Buoyant market supports strong GSSS bond fund performance in 2020
Building on a strong performance in 2019, green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bond funds delivered a healthy performance in 2020 as fixed income markets were boosted by low interest rates. Ahren Lester reports
J Safra Sarasin reworks water fund for wider environmental outlook
J Safra Sarasin's Sustainable Asset Management arm has rebranded its water fund in favour of a 'Green Planet' outlook that tackles a wider range of environmental themes, citing the intent to pursue higher-growth areas.
Funds of the year: JSS Sustainable Equity - Water
In a tumultuous economic year, J Safra Sarasin's water fund was the best performing among its peers. Christopher Marchant speaks to lead portfolio manager Yohann Terry
J Safra Sarasin impact fund invests in vaccines, recycling
J Safra Sarasin's recently-launched €25 million ($29 million) impact fund has invested in a biotechnology company and a company involved in the recycling of hazardous waste.
Strong performance for green, social and sustainability bond funds in 2019
After a torrid 2018 green, social and sustainability bond funds experienced a stronger performance in 2019, off the back of a rallying fixed income market. But performances were highly variable, reports Ahren Lester.
Award-winning ESG analyst moves to new firm
An award-winning environmental, social and governance (ESG) analyst is to move to a new employer, Environmental Finance can reveal.
Tool invented to assess water risk in corporate bonds
A tool launched today will make it easier for investors to incorporate water risk into their corporate bond credit risk analysis.
Investors should move on stranded asset risk 'sooner rather than later', warns bank
Investors with a focus on sustainability should begin to take action to mitigate the threat of 'stranded fossil fuel assets' sooner rather than later, a bank research note has advised.
Sarasin restructures to reinforce its sustainability strategy
Swiss private bank J Safra Sarasin said it is restructuring "to fully embed the bank's sustainability ambitions in its core business strategy."