• Sustainable infrastructure index launched

    09 May 2024

    V-Square Quantitative Management has launched a sustainable infrastructure index in partnership with Morningstar.

  • Boom time for nature data

    07 July 2023

    Demand for biodiversity and nature data is booming, ahead of an eagerly-awaited reporting framework planned for September. Peter Cripps and Thomas Cox explore some of the developments

  • ESG materiality index outperforms in first year

    14 June 2023

    An ESG index focused on materiality and transition has outperformed its parent index in the year since its launch.

  • New benchmark 'could be bellwether index' for sustainable finance

    15 June 2022

    A new index that combines material ESG data with climate transition data could become the "bellwether benchmark" in sustainable finance, its co-creator believes.

  • V-Square launches diversity ETF

    22 December 2021

    Asset manager V-Square Quantitative Management has launched its first thematic exchange-traded fund (ETF), the V-Shares US Leadership Diversity ETF (VDNI).

  • The low-carbon pathway

    15 April 2021

    Governments across the world are increasingly responding to the climate crisis by adopting policies and market mechanisms to help reduce emissions, writes Mamadou-Abou Sarr

  • The ESG data files, part six: TCFD and the challenge of looking forward

    18 November 2019

    Requests for strategic information about the risks and opportunities posed by climate change have proved a step too far for many. Joe Walsh and Peter Cripps report

  • The ESG data files - part one: reported data

    02 July 2019

    Investors are demanding an increasing amount of data from companies. What are its strengths and weaknesses, asks Peter Cripps

  • ESG sector needs more simple data and definitions, says Northern Trust

    17 January 2018

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) data and metrics must be simplified to reflect the increasing importance of these factors for investors, according to Northern Trust Asset Management.

  • COP Blog: Investing in a lower carbon economy - a year after Paris

    17 November 2016

    Northern Trust
    World leaders and scientists are in Morocco at COP22 this week to follow up on the historic climate change agreement a year ago in Paris to reduce carbon emissions. Do environmental, social and governance (ESG) investors know enough now to position portfolios for a lower carbon global economy?