Encouraging biodegradable packaging and avoiding single-use plastics is becoming part of firms’ ESG criteria in the face of the destructive impact of plastics on the world’s oceans.
Socially-responsible investing is not about short-term gains, says Union Investment’s sustainability chief Florian Sommer, it’s about divining future business trends and working out which companies are best able to adapt.
Billions flowed into European ethical funds over the last year but scratch beneath the surface and the sector is being held back by a lack of clarity over what it stands for.
Integrating ESG into the investment process is easier said than done and will vary from one team to another, according to industry experts.
Impact investing is being touted as an alternative to environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies which are failing to live up to their ethical hype.
Environmental funds are blaming poor data on holding companies for their inability to report on environmental impact as the industry’s methodology for measuring green credentials throws up mixed results.
The opening of the China A-shares market to foreign investors provides a window for China-focused funds to push ESG criteria into greater prominence in the world’s second largest economy.
Panellists at Expert Investor’s Frankfurt Emerging Markets event debated the challenges for investors seeking attractive emerging market investments combined with solid ESG credentials.
Amundi has launched a Ucits compliant ETF designed to provide diversified US corporate bonds exposure while applying environmental, social and governance (ESG) selection filters.
Socially-responsible investing trend could have a significant long-term impact on the corporate sector, says Folksam head of fund selection Susanne Bolin-Gärtner.