News round-up: BlackRock, JP Morgan, RBC, UBS, and more
Proxy season 'to be dominated by social issues'
News round-up: Linedata, Peloton, Impax, UBS, and more
UBS launches climate ETF with Solactive
ESG data: Less is more...
Taxonomies, reporting requirements, and data providers need to take a consistent, common approach, focussing on good rather than great, and embracing less being more, argues Simon Smiles
BlackRock, Vanguard climate and social voting records continue to disappoint
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.
BlackRock, DWS, Natixis show 'basic' commitment to ESG, says Morningstar
Morningstar has identified Vanguard and Lyxor among asset managers with a 'low' level of commitment to ESG topics, whilst BlackRock, DWS, Natixis and UBS were flagged for their 'basic' approaches.
News round-up: EU offshore wind push, muni green project fund, sovereign ESG data set ... and more
European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans encouraged EU member states to use funds from the €750 billion Next Generation EU fund to make targeted investments in the space to "unlock the necessary private financial flows" to power the expansion.
Most financial institutions don't push for ambitious EU sustainable finance strategy
Many financial institutions are failing to support an ambitious EU sustainable finance strategy, according to a report on lobbying by NGO InfluenceMap, with just a handful supporting and actively engaging with the European Commission's policy.