug 2022

Part 1 – Five Things to Know about SFDR in June 2022 Breaking Waves In March 2021, a regulatory wave hit the shores of the European Union, SFDR Level 1. It was the first in a series of rules and

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Attractive valuation, but selectivity is required

Attractive valuation, but selectivity is required

🕔10:49, 5.Aug 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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2022 GSR Scoreboard

2022 GSR Scoreboard

🕔08:52, 3.Aug 2022

“Governance, Sustainability and Resilience progress by State-Owned Investors” 1. Executive Summary We are delighted to present our 2022 GSR Scoreboard, the most comprehensive analysis yet on the governance, sustainability and resilience practices by State-Owned Investors around the world. The GSR

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The conflict in Ukraine carries significant implications for energy and food ESG themes

The conflict in Ukraine carries significant implications for energy and food ESG themes

🕔15:15, 1.Aug 2022

Key insights: The conflict in Ukraine underscores the tension of balancing energy transition goals and energy needs. The war is not compromising Europe’s commitment to decarbonization, but the short-term focus is on energy independence and security of supply. Because Russia

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Decarbonisation of electricity generation: The foundation stone for achieving net zero

Decarbonisation of electricity generation: The foundation stone for achieving net zero

🕔12:00, 27.Jul 2022

Humanity’s strategy for reaching net zero could be crudely described as “electrify everything we can and decarbonise electricity generation”. There is, of course, much more to it than this. But it is true that the virtual elimination of carbon emissions

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Sustainability Report 2021

Sustainability Report 2021

🕔14:18, 21.Jul 2022

I am delighted to introduce you to UBP’s 2021 Sustainability Report. This report highlights our efforts to embed sustainability at UBP. It outlines our vision and strategy as well as progress towards strengthening our responsible investment activities and improving our

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Credit Factor Investing with Machine Learning techniques

Credit Factor Investing with Machine Learning techniques

🕔14:02, 20.Jul 2022

Explaining portfolio returns through Fama-French-Carhart models supposes linearity between returns and risk factors. It makes it possible to simply identify relationships as a linear combination of factors, while in reality, these relationships could be much more complex. In support of

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Global Mining Outlook 2022

Global Mining Outlook 2022

🕔16:00, 18.Jul 2022

Changing times Ever since we began our global survey of mining executives 12 years ago, one thing has been constant: the top risk for the industry has always been commodity prices. So this year marks quite a moment: commodities markets

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ESG in de praktijk, Interview met Gabriel Micheli over ecologisch beleggen

ESG in de praktijk, Interview met Gabriel Micheli over ecologisch beleggen

🕔09:37, 13.Jul 2022

Gabriel Micheli is senior investment manager bij Pictet Asset Management en al 15 jaar actief in de samenstelling van milieuportefeuilles. Hieronder staan enkele belangrijke quotes uit het interview.            

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Repositioning to a circular economy

Repositioning to a circular economy

🕔08:33, 13.Jul 2022

With today's stressed supply chains and elevated commodities prices, the chart below is food for thought. It shows that …

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Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility

Electric Vehicles and Future Mobility

🕔12:49, 12.Jul 2022

An Ecosystem Approach to Investing with KraneShares  There is a climate crisis on our hands and fixing it will require a massive investment…

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ESG in de Praktijk Evgenia Molotova over beleggen met impact

ESG in de Praktijk Evgenia Molotova over beleggen met impact

🕔12:01, 4.Jul 2022

De ervaring van Evgenia Molotova in sectoren die doorgaans niet geassocieerd worden met impactbeleggen vormde de inspiratiebron voor Positive Change, een aandelenstrategie die een verschil maakt. Wat wekte uw interesse in impactbeleggen op? In het verleden leidde ik de dochteronderneming

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ESG journey is set to accelerate in credit markets

ESG journey is set to accelerate in credit markets

🕔12:59, 30.Jun 2022

Last year global sustainable debt issuance hit a record of over $1.4tn, with the overall sustainable debt universe expanding to near $3.4tn. In the first quarter of 2022 this healthy trend halted temporarily, as high energy prices and rising borrowing

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Food innovation: Investing to feed our future

Food innovation: Investing to feed our future

🕔10:03, 28.Jun 2022

At the recent COP267 conference, members of the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), of which Franklin Templeton is a member, signed a commitment to deploy over US$100 trillion in financing over the next three decades to move the

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Emerging Market Green Bonds Report 2021

Emerging Market Green Bonds Report 2021

🕔08:53, 28.Jun 2022

Riding the Green Wave: Green and sustainable investment in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs) rebounded from pandemicrelated challenges to reach record levels in 2021. This report provides an overview of developments in the market for green bonds issued in

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The call for naturebased solutions

The call for naturebased solutions

🕔15:29, 27.Jun 2022

Agriculture’s growing contribution to the net zero cause In the chilly waters off the coast of Tasmania grows a plant that might prove to be the tipping point in the fight against a particularly potent source of global warming: methane

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Q&A: impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on emerging market debt

Q&A: impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on emerging market debt

🕔09:08, 27.Jun 2022

In this Q&A, Kirstie Spence and Robert Burgess share their views on Russia, commodity prices and the impact of the conflict on emerging markets.  How does the Russia-Ukraine conflict compare to previous periods of geopolitical instability? Kirstie: The current situation

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