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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 ...

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 ...