• Financiers praise 'Positive Impact' Principles

    30 January 2017

    The Principles for Positive Impact Finance were hailed as "an important step in ... overcoming the funding gap for sustainable development" at their launch today in Paris.

  • Investors' fiduciary duty includes 'transition to low-carbon economy'

    26 January 2017

    Supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy is part of an investor's fiduciary duty, according to a new report that calls for 'more forceful' advocacy on climate change from financiers.

  • Quantitative easing has hurt ESG investing, says Hermes chief

    01 November 2016

    The unprecedented amount of quantitative easing (QE) that has followed the financial disaster of 2008 has had a direct impact on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, said Saker Nusseibeh, CEO of Hermes Investment Management.

  • Low yields and high volatility deter ESG investors, finds survey

    19 September 2016

    Current conditions in the financial markets are deterring investors from making allocation decisions based on their beliefs about the importance of sustainability, according to a recent survey.

  • Asset manager names three sustainable themes for a low-growth future

    26 April 2016

    Three sustainability themes were named as having the potential to boost returns for investors facing the 'new reality' of a low-growth environment.

  • Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition smashes its $100bn pre-Paris target

    27 November 2015

    The Portfolio Decarbonisation Coalition (PDC) has landed commitments of $230 billion – more than double its pre-climate summit target.

  • Capital Markets Union must safeguard against climate risk, says think tank

    27 October 2015

    The European Union's plan to build a single market for capital across all 28 member states – the Capital Markets Union (CMU) – should incorporate safeguards to reduce risks arising from climate change, according to UK think tank, E3G.

  • Deforestation attracts more concern from investors and corporates, says CDP

    10 November 2014

    This year has seen a 30% increase in the number of institutional investors requesting information about deforestation caused by the companies in which they invest, according to a new report.