News Round Up: Scottish Widows, JP Morgan, Fidelity, and more
DWS launches 'smart' ESG investment approach
Asset manager DWS has announced stricter environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment criteria, focused on identifying and engaging with firms with high climate transition risk and violators of international sustainability standards.
Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Unilever 'have plastics-risk exposure'
Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Unilever are the developed market companies most exposed to plastics-related risk, according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) data specialists RepRisk.
RepRisk to integrate SASB framework
Zurich-based RepRisk is the latest company to apply the Sustainability Accounting Standard Board’s (SASB) framework on financial materiality to its risk management and compliance products and services.
ESG index launched based on S&P 500, followed by UBS ETF
S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) has launched an environmental, social and governance (ESG) index which seeks to closely replicate the risk and return profile of its flagship US index, the S&P 500 index.
JP Morgan launches high-yield corporate ESG bond index
JP Morgan has created an environmental, social and governance (ESG) tilted, high-yield corporate bond index.
Facing climate change with a united front
The UN Joint Staff Pension Fund's head of investment tells Michael Hurley how he juggles climate risk with a set of other challenges that are unique to the supranational fund
JP Morgan and BlackRock launch ESG emerging market fixed income index
JP Morgan and BlackRock have joined forces to launch what they claim to be the "first-of-its kind" suite of emerging markets, fixed income indexes that integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.
Investors urged to steer carefully around autos following Mitsubishi scandal
Investors were warned to be wary of the automobile sector after another major manufacturer was embroiled in an emissions scandal.
ISS to offer RepRisk analytics to asset owners and other investors
RepRisk, a provider of data and tools for analysing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, has formed a partnership with Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS).