The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has commented on the Government’s intention to extend the Taskforce for Climate Related Financial Disclosures.
ESG & Responsible Investing
FinecoBank has announced that funds from AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) are now available on its investing platform.
Financial advisers have reported a huge upsurge in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing among their clients over the past 12 months.
Dynamic Planner is set to launch the industry’s first psychometric Sustainable Investing questionnaire. Launching on 7 May to all advice firms and clients using Dynamic Planner, the questionnaire provides a simple, yet 'academically robust' solution to the challenges advisers face when talking to their clients about environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and sustainability.
UK savers want their money to do good in the world as research from Make My Money Matter reveals that 44 per cent of pension holders would switch to a green pension if offered one by their provider – equating to almost 18 million savers across the country.
As more people look to make a positive influence on society and the environment with their investments, impact investing is becoming an increasingly common practice among retail investors. The size of the impact investing market has grown by 42.4 per cent and as of last April is worth USD715 billion, compared to USD502 billion in 2019.
Hargreaves Lansdown has added the Janus Henderson UK Responsible Income and Trojan Ethical Income funds to its Wealth Shortlist.
Sustainable and ESG-focused funds should sit at the heart of investors’ long-term portfolios now, with the seismic shift seen towards such mandates in recent years unlikely to be reversed, Adrian Lowcock at Willis Owen has said.
Boutique forestry investment management company EcoForests Asset Management has added a new carbon capture vertical to its portfolio. The EcoForests carbon capture certification process has already begun, and sales of certified carbon capture assets are expected to take place by Q4 this year.
Beyond Animal, a digital platform accelerating the growth of the animal-free economy, has launched a funding service that matches investors with pre-approved investment deals and enables these deals to proceed to completion within a secure, structured environment.