Statistical evidence points to improved returns from companies that take ESG seriously, according to analysis discussed by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.
A three-year engagement by signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) has improved transparency and disclosure of anti-corruption strategies, policies and management systems among several global companies.
A coalition of 34 institutional investors managing approximately $3.3trn in assets is encouraging 1,900 companies located in 44 countries to consider joining the United Nations Global Compact as part of the “PRI for Rio” collaborative engagement.
AEW Europe GGP, a wholly-owned affiliate of AEW Europe, has been awarded a €310m French real estate investment mandate by French Public Service Additional Pension Scheme, Etablissement de Retraite Additionnelle de la Fonction Publique (ERAFP).
Sweden headquartered East Capital has signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI), which now accounts for some $30trn in assets under management worldwide.
Europe’s financial crisis and its effects on the region’s banks are discussed by Dirk Wiedmann of Rothschild Wealth Management and Matthias Hopppe of Franklin Templeton, while Farmland Principles are explained by Zurich-based Adveq and its managing director Philippe Bucher.
The myriad terms used to describe investment strategies, such as ‘ethical’, ‘sustainable’, ‘SRI’ or ‘ESG’ may be clouding the investment universe.
TOBAM founder Yves Choueifaty talks about winning over the world’s toughest clients by challenging the benchmark investment model.
Figures from Lipper suggest ethical equity funds under-deliver against their sectors.