• Russell Investments unveils methodology for 'material ESG' scoring

    07 March 2018

    Russell Investments has developed an environmental, social and governance (ESG) scoring system focused on materiality, which claims it is a better predictor of stock return than "traditional" ESG scores.

  • Belgium plans to grow sovereign green bond to €10bn

    28 February 2018

    A €4.5 billion ($5.5 billion) sovereign green bond issued by Belgium this week is expected to grow to a size of about €10 billion within four years, the Belgian Debt Agency said.

  • Animal welfare is not only about risk, but opportunities as well

    23 February 2018

    Investors are increasingly looking at the opportunities provided by identifying the leading companies with regards to farm animal welfare practices, as well as the risks of backing the laggards, a report has found.

  • Large Taiwanese fund allocates $1.4 bn to ESG index

    13 February 2018

    The Taiwan Bureau of Labor Funds (BLF), one of the largest public-sector funds in Asia, has issued a five-year mandate of $1.4 billion to track the FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG index.

  • Build and adopt sustainability taxonomy by 2020, says HLEG

    31 January 2018

    The final HLEG report lays out a roadmap for a comprehensive taxonomy of sustainable finance, and calls for a working group to be set up this year to complete this "immense task" by 2020.

  • FTSE Russell launches two new ESG indexes

    29 November 2017

    FTSE Russell has taken another step towards supporting environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration into passive investment with the introduction of two new index series.

  • FTSE Russell adds Aled Jones to ESG team

    08 November 2017

    FTSE Russell has bolstered its sustainable investment team with the appointment of Aled Jones as head of sustainable investment for EMEA.

  • Daiwa launches ETF tracking FTSE Blossom Japan ESG index

    28 September 2017

    Japanese firm Daiwa Asset Management has launched an ETF that will track the FTSE Blossom Japan Index to underlie its environmental, social and governance (ESG)-themed exchange-traded fund (ETF).

  • ESG indexes: in the sweet spot

    20 September 2017

    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

  • Aviva hits out at London's plans to woo Saudi Aramco

    18 September 2017

    Aviva Investors has joined the chorus of investors urging the UK not to weaken its governance laws to attract the $2 trillion initial public offering of oil giant Saudi Aramco.