Sustainability

Equity markets more sensitive to carbon pricing

The sensitivity of equity markets to carbon pricing risk has increased over the past 12 months due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, according to research...

Euronext launches first gender equality indexes

Euronext has launched eurozone and France equity indices targeting gender equality as “first pillars” in a broader range addressing gender balance in the workplace. The...

How much do investors care about social responsibility?

On average, investors are willing to forgo some monetary gains in order to promote social interests but one third have a strong preference for...

EFRAG appoints Wolf Klinz and Patrick de Cambourg

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) General Assembly has appointed Wolf Klinz as the chair of the EFRAG Financial Reporting Board and Patrick...

FCA to establish code of conduct for ESG data and ratings providers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has created a focus group to develop a code of conduct for environment, social and  governance (ESG) data and...

ESMA to consider limiting use of sustainability related terms in fund names

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is considering limiting the use of environment, social and governance (ESG) or sustainability-related terms in fund names....

Three European regulators launch probe into greenwashing

Three European financial supervisory authorities (ESAs) have launched a probe into the impact of greenwashing in the sustainability-products market. The call for evidence on greenwashing...

The missing pieces – integrating ESG analysis into investment research

Lynn Strongin Dodds explores the never-ending challenge in integrating ESG analysis into investment research. Despite the demand for sustainable funds, the plethora of regulation especially...

Northern Trust and EDS launch new ESG workflow solution

Northern Trust and Equity Data Science (EDS) have launched an environment, social and governance workflow solution that enables investors to more quickly access and...

Limited data remains greatest challenge in ESG arena

Limited data and a lack of standardised reporting in many asset classes  continues to be the biggest challenges for asset managers in the environment,...

CSRD expected to see the light of day before year end

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), is expected to be adopted by the European Union before the end of 2022 and come into force...

Increase in mandates awarded to diverse owned asset managers

The total number of mandates awarded to diverse-owned firms doubled from 10% in 2018 to 21% in 2021, according to Wilshire Associates’ latest Diverse...

Green bond market hits landmark $2 trillion

Since the first security was issued 15 years ago, the green bond market has climbed to new heights with a healthy flow of  $2...

LSEG and Mizuho to partner on sustainability solutions

The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Mizuho Financial Group have agreed to collaborate in providing sustainability solutions to the bank’s corporate clients. The agreement...

Vontobel appoints Jean-Louis Nakamura as head of sustainable equities boutique

Vontobel has appointed Jean-Louis Nakamura to lead the firm’s CHF 15bn (£13.2bn) sustainable equities boutique as former boss Hans Speich heads towards retirement Nakamura will...