Avendus Capital to launch pioneering Indian ESG fund
Avendus Capital has raised about $1 billion for what it claims is the first ESG fund in India.
Investors demand ESG rating is published alongside credit rating
A group of institutional investors have signed a declaration urging bond issuers to communicate their environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating in addition to their credit rating.
Timing and overcrowding: the challenges facing insurers in renewables
Renewable energy is a popular asset class for insurers within the alternatives universe, and the trend is likely to continue based on the industry's growth forecasts. But challenges remain for insurers looking to grow exposure in unfamiliar territory. Asa Gibson reports
Major investors step up support for climate-risk resolutions
Institutional investor support for shareholder resolutions on climate-related risks is at a turning point, according to UK non-profit ShareAction.
Cubico acquires two Spanish solar plants
Renewables investment firm Cubico has added 98.8MW to its portfolio of solar assets with the purchase of the Andasol 1 and 2 power plants in Spain.
Most studies since 1970 show ESG boosts financial returns
The majority of studies into the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors on investments have concluded that integrating these considerations boosts returns, according to a report.
Where will the trail lead next for Carbon Tracker?
In little more than two years since the publication of its pioneering research, the Carbon Tracker Initiative has got the financial world talking about 'unburnable carbon' and 'stranded assets'. Its new CEO Anthony Hobley reveals what's next from the influential think-tank
Mark Fulton joins CBI to work on green securitisation
Climate investment expert Mark Fulton has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative as a senior fellow working on green securitisation.