• GPIF to invest in more CAB bonds to boost standardisation

    02 July 2019

    Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is to invest in "larger amounts" of climate awareness bonds (CABs) and sustainability awareness bonds (SABs) from the European Investment Bank (EIB) and help boost standardisation, an EIB spokesman said.

  • GPIF: ESG's Hiro

    12 April 2019

    Japan's GPIF has embraced ESG integration. Elena K. Johansson looks at the evolution of its strategy

  • GPIF invests in its first green bonds

    09 April 2019

    Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has bought its first green bonds, snapping up a $500 million deal from the World Bank Group.

  • Bloomberg forms CEO supergroup to tackle climate change

    17 January 2019

    Michael Bloomberg has assembled a group of six financial sector leaders to deliver a special report to the G7 on ramping up private capital flows into climate-friendly investments.

  • Green bond Comment, June: A win-win product?

    06 June 2018

    Green bond enthusiasts received a sharp 'reality check' last month, when they heard that Hiro Mizuno, chief investment officer of the world's largest pension fund, regards them as a "lose-lose product".

  • 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.

  • Green bond experts rebut GPIF charge they are a 'lose-lose' product

    23 May 2018

    A valuable benefit of green bonds is that they enable fixed income investors to 'engage' with issuers on topics such as climate change, as is already common practice in the equity markets, according to Frederic Samama, co-head of institutional clients coverage at Amundi Asset Management.

  • World’s largest pension fund prepares first ESG report

    08 May 2018

    The world’s largest pension fund plans to publish its first ever report on the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors on its investments, Environmental Finance has learned.

  • Fixed income investors need more ESG products, says Japan's GPIF

    20 April 2018

    Institutional investors are being constrained because of a lack of environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused products for fixed income investors, a report co-published by the GPIF has claimed.

  • Major investors demand more action from ESG index providers

    12 December 2017

    Equity index providers were urged by two of the world's largest investment organisations to develop more 'useable' indexes based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.