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  • Higher ESG ratings can boost stock performance, says MSCI

    29 June 2015

    Investors willing to take on additional risk could outperform a portfolio of global equities while significantly improving the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of their holdings, a study from index provider MSCI has shown.

  • UK's EAPF launches £280m low-carbon fund

    09 June 2015

    The pension fund of the UK's Environment Agency (EAPF) has launched a new low-carbon fund benchmarked on the MSCI Low Carbon Target Index

  • MSCI gains new ESG research head

    05 June 2015

    Sustainability expert Antti Savilaakso has joined MSCI as European head of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research.

  • Amundi launches three index-linked low-carbon funds

    12 May 2015

    Amundi has created three funds to track a low-carbon index from MSCI.

  • State Street launches world's first index-linked green bond fund

    08 May 2015

    The world's first index-linked green bond fund has been launched for institutional investors.

  • Some discussions should be public

    15 April 2015

    In the coming months, we will see increasing numbers of debates and discussions about the question of 'what is green?'.

  • Unilever's green bond: a difference of opinions

    15 April 2015

    In the year since its launch, Unilever's green bond has divided opinion and been omitted from the Barclays MSCI green bond index. Here, leading figures from the two sides of the debate outline their thinking.

  • High times for low-carbon indexes

    18 February 2015

    The oil rout and the intensifying stranded assets debate have boosted investor interest in low-carbon indexes. What are the differences between the growing number of products on offer, and how are they performing? Sophie Robinson-Tillett reports

  • A review of the green bond market in 2014

    18 December 2014

    The green bond market trebled in size in 2014 - but who were the big winners and can the breakneck speed of expansion continue, asks Peter Cripps

  • HSBC climate change index highlights potential for oil-related boost after rollercoaster year

    17 December 2014

    HSBC's climate change index has had "a rollercoaster year", with the second half seeing sharp falls against its benchmark – but analysts say it could benefit from a rebound in oil prices.