• ERAFP awards €2.5bn SRI bond mandates

    06 March 2015

    French public service pension scheme ERAFP has awarded €2.5 billion ($2.7 billion) socially responsible investment (SRI) credit bond mandates to three asset managers.

  • Bond investors ponder fifty shades of green

    12 August 2014

    Recent green bond issues have attracted mainstream as well as committed 'socially responsible' investors. But their views on what qualifies as 'green' can differ dramatically, as Graham Cooper reports

  • ESG approach is compatible with smart beta strategies, says fund manager

    17 February 2014

    Investors can incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations within a 'smart beta' strategy without incurring lower returns, says AXA Investment Managers.

  • AXA IM to update its ESG framework for sovereign debt

    13 February 2014

    AXA Investment Managers is to update its environmental, social and governance sovereign debt scoring framework.

  • Rating agencies are 'not adequately taking ESG into account'

    06 February 2014

    Credit rating agencies are currently failing to adequately take account of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, a conference heard, with some market participants rating their performance as just three out of 10.