Earlier this month saw index and research provider MSCI launch 15 investment grade USD-denominated corporate bond indexes based on ESG and Factors.
ESG & Responsible Investing
December 2019 saw LGIM launch a US equity version of its Responsible Exclusions