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Banks' role in global decarbonisation under spotlight

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... low carbon future, according to Aviva Investors. "Banks are essential for the global economy," said Aviva Investors senior ESG analyst Richard Butters. "They're the gatekeepers of finance and if companies are to transition, banks are the partners to ...

Fidelity International nabs HESTA talent

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 12 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... already strong sustainable investing team, and I'm delighted to have her on board," Tan said "She brings extensive experience in ESG strategy and policy, including integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into investment strategy, which will be ...

Investors press for swift action in wake of climate report

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 10 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... supporting initiatives such as Race to Net Zero and the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance." Man Group COO and head of ESG Robyn Grew echoed the call for asset managers to sign up to the Net Zero Asset Managers Alliance. "It's incumbent upon ...

ESG "the most important thematic for the next 30 years"

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
ESG is tipped to be the most important investment thematic for the next 30 years, according to Plato Investment Management. Managing director Don Hamson pointed to the surge in ESG investment and explained why the asset management industry must take ...

Assessing big tech's ESG risks and opportunities: Aviva Investors

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... such as Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft have soared over the past 12 months and the IT sector is a large component of many ESG funds, but Aviva Investors cautions that there are ESG risks to businesses' practices that must be scrutinised. Tech companies ...

bfinance hires ESG and responsible investment director

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Independent investment consultancy bfinance has launched a new ESG advisory unit and named an ESG and responsible investment director. Sarita Gosrani comes to bfinance from XPS Pensions Group, where she was head of ESG research. She helped lead the ...

Setting ESG targets a "first mover advantage" for companies

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
Setting ambitious ESG targets can provide companies with a "first mover advantage" in terms of access to new forms of capital and investment. Adam Carrel, partner in the EY Climate Change and Sustainability Services team, and Emily Whelan, ESG advisory ...

Quant manager deploys AI to identify corporate greenwashing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 5 AUG 2021  |  NEWS
... affiliate. "This new system enables us to analyse significant amounts of both structured and unstructured data." Acadian uses ESG signals drawn from text mining of sustainability reports, regulatory filings, shareholder proposals and other company data. ...

ASI launches APAC sustainability institute

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 29 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
... investing. The abrdn Sustainability Institute is designed to drive sustainable investing and supporting the buildout of a resilient ESG ecosystem in Asia Pacific. It will "proactively engage with policymakers to help shape the region's ESG regulatory ...

Pengana Capital reports positive impacts of equities fund

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 29 JUL 2021  |  NEWS
... impacts. The fund calculated impact of the companies during the 2020 calendar year per $100,000 of investment across a range of ESG measures, noting, for example, that proportional holding in key stocks over the 2020 year generated 11 MWh of renewable ...