Sin stocks portfolio 'could outperform in Morningstar's Sustainability ratings'
A fund manager has devised a portfolio of 'sin stocks' that are likely to score highly in Morningstar's Sustainability ratings to illustrate his fear that the methodology has the potential to mislead investors.
Free tool launched for measuring a fund's carbon footprint
A free online tool that measures the carbon intensity of investment funds, has been launched by US-based NGO As You Sow.
ESG ratings for funds
Sustainability scores for funds are not perfect, but are a useful addition to the many tools available to responsible investors, reflects Hamza Ali
MSCI follows Morningstar to begin scoring funds on ESG
MSCI has expanded its environmental social and governance (ESG) research coverage to include, for the first time, exchange traded funds (ETF) and mutual funds.
Henderson SRI fund measures carbon footprint
Henderson Global Care Growth Fund has started analysing the carbon footprint of its portfolio using Trucost data, Environmental Finance has learned.
Morningstar to offer ESG scores for funds
Morningstar is to begin offering environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores on mutual and exchange-traded funds, in a move it says is an industry first.
The best performing funds of 2014: Ecofi Enjeux Futurs
Finding firms that help address challenges caused by environmental pressures and the growing global population helped produce benchmark-beating results. Fund manager Olivier Plaisant talks to Peter Cripps
The best performing funds of 2014: RobecoSAM Smart Energy
2014 was a tumultuous year many alternative energy investors, but fund manager Thiemo Lang tells Peter Cripps how a 'very active' approach helped it outperform its peers.
Can yieldcos deliver?
Investor appetite for renewable energy yieldcos shows no sign of being sated, as the latest launches have seen strong demand. Sophie Robinson-Tillett asks how much potential these vehicles have, and whether they're really worth their current valuations
Have solar stocks finally turned a corner?
Many solar stocks have enjoyed a stellar start to 2013, with some having tripled in value. Could a brighter future for the long-suffering sector finally be in sight, asks Peter Cripps