• Large investors accused of weak sustainable investment policies on forestry

    11 February 2015

    Most institutional investors have "poorly developed sustainable investment policies" regarding forest commodities, according to Forest 500, an initiative of the Global Canopy Programme (GCP), a UK-based think tank.

  • 'Do not neglect climate change', Axa warns investors

    16 January 2015

    Climate risk is "a short term opportunity" for investors, as well as a medium and long term consideration, says insurance giant Axa.

  • 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

  • 'Generational change' behind ESG growth, says AXA

    14 April 2014

    Evidence is mounting that investors are increasingly keen to monitor environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks within their portfolios, claimed AXA Investment Managers (IM).

  • 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.

  • FMO raises €500m in first 'sustainability bond'

    07 November 2013

    Dutch development bank FMO has raised €500 million ($675.2 million) by issuing its first ever publicly offered 'sustainability bond'.

  • Axa sets record with euro-denominated cat bond

    16 October 2013

    French insurance group Axa has issued the largest euro-denominated catastrophe bond to date.

  • Private equity ESG management 'reaches new frontier' – study

    10 June 2013

    Management of environmental, social and governance issues by private equity funds and investors has risen in the past 12 months, a study has found.