PBAF seeks to nip biodiversity materiality struggles in the bud
The Partnership for Biodiversity Accounting Financials (PBAF) is prioritising helping financial institutions overcome their struggles to assess biodiversity materiality, the organisation has said.
Canadian engagement initiative identifies 40 target companies
A list of 40 Canada-listed companies that will be targets of investor pressure on climate-related issues has been published by a burgeoning collaborative engagement initiative.
BMO GAM targets biodiversity engagement escalation
BMO Global Asset Management (GAM) said it will widen its corporate engagement on environmental and biodiversity issues in 2022 after escalating action in 2021, in particular focusing on turning commitments into action.
Gender-lens scorecard identifies leaders and laggards
Gender-lens themed funds managed by Pax, UBS and Nordea were ranked among top performers in a scorecard which left BMO- and Daiwa-managed funds languishing at the bottom end of the ranking.
BMO to engage with chemicals companies
The European arm of BMO Global Asset Management will make the chemicals industry a key area of focus for sustainability-related engagements in the coming year.
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...
BMO hires director of responsible investment
Impact: areas to watch in 2022
Big-name players demonstrate the growing appeal of impact strategies - but calls for more credible evidence of impact continue to grow, Michael Hurley writes
NZAMI attracts criticism for interim targets
The Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative (NZAMI) has come in for criticism after it emerged that one of its early signatories has only set 2030 targets for a fraction of its assets.