German development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) is set to invest $25m in eco business, an impact investment fund aimed at strengthening Latin American biodiversity. Ecofund announced the commitment, which is designated to the purchase of senior shares in the fund, today. It is the biggest investment to eco business today and will be dedicated […]
Jupiter has announced the launch of a new ecology fund, investing in fixed income and stocks. The new Jupiter Global Ecology Sicav fund will be managed by Charlie Thomas, Abbie Llewellyn-Waters and Rhys Petheram and is a sub-fund of the Jupiter Global Fund Sicav. The funds’ portfolio will consist of approximately 60% fixed income, including […]
Danske Invest has launched a new European corporate bond fund which aims to identify bonds with a sustainable profile. The fund will be managed by Andreas Dankel, head of Corporate Bonds at Dankse Invest, its targeted annual return is set at 1 to 1.5% after fees. The selection of bonds to be included in the […]
F&C Investments announced the appointment of Howard Pearce as chair of its new Responsible Investment Advisory Council, effective January 1, 2015. The company confirmed a re-launch of its Responsible Investment capability in June of this year. This includes a broad range of funds, from ethically-screened UK and global equity offerings through to thematic funds, screened […]
Almost 17 million investors potentially hold assets which would not meet their personal ethical preferences, Triodos Bank reveals.
The financial crisis gave impetus to SRI, and now it is being given a further boost by new ways to analyse both inputs and investment outcomes.
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) has developed a framework for analysing countries’ sovereign debt according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
Intervention by Europe’s politicians has not halted the appetite for the field, according to renewable energy investors.
Investors should carefully weigh the quality of socially responsible investment (SRI) investment processes, notably reactivity, focus on strategic stock research and active risk management, Fitch Ratings warned today.
Pictet Asset Management has made a senior hire to drive the sale of its products to institutional investors in Northern Europe.
The European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) has unveiled new codes of conduct on responsible investing and corporate governance.