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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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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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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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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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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 Emerging Countries

Sustainability Ranking Emerging Countries

🕔11:18, 27.Oct 2020

Emerging economies are generally considered to have high potential, notably due to their young and growing population. Although most are not always seen as being sustainable or having a democratic process, integrating sustainability criteria into the management of a portfolio

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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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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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A sustainable perspective on digital infrastructure

A sustainable perspective on digital infrastructure

🕔10:59, 23.Oct 2020

When you think of infrastructure you might immediately picture transport networks, buildings or sewage, water and electrical systems: physical things, or hard landscape elements. But as with most things in a world in which the Covid-19 outbreak has shaken up

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Carbon neutrality is achievable by 2050 (Podcast)

Carbon neutrality is achievable by 2050 (Podcast)

🕔08:30, 21.Oct 2020

Market Weekly The EU’s new targets for emissions reductions are realistic and achievable and should lift the price of CO2, encouraging more emitters to switch to doing business in a more environmentally friendly way. In this podcast, chief sustainability strategist

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Duurzaam beleggen:Het verleden, het heden en de toekomst

Duurzaam beleggen:Het verleden, het heden en de toekomst

🕔11:05, 12.Oct 2020

2020 markeert het 5e jaar dat de ACTIAM Responsible Index Equity Funds genoteerd staan aan de Nederlandse effectenbeurs. In die vijf jaar is er veel gebeurd; vijf jaar geleden was Obama nog president en deed Trump mee aan de Republikeinse

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Anual Sustainability Report over 2019

Anual Sustainability Report over 2019

🕔14:48, 9.Oct 2020

One of the core attributes of sustainable investing is transparency, both in terms of how sustainable development is incorporated into an investment approach, and also in the subsequent reporting of results. Our transparent and consistent approach to sustainable investment is

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Q&A: Germany set to shine spotlight on supply chains

Q&A: Germany set to shine spotlight on supply chains

🕔12:54, 9.Oct 2020

European Gazette The country is poised to increase scrutiny on human rights and eco standards within business. As investors, the investigation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks form an essential component of our bottom-up investment analysis

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Sustainability Drives Success in a Post-Coronavirus World

Sustainability Drives Success in a Post-Coronavirus World

🕔11:03, 7.Oct 2020

ESG matters more than ever in choosing good companies KEY INSIGHTS The coronavirus pandemic has pulled forward environmental, social, and governance (ESG) trends by years in a matter of months. Societal pressures are driving unprecedented change and the need for

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Finding the opportunity in ESG

Finding the opportunity in ESG

🕔09:54, 30.Sep 2020

ESG disclosures: the bedrock of the sustainable finance agenda At Invesco, we consider environmental, social and governance issues (ESG) not only as financially material considerations but a core part of long-term value creation. And we are not alone- asset managers

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What COVID-19 Means for Globalisation

What COVID-19 Means for Globalisation

🕔14:31, 21.Sep 2020

Lazard Sustainability Talks The supply and demand shocks precipitated by COVID-19 will dissipate in the coming months and years, but there are reasons to believe the virus may have longer-lasting impacts, notably on the rate and direction of globalisation. The

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Phenix Capital – Virtual Impact Summit – Catalysing Institutional Capital Beyond Physical Boundaries

🕔08:00, 15.Sep 2020

Virtual Impact Summit – Catalysing Institutional Capital Beyond Physical Boundaries Defying the current pandemic limitations we are committed to connect the global investing community for game-changing discussions on impact investing. Phenix Virtual Impact Summit is a highly curated institutional investor

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Smart Sustainability: 2020 global survey findings from asset owners

Smart Sustainability: 2020 global survey findings from asset owners

🕔09:26, 10.Aug 2020

Back in 2017, when we first asked questions to ascertain if asset owners were thinking of applying sustainability considerations to smart beta, we were surprised to find out …

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Real resilience in sustainability

Real resilience in sustainability

🕔09:44, 31.Jul 2020

The tectonic shift toward sustainability is gaining pace. We highlight an underappreciated climate-related risk to portfolios: water stress. Negotiations have kicked off over the size and make-up of a new U.S. fiscal package as key benefits are set to expire

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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?

🕔15:05, 17.Jul 2020

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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The rising challenge of sustainability fraud

The rising challenge of sustainability fraud

🕔08:07, 8.Jul 2020

Understanding fraud risks and prevention for investors and companie Until recently, sustainability information and management has been a secondary activity for many companies. Often, a separate sustainability department was created and given the responsibility for the development of sustainability projects

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Eurizon AM – Webinar – Green Bonds: What happens to green when markets turn mean?

🕔10:30, 18.Jun 2020

Webinar – Green Bonds: What happens to green when markets turn mean? The recent bond market sell-off caused by the Covid19 pandemic revealed that Green Bonds held up remarkably well with just half of the losses versus the broader corporate

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London Stock Exchange Group – Webinar – COP26

🕔16:00, 17.Jun 2020

Webinar – COP26: Sustainable Recovery & investor collaboration on Covid-19 recovery We would like to invite you to a London Stock Exchange Group and PRI online event series which aim to build momentum ahead of COP26 that will now take place in

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Going green

Going green

🕔14:22, 29.May 2020

Real estate and sustainability in APAC With both events likely to witness widespread damage to public health, disruption to economic systems, and yet face solutions that can be guided by scientific evidence, parallels between the COVID-19 outbreak and the climate

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Capital Group – Webinar -The Income Conundrum: Where to find sustainable income for your clients’ portfolios

🕔16:00, 28.May 2020

Webinar -The Income Conundrum: Where to find sustainable income for your clients’ portfolios With rates near zero, where can income-seeking investors turn for higher yield without taking on too much risk? David Daigle, our Fixed income portfolio manager with 25

