• Biodiversity funds underperform benchmarks in 2023

    29 February 2024

    The growing universe of biodiversity funds generally posted positive returns in 2023, but active funds lagged their benchmarks. Genevieve Redgrave reports.

  • Biodiversity funds top $1 billion for first time

    27 February 2024

    Biodiversity fund assets topped $1 billion for the first time in 2023, but the majority of funds in the universe remain small.

  • Three new biodiversity funds launched in Q4

    20 February 2024

    Three new biodiversity funds were launched in the final quarter of 2023, taking total number to 19, according to research conducted by Environmental Finance.

  • Google chosen to develop free ESG data platform

    26 July 2023

    A consortium including a subsidiary of tech giant Google has been selected to build a free-to-use platform for climate data.

  • UBS, Swiss Life among investors to trial free net zero data platform

    26 June 2023

    Swiss financial institutions LGT Bank, Lombard Odier, Pictet, Swiss Life Asset Managers and UBS are among a small group selected to test a proposed free-to-use climate data platform ahead of its full launch at COP28.

  • Biodiversity fund assets triple in 2022 to nearly $1bn

    27 February 2023

    Assets in biodiversity funds passed $984 million at the end of 2022, with a flurry of strategy launches despite macroeconomic woes, Thomas Cox reports

  • Swiss Life: Biodiversity impact opportunity thin on the ground

    17 February 2023

    A Swiss Life co-manager of a listed equities impact fund has said the investment opportunity in companies having positive impact on biodiversity "remains thin".

  • Swiss Life AM launches second renewable energy infrastructure fund

    30 August 2022
  • Zurich launches unit-linked net-zero equities strategy

    10 September 2021

    Zurich is expanding its unit-linked programme with a carbon-neutral equities strategy, as it pledges to "use every lever available" to head society towards net zero.

  • 200% rise in Swiss impact investments signals 'new era'

    09 June 2020

    Last year saw investments that target measurable positive social or environmental impact alongside returns more than treble, taking the total to about CHF50 billion ($52 billion), according to a survey of Swiss investors.