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  • $14trn investor group pushes for AGM vote on 'net zero' claims

    30 July 2021

    A group of 53 investors with a combined $14 trillion of assets under management has called for new climate-related corporate governance measures, including an annual general meeting (AGM) vote on corporate 'net zero' transition plans.

  • 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.

  • Equinor bows to investor pressure of Climate Action 100+

    25 April 2019

    Equinor has become the latest oil and gas company to bow to investor pressure to strengthen its climate targets.

  • UBS targets 50 oil, gas and utility companies for engagement

    05 February 2019

    UBS Asset Management has identified 50 oil, gas and utility companies as climate-related engagement targets, as it looks to tackle ‘one of the most pressing concerns investors currently face’.

  • $32trn group of investors demand greater government climate action

    10 December 2018

    Investors with a combined $32 trillion in assets have demanded governments increase action to tackle climate change.

  • IIGCC publishes climate scenario analysis guide

    22 November 2018

    Investors who use scenario analysis will be better equipped to respond to early warning signs, such as a rising carbon price, and take more informed investment decisions as the low-carbon transition evolves.

  • Natixis proposes toolkit to tackle SDG-washing

    21 September 2018

    Investors are "massively dissatisfied" with the way companies report their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to Natixis.

  • UBS creates "new framework for sustainable investing"

    05 February 2018

    UBS Asset Management (AM) has teamed up with academics to develop a "new calculus for sustainable investing".

  • UBS's new fund targets gender equality

    08 January 2018

    UBS has launched a fund that will invest in companies with a strong record in gender diversity and sustainability.

  • UBS finds fresh evidence that sustainability can boost performance

    27 November 2017

    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.