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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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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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Sustainability – Europe Institutional Investor Study 2022

Sustainability – Europe Institutional Investor Study 2022

🕔12:09, 1.Sep 2022

The 2022 Schroders Institutional Investor Study confirms once again how European investors have made sustainability an integral part of their activity, ahead of the global average in the race to net zero, regulatory agenda, and commitment to their role in

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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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Decarbonising fixed income investment

Decarbonising fixed income investment

🕔12:12, 31.Aug 2022

As investors increasingly look to manage the carbon exposure in their portfolios, it is critical that they have the right tools. There are many ways investors can address the carbon exposure in their portfolios, including explicit …

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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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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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Electric vehicles: charging towards a sustainable world

Electric vehicles: charging towards a sustainable world

🕔08:08, 1.Jul 2022

What has driven the recent acceleration in electric vehicle (EV) sales? Jason Zhang: The acceleration has been largely driven by regulations and incentives in Europe and China. In Europe, for example, 2020 was the first year when automakers faced stringent

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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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Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2022

Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study 2022

🕔13:41, 14.Jun 2022

This is the fifth Swiss Sustainable Investment Market Study published by Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) in collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) at the University of Zurich. After the impressive increase in the amount of

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Our carbon framework for sustainable investing

Our carbon framework for sustainable investing

🕔10:07, 26.May 2022

The urgent need for action on climate change and likely policy responces means that investors need to think about carbon in their portfolios. And they need to do so from multiple perspectives.

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Seven megatrend themes to watch

Seven megatrend themes to watch

🕔14:45, 11.May 2022

Find out about the key themes across science, technology and sustainability which are helping shape our future over the coming year – and beyond. 1. Focus on food security The recent supply chain disruptions – and the resulting empty supermarket

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How to address the challenges of sovereign sustainability

How to address the challenges of sovereign sustainability

🕔12:29, 4.May 2022

What does sustainability mean to you? We recognise that this can be an emotive topic and it is difficult to consolidate disparate sustainability concepts into one investable package. What we can do however is be clear in our objectives, encourage

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The state of the sustainability-linked bond market

The state of the sustainability-linked bond market

🕔08:29, 29.Apr 2022

Before we go further, we should define our terms. A sustainability-linked bond (SLB) is a general proceeds debt instrument, meaning the issuer does not have to predetermine projects and allocation of proceeds. Instead, the funds may be used for general

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Does every Financial Services organisation need a Paul Polman?

Does every Financial Services organisation need a Paul Polman?

🕔12:46, 25.Apr 2022

Sustainable Leadership in Financial Services Sustainable leadership. What does that actually mean? And what does it entail for the Financial Services sector? Does it mean shifting strategies from making profits to ensuring the planet is ok? To care about the

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Global Sustainable Outcomes – Q4 2021

Global Sustainable Outcomes – Q4 2021

🕔16:04, 5.Apr 2022

While the word inflation again dominated markets over Q4 2021, a new word rivalled it by December: Omicron. This Covid-19 mutation was identified by South African scientists and soon it was spreading fast. The world flew into a panic, banning

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Sustainability Report 2021

Sustainability Report 2021

🕔08:49, 5.Apr 2022

Our world is constantly changing. People are redefining the way they live, work and interact. Expectations from our clients, investors, employees and society are also evolving, and so should we. In April 2021, after a wide-ranging review, including cross-firm brainstorming

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Bonds that build back better

Bonds that build back better

🕔16:06, 10.Mar 2022

Some might argue that building a sustainable economy is a technological problem. It isn’t. The world is sufficiently stocked with greenhouse gas-reducing technologies such as renewable fuels, carbon capture and energy storage. What it lacks is capital. According to the

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Integrating climate change into capital market assumptions: our approach and findings

Integrating climate change into capital market assumptions: our approach and findings

🕔08:09, 7.Feb 2022

Our CMA process and how we aligned macro, fundamental and climate variables Our CMA process follows a classic building-block approach in which the components of total return — income, growth and valuation — are forecast independently. We use a number

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Our top four sustainable equity investment themes for 2022

Our top four sustainable equity investment themes for 2022

🕔14:14, 2.Feb 2022

Sustainable investing has continued to grow at record pace. We believe one of the ways to generate value is to stick to long-term sustainable growth investing focused on the sustainable revolution underway in society. A growing number of companies and

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ESG Global Study 2021

ESG Global Study 2021

🕔08:19, 21.Jan 2022

Executive summary Global investors strongly prefer an active approach to ESG. Threequarters use active funds to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues  more than double the proportion using passive funds and trackers. Rather than investing in funds that merely

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Investment views for uncertain times

Investment views for uncertain times

🕔11:57, 18.Jan 2022

One year after the discovery of anti-Covid vaccines, financial markets will soon have left (or slowly leaving) the pandemic behind. The economy has not.  This is demonstrated by the numerous disruptions among supply chains, on labour markets or on commodity

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Why might investors be interested in waste?

Why might investors be interested in waste?

🕔09:19, 18.Jan 2022

The challenge of waste management has long been one of society’s primary challenges. Indeed, we can trace the origin of the waste management industry all the way back to the creation of the first municipal dump in Ancient Greece where,

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Country Sustainability: Finland takes the lead

Country Sustainability: Finland takes the lead

🕔08:38, 12.Jan 2022

Update – December 2021 Covid-19 with adverse and complex implications Tentative hopes of a foreseeable end to the coronavirus pandemic have been dashed again with new waves of Covid-19 raging in many parts of the world and the recent detection

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Sustainability linked bonds: bedrijven uit opkomende markten verhogen de inzet

Sustainability linked bonds: bedrijven uit opkomende markten verhogen de inzet

🕔12:45, 1.Jan 2022

Bedrijven uit opkomende markten maken steeds vaker gebruik van een innovatief type obligatie om hun inspanningen voor de groene transitie te ondersteunen. Van kustoverstromingen tot een mogelijke ineenstorting van de landbouwproductie, opkomende economieën zijn kwetsbaarder voor de gevolgen van de

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Global Sustainable Outcomes – Q3 2021

Global Sustainable Outcomes – Q3 2021

🕔11:39, 16.Dec 2021

We’re now seeing the economic consequences of shutting down the world and then hitting the restart button. As most economies re-open, demand for goods and services has largely recovered to pre-Covid levels, however supply chains have remained under stress. What

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Duurzame Voeding: een defensieve belegging met sterke groei

Duurzame Voeding: een defensieve belegging met sterke groei

🕔14:56, 5.Dec 2021

De transitie naar een meer duurzame voedselwaardeketen, ‘from farm to fork’, vergt innovatieve oplossingen. Dat opent een hele nieuwe wereld van opportuniteiten voor beleggers. ‘Voedselwaardeketens vormen de kern van veel van de milieu- en sociale problemen waarmee we vandaag worden

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ESG: de aanpak in de geldmarkt

ESG: de aanpak in de geldmarkt

🕔10:22, 3.Dec 2021

Duurzaam beleggen hoeft niet beperkt te blijven tot de lange termijn. Geldmarktfondsen kunnen ook ESG omarmen en beleggers helpen om duurzaamheid te bereiken in hun portefeuille. Milieu-, maatschappelijke en bestuurlijke factoren (ESG) in aanmerking nemen om risico's te verminderen en

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From Paris to Glasgow – Are we moving fast enough?

From Paris to Glasgow – Are we moving fast enough?

🕔15:25, 1.Dec 2021

SPECIAL COP26 The Conference of the Parties (COP) was established with the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Since the first COP in 1995 headed

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Building a carbon efficient sustainable ETF – a case study

Building a carbon efficient sustainable ETF – a case study

🕔12:53, 1.Dec 2021

Recent trends – a clear focus on climate change UBS has been a pioneer in the sustainability ETF space since 2011, through a journey that has led us to become the second largest sustainable ETF provider in Europe, with 34bn

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The synthetic Biology Revolution

The synthetic Biology Revolution

🕔08:46, 1.Dec 2021

If the technology for making diabetes medicine hadn’t changed since the 1930s, today we’d need an area larger than the surface of the earth for raising pigs, harvesting insulin from their pancreases to help hundreds of millions of diabetics around

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Healthy cities

Healthy cities

🕔08:22, 12.Nov 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has put the onus on health. Well-designed and well-serviced cities are a key piece of the puzzle. Smart cities aren’t just about robotics and futuristic design. To be truly smart, they also need to protect and promote

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ICMA: looking ahead

ICMA: looking ahead

🕔23:11, 3.Nov 2021

ICMA Quarterly Report It is a great pleasure to be able to communicate with you all for the first time and share some initial thoughts just one month into my appointment as the new CEO of ICMA. The last 18

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The climate crisis becomes real

The climate crisis becomes real

🕔11:58, 29.Oct 2021

Global Sustainable Outcomes: There’s only one way to summarise Q2: a world divided. In North America and Europe economic recovery exceeded expectations as successful vaccination programmes supported market reopening. Here in the UK we emerged from a bleak winter of

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Mandating ESG disclosures really makes a difference

Mandating ESG disclosures really makes a difference

🕔10:37, 26.Oct 2021

As the dangers of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks have been broadly explored and acknowledged, many countries have imposed mandatory rules on companies to report more information on these issues in their financial disclosures or standalone sustainability reports. One

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The long road to sustainable development goals for sovereigns

The long road to sustainable development goals for sovereigns

🕔08:44, 22.Oct 2021

The resolution was adopted by the General Assembly and agreed upon by the 193 Member States of the United Nations, with goals to transform our world by 2030. All countries and stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership, will agree to 17

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How can the insurance industry be more sustainable?

How can the insurance industry be more sustainable?

🕔10:30, 18.Oct 2021

The insurance industry needs to think about sustainability through both an underwriting and an investment lens, says ESG analyst Xuan Sheng Ou Yong. Sustainability issues such as climate change have been gaining more attention among insurance companies since they face

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Innovations in Sustainability  Are Reshaping the Future of Plastic

Innovations in Sustainability Are Reshaping the Future of Plastic

🕔08:51, 11.Oct 2021

Balancing health and environmental concerns with the material’s utility. Over just a few short decades, plastic in its many forms has become a ubiquitous material in modern life. But its many uses and economic and practical benefits have not come

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Uncovering sustainable opportunities in sovereigns

Uncovering sustainable opportunities in sovereigns

🕔08:40, 11.Oct 2021

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), we believe it is important to strike a balance between developed markets and investment grade emerging markets. We favor sovereign bonds with a global sustainable approach. We believe there are opportunities

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Four Keys to Tackling the Green Bond Boom

Four Keys to Tackling the Green Bond Boom

🕔14:35, 8.Oct 2021

Increased issuance means more buy‑side diligence is needed. The extraordinary growth of debt issuance with an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) focus over the last few years has brought responsible investing to the forefront of fixed income management, with the increase

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UBP impact insights – September 2021

UBP impact insights – September 2021

🕔15:08, 30.Sep 2021

Welcome to the first edition of the UBP Impact Newsletter. Between the annual impact report and the regular thought pieces the team produces, we felt that our clients – current and future – would welcome a more informal update from

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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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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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Meeting critical metals demand for a sustainable future

Meeting critical metals demand for a sustainable future

🕔12:29, 10.Sep 2021

Growth in the net-zero digital economy relies on increased production of critical ICT metals and rare earths. How can we green the world and connect it, while limiting the social and environmental impact? There is much talk about the scope

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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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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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