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  • ESG can boost financial performance - Mercer

    05 December 2009

    Taking environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into account can improve the financial performance of investments, according to a survey of academic research by consultancy Mercer.

  • Railpen bids to push climate change up investment agenda

    03 December 2009

    Railpen, one of the UK's largest pension funds, has asked its investment managers and trustees to fill out a 'climate audit' of how they factor climate change into existing investment processes.

  • EPA punts ethanol blending call

    03 December 2009

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deferred a decision on increasing the limit on ethanol blended into gasoline from 10% to 15% until next summer, but indicated preliminary tests support such a change.

  • Thomson Reuters acquires ESG data firm Asset4

    03 December 2009

    Thomson Reuters has acquired Asset4, which provides environmental, social and governance (ESG) data and tools for investors and corporations, for an undisclosed sum.

  • Earth Capital Partners 'on course' for $5bn fund-raise

    26 November 2009

    The Stanley Fink-backed Earth Capital Partners (ECP) is still on course to raise $5 billion into environmentally-focused funds, as it prepares to name a cornerstone investor in a new renewable energy fund.

  • RBS launches emerging markets SRI index

    19 November 2009

    UK bank RBS has launched an equity index that will track socially responsible companies in emerging markets – and will shortly launch two products based upon it.

  • UK technology VC fund eyes £300m first close

    19 November 2009

    The UK government is aiming for a first close of its venture capital (VC) fund of funds at £300 million ($499 million) in December.

  • ESG could boost financial performance – Mercer

    19 November 2009

    Taking environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into account can improve the financial performance of investments, according to a survey of academic research by consultancy Mercer.

  • CLSA appoints sustainability research head

    19 November 2009

    Leading Hong Kong-based brokerage CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets has hired Simon Powell as its first head of sustainability research.

  • Invicta seeks £300m for Scottish biomass fund

    12 November 2009

    Invicta Capital aims to raise £300 million ($496 million) into a fund to develop nine biomass combined heat-and-power plants in Scotland.