• GPIF predicts equity boost and bond pain from more stringent climate policies

    08 October 2020

    The largest pension fund in the world has estimated its equity portfolio could experience an accelerating valuation boost if more stringent climate policy restrictions are introduced to reach global targets, whereas its corporate bond portfolio could suffer deeper losses as policy tightens.

  • BlackRock's iShares launches first climate-risk adjusted government bond fund

    06 October 2020

    BlackRock has launched a product that is believed to be the first climate-risk-adjusted exchange-traded fund (ETF) to invest in government bonds.

  • FTSE Russell launches climate-risk adjusted EU government bonds index

    16 January 2020

    Index provider FTSE Russell has launched a climate-risk adjusted version of its European government bond index.

  • 2° Investing Initiative, Beyond Ratings launch new climate target investment tool

    06 December 2019

    2° Investing Initiative (2DII) and data analytics company Beyond Ratings have launched a tool to help governments and organisations to align investments and policies with the goals of the Paris climate agreement.

  • MJ Hudson buys ESG consultancy Spring

    17 July 2019

    Asset management adviser MJ Hudson has become the latest company to buy into the environmental, social and governance (ESG) advisory space, having acquired specialist ESG consultancy and reporting firm Spring Associates Responsible Investment Service.

  • ESG ratings reflected in sovereign credit spreads, says Hermes

    01 July 2019

    Countries that rate highly on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria benefit from tighter credit default swap (CDS) spreads than those with lower ESG ratings, a study has found.

  • FTSE Russell to launch climate government bond index

    28 June 2019

    FTSE Russell will next month launch what it believes to be the first sovereign bond index to specifically integrate climate risk considerations, in what is set to be its first venture since buying data and analysis firm Beyond Ratings.

  • London Stock Exchange Group buys Beyond Ratings

    03 June 2019

    The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has bought Paris-based Beyond Ratings, but will scrap its acquisition's fledgling credit rating agency business to focus on its capabilities in environmental, social and governance (ESG) data and analytics.

  • Beyond Ratings gains credit rating agency accreditation

    19 March 2019

    Beyond Ratings is now able to issue credit ratings for public issuers of debt, having received accreditation from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) – news that has been welcomed as a “game-changer” by the company.

  • People moves: Montanaro Asset Management, UNEP Finance Initiative, Beyond Ratings and Lekela

    18 May 2018

    Montanaro Asset Management has set up an advisory committee for its Better World Fund, to be chaired by Michael Sheren, senior advisor within the Bank of England's Prudential Regulation Authority.