Global Matters


Russel Investments 2018 ESG survey

The importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors within investing has increased exponentially over the last few years. As such, we’ve conducted an annual ESG survey of fixed income managers for some time now. However, this year we wanted

Amundi commits to ESG into all its €1.5tn funds

Amundi has committed to integrating ESG into nearly all of its €1.5tn in funds. Amundi currently has €280bn in ESG funds but committed in October to its 2021 Action Plan. The explicit inclusion of ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors

Millennials show increasing interest in impact municipal bonds

Millennials have an appetite for a slice of the municipal bond market when it comes to investments in affordable housing, education or sustainable energy. The size of the global “impact investing” market doubled in the past year, from $114 billion

Why CEOs need to become activists in sustainability

As the  political environment becomes polarized and some governments abandon sustainable initiatives, like Donald Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the the Paris Agreement in 2017, consumers are now looking towards CEOs and their companies to spearhead sustainability. In 2017, Alto

Nasdaq launches ESG portal to screen Nordic companies

Nasdaq launches ESG portal to screen Nordic companies

Move encourages companies in Stockholm, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius to report on ESG Nasdaq has launched a new data portal to allow investors to screen Nordic listed companies on their environmental, social and governance credentials. The Nasdaq

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