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Green bond investors left in the dark

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 8 FEB 2024  |  NEWS
... numbers." For example, in Insight Investment's analysis of Iberdrola's Scope 1 emissions based on data from Bloomberg, using MSCI's methodology saw a 97% reduction of a green bond's carbon footprint compared to using the issuer's carbon footprint, while ...

BlackRock admits stakeholder pressure on ESG a risk

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 18 JAN 2024  |  NEWS
... and governmental action and scrutiny," it stated. One of Blackrocks biggest ESG-labelled exchange-traded funds - iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF (SUSA) - has suffered a $1.5b net investor outflow in the past four trading sessions, according to Bloomberg ...

Northern Trust pulled up for greenwashing

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 21 DEC 2023  |  NEWS
... 3 or 4 in the low carbon transition management score quartile. Northern Trust outsourced its exclusions and screenings to MSCI. ASIC said product disclosure statements were misleading because at least three companies that failed the low carbon transition ...

New code of practice guidance for voluntary carbon markets

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... emissions through high-quality carbon credits and prevent misuse of such offsets. This will be launched next year. According to MSCI Carbon Markets (formerly Trove Research), $19 billion could be delivered if companies used carbon credits to cover the ...

Sustainable bonds underperform on climate targets

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  THURSDAY, 16 NOV 2023  |  NEWS
... tracking to meet 2050 net zero targets. Corporate issuers are increasingly turning to labelled bonds (corporate-bond issuers in MSCI ESG Ratings coverage with at least one outstanding self-labeled green bond, sustainability bond or SLB), issuing more ...

Climate fund assets reach half a trillion dollars

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 3 OCT 2023  |  NEWS
... Australia-domiciled funds lead four out of the top ten climate funds across the world (excluding Europe, China, and the US). iShares MSCI Japan Climate Action ETF bypassed Russell Investments Low Carbon Global Shares to top the list with assets of US$818 ...

Higher ESG means stronger ROI: study

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 19 SEP 2023  |  NEWS
... total stock returns (comprising dividends and capital appreciation) from 2013 to 2021 and their ESG ratings published by MSCI. ESG leaders outperformed laggards across all major geographic regions and for most industries studied, except for Consumer ...

BlackRock, SGX, and MSCI launch US$426M Singapore climate action ETF

ROSE MARY PETRASS  |  TUESDAY, 19 SEP 2023  |  NEWS
... energy, sustainable infrastructure, and innovative technologies opens new pathways for growth and development. The iShares MSCI Asia ex-Japan Climate Action ETF offers a diverse and sustainable portfolio that aligns with the climate action objectives ...

Active Super to face court over greenwashing

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  FRIDAY, 11 AUG 2023  |  NEWS
... (Fund) were screened against certain ESG criteria." ASIC said investments in the fund were based on the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Global Aggregate SRI Exclusions Float Adjusted Index and "Vanguard claimed the index excluded issuers with significant business ...

Are indexes the next target for greenwashing investigations?

RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 3 AUG 2023  |  NEWS
... (Fund) were screened against certain ESG criteria." ASIC said investments in the fund were based on the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Global Aggregate SRI Exclusions Float Adjusted Index and "Vanguard claimed the index excluded issuers with significant business ...
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