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ESG2020-05-28T21:43:22+02:00

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Additionality: the secret sauce or the snake oil of impact investing?

Many impact investors are keen to demonstrate or be assured that the world changed as a result of an investment made. Brunno Maradei, CFA, Global Head of Responsible Investment at Aegon AM, suggests there is a need to look beyond additionality in the pursuit of authentic impact investing

Is sustainable aviation fuel an oxymoron?

It is critical that we reduce and decarbonise aviation as soon as possible, but this is challenging as alternative technologies are not ready today. Does Sustainable aviation fuel offer a real-world way to continue flying more sustainably?

Biodiversity impacts asset managers

As you read this article, an animal or insect species, somewhere in the world, will disappear forever. Due to the impact of human activity on the natural world, in the past decades biodiversity has been declining 100 to 1,000 times faster than what would be considered natural. This development threatens not only nature, but also human survival.......

Reconsidering the banks sector

Royal London Asset Management´s Head of Sustainable Investments, Mike Fox, makes the case for why the firm is increasing exposure to banks amidst a changing macro environment, more attractive financial characteristics for equity investors and improved environmental performance as better disclosure on financed emissions and clearer policies on future lending are made.....

Harnessing the power of engagement in stewardship investing

Yolanda Courtines, Equity Portfolio Manager at Wellington, argues that strong relationships with companies, formed through regular engagement, allows asset managers to help companies navigate the increasingly demanding list of risks that management teams and boards are facing.....

Impact measurement and management: addressing key challenges

As impact investing gains traction, investors, regulators and end clients are placing greater scrutiny on impact measurement and management. One manager is building a platform for an objective, transparent and evidence-based approach to impact assessment and measurement.....

Evolving impact investing for better potential outcomes

Showing tangible impact is a challenge for managers and asset owners alike. Wellington have developed a framework to show how they track the progress of portfolio companies and issuers, measuring impact progress and outcomes across strategies.......

Mapping the impact of climate change

Wellington Management shares the climate-exposure risk-analysis tool they have developed to help investment teams track and assess physical climate risks facing capital-market assets around the world...

Jentzen & Partners’ evolving ESG approach

Founding Partner, Mads Jensen, talks to us about longer term strategic asset allocation, including manager selection and developing investment policies including governance frameworks and increasingly ESG.

Are investors ripe for agriculture? – virtual roundtable summary

NordicInvestor’s agriculture roundtable gathered portfolio managers and investment consultants from North America, Denmark, Sweden and the UK to explore the unique features of agricultural investing and how it is adapting to investors’ evolving ESG and sustainability priorities.

Real Assets Focus: Agriculture

Agriculture can be grouped with other real assets such as forestry/timberland, real estate, infrastructure, precious metals, industrial metals, and equipment, but they all have distinguishing features. We take a look at developed market land farming for yield, growth and inflation hedging.....