• 'Inadequate impact measurement tools' lead Federated Hermes to develop own database

    13 May 2021

    A perceived lack of suitable tools for measuring social and environmental impact has led Federated Hermes to develop its own 'impact database' to inform its listed equities strategy.

  • Setting science-based target for Total bond plan 'not easy', Pouyann√© says

    13 May 2021

    The boss of French oil major Total said the company is working hard to find a Paris Agreement-aligned target for its sustainability-linked bonds, but that the process is "not easy" because of the politics inherent in climate scenarios and the "religious" approach adopted by NGOs.

  • Franklin Templeton, Janus Henderson and Mellon Investments have 'low ESG commitment': Morningstar

    12 May 2021

    Franklin Templeton, Janus Henderson, Mellon Investments and VanEck have been assessed as having a low level of commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations, in research by Morningstar.

  • 11 companies pilot VBA impact methodology

    12 May 2021
  • Plans for International Sustainability Standards Board take step forward, says IOSCO

    11 May 2021
  • Risk of getting sustainability-linked loan structures wrong is 'very real'

    29 April 2021

    The risk of getting the structure of sustainability-linked loans (SLL) wrong is "very real," warned two loan market industry associations, as they caution that "inappropriately" formulated loans should not "take root" in Europe.

  • SEC urged to mandate carbon reporting, using existing frameworks

    28 April 2021
  • 'Greater ESG disclosure leads to greater ESG rating disagreement' - study

    27 April 2021

    The more environmental, social and governance (ESG) information companies publish, the greater the difference there is between ESG ratings based on this information, an academic study has found.

  • DWS ESG fund uses AI to pick holdings

    26 April 2021
  • News round-up : Investcorp-Tages, Natixis, Gresham

    23 April 2021