Although the incorporation of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into financial research has been gaining momentum for some time now, Covid-19 is expected to accelerate the pace. ESG funds have outperformed many of their mainstream peers during the market downturn although the lack of standardisation, uniform definitions and quality data will continue to pose challenges. Best Execution will keep you up to date on the evolution of this market segment.

ESMA raises concerns over sustainability regs

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has responded to the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s (EFRAG)...

Investors pull €30 billion from SFDR Article 8 funds

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Investors pulled €30 billion from Article 8 funds in Q2, but poured almost €6 billion...

Standard Chartered hires Kerry Constabile to lead the bank’s net zero and sustainable strategy teams

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Standard Chartered has appointed Kerry Constabile to lead the bank’s net zero and sustainability strategy...

New MiFiD ESG requirements poses challenges

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The new MiFiD II requirements that recently came into force, making it mandatory for advisers...

Institutional investors warn sustainability will not meet their needs

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A group of institutional investors representing over £620bn of assets under management, including HSBC, Aviva,...