• Large Taiwanese fund allocates $1.4 bn to ESG index

    13 February 2018

    The Taiwan Bureau of Labor Funds (BLF), one of the largest public-sector funds in Asia, has issued a five-year mandate of $1.4 billion to track the FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG index.

  • Build and adopt sustainability taxonomy by 2020, says HLEG

    31 January 2018

    The final HLEG report lays out a roadmap for a comprehensive taxonomy of sustainable finance, and calls for a working group to be set up this year to complete this "immense task" by 2020.

  • FTSE Russell launches two new ESG indexes

    29 November 2017

    FTSE Russell has taken another step towards supporting environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration into passive investment with the introduction of two new index series.

  • FTSE Russell adds Aled Jones to ESG team

    08 November 2017

    FTSE Russell has bolstered its sustainable investment team with the appointment of Aled Jones as head of sustainable investment for EMEA.

  • Daiwa launches ETF tracking FTSE Blossom Japan ESG index

    28 September 2017

    Japanese firm Daiwa Asset Management has launched an ETF that will track the FTSE Blossom Japan Index to underlie its environmental, social and governance (ESG)-themed exchange-traded fund (ETF).

  • Aviva hits out at London's plans to woo Saudi Aramco

    18 September 2017

    Aviva Investors has joined the chorus of investors urging the UK not to weaken its governance laws to attract the $2 trillion initial public offering of oil giant Saudi Aramco.

  • People Moves: Wheb, PwC, Moody's, Mainstream, Varma, FTSE Russell

    08 September 2017

    Ingrid Holmes has joined asset manager Wheb's independent advisory committee to review the holdings in Wheb's investments funds.

  • Big in Japan?

    04 September 2017

    Support from the biggest pension fund in the world is helping ESG take off in Japan, write Peter Cripps and Joe Walsh

  • LGIM launches green tilt fund with £1.85bn from HSBC

    07 November 2016

    Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has launched the Future World Fund, a multi-factor global equities index fund with a 'tilt' to address climate change investment risks.

  • AXA IM launches 'smart beta' ESG fund for European investors

    13 July 2016

    AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has launched a 'smart beta' fund that incorporates both positive and negative screening of companies on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.