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Morgan Stanley’s ESG survey finds majority wants to include ESG

Tue, 19/06/2018 - 12:15

The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and Morgan Stanley Investment Management have published an ESG survey which has gathered insights about trends, motivations, challenges and implementation approaches in sustainable investing by polling a range of asset owners, 60 per cent of which had total assets over USD10 billion. »

Shaun Conway, ixo Foundation

ixo foundation brings blockchain and impact investing close together

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 13:27

A new foundation focused on using a blockchain protocol to track and measure impact investing has been created by Dr Shaun Conway, a medical doctor and former adviser to the World Health Organisation.   »

ESG guidance published by PRI and ERM for private equity sector

Wed, 13/06/2018 - 13:32

A new guidance from the Principles for Responsible Investing (PRI) and the Environmental Resources Management (ERM) organisations examines and builds the business case for environmental, social and governance (ESG) monitoring, reporting and dialogue within the private equity sector. »

Green shoots

ESG protein index launched

Thu, 31/05/2018 - 12:05

A new index for investors analyses a USD300 billion group of 60 global food companies and has found that the large majority of meat, fish and dairy suppliers are failing to manage critical business risks such as greenhouse gas emissions and antibiotics risk. »

Goodwin assists Ambienta on third ESG fund

Wed, 30/05/2018 - 12:33

The Goodwin London Private Investment Funds team reports that it assisted Ambienta on the raising of its third fund, Ambienta III, with a first and final close after less than three months of active marketing. »

Morningstar passive sustainable report highlights sector’s growth

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 12:39

A new report from Morningstar, ‘Passive Sustainable Funds: The Global Landscape,’ reviews trends in asset growth, asset flows, and product development of index-tracking sustainable funds and is designed to illuminate the choices currently available to investors worldwide. »

Swarm Fund lists SparkLabs to support Smart City and sustainability efforts

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 09:39

Swarm, the blockchain for private equity, has listed SparkLabs, the largest accelerator network in Asia. Founded in 2013, SparkLabs supports innovation sectors including IoT, smart cities, sustainability, and healthcare. »

Philipp Pieper, Swarm

Blockchain private equity firm Swarm creates impact investment

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 09:22

Private equity blockchain fund Swarm has announced that it will make available an investment in the FarmCoin pan-African financial and commodities ecosystem via its marketplace. »

Green shoots

Amundi closes largest targeted green bond fund

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 12:13

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Amundi, Europe's largest asset manager, have closed the Amundi Planet Emerging Green One, which is the world's largest targeted green bond fund focused on emerging markets, at USD1.42 billion.  »

Green shoots

Russell Investments launches new material ESG scores

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 14:54

Global asset manager Russell Investments has created a material environmental, social & governance (ESG) score, which it says more accurately identifies ESG factors that could impact the financial performance of publicly-traded companies. »

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