In our second feature looking ahead to FIS 2020, we highlight how the conference will focus on growing calls for a sustainable recovery and purposeful companies. Nobel prize winner Esther Duflo will talk on solutions to inequality, magnified during the pandemic.
Sarah RundellJune 11, 2020
The World Health Organisation's director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge the missing piece in the fight against tobacco. Credit Agricole and Amundi Asset Management have become the latest signatories to the pledge, in what is a timely decision ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Sunday.
Amanda WhiteMay 28, 2020
Active equity has been the main driver of performance at Norway’s biggest municipal pension fund, the $11 billion Oslo Pensjonsforsikring, which uses the same exclusion list as Norway’s giant $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund.
Sarah RundellMay 25, 2020
The battle between man and machine, that has played out in various arenas – such as Garry Kasporov versus IBM’s Big Blue, and when IBM’s supercomputer Watson out-dueled Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brian Rutter – is now taking place in sustainability research. So will AI prevail again?
Mark TulayMay 8, 2020
The Harvard endowment is about half way through its transition to external investment management and will work with its service providers to implement the university’s new directive, to position the portfolio in line with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Amanda WhiteMay 7, 2020