The Future of ESG Data conference: Don't separate impact from sustainability data
Third-party data providers should make impact a part of their core sustainability data offering to help investors assess the net impact of their investments, UBS's Christopher Greenwald has said.
ESG ETF assets could hit over 3% of market by 2029, Morgan Stanley
Rapid growth of assets in environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused exchange traded funds (ETFs) could see them hit almost $600 billion - equivalent to around 3.2% of the total market - by 2029, according to Morgan Stanley.
GISD calls for blended finance fund for increased UN SDGs funding
The UN-convened Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance has developed more than 60 proposals calling for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to receive accelerated funding, including through data standardisation and a blended finance fund.
No banks are outstanding at ESG, study finds
A study of 30 leading banks concluded that not one warranted being classified as 'outstanding' when it comes to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
UBS backs $182m impact fund for female tech entrepreneurs
Rethink Impact's second impact fund dedicated to investing in female entrepreneurs in technology raised $182 million at final close, including $56 million from UBS Wealth Management.
AgriFunds urged to improve natural capital risk disclosure
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.
Environmental Finance publishes ESG data guide 2020
Environmental Finance has launched the 2020 version of its Guide to environmental, social and governance (ESG) data providers, detailing more than 150 products provided by ESG data companies across the world.
ESG data market 'to more than double, to $5bn'
The environmental, social and governance (ESG) data and services market could more than double to over $5 billion by 2025, it has been forecast, as institutional investor interest grows in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shortage of impact strategies "is hampering progress"
A dearth of impact strategies among European asset managers is stunting market growth despite a surge in demand that saw $2 billion in net new flows to impact mutual funds last year, according to Cerulli Associates.
UN calls for investor action in coronavirus response
The UN has called for some of the world's largest investors to join efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, to respond to what it says is the greatest test since the organisation was founded, and to help "rebirth society as we know it".