• DWS launches 'smart' ESG investment approach

    27 May 2020

    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.

  • ESG data files - part 3, continued: ESG rating providers

    29 July 2019

    The second instalment of this analysis of ESG rating agencies finds that investors are increasingly drilling down into the data that underlies the ratings. Peter Cripps reports.

  • ESG data files - part 3: ESG rating providers

    25 July 2019

    As ESG ratings become embedded in mainstream investment decision making, they are attracting criticism. Is it justified, asks Peter Cripps.

  • NatWest creates new ESG framework

    10 July 2019

    NatWest Markets (NWM) has established a new environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework to facilitate investments from corporate and institutional investors into a high ESG portfolio.

  • AIIB issues $2.5bn sustainability-themed bond

    10 May 2019

    The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has issued its first 'global bond', worth $2.5 billion, to finance environmentally friendly infrastructure investment and promote environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing across Asia.

  • Green bonds round-up: Wallonia; Adif; Nedbank; SFE; Crédit Agricole; Green OAT

    01 May 2019

    Wallonia, the French speaking region of southern Belgium, has entered the green bond market with a dual-tranche issue that raised €1 billion ($1.2 billion).

  • ISS ESG launches tools to tailor-make ESG indices

    04 March 2019

    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.

  • ESG ratings companies warn of PG&E 'cautionary tale'

    28 January 2019

    ISS-oekom, Sustainalytics and MSCI have urged investors to take heed of the ‘cautionary tale’ of PG&E, whose long history of subpar performance on managing environmental risks has for years been flagged by their ratings.

  • Henkel signs €1.5bn sustainability-linked loan

    17 December 2018

    Chemical and consumer goods company Henkel has signed a €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) loan, which will pay interest at a rate tied to the company’s performance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

  • Green bond round-up, 7 November 2018

    07 November 2018

    MuenchenerHyp set the coupon on its debut five-year green Pfandbrief at 0.250% and priced the deal at eight basis points below the mid-swaps rate.