Barclays and MSCI's green bond criteria to exclude some issues labelled 'green'
Barclays and MSCI said their green bond index will exclude some issues that are labelled 'green', including those that fund hydro projects bigger than 25MW, or energy efficiency improvements within corporate operations.
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.
Barclays promises £1bn to green bond market by next year
Barclays has pledged to invest at least £1 billion ($1.3 billion) in the green bond market, in order to help it develop.
MSCI launches low-carbon indexes
MSCI has launched a set of low-carbon indexes, which have won the backing of major investors the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4), Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites (FRR) and Amundi.
Barclays-MSCI Green Bond Index may assess performance of issuers
The proposed green bond index from Barclays and MSCI is likely to take the issuer's green credentials into consideration when deciding which bonds to include.
Barclays and MSCI to launch Green Bond Index
Barclays has teamed up with index provider MSCI to launch a Green Bond Index in response to 'high demand' from institutional investors.
MSCI expands ESG arm with acquisition
MSCI's environmental, social and government (ESG) arm is to acquire GMI Ratings – a provider of sustainability ratings and research.
Pax World launches new ESG fund
Sustainable asset manager Pax World has launched a new passively-managed fund that seeks to emulate the returns from an MSCI environmental, social and governance index.
Asset manager makes fund family fossil fuel-free
A responsible investment firm has announced that its fund family will be entirely fossil fuel-free, after deciding that natural gas is no longer a responsible investment.
Low fossil fuel strategies perform in line with benchmark – MSCI
Three strategies designed to allow investors to allay concerns about 'stranded assets' by reducing their exposure to fossil fuels have performed roughly in-line with a global benchmark index in recent years.