Money Management: The firm said the strategy followed the environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment process established in 2007 by Stephen Liberatore, Nuveen head of ESG/impact – global fixed income.
Financial Standard: A $3.4 billion industry super fund handed its first ESG mandate to an Edinburgh-based fixed income boutique.
BNN Bloomberg: Robeco Institutional Asset Management BV will soon start pressuring Australia to phase out its reliance on coal and other natural resources, as money managers slowly begin targeting governments over climate change.
BNN Bloomberg: An Australian money manager that’s been building ESG funds since 1986 is seeing an acceleration in assets under management as demand ramps up from investors following years of slow growth.
Money Management: Fund managers should be subject to more rigorous standards to ensure their disclosures about environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing are accurate, according to Stoic Venture Capital.
BNN Bloomberg: The stock performance of an Australian fund manager that’s focused on ethical investments is trouncing its peers as ESG assets soar in popularity.
Institutional Asset Manager: Australia’s mutual fund assets in sustainable investments surged 23.0 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to AUD66.8 billion (USD46.7 billion) in 2019, and gathered AUD1.2 billion in inflows over the same period.
Bloomberg: Get serious on climate change risks. That’s the message from Australia’s prudential regulator as it joined counterparts in the U.K., the Netherlands and Singapore in ramping up its surveillance of how ready financial institutions are to deal with climate change.
IPE: A small Australian industry fund, First Super, has placed its A$143m (€88.3m) investment with global fund manager Orbis Investment Advisory “on watch” to enforce its ESG concerns.
Top 1000 Funds: The investment arm of one of Australia’s state governments, TCorp, has issued a A$1.8 billion sustainability bond reflecting the appetite of investors which are increasingly hungry for bonds that are issued to fund social and environmental projects.