LGPS funds have objectives aligned with many of the social issues that impact investing targets. This should make the trend popular within the scheme, once decision-makers are properly informed.
The NZ$33 billion NZ Super is looking to increase its exposure to equity factors and implement the next phase of its climate strategy, which includes decarbonising existing factor mandates.
Whether to divest from sensitive or controversial investments such as firearms can be a difficult call for fiduciaries, and making it doesn't put an end to the tough choices.
Investors seeking to link the UN Sustainable Development Goals to their strategies can reduce tropical deforestation associated with agricultural commodities by influencing portfolio companies.
There is a rational basis for not putting assets into handgun producers but emotions and politics cloud the issue. Judging the case on facts and figures, not dogma, makes the choice clear.
The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark aims to intensify the race to the top for companies in their efforts to drive abuses from the supply chain. A new report shows it's working.
The technology behind Bitcoin also has the potential to allow real-time, digital voting for corporate stakeholders and make ESG factors more transparent throughout supply chains, PRI chief says.
Embedding ESG factors into investment decision-making processes makes related risks more apparent, while strategies based on SDGs align portfolios more closely with long-term wealth creation.
As the CDP turns 18, its founders’ dream of universal reporting of climate-change data is closer to reality than ever, thanks to standards and guidelines the TCFD has released.
Merely capturing carbon data doesn't do enough to inform asset owners about environmental risk but models and technology are emerging to do the job, the Smith School's Ben Caldecott explains.
With its new survey of asset owners, the Principles for Responsible Investment hopes to learn ways to help an incredibly diverse range of signatories build true value for their beneficiaries.
You can't beat the market if you are the market. That's reality for Japan's behemoth pension fund; therefore, it looks to improve overall returns by engaging and investing with an ESG focus.