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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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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 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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Talking Points: Are infrastructure investors ready for rising climate-related risks?

Talking Points: Are infrastructure investors ready for rising climate-related risks?

🕔14:17, 20.Jul 2021

On 7 June 2021, the G7 agreed to make climate reporting mandatory, in line with the recommendations of the global Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Climate risk looks at the risks related to the transition to a lowercarbon economy,

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What’s the ESG in private equity?

What’s the ESG in private equity?

🕔15:03, 19.Jul 2021

Over the last few years, the private equity industry has radically reassessed the importance and value of ESG to their businesses. ESG has shifted from being considered an area of just compliance, to an overarching framework that informs the strategic

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Which emerging markets will be the winners and losers from energy transition?

Which emerging markets will be the winners and losers from energy transition?

🕔13:07, 16.Jul 2021

The race to decarbonise the global economy has the potential to turn the commodities market upside down. And this will have wide-ranging implications for emerging markets (EM). Most of the world’s largest economies are targeting “net zero” emissions of carbon

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EBA report

EBA report

🕔16:33, 15.Jul 2021

The EBA has received several mandates to assess how to include Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks into the three pillars of the banking prudential framework. This report assesses their potential inclusion in Pillar 2 by providing common definitions of

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Climate Data Nuances in Equity Index Portfolios

Climate Data Nuances in Equity Index Portfolios

🕔08:38, 15.Jul 2021

In our recent paper, “Weathering the Storm: Exploring Climate Strategies”, we explored the main approaches to integrating climate considerations in investment portfolios. In this article, we dive deeper and look at some nuances in climate data that need to be

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Listed companies have less than six years to align with 1.5C warming target, inaugural MSCI Net-Zero Tracker reveals

Listed companies have less than six years to align with 1.5C warming target, inaugural MSCI Net-Zero Tracker reveals

🕔11:59, 14.Jul 2021

Launch of quarterly MSCI Net-Zero Tracker will show progress of listed companies towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and highlight climate leaders and laggards. NEW YORK – July 12, 2021 – The world’s publicly listed companies must dramatically accelerate

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Fed in a balancing act

Fed in a balancing act

🕔10:16, 13.Jul 2021

The economic normalization process is well under way in regions where the vaccine roll-out has been smooth. Inflation numbers and expectations have risen sharply, but we see this as transitory. During the June FOMC meeting, the Fed made a hawkish

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Taking sustainability to the next level. It’s time for the Elite

Taking sustainability to the next level. It’s time for the Elite

🕔08:46, 13.Jul 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented uncertainty to financial markets. Yet the demand for sustainable ETFs in Europe has been…

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The SFDR’s Articles 8 and 9: The Funds Behind the Labels

The SFDR’s Articles 8 and 9: The Funds Behind the Labels

🕔12:54, 12.Jul 2021

Financial market participants (FMPs) in the European Union (EU) are already addressing aspects of the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)1 , which aims to enhance transparency on how sustainability risks are integrated or how adverse sustainability impacts are considered

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Japan Ups the Ante on Corporate Governance and Regulatory Reform

Japan Ups the Ante on Corporate Governance and Regulatory Reform

🕔11:56, 12.Jul 2021

One of the most significant achievements of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” economic reform strategy has been the improvement in Japanese corporate governance standards. The government’s prioritizing of …

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Duurzame energietransitie: volop mogelijkheden

Duurzame energietransitie: volop mogelijkheden

🕔07:10, 12.Jul 2021

Op 18 mei 2021 publiceerde de International Energy Agency (IEA) haar rapport “Net Zero by 2050. A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector”. De IEA werd in 1974 opgericht als de oliesectorwaakhond van de westerse landen. In de afgelopen 47

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Video: Data and tools to measure biodiversity dependencies and impacts

Video: Data and tools to measure biodiversity dependencies and impacts

🕔11:59, 8.Jul 2021

As the sustainable investor for a changing world, BNP Paribas Asset Management believes it is essential to understand the impact of environmental change on the economy as fully as possible. Accordingly, we have been assessing our dependencies and impacts to

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Pre-Issuance Impact Report on the UK Government Green Financing Programme

Pre-Issuance Impact Report on the UK Government Green Financing Programme

🕔09:10, 8.Jul 2021

The UK government green financing programme ('the programme') is a green gilt (bond) issuance programme, alongside a world-first green retail savings bond via NS&I – the UK government’s retail savings arm. In addition to the core purpose of financing sustainable

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Video: Bringing sustainable insights and solutions to investors

Video: Bringing sustainable insights and solutions to investors

🕔11:39, 7.Jul 2021

As the sustainable investor for a changing world, BNP Paribas Asset Management is working to provide investors with sustainable investment solutions and investable insights through innovative and actionable research, Alex Bernhardt, the recently appointed global head of sustainability research, explains in

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STOXX Monthly Index News – June 2021

STOXX Monthly Index News – June 2021

🕔13:04, 6.Jul 2021

The EURO STOXX 50® ESG Index was introduced in 2019 as a sustainable alternative to the flagship EURO STOXX 50® Index. The ESG index follows product- and norms-based exclusions and integrates companies’ ESG scores into the stock selection. The result

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Investing in the blue economy

Investing in the blue economy

🕔17:16, 1.Jul 2021

Better ocean health is vital for addressing climate change. As fixed income investors, we’re seeing growing opportunities to make a difference. Carbon sinks have become pivotal in the fight against climate change. Simply put, they are areas that absorb more

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Alpha Research – Webinar – Let’s talk Sustainable & Impact Investing in Global Equities

🕔08:00, 29.Jun 2021

Let’s talk Sustainable & Impact Investing in Global Equities Op dinsdag 29 juni om 15:00 organiseert Alpha Research het zesde webinar in de serie Long Term versus Short Term: Let’s Talk ESG. Deze zesdelige serie gaat in op de uitdagingen

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Global Sustainable Outcomes: News & Views Q1 2021

Global Sustainable Outcomes: News & Views Q1 2021

🕔08:04, 25.Jun 2021

Inflation: a word that has sparked huge debate as well as rotation in the market. But is it temporary or permanent, helpful or harmful? One thing is clear: it has been rising around the world. With successful vaccine rollout programmes

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T. Rowe Price – Webinar – Integratie van ESG variabelen in het beleggingsproces

🕔11:00, 22.Jun 2021

Graag nodigen wij u uit voor een informatief en interactief webinar op dinsdag 22 juni, van 11:00 uur tot 12:15 uur, met als thema “Integratie van ESG variabelen in het beleggingsproces”. Systematische integratie van ESG-informatie is essentieel voor langetermijn beleggers. Hoe

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Het pleidooi voor duurzaam cash management

Het pleidooi voor duurzaam cash management

🕔08:00, 22.Jun 2021

Gezien de korte-termijnhorizon van geldmarktfondsen, kunnen sommige beleggers denken dat de integratie van ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) in geldmarktfondsen niet de moeite waard is. BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) heeft een andere visie als duurzame vermogensbeheerder. Langetermijnrisico’s

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Do emerging markets & ESG mix?

Do emerging markets & ESG mix?

🕔10:23, 18.Jun 2021

Anthony Kettle tackles the common misconception that emerging markets – which make up c.25% of the global bond universe – are behind the curve on this industry megatrend. While ESG is quickly becoming a big part of most asset managers’

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Liquidity Solutions The Case For Sustainable Cash Management

Liquidity Solutions The Case For Sustainable Cash Management

🕔15:10, 17.Jun 2021

At its heart, sustainability is about protecting investors from reputational, operational and financial risks associated with controversial companies or countries, but it also provides a wealth of new investment opportunities to support a more responsible economy. This is why BNP

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