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Concerns about ESG data quality and asset managers are cited by investors in latest research by Bfinance

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Taskforce aims to strengthen stewardship in UK

A government taskforce led by HM Treasury has outlined a series of far-reaching recommendations designed to put stewardship at the heart of the UK’s commitment to ‘build back better’ post-coronavirus. Twenty proposals across three themes are designed to help investment managers and asset owners expand their stewardship activity across different asset classes, including bonds, and […]

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Speed needed on financial impact of climate change disclosure

Speed needed on financial impact of climate change disclosure Asset owners and their managers need to encourage more companies to disclose the financial impact of climate change on their businesses using an internationally recognised code, according to a new report. The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), established by the Financial Stability Board, said […]

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Top asset owners favour engagement for net-zero carbon goals

Top asset owners favour engagement for net-zero carbon goals Some of the world’s biggest asset owners have rejected divestment to achieve climate goals and are instead favouring direct action and engagement. Members of the UN-backed Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, including Aviva, Allianz and AXA, have said they will cut carbon in portfolio companies by up […]

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The EU Sustainable Finance Platform: Where are the owners?

EU’s Sustainable Finance Platform lacks asset owners The EU has published the list of members appointed to its Sustainable Finance Platform, which is remarkable in its lack of representation of asset owners. The platform is an advisory body made up of experts from the private and public sector and its members will advise the European […]

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ESG-aligned remuneration

Asset owners must drive the fundamental changes needed to fight climate change in the next five to 10 years before time runs out, a $4 trillion investor alliance has warned. The warning, made at the World Economic Forum event in Davos, comes from the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. The organisation’s members pledged to ensure […]

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Sustainable Stewardship: ESG investment beliefs

ESG factor identification, implementation and monitoring is now a fundamental part of setting pension scheme investment beliefs, according to investment consultants Redington. At Minerva’s ESG Educational Event held recently in London, Honor Fell, Head of Responsible Investment at Redington, spoke about how investment consultants can best help pension funds with their new ESG-related responsibilities. There […]

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Investors need courage of their ESG convictions Asset owners must have the courage of their convictions to push forward with ESG policies – particularly when relevant data is hard to come by. That was one of the overarching messages from a panel hosted by Minerva Analytics’ Sarah Wilson at the first Responsible Asset Owners Global […]

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Minerva ESG Event - Helping Asset Owners Survive the ESG Wave

Climate Change, Shareholder Voting and ESG-factor awareness are clearly(!) topics close to our heart. With the recent DWP changes to Occupational Pension Scheme legislation in the UK, and the introduction Europe-wide of the Shareholders Rights Directive II, there’s a lot going on in the stewardship area at the moment. It seems to us that there’s […]

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