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France’s FRR prepares to ramp up equity

The French SWF, FRR, is preparing to invest more in equities and illiquid assets as important reforms extend its time horizon. With the coronavirus crisis delaying the asset allocation decisions the fund is operating in an "intermediate context", slowly shifting out of bonds and into equities.
Sustainability

The power of collective investor action

It’s time for the responsible investment community to step up and play its role as long-term holders of capital and call corporations to account. It’s time for asset owners sitting at the apex of the investment chain to lead the financial sector through this crisis. We need to maintain a focus on long-term horizons and support collective action while trying to understand the real issues companies are facing from COVID-19 as well as the flow on effects to our individual portfolios.
Sustainability

China’s opportunity

The crisis in China is far from over. But the Sustainable Finance Institue’s Huang Zhong and Cary Krosinsky, author of the upcoming Modern China: Financial Cooperation for Solving Sustainability Challenges, argue it is never too early to look at what went wrong. They argue if the Chinese government and its ruling party applied some basic sustainable investment principles, it would have taken a very different approach towards critical stakeholders such as Dr. Li and potentially avoided some of the negative consequences.
Sustainability

Brunel’s plan for a new financial system

The UK’s £30 billion Brunel Pension Partnership is taking investing in a carbon zero future to a whole new level. It has just published a far-reaching Climate Change Policy filled with actions and deadlines linked to the goals of the Paris Agreement. At its heart lies a bold ambition to shape and push the whole investment industry to prepare for a carbon zero future.
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