Sustainable Stewardship

Significant challenges exist for asset stewards in terms of assessing whether pertinent ESG factors have been identified and integrated into the investment process of their asset managers, according to Niall O’Shea from Discern Sustainability. At Minerva’s recent ESG Educational Event in London, Niall explored the topic of the growth of ESG and Climate Change factor […]

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Sustainable Stewardship Snippet 2

Climate change is a significant risk and all Pension Scheme Trustees now need to give it specific attention, according to The Pensions Regulator. At Minerva’s Autumn ESG Education Event in London, Melanie Jarman, Policy Analyst – ESG Issues at TPR, updated attendees on recent legislative changes in the UK that affect pension schemes. These changes […]

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Investors need courage of their ESG convictions

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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Environmental factors top list of investor priorities

Environmental factors top list of investor priorities Environmental and corporate governance issues topped the list of biggest priorities for the UK’s largest investors – but stewardship engagement remains an area of concern, a report reveals. EY’s inaugural report into investor stewardship and engagement found that while investors and asset managers were most focused on environment […]

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LGC Investment & Pension Summit

Minerva backs key industry Summit Minerva Analytics has sponsored this year’s flagship LGC Investment and Pensions Summit. As Europe’s best-known independent provider of global research and proxy voting solutions, Minerva will sponsor the summit’s end of conference podcast which summarises the discussions from this year’s event. The event, which kicked off on 5 September 2019 […]

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ESMA pulls back from ESG legislation for rating agency methodology

ESMA pulls back from ESG legislation for rating agency methodology On July 18, the European Securities and Markets Authority published technical advice to the European Commission outlining its reluctance to compel these firms to include ESG factors in their analysis, preferring to issue guidelines for them to follow. Credit rating agencies will not be forced […]

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Solactive, the European Fintech Leader Makes Strategic Investment in Minerva.

Solactive makes strategic investment in European governance, sustainability and proxy voting firm, Minerva Analytics. Solactive announces the completion of a strategic investment in Minerva to accelerate growth of the electronic voting, stewardship and ESG research services firm. Following the deal’s completion, Minerva will build-out its research and client service capability through Solactive’s offices in Frankfurt, […]

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lobbying

The US investment giant, BlackRock, has stated that is responding to the recent school shooting in the US by engaging with firearms manufacturers and retailers to understand what they are doing to reduce the risk of this kind of event happening again. BlackRock said there are three publicly traded companies in the US whose primary business […]

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Rio Tinto

Institutional investors in Rio Tinto, have filed a resolution calling on the mining group to cease membership of the Minerals Council of Australasia (MCA)  which they believe is primarily a lobby group for the coal industry. Rio Tinto will hold its UK AGM in April and its Australian AGM in May. The shareholder action has […]

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sustainable finance action plan

The EU’s High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Sustainable Finance, set up by the European Commission in December 2016, has produced its final recommendations. The Commission has pledged that these proposals will form part of its sustainable finance action plan that will be discussed at a conference in Brussels in March. The HLEG made recommendations across […]

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