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Aerial View Magazine: The Inconvenient Truth About ESG

Aerial View Magazine: The Inconvenient Truth About ESG

🕔15:51, 28.May 2020

The ESG Movement has Grown Even before COVID-19 exposed the importance of public health policies to investments, there were reasons to think about environmental, social responsibility and corporate governance (ESG) issues when making investment decisions. There were Australia’s wildfires, which

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Resilience amidst market drawdowns

Resilience amidst market drawdowns

🕔13:00, 27.May 2020

Sustainable ETFs  During the Coronavirus period, the majority of ESG index portfolios delivered better relative returns compared to broad markets. It has emerged as a consistent pattern with ESG outperforming throughout market corrections in recent years. It underscores that companies

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Safe havens and QE in this week’s Top Five

Safe havens and QE in this week’s Top Five

🕔10:54, 23.May 2020

#21 A variety of publications in this week’s Top Five, please see below the best read publications: On the fifth place, Blackrock‘s Weekly Commentary “Europe bond outlook under review“: Including their weekly chart: Neuberger Berman‘s “Asset Allocation Committee Outlook 2Q20”

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The New Economic Order

The New Economic Order

🕔14:22, 19.May 2020

We believe the Covid-19 crisis will trigger a step-change in policy, accelerate existing trends and transform investment frameworks. Government intervention, fiscal activism, corporate governance and sustainability, and continued Asian economic strength will characterise this new order, creating …

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Sustainable investing, the new ‘safe haven’?

Sustainable investing, the new ‘safe haven’?

🕔11:46, 18.May 2020

Flash Note During times of crisis, investors used to retreat into tried and trusted safe havens, such as gold or long-dated government bonds, while sustainable investing was viewed as a fashion or something of a luxury during uncertain times. I

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Morningstar Sustainability Atlas

Morningstar Sustainability Atlas

🕔14:55, 15.May 2020

Northern Europe set the global standard, along with Hong Kong and Taiwan. The U.S. scores fairly and shows low Carbon Risk.   This report examines the sustainability profiles of Morningstar’s 48 country-specific equity indexes. The country indexes, which span developed and

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Financial Investigator – Seminar ESG, Impact Investing and Implementation of the SDGs

🕔11:30, 14.May 2020

Seminar ESG, Impact Investing and Implementation of the SDGs How to implement the SDGs in your investment portfolio in an efficient and effective way? What are the pitfalls when measuring SDGs? How do you deal with contradictions within the SDGs?

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Navigating the Alphabet Soup

Navigating the Alphabet Soup

🕔16:34, 8.May 2020

A guide to sustainable investing In recent years, investors have become increasingly interested in strategies that incorporate non-financial factors in the investing process. A 2018 report from the Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) stated that U.S. assets

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Quarterly Report – Assessment of Market Practice and Regulatory Policy

Quarterly Report – Assessment of Market Practice and Regulatory Policy

🕔15:09, 8.May 2020

COVID-19: the impact on capital markets and the response  The current situation with the escalation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is dominating every aspect of financial markets and the day-to-day lives of all of us. It is impacting ICMA on a

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CEE challenge: Going green

CEE challenge: Going green

🕔10:45, 8.May 2020

Once the turmoil caused by COVID-19 subsides, there will be a need for reflection and strategic decisions on how to move forward and be prepared for the next challenges to be faced. The vast majority of EU member countries opted

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Responsible Investing: Critical issues and indicators Q1 2020

Responsible Investing: Critical issues and indicators Q1 2020

🕔16:57, 7.May 2020

A closer look at the facts, figures and trends that impact Responsible Investing  

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Forging a new future for problematic plastic: are companies prepared?

Forging a new future for problematic plastic: are companies prepared?

🕔10:08, 7.May 2020

Companies across the plastics value chains need to respond to increasing pressure from regulators and consumers to veer away from disposable plastics. Our analysis and engagement with more than 100 such companies has led us to believe a zeroplastic future

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Monthly OpinioPro Statistics – April 2020

Monthly OpinioPro Statistics – April 2020

🕔10:43, 6.May 2020

April In this blogpost, we will update you on our monthly best-reads and longest-reads. If you follow our weekly blogposts, you know the best read research articles on a weekly basis. In this monthly overview, we provide you with a

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The private markets have reached an inflection point in ESG

The private markets have reached an inflection point in ESG

🕔17:55, 24.Apr 2020

Since 2006, when the pri was introduced, private market investors have not always been consistent in the adoption and application of esg fundamentals: but we are reaching an inflection point. esg engagement is undergoing a shift from a “nice to

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Climate Change and Credit Risk February 2020

Climate Change and Credit Risk February 2020

🕔17:04, 24.Apr 2020

We investigate the relationship between exposure to climate change and firm credit risk. We show that the distance-to-default, a widely used market-based measure of corporate default risk, is negatively associated with the amount of a firm’s carbon emissions and carbon

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Climate Impact Understanding Vulnerability as the Missing Piece in the Climate Risk Puzzle

Climate Impact Understanding Vulnerability as the Missing Piece in the Climate Risk Puzzle

🕔16:53, 24.Apr 2020

As the economic, physical and human impacts of climate change mount around the world, many investors are considering related risks throughout the investment process. Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing has developed a climate risk assessment framework that goes beyond

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Sustainability Ranking Emerging Countries April 2020

Sustainability Ranking Emerging Countries April 2020

🕔14:38, 22.Apr 2020

2019 recorded again a severe deterioration of democracy worldwide, mainly explained by the decline in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa with a deterioration in the majority of the themes related to democracy i.e. civil liberties, electoral process and function of

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