When ESG improvement comes at a cost: MFS Investment Management
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Improving performance on sustainability metrics isn't necessarily free, and investors need to factor in the costs of environmental, social and governance in both risks and returns, according to fund manager MFS Investment Management.
Green bond boom, but investors look to value proposition
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
The global sustainability-linked bond market has seen dramatic growth in 2020, and investors are evaluating whether the sustainability and value propositions align.
Macquarie Asset Management joins net zero initiative
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 30 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
The Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative has signed more than 40 new participants, agreeing to achieve 2030 emissions reductions and net zero by 2050 or sooner.
Consultant launches responsible investment index for manager selection
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  MONDAY, 29 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
An independent investment consultant has designed a responsible investment index that assesses fund managers on their ESG-related activities and found that many funds are doing ESG-related work without being categorised as such.
ASX companies under the spotlight for global investor engagement
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 25 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
The world's largest fund manager outlined its key engagement priorities for 2021, including board quality and effectiveness, climate and natural capital, and company impacts on people.
ARENA to provide finance for pumped hydro facility
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will commit financial support for a $777 million pumped hydro plant in Queensland.
Global digitalisation impacting environmental, social factors
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  TUESDAY, 23 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Digitalisation as an investment trend is gathering momentum, fuelled by developments in the last year and an "agent for positive change" for achieving social and environmental goals, according to Janus Henderson Investors.
Diversity, human rights, climate change lead agenda: ASI
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Diversity and inclusion, human rights and climate change continue to be issues of engagement for Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI).
EISS Super takes on ESG risk analytics with State Street
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
EISS Super has implemented State Street's environmental, social and governance (ESG) Risk Analytics Solution.
Investors seek renewable energy infrastructure: bfinance
RACHEL ALEMBAKIS  |  THURSDAY, 18 MAR 2021  |  NEWS
Demand for renewable energy infrastructure investments has continued to rise, according to research from bfinance.