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  • Environmental concerns top World Economic Forum's risk lists

    16 January 2019

    Environmental risks have once again dominated the World Economic Forum (WEF) lists of the most likely and impactful risks facing the world.

  • People Moves: AXA, Lightsource BP, Triodos, Zurich

    24 September 2018

    AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has set up a central responsible investment (RI) team, as it seeks to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into all of its investment platforms.

  • 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.

  • BlackRock insurance report sees green bonds surge within larger ESG uptake

    20 September 2018

    Insurers are expected to boost green bond investments in the next five years, as a majority has adopted environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment policies in North America and Europe, a BlackRock report said.

  • Actiam New Member of the ICMA Executive Committee

    19 June 2018

    The International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) announced Foppe-Jan van der Meij of Actiam as its new member of the Executive Committee of the Green Bond Principles (GBP) at the annual meeting on 14 June 2018.

  • Impact investing or impact washing?

    19 June 2018

    Insurers say they can find financial value in ESG investing, but they have to be wise to investments that don't deliver on their stated goals. And while ESG can mean different things to different stakeholders, a push for standardisation is not always welcome, according to panellists at Insurance Asset Risk's 2018 EMEA conference. Vincent Huck reports

  • Green bond comment, January 2018: What has the green bond market ever done for us?

    08 February 2018

    In the classic film Monty Python's Life of Brian, a group plotting to overthrow the Roman Empire ask: 'What have the Romans ever done for us?'

  • Allianz, KB Financial and Westpac named sustainability leaders

    06 February 2018

    German insurer Allianz, Korean bank KB Financial and Australia's Westpac Banking Corp are the top financial sector performers in terms of corporate sustainability, according to Swiss asset manager RobecoSAM.

  • The difficulties of modelling climate catastrophes

    08 January 2018

    Further work is required to advance the tricky task of incorporating climate change into natural catastrophe modelling, finds Nick Roumpis

  • Zurich raises impact investment commitment to $5bn

    23 November 2017

    Zurich Insurance Group has more than doubled its impact investment target to $5 billion, as it broadens its remit beyond green bonds.