Incorporating ESG into US equity benchmarks

Incorporating ESG into US equity benchmarks

Investors wanting to incorporate ESG considerations into a broad US market passive portfolio have traditionally had to accept a certain - often high - level of deviation from the risk/return characteristics of their benchmark.

Entering the ESG ratings fray

Entering the ESG ratings fray

With its new ESG Ratings product, Fitch claims to offer the market's most comprehensive approach to entity, debt instrument and ESG framework ratings. Environmental Finance talks to Global Head of Sustainable Fitch Andrew Steel

Embedding ESG into fixed income futures

Embedding ESG into fixed income futures

Eurex aims to leverage its experience in environmental, social and governance (ESG) solutions and offer a new way for its clients to efficiently manage their fixed income investments.

Making the right connections

Making the right connections

As the global economy goes digital, the telecoms, media and communications sector is taking on a double-edged challenge - to manage its environmental footprint as well as providing sustainable solutions for its customers.

Responding to the call for sustainable capital

Responding to the call for sustainable capital

Across the globe, capital market issuers, investors and financial institutions are responding to increased demand with solutions that satisfy the complex but complementary goals of financing business investments and helping to address important social and environmental issues, including climate change.

Financing a sustainable food system

Financing a sustainable food system

Sustainability is increasingly on the agenda for the food and agriculture sector, opening opportunities for sustainable finance. Mark Nicholls reports

Deciphering the ESG data deluge

Deciphering the ESG data deluge

First an FX trader and later the global head of ESG at Northern Trust, Mamadou-Abou Sarr has first-hand experience of quantitative finance and ESG investing. He believes his new investment firm holds the answer to bringing both approaches together

Aligning finance with purpose

Aligning finance with purpose

Companies need to pull every lever they can to help them meet their sustainability objectives: tapping sustainable finance can help align their financing strategy and their investors with their ESG goals. Mark Nicholls reports

A coalition to combat climate change

A coalition to combat climate change

Carlos Sanchez, executive director for the Coalition for Climate Resilient Investment (CCRI) and director of climate resilience finance at Willis Towers Watson's climate and resilience hub, discusses the CCRI's mission and successes to date