DWS launches 'smart' ESG investment approach
Asset manager DWS has announced stricter environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment criteria, focused on identifying and engaging with firms with high climate transition risk and violators of international sustainability standards.
ISS to launch climate scoring and voting tools
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) will launch a climate scoring and a voting tool next month, which will allow investors to create customised climate voting policies.
ISS ESG launches tools to tailor-make ESG indices
ISS ESG, the responsible investment-focused arm of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), has launched tools that allow investors to create their own customised environmental, social and governance (ESG) indexing strategies.
Sustainability by proxy - Part two: ISS
In the second of a four-part series on highly influential proxy voting providers, Michael Hurley asks ISS what it is doing to develop the guidance it provides investors on environmental issues
French funds dominate top 10 European funds for climate performance
French funds dominate a list of the top ten European equity funds for climate performance.
Losing faith in fossil fuels
The Church of Sweden Pension Fund applies strict fossil fuel exclusion criteria to its investments and allows scope for a relatively large tracking error in its pursuit of sustainable returns. Carl Cederberg, the fund's CEO, explains why to Michael Hurley
Science-based targets gain traction in climate fund rating methodology
A tool designed to help investors assess carbon risks in their portfolios has been updated to incorporate ‘science-based targets’, in a sign of the growing significance of these targets.
NN Group conducts carbon footprint analysis of investments
Dutch insurer NN Group has published the results of its first carbon footprint analysis, and said the study could ultimately lead to divestment from companies judged to pose climate change transition risks.
ISS-Ethix and CDP create climate impact rating tool for funds
Corporate governance and responsible investment consultant ISS-Ethix Climate Solutions today launched a tool to rate the climate impact of funds, in what the company calls a 'world first'.
Global corporate governance advisor ISS acquires green advisory firm
Corporate governance consultant Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has entered the environmental space with the acquisition of Ethix SRI Advisors.