• Canadian engagement initiative identifies 40 target companies

    09 June 2022

    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

    05 May 2022

    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.

  • BMO to engage with chemicals companies

    24 January 2022

    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'

    17 January 2022

    A €5 trillion ($5.7 trillion) French investor initiative focused on improving corporate gender diversity hopes for "more tangible progress" in 2022...

  • NZAMI attracts criticism for interim targets

    01 November 2021

    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.

  • Promises, promises ... asset managers and net zero commitments

    13 October 2021

    Signing up to the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative brings a plethora of challenges, but also a sketch of a pathway to a sustainable business model, writes Thomas Cox

  • $9trn PRI-led investor group demands extending scope of EU's CSRD

    24 September 2021

    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'.

  • News round-up: AIGCC and Candriam

    08 June 2021
  • Bitcoin 'net negative' ESG investment, says BMO

    14 May 2021

    Bitcoin is a "net negative" investment from an environmental, social and governance (ESG) standpoint, according to BMO in a statement in response to electric vehicle maker Tesla saying it would stop accepting Bitcoin for car purchases.

  • News round-up: Barclays, Brazil and USS

    05 May 2021