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  • Axa impact fund, Circularity Capital invest in fibre-based packaging

    08 April 2021

    Private equity firm Circularity Capital and Axa Investment Managers' (Axa IM) alternatives division have invested an undisclosed amount in PackBenefit, a provider of 'fibre-based' food packaging.

  • Impact: Six areas to watch in 2021

    07 January 2021

    A legal framework for impact, harmonisation of reporting frameworks and the rise of impact indexes could shape 2021, writes Michael Hurley

  • AMF study identifies weaknesses in French institutions' TCFD reports

    05 January 2021

    Financial institutions continue to struggle to report decision-useful information on how their overall strategy responds to climate change, according to an analysis of French financial institutions' Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) reports.

  • BlackRock, DWS, Natixis show 'basic' commitment to ESG, says Morningstar

    20 November 2020

    Morningstar has identified Vanguard and Lyxor among asset managers with a 'low' level of commitment to ESG topics, whilst BlackRock, DWS, Natixis and UBS were flagged for their 'basic' approaches.

  • News round-up: EU offshore wind push, muni green project fund, sovereign ESG data set ... and more

    20 November 2020

    European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans encouraged EU member states to use funds from the €750 billion Next Generation EU fund to make targeted investments in the space to "unlock the necessary private financial flows" to power the expansion.

  • Biodiversity impact measurement tool for investors to be created

    23 September 2020

    Four French asset managers have issued a mandate to develop a tool to help investors integrate nature and biodiversity considerations into their decision making.

  • ISS ESG launches transition bond second party opinion service

    05 August 2020

    ISS ESG has updated its second party opinion (SPO) methodology to support issuers of transition bonds ahead of guidance being published later in 2020.

  • Nippon Life to test impact investing waters with TPG investment

    14 July 2020

    Nippon Life intends to invest this month in TPG's Rise Fund, as part of a plan to eventually invest JPY30 billion ($280 million), through its own strategy, into companies targeting a measurable positive social or environmental impact alongside financial returns.