• Vanguard's Australian arm made 'misleading' ESG claims regarding bond fund, court rules

    28 March 2024

    Vanguard's Australian arm broke the law by "making misleading claims about certain ESG exclusionary screens" applied to investments in a bond index fund, the Australian Federal Court has ruled in a landmark case.

  • BlackRock, Vanguard and Capital Group are 'biggest livestock investors'

    18 March 2024
  • 'Appalling inaction' on deforestation by BlackRock, Vanguard, Wells Fargo

    28 February 2024

    BlackRock, Vanguard and Wells Fargo have been accused of "appalling inaction" on deforestation by NGO Global Canopy, which criticised the lack of policies and continued financing of deforestation over the past decade.

  • The Future of ESG Data conference: Ratings agencies need greater accountability, says NBIM

    16 October 2023
  • US asset managers decline to back 'over-reaching' E&S resolutions

    13 September 2023

    Support for environmental and social shareholder resolutions fell by 10 percentage points in the 2023 proxy season, with asset managers arguing the motions were often 'overly prescriptive' or 'redundant', Morningstar Manager Research has found.

  • Australian regulator hits Vanguard with greenwashing litigation - again

    25 July 2023

    The Australian regulator has launched legal proceedings against Vanguard Investments Australia for misleading investors over its "ethically conscious" fund.

  • Australian regulator launches greenwashing litigation against superfund

    28 February 2023

    The Australian regulator has launched court action against 'superfund' Mercer Super for misleading its sustainable fund investors over its involvement in fossil fuels.

  • Vanguard exit could be opportunity to 'clarify aim' of net-zero initiative

    08 December 2022

    The withdrawal of Vanguard from the Net Zero Asset Manager initiative (NZAM) could be a great opportunity for the initiative to clarify its aim and push members for greater action on passive assets, a campaigner told Environmental Finance

  • Vanguard fined by ASIC for greenwashing

    08 December 2022
  • Vanguard, Baird have 'long way to go' on ESG, says Morningstar

    03 October 2022

    Morningstar said Vanguard and Baird are among the asset managers that have a "long way to go" with regards to their commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG),...