Generation finds opportunity in convergence of sustainability trends
Generation Investment Management has identified five growth areas within sustainability as part of its inaugural Sustainability Trends report.
CalSTRS seeks more ESG asset managers
The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) has launched a major hunt for asset managers specialising in environmental, social and governance (ESG), as it looks to shake up the sustainability management of its equities portfolios.
Asian banks focus on climate change opportunities, not risks
Asian banks are more focussed on the opportunities arising from climate change than the risks, according to the Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC).
ESG is intrinsic to fiduciary duty, says coalition
The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and The Generation Foundation have released a statement calling on investors to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues as part of their fiduciary duty.
More than $5bn committed to Divest Invest
More than $5 billion has been committed to a campaign to divest from fossil fuel companies and invest the freed up capital in the low-carbon economy.
EAPF names sustainable equity mandate winners after extensive search
The UK's Environment Agency pension fund (EAPF) has selected four asset managers for its global sustainability equity mandate after a wide-ranging search.
Overlooking ESG breaches fiduciary duty, says Generation
The former vice-president of the US, Al Gore, has condemned investors that disregard the stranded assets debate as "absurd", and his company is calling for sustainability assessments to be part of investors' fiduciary duty.
Sustainability delivers decade of success for Generation
Integrating sustainability into investment decisions can give a boost to returns, David Blood, of Generation Investment Management, tells Graham Cooper
MSCI adds to low-carbon indexes after just a week
MSCI has added more indexes to the Low Carbon series it launched last week – this time enabling investors to invest across the whole universe.
Carbon risks to investors similar to sub-prime mortgages - Al Gore
Investors face a similar risk from carbon-intensive assets as they did from sub-prime mortgages, Al Gore, former US vice president and co-founder of Generation Investment Management, suggested today.