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  • MSCI launches low-carbon indexes

    16 September 2014

    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

    10 July 2014

    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

    02 July 2014

    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

    01 July 2014

    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

    01 April 2014

    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

    14 February 2014

    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

    31 January 2014

    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.

  • Impax flagship fund toasts 33% returns in 2013

    23 January 2014

    Impax Asset Management's flagship investment trust celebrated strong returns in 2013, as it benefited from a broad-based recovery in environmental stocks.

  • HSBC's Climate Change Index outperforms in 2013, led by energy efficiency

    19 December 2013

    HSBC's Climate Change Index (CCI) has outperformed wider markets so far in 2013 for the first time since 2007, after making a "remarkable return to favour" among public investors.

  • Non-toxic investments

    19 June 2013

    Investors need to raise more questions about the financial risks arising from hazardous chemicals produced and used by a range of companies, says Sonja Haider