Fixed income investment firm PIMCO has expanded its range of ESG solutions with the PIMCO GIS Emerging Markets Bond ESG Fund.
ESG & Responsible Investing
ESG data provider, Truvalue Labs’ recently announced a multitude of enhancements to its platform and data service, with one major development being the integration of the final codified Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) framework.
Kennedy Capital Management (Kennedy Capital), a provider of investment management services to pension funds, endowments, foundations and high net-worth individuals, has launched a small and mid-cap (SMID) mutual fund optimised for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles.
Morgan Stanley (MS) has launched the Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient (Morgan Stanley IQ), a new sustainable investing analytics and reporting application designed to assist clients in further integrating social and environmental objectives into their investments.
Tortoise launches suite of UCITS funds focused on energy transition, sustainable infrastructure and water
Tortoise has launched three UCITS funds – the Tortoise Energy Transition UCITS Fund, the Tortoise Sustainable Listed Infrastructure UCITS Fund and the Tortoise Sustainable Global Water UCITS Fund.
Schroders will acquire a majority stake in impact investor BlueOrchard, which was Founded in 2001, as one of the world’s first commercial managers of microfinance debt investments.
Apex has launched a new ESG data and rating service, Apex GreenLight ESG Ratings (GreenLight), and appointing a Global Head of ESG Product to drive development.
Schroders is aiming to harness the global shift towards a low carbon energy system with the launch of its Global Energy Transition fund, meeting growing client demand for actively-managed exposure to this fast-evolving and ground-breaking sector.
DWS Group (DWS) has acquired a minority stake of 2.68 per cent in Frankfurt-based ESG-scoring provider Arabesque S-Ray. Furthermore, both parties want to cooperate going forward.
“ESG ratings and data are famously messy,” says Jason Mitchell (pictured) co-head of responsible investment at active investment manager Man Group. “If you look at the correlation among the scores of the data providers, there is in fact a lot of disagreement.”