• The UK's SDR has overlooked 'ethical' funds

    22 April 2024

    The UK's Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) should create an additional label for 'ethical' funds, an asset manager has argued.

  • $9.5trn group of asset owners calls for 'smarter not more' engagement on climate

    16 November 2023

    A $9.5 trillion group of asset owners has urged their asset managers to set clearer objectives for climate engagement with their investees, as one member called for a 'smarter not harder' approach.

  • The Future of ESG Data conference: ISSB 'will help transform Wild West ESG data market'

    17 October 2023

    The work of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) will help transform the Wild West of ESG data, a panel exploring potential game changers for the market heard.

  • The Future of ESG Data conference: ESG rating regulation must not 'prescribe what to provide to the market'

    17 October 2023

    Forthcoming regulation of ESG rating providers must not dictate what they should provide to the market, an Environmental Finance conference heard.

  • Unlisted renewables to get boost from UK pensions initiative, Aegon says

    11 July 2023

    Renewable energy investments are likely to be the target of UK pension funds seeking to up the proportion of their investments in unlisted equities, according to the CIO of Aegon.

  • UK pensions reforms to unlock billions for climate investments, CIOs say

    11 July 2023

    Nine of the UK's largest pension schemes have signed up to a voluntary initiative to boost investment in unlisted equities, which CIOs have said could catalyse big investments in areas including climate-related technologies.

  • Aegon defends ESRS materiality assessments

    13 June 2023

    Aegon has defended the proposed introduction of a requirement for companies to assess for themselves which sustainability-related information they must disclose under EU rules.

  • A stewardship code for the EU?

    08 December 2022

    Regulation will boost fund naming consistency and disclosures but more work is needed to ensure EU rules impact the real economy, speakers told a webinar hosted by Environmental Finance. Michael Hurley reports

  • £9.2bn flagship BlackRock pension strategy adopts climate target

    07 December 2022

    BlackRock has announced that its flagship £9.2 billion ($11.2 billion) default pension strategy in the UK has adopted a formal environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused investment policy, including a specific emissions target.

  • Dutch investors tell oil and gas companies 'prove your commitment to Paris'

    21 October 2022