LMICs offer healthcare's 'greatest opportunity for impact', says AXA IM Alts
AXA Investment Managers (IM) estimates that demand for healthcare solutions for chronic illnesses in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) will outstrip high-income countries over the coming decade.
Sustainable investors remain cautious on UK green gilts
As the UK prepares to issue it second sovereign green bond after a record-breaking debut, sustainable investors continue to raise concerns about certain aspects of its green bond programme. Ahren Lester reports
$9trn PRI-led investor group demands extending scope of EU's CSRD
A $9 trillion group of 54 investors led by the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) has asked legislators to extend the scope of the EU Commission's proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) to include non-listed small and medium-sized enterprises from 'high risk sectors'.
£100bn orderbook for record-breaking £10bn UK green bond debut
The UK secured a £100 billion ($137 billion) orderbook for its £10 billion maiden sovereign green bond, making it both the largest sovereign sustainable bond ever issued and the largest ever orderbook.
AXA IM buys carbon offset company ClimateSeed from BNP Paribas
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has bought the carbon offsetting marketplace ClimateSeed from BNP Paribas.
BlackRock, Vanguard climate and social voting records continue to disappoint
Asset managers' proxy voting record on shareholder resolutions for climate and social issues continued to disappoint in 2020, according to a report by ShareAction, with US giants BlackRock, Vanguard and Capital Group among the worst performers.
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Axa IM strengthens gender diversity voting policy
Axa Investment Management has expanded its gender diversity voting policy for firms in developed and emerging market economies, as it continues to ramp up pressure on companies to improve their practices
Coronabonds webinar: Pimco gives EM sovereigns 'benefit of the doubt'
Investors are likely to give the "benefit of the doubt" to some emerging markets (EM) governments issuing bonds targeting relief efforts amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, said fixed income investor PIMCO.