UBS finds fresh evidence that sustainability can boost performance
UBS has found fresh evidence that sustainability factors can enhance returns, adding that large asset managers are "uniquely positioned" to convince asset owners that incorporating sustainability is in line with their fiduciary duty.
Major investors step up support for climate-risk resolutions
Institutional investor support for shareholder resolutions on climate-related risks is at a turning point, according to UK non-profit ShareAction.
Demonstrating positive impact for mainstream investment strategies
Chris Greenwald explores some innovative approaches to expand SDG-aligned impact investing opportunities to a wider range of asset classes and investors.
ESG indexes: in the sweet spot
Billions have flowed into funds tracking ESG indexes or low-carbon indexes in recent months. What are the innovations that will drive further growth, asks Peter Cripps
UK pension scheme NEST divests £27.2m from high carbon companies
The UK's national workplace pension provider has divested £27.2 million from companies that it deems are not adequately adapting to a low-carbon economy, including Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell, it has said.
UBS outlines sustainability ambition, and says US will seize ESG leadership from Europe
UBS has laid out its ambition to make the financial services group a leader in the sustainability space.
DNB joins project to implement TCFD recommendations
DNB, Norway's largest financial services group, has joined a UN-sponsored project to develop practical ways to improve disclosure and reporting of the impacts of climate change.
Banks pledge to help implement recommendations of TCFD
Eleven large banks have committed to develop practical ways of implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
US Yieldcos: escaping the parent trap
A recent spate of M&As in the yieldco space seems to point to a new chapter in the model's evolution. Hamza Ali reports
US withdrawal from Paris Agreement 'an irrelevance', say investors
With President Trump widely expected to announce the US' withdrawal from the Paris Agreement today, investors are sceptical over its implications on global climate action with one branding it an 'irrelevance'.