News Round Up: Bankers for Net Zero, Downing REIT, GPIF, and more
ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference round up
Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 virtual conference ended after two days of panels, speed networking sessions, and discussion groups.
Hiro Mizuno: PG&E collapse helped focus fixed income investors on ESG
ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: The collapse of Californian utility PG&E helped focus fixed income investors on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, delegates heard.
GPIF’s green bond investments surpass $1bn
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has grown its portfolio of green bond investments to more than $1 billion – less than half a year after it first bought green notes.
GPIF to invest in more CAB bonds to boost standardisation
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is to invest in "larger amounts" of climate awareness bonds (CABs) and sustainability awareness bonds (SABs) from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and help boost standardisation, an EIB spokesman said.
GPIF: ESG's Hiro
Japan's GPIF has embraced ESG integration. Elena K. Johansson looks at the evolution of its strategy
GPIF invests in its first green bonds
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has bought its first green bonds, snapping up a $500 million deal from the World Bank Group.
GPIF driving dramatic increase in Japanese ESG disclosure, says MSCI
A five-fold increase in Japanese companies’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) -themed disclosure has been driven by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), according to MSCI.
Japanese government releases TCFD guidance
The Japanese Ministry of Economy and Trade (METI) has set out to spur support for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), by issuing guidance on how to apply its recommendations.
GPIF selects Nissay Asset Management for ESG disclosure research
Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the largest pension fund in the world, has selected Nissay Asset Management (NAM) to conduct research into the disclosure of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) information.