The biggest announcements so far from Climate Week
As Climate Week draws to a close, here are some of the most important announcements from an event defined by the coronavirus pandemic.
Best Performing Funds of 2019: Erste WWF Stock Environment
Solar energy holdings and takeover activity pushes Erste WWF Stock Environment to deliver a strong performance in 2019, writes Ahren Lester.
People Moves: Newton, AMF, LuxSE, Church Commissioners
Newton Investment Management has hired Andrew Parry as head of sustainable investment, as part of the expansion of its responsible investment team.
Regulation to continue to drive energy efficiency opportunity, HSBC says
Tightening buildings regulations will continue to drive the energy efficiency investment opportunity in the buildings’ sector, with insulation products set to be in particular demand, HSBC has forecasted.
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.
Investec launches Global Environment Fund
Investec Asset Management has launched a fund to invest in public companies that benefit from the trend towards decarbonisation.
SASB launches its standards
The Sustainability Accountability Standards Board (SASB), one of major reporting bodies, has published its sustainability standards, at a time when environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is gaining momentum.
Investors and corporates join forces in new plastics initiative
More than 15 major institutional investors and organisations representing several hundred companies have joined forces in support of a new initiative "to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at source".