Keyword: Socially responsible investing

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What’s keeping ESG rankings so convoluted?

With its recent acquisition of environmental, social and governance data analytics provider Sustainalytics, Morningstar Inc. is taking aim at the disparate ESG disclosure requirements still hampering the investment industry. In a recent report, Morningstar sussed out some of the issues hindering ESG measurement tools. “Simply put, ESG disclosures from issuers are all too often inconsistent and […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 10, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:00
Sun Life launching ESG framework for pension plan sponsors

Sun Life Canada is launching an environmental, social and governance framework for its group retirement services to help pension plan sponsors and members make sustainable investing decisions. The framework is meant to identify ESG leaders in both funds and managers across all major asset categories offered in the record-keeper’s group retirement services core investment platform, […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 7, 2020 November 30, 2020
  • 15:15
BCI and partners establish responsible investing platform

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp., the AustralianSuper and two Dutch pension funds — APG and PGGM — are jointly establishing a responsible investing platform. The sustainable development investments asset owner platform, which will be available through distribution partner Qontigo, features standard and artificial intelligence-driven data that enables investors to assess companies on their contribution […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 15:15
Will social bonds’ popularity grow with coronavirus recovery?

The City of Toronto has launched a social debenture framework to fund investments in affordable housing, transit and other basic infrastructure, access to essential services and other projects that benefit marginalized and vulnerable Torontonians. The city, which is waiting for more favourable market conditions to issue its first social bond, is the first municipality in […]

Investors calling for board oversight of human rights risk at Alphabet

A group of more than 80 global investment managers with a combined $10 trillion in assets under management is calling on Alphabet Inc. to implement board-level oversight for human rights risks. The Investor Alliance for Human Rights, which includes co-filers Hermes Investment Management, Loring, Wolcott and Coolidge, Robeco and Canadian responsible investing firm NEI Investments, […]

Sustainable investment outperformed in Q1: report

Sustainable indexes largely outperformed during the first quarter of 2020 amid market turmoil caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to BlackRock Inc.’s latest sustainability report. “While this short time period is not determinative, it aligns with the resilience we have seen in sustainable strategies during prior downturns,” said the report. The big question for institutional […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 22, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:15
70% of institutional investors expect ESG integration to become standard practice: survey

The vast majority (96 per cent) of institutional investors feel they have an important role to play in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges, including climate change, social and economic inequality and the need for infrastructure development, according to a new survey by Natixis Investment Managers. About half (48 per cent) of survey respondents said institutional […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 20, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 15:30

With environmental, social and governance considerations hovering on the agendas of legislators, shareholders and consumers, it’s easy to overlook the fact that responsible investment can be fraught with legal risks for pension plan sponsors. However, plan sponsors can mitigate much of that risk with a proper understanding of the distinction between ESG factor integration and […]

Gender lens investing on the rise among institutional investors

In recent years, investing with a gender lens has become far more popular among institutional investors. “Part of it is awareness and part of it is some of the performance,” said Jackie VanderBrug, managing director and head of sustainable and impact investment strategy at Bank of America Corp., during a webinar hosted by the Forum for […]

The OPSEU Pension Trust has published its latest responsible investing report, highlighting a number of initiatives it’s undertaken in the past year. In 2019, the pension fund expanded its holdings in green bonds with a $100-million investment in such issuances from the Ontario government. It also received an A+ rating from the United Nations’ principles […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 13, 2020 March 11, 2021
  • 09:15