• GPIF adopts S&P carbon efficient indexes for ESG strategy

    25 September 2018

    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has selected two new indexes from S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) as benchmarks for JPY1.2 trillion ($10 billion) of equity investments managed according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

  • Setting a European benchmark

    10 September 2018

    The European Commission's bold proposals to reform benchmark regulation are designed to increase the flow of green finance and reduce the risk of 'greenwashing'. Michael Hurley asks why change is required

  • Low-carbon index will use TPI to reward climate leaders, says pension fund

    03 September 2018

    A new low-carbon index will look to use analysis by the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) to increase or decrease the amount of capital allocated to listed companies based on their current and future performance on climate-related issues.

  • EU action plan could stifle low-carbon benchmarks, warns FTSE Russell

    19 July 2018

    European Commission proposals to introduce minimum standards for low-carbon and ‘positive carbon impact’ benchmarks could stifle innovation, a leading index provider has said.

  • TPI plans new index to accelerate low-carbon transition

    03 July 2018

    The Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) – an asset-owner led initiative backed by more than $9.3 trillion in assets – plans to create a new, global, low-carbon equity index.

  • People Moves: BlackRock, Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions, AP4, ING, Lightsource BP, European Investment Bank, IIGCC, DNCA Finance and FRC

    29 June 2018

    BlackRock has lost one of the leaders of its push into impact investing, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • New report aims to help companies disclose physical climate risks

    01 June 2018

    The disclosure of physical climate risks has received less attention than reporting transition climate risks, it was claimed at the launch of a report that aims to help redress the balance.

  • $4trn green economy same size as fossil fuel sector, says FTSE Russell

    01 June 2018

    The ‘green economy’ represents an investment opportunity of $4 trillion, which is about the same size as that of the fossil fuel sector, according to research by FTSE Russell.

  • GPIF to triple ESG index allocation to $30bn

    30 May 2018

    The world’s largest pension fund plans to triple its allocation to three environmental, social and governance (ESG) indexes, according to the company’s chief investment officer.

  • North America lags Europe in applying ESG to smart beta, says FTSE Russell

    21 May 2018

    Asset owners in Europe are considering applying environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations to smart beta strategies in far greater numbers than those in North America, a survey by FTSE Russell showed.