|Both Republicans and Democrats recognise the need for and the stimulative benefit of infrastructure investment, particularly when fiscal spending is needed during recession. However, even before COVID-19, there was an urgent need for spending on American ...|
|There is strong retail demand for responsible investing products, but the sector is still "confusing" and in need of both consumer and adviser education, according to a panel of experts.|
|Although green bonds are extremely popular investment products, their tighter spread constrained supply present challenges to fixed income portfolios, according to Daintree Capital.|
|Vanguard Australia has launched an Australian shares environmental, social and governance (ESG) fund and exchange traded fund (ETF), expanding its Ethically Conscious range.|
|A group of 16 institutional investors with more than $850 billion collective Australian assets under management have launched a 10-year initiative to drive greenhouse gas emissions down by 2030.|
|Retail investment in sustainable financial products rose to $19.9 billion by the end of June 2020, a 21% increase on the previous year, according to research from Morningstar.|
|MackeyRMS, a provider of SaaS-based research management software, has released an ESG Scorecards process to streamline investment selection, monitoring and reporting for ESG-focused portfolios.|
|Editorial note: This piece is sponsored by T. Rowe Price Integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into emerging markets portfolios can assist investors in finding companies that outperform their peers. However, they also present ...|
|Australian asset owners and fund manager were recognised for their leadership in climate reporting on the Principles for Responsible Investment Leaders' Group.|
|One industry superannuation fund's ESG option has posted an impressive 34% return over the past year to the end of August, vastly outperforming other fund's ESG options and even outperforming other ESG options within the same super fund.|
Only one in five victims of modern slavery are identified in Australia, meaning that identifying instances and exposures of modern slavery will be a key project for Australian organisations that fall under the Modern Slavery Act's reporting obligations, according to Informed 365.
Integration of material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes in fixed income and credit portfolios is "crucial" to risk management, according to Janus Henderson.
With material environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues increasingly demonstrating their impact on companies' ability to generate long term value for investors, fund managers are making the case that ESG can augment quality signals in strategies.
Editorial note: This piece is sponsored by T. Rowe Price Integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into emerging markets portfolios can assist investors in finding companies that outperform their peers. However, they also present challenges for managers that take ESG into consideration.
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