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Greenwashing a challenge to sustainable investing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... to demonstrate what sustainable investment looks like from our perspective. "That includes evidence into how we integrate ESG into our investment funds, both in terms of ESG risks and opportunities, and asking us more about how we can be more transparent ...

Wealth managers under pressure on returns, ESG: Accenture

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 26 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Clients are demanding more from their wealth management, both in terms of returns and in terms of ESG investments, according to research from Accenture. Accenture's Towards the Markets of Tomorrow: Capital Markets Vision 2025 notes that globally, the ...

Opinion: Mind the gap: Investors continue to stall on climate action, despite sentiment confirming its risks

DAVID KLAUSNER  |  FRIDAY, 20 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... focus on climate change. As a result, less than 20% of North American investors view government action as a key driver of ESG integration in their portfolios. But not all is lost in North America where, until recently, regulatory actions have been lagging. ...

Cultural factors influence ESG approaches: Morgan Stanley Investment Management

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Investment managers approach ESG factors depending on the cultural nuances or jurisdiction of the investor, according to Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Local geographic and cultural factors impact on how markets and investors view ESG, said Laura ...

Assessing animal testing as a governance issue: Vontobel

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... estimated 10 million animals are still put through tests involving severe pain every year, noted Sudhir Roc-Sennett, head of ESG and thought leadership, Vontobel Quality Growth. Roc-Sennett identified 448 companies within the MSCI All Country World Index ...

UniSuper updates progress on net zero target

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... approach, and legitimacy around the targets that they are aligned with Paris." In addition to a total portfolio approach to ESG, UniSuper also has three dedicated ESG investment options (designed to avoid companies involved in the production, generation ...

Evergreen launches responsible investment fund index

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 19 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... Investment Association Australasia's (RIAA) Responsible Investment Spectrum as a foundation. RIAA sets out seven RI capabilities: ESG integration; negative screening; norms-based screening; active ownership; positive screening; sustainability-themed ...

Improve ESG data, analytics to enhance decisions: SAS

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 13 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Improving ESG data and analytics is key to making sustainability central to shareholder and corporate decisions, according to SAS. Currently, ESG data is still disparate, which limits the ways in which business decision makers can use it to inform strategic ...

Not all oil stocks are out on ESG grounds: Pendal Group

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Not all oil and gas companies are alike when it comes to ESG characteristics and transitioning to net zero, according to Pendal Group. As diversified oil and gas companies realign their operations towards a carbon-constrained future, investors have ...

ESG funds, ETPs see billion-dollar inflows

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Net flows to ESG funds and exchange traded products (ETPs) have shown strong growth overall in the last 12 months. According to research from Rainmaker Information, a net total of $1.9 billion have gone into ESG related unit trusts in the twelve months ...