Axa launches short-duration green bond fund
Axa Investment Managers (Axa IM) has launched an £11 million ($15 million) short-duration green bond fund, shortly after it added its second dedicated green bond fund to its product line.
Most large French companies 'still don't have enough women on boards'
A €5 trillion ($5.7 trillion) French investor initiative focused on improving corporate gender diversity hopes for "more tangible progress" in 2022...
Finance for Biodiversity calls for input to impact assessment guide
Financial institutions, corporates, governments and regulators have been asked to explain how they measure and manage biodiversity impact, as part of an effort to publish a guide on the current state of biodiversity approaches for financial institutions.
Sustainability-linked bonds: One year after the principles - where to next?
Amid ongoing innovation and accelerating growth in 2021, where should the sustainability-linked bond market look next? Ahren Lester reports
Axa impact fund, Circularity Capital invest in fibre-based packaging
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.
UK joins International Platform on Sustainable Finance
Impact: Six areas to watch in 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
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
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.