• Planet Tracker identifies deforestation risk behind ETFs

    18 December 2020

    Exchange traded funds (ETFs) from asset managers including BlackRock (iShares), Vanguard and State Street hide entrenched deforestation risk from investors, according to sustainability think tank Planet Tracker.

  • BlackRock, Vanguard climate and social voting records continue to disappoint

    01 December 2020

    Asset managers' proxy voting record on shareholder resolutions for climate and social issues continued to disappoint in 2020, according to a report by ShareAction, with US giants BlackRock, Vanguard and Capital Group among the worst performers.

  • ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference round up

    16 November 2020

    Environmental Finance's ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 virtual conference ended after two days of panels, speed networking sessions, and discussion groups.

  • State Street: Covid-19 demonstrates social criteria are financially material

    13 November 2020

    ESG in Fixed Income Europe 2020 conference: Pandemic has made it evident that ESG criteria are absolutely financially material for companies

  • AgriFunds urged to improve natural capital risk disclosure

    07 July 2020

    Food and agriculture funds have been urged to improve reporting on nature-related risks, after a report showed major investors in the sector were materially exposed to the financial risks associated with natural capital threats.

  • People Moves: SSGA, UBS

    13 September 2019

    State Street hires Funk

  • Poor ESG data hinders investment decisions, says SSgA

    26 March 2019

    The opaqueness of data around environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is acting as an impediment to institutional investors, such as insurers, who want to commit more to their programmes, according to State Street Global Advisors' (SSgA) head of ESG Rakhi Kuma.

  • People Moves: Carbon Tracker, State Street Corporation, ANZ Bank New Zealand and MFS Investment Management

    22 March 2019

    Anthony Hobley, chief executive officer of not-for-profit financial think-tank the Carbon Tracker Initiative, will step down and join the organisation's advisory board as co-chair from April.

  • US asset manager gears up to launch index-linked green bond fund

    16 January 2017

    A major US asset manager is set to launch an index-linked green bond fund.

  • Shareholders criticise BlackRock's environmental voting [Updated]

    28 November 2016

    BlackRock has been criticised by shareholders for failing to back climate change resolutions despite publicly calling for investors to take action on the issue.