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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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The long road to sustainable development goals for sovereigns

The long road to sustainable development goals for sovereigns

🕔15:44, 14.Sep 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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The climate crisis becomes real

The climate crisis becomes real

🕔11:58, 13.Sep 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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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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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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EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ strengthens sustainable outcomes focus

EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ strengthens sustainable outcomes focus

🕔10:45, 28.Jul 2021

The European Commission has unveiled its Fit for 55 roadmap1 setting out the transformation to deliver the European Union’s 2030 target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. This is a vital step to ensure

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Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

🕔11:11, 27.Jul 2021

De klimaatmaatregelen waar beleidsmakers voor staan zijn misschien wel de belangrijkste keuzes in de geschiedenis van de mensheid. De omslag van fossiele brandstoffen naar duurzame energie, vormt slechts een deel van de oplossing. In Nederland is er dit jaar weinig

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UBS Annual Reserve Manager Survey 2021

UBS Annual Reserve Manager Survey 2021

🕔08:55, 22.Jul 2021

27th Reserve Management Seminar UBS RMS Survey is among the most authoritative depictions of official reserve management activities available. This survey was conducted during April – June 2021 and collected responses from close to 30 central banks from all regions

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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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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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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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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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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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BNP Paribas AM – Webinar – Sustainability in the world of Money Market Funds

🕔15:00, 16.Jun 2021

The rapid and ongoing adoption of ESG across global industries has seen sustainable investments soar. However, fixed income markets and money markets have been slower to adopt ESG. But why is this and how long will it take for these

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Blue economy: A new twist in an old tragedy

Blue economy: A new twist in an old tragedy

🕔12:30, 8.Jun 2021

Markets and policymakers are finally waking up to the challenges and opportunities of protecting marine ecosystems, while simultaneously promoting sustainable development. It sounds like small fish. Back in 2017, the Seychelles put the finishing touches to a marine conservation scheme

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Sustainability by Nature

Sustainability by Nature

🕔02:31, 7.Jun 2021

Our biodiversity roadmap: We are in the midst of Earth’s sixth mass extinction event. Approximately 25% of all species on Earth is at risk of extinction by 2050, representing roughly one million species of plants and animals. By the end

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Sustainability and impact report

Sustainability and impact report

🕔10:52, 2.Jun 2021

A dialogue with investors: At this time last year, we thought we were in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis. In retrospect, it was just beginning. During 2020, many investors and business leaders became amateur epidemiologists, intensely studying transmission curves

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Sustainability and impact report

Sustainability and impact report

🕔15:56, 28.May 2021

We are pleased to share our third annual assessment of sustainability and impact for Putnam Sustainable Leaders Fund and Putnam Sustainable Future Fund. Against the backdrop of the funds’ goals of long-term capital appreciation, we aim to generate excellent financial

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Sustainable aviation fuel is ready for take-off

Sustainable aviation fuel is ready for take-off

🕔14:19, 28.May 2021

We are now less than a decade out from the self-imposed deadline set by many companies to become carbon neutral by 2030. Similarly, the 2050 deadline set by many countries to this achieve this is looming into view. Big strides

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Sustainability Ranking – Developed Countries

Sustainability Ranking – Developed Countries

🕔14:14, 25.May 2021

The starting universe is composed from the members of the OECD, therefore each new membership is included in the starting universe. The sustainability ranking allows the identification of countries which have fully integrated global challenges in their development of medium-term

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Columbia Threadneedle – Webinar – Sustainability in a post-Covid world

🕔11:00, 4.May 2021

Institutional investors are facing increasing government, regulatory, and member demand to invest sustainably. Sustainable investments were typically focussed on the environment and climate change mitigation strategies; but, although carbon-friendly assets are pivotal, investors are missing out on potential returns generated by other sustainable themes. 

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Sustainability-linked fixed income – Beyond green bonds

Sustainability-linked fixed income – Beyond green bonds

🕔15:22, 29.Apr 2021

Issuance of green bonds began more than 10 years ago in response to (institutional) investor concerns about climate change and its political and economic implications.[1] They have become a major pillar of an asset class of sustainability-linked fixed income securities that continues

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Pictet AM: Sectoren “Schone Energie” en “Duurzame Voedselindustrie” bieden beleggers enorme kansen

Pictet AM: Sectoren “Schone Energie” en “Duurzame Voedselindustrie” bieden beleggers enorme kansen

🕔10:00, 20.Apr 2021

De verkiezing van Joe Biden in de VS en Covid-19 zijn de katalysatoren die ervoor zorgen dat de ESG én rendementsbewuste belegger de komende jaren volop aan haar trekken zal komen. Binnen de sectoren “Schone Energie” en “Duurzame Voedselindustrie” zullen er zich volop interessante belegging mogelijkheden voor gaan doen.

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Impact Investing: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

Impact Investing: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever

🕔14:36, 24.Mar 2021

The magnitude of change and disruption experienced around the globe in 2020 was remarkable on many levels. The coronavirus pandemic enveloped the world, prompting widespread upheaval to established patterns of conducting business, communication, travel, and the daily lives of people and communities. Amid the evolving …

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What is the institutional outlook for #GovernmentBonds? – Research Highlights

What is the institutional outlook for #GovernmentBonds? – Research Highlights

🕔10:33, 5.Mar 2021

In the week of 22 February the 10-year Treasury yield jumped to its highest level since 14 February 2020 of 1.614%. This unexpected increase in yields makes us wonder what the institutional outlook is for rates and treasuries. 

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Sustainability & Credit Spreads: From Leaders to Improvers

Sustainability & Credit Spreads: From Leaders to Improvers

🕔10:51, 3.Mar 2021

The shift towards a more sustainable global economy continues to accelerate. At Aegon AM, we believe this secular shift will continue to present opportunities for investors. Entire industries and sectors are evolving as consumers and investors alike demand sustainable solutions, and governments around the world enact regulations to drive sustainability. From …

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Podcast: Sustainable investing beyond green bonds

🕔10:55, 19.Feb 2021

What are the key tools for sustainable investing in fixed income? In a recent episode of Refinitiv’s Sustainability Perspectives Podcast, James Rich, senior portfolio manager, outlined different ways to think about investing sustainably in fixed income. Beyond green bonds, learn about the sustainable megatrends and methods for identifying investable themes.

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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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Video: Multi-Asset Conversations – Episode 2

Video: Multi-Asset Conversations – Episode 2

🕔10:05, 3.Feb 2021

Multi-Asset Conversations – Episode 2 In the second short video in the series Colin Dryburgh discusses the opportunities for growth assets in 2021 and Robert-Jan van der Mark looks at sustainability and how we are seeing opportunities in that area.

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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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European sustainable infrastructure: in a sweet spot

European sustainable infrastructure: in a sweet spot

🕔16:29, 21.Jan 2021

In a turbulent 2020 infrastructure was an apparent safe haven, proving relatively resilient. However, the unprecedented shock to the asset class across all industry sectors and geographies at the same time, in a short period of time, has provided food for thought on several issues.

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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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#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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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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BNP Paribas AM – Webinar – Understanding the EU Taxonomy

🕔14:00, 2.Dec 2020

Webinar – Understanding the EU Taxonomy – Investment Academy Virtual Training Join us for a 60-minute live webcast with Helena Vines Fiestas, Deputy Head of Sustainability & Global Head of Stewardship and Policy at BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM).

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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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Sovereign Analysis: Natural Capital vs the Nature of Capital

Sovereign Analysis: Natural Capital vs the Nature of Capital

🕔15:06, 26.Nov 2020

“A community already exists within finance which is committed to adding value for investors, while collectively changing the world. Both we and the next generation deserve nothing less.” – Vincent Hamelink, Chief Investment Officer  We believe that the inflection point

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