Proceeds to fund green projects
BlackRock has hired Deborah Winshel as managing director and global head of impact investing as it launches a dedicated platform for investors with social and environmental criteria.
A coalition of more than 150 investors including Sarasin & Partners, major pension funds, and local authorities have urged oil majors Shell and BP to improve their business practices in relation to climate change.
A record number of entries into this year's Investment Week Sustainable Investment Awards highlights the growing number of investment opportunities on offer, as more investors seek to incorporate sustainable criteria into asset allocation plans.
Going green with tougher environmental regulation
Regulations forcing companies to improve energy efficiency have created a growing customer base for companies selling products that help save energy. Tim Dieppe, partner and fund manager at sustainability specialists WHEB Group explains why he has bought...
A year hyped as the start of a great rotation from bonds into equities actually saw more of a trickle out of fixed income, but it was not plain sailing for bond funds.
Jupiter's £400m Ecology fund has added a second benchmark, the FTSE Environmental Technology 100 index, as manager Charlie Thomas proclaims environmental investing has "come of age".
Last month's Rio Earth Summit, written off as a disappointment by most, still produced encouraging signs for socially responsible investors, according to Jupiter's Charlie Thomas.
THE BIG QUESTION
Pictet and Impax were jointly named Group of the Year at the third annual IW Climate Change Investment Awards yesterday.
BlackRock's Poppy Allonby believes China is offering the best potential for green energy.
The cost of capital for companies with controversial environmental and human rights records should be higher than more ethical companies, says Aviva Investors.
Green entrepreneurs and asset managers are attracting interest from family offices and wealthy investors keen to explore a different type of engagement with ‘real assets'. Meanwhile, bond issuers are getting behind the market as well
Impax Asset Management is launching an Asian Environmental Markets investment trust on the main market of the London Stock Exchange.