RepRisk: Best ESG Solution Provider – It’s a very exciting time to be working in the field of ESG. The industry has recently experienced a sea change in sentiment and it is now accepted that having a risk-focused approach and looking beyond company disclosures are key elements of ESG investing.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Neuberger Berman, a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager, has announced the second year of its advance proxy voting disclosure initiative, whereby the firm will disclose and publicly explain its voting rationale on select issues.
Bridgewater Associates (Bridgewater), a global leader in institutional portfolio management and the largest hedge fund in the world, has launched a new sustainable investing venture.
By Mario Acquistapace (pictured), Associate - Investment Research, Capital Generation Partners – As allocators we have, in part, a responsibility for the actions and inactions of the managers we select. When it comes to responsible investing there is certainly very little consensus on the right approach, and ultimately investors tend not share identical views of what is or is not an appropriate SRI investment policy to adopt.
As investor and regulator focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues has gathered pace globally in recent years, attention is turning to how investment managers, hedge funds and private equity firms can build effective ESG programmes that stand up to regulatory scrutiny and help them stay competitive in a rapidly evolving marketplace.
The soaring price of bitcoin is putting the world’s foremost cryptocurrency on a direct collision course with ESG-focused investments, as allocators increasingly want portfolios to be managed responsibly, says Robert Furdak, chief investment officer for ESG at Man Group.
By Robert Quartly-Janeiro – There is a lot of talk about ESG. It dominates column inches and pitch decks at levels unimaginable only a decade ago. The need for companies to adopt and integrate ESG is imperative if environmental issues – the hardest and most important component – are to be resolved in the coming decades and a mass extinction avoided.
The Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) has published a memo that provides a framework for alternative investment managers to navigate the complexities of developing a Responsible Investment approach.
Refinitiv has launched MarketPsych ESG Analytics, a new analytics tool to provide numerical ESG insights on companies and countries based on news and social media monitoring.
Sustainable success: Six months after launch, BNP Paribas’ green-focused EARTH hedge fund is soaring
Since launching last summer, BNP Paribas Asset Management’s Environmental Absolute Return Thematic (EARTH) hedge fund has generated a striking double-digit return, trading long and short positions in energy, materials, agriculture and industrial companies across both developed and emerging markets.