Sustainable bond fund performance struggles in 2022 market turmoil
After struggling to outperform, sustainable bond fund managers are hopeful the volatility of 2022 presents opportunities in 2023. Ahren Lester reports
Euro sustainable bond funds assets set €17bn record in 2022
Despite unprecedented bond market conditions, Euro sustainable bond funds continued to attract substantial fresh capital from eager investors. Ahren Lester reports
How NN IP uses technology to gauge social issues
The complexity of analysing 'social' issues makes the argument for techniques such as natural language processing compelling, Sebastiaan Reinders tells Michael Hurley
NN IP corporate green bond fund crosses €1bn milestone
The corporate green bond fund of NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has crossed the €1 billion ($1 billion) assets milestone less than three years after launching, becoming the second green bond fund at the Dutch asset manager to achieve this landmark.
Social bond market now 'sufficiently mature' for fund construction
Following a surge in issuance since 2020, social bonds have come of age and NN IP's Roel van Broekhuizen tells Ahren Lester why the Dutch asset manager feels ready to join in with its own fund
NN IP launches debut €20m social bond fund
NN Investment Partners (NN IP) has launched its first dedicated social bond fund, after the significant increase in social bonds since 2020 means the market had "caught up" with green bonds.
Emerging markets 'need their own taxonomy'
Emerging markets need their own taxonomy of sustainable activities that is even more granular than the EU Taxonomy, according to one ESG data expert.
Russia posed 'challenge' to ESG emerging market benchmarks
Russia's invasion of Ukraine posed a challenge to some environmental, social and governance (ESG) emerging market (EM) benchmarks...