BNN Bloomberg: In the world’s biggest ESG fund class, portfolio managers are getting more comfortable with holding military assets against a backdrop of mounting political pressure and industry profits.
MSN: Sustainability funds should be able to hold traditional energy shares because excluding them is denying investors one of the best ways to bet on a shift to renewable energy, a senior ESG executive at Deutsche Bank's Private Bank said.
ESG Clarity: Engagement progress is stalling in many parts of the industry with 30% of companies unable to evidence that ESG is driving specific changes, while hiring for engagement and stewardship roles has come to a standstill.
ESG Clarity: Schroders Reit has published a circular outlining changes in its strategy to improve sustainability and implement decarbonization measures. The £466m trust, which owns 40 properties, said it is proposing amendments to the investment objective and the investment management agreement.
ETF Stream: MSCI awards higher ESG ratings to top-performing stocks in a bid to make its index offerings appear more attractive, according to new academic research.
Funds Europe: Bloomberg Intelligence's inaugural ESG Market Navigator survey, in collaboration with Bloomberg New Economy, reveals a strong commitment to ESG principles among investors and C-suite executives, despite current geopolitical and macroeconomic challenges.
Forbes: With the rise in popularity of ChatGPT, the business world has been examining new possibilities of generative AI (GenAI). One area that shows a lot of potential for GenAI is in the audit landscape, particularly in streamlining the intricacies of environmental, social and governance (ESG) audits.
MSN: Start-up firms in some parts of the green technology industry such as sustainable farming are missing out on capital and need a new funding model, a senior JP Morgan banker said.
ESG Clarity: Robeco has launched an equities strategy with the intent to invest in, and engage with, companies across the fashion value chain.
GreenBiz: In his keynote presentation at VERGE 23, Shayle Kann, a partner at Energy Impact Partners, described climate tech investing as a wave: Either you are building a wave or you are riding one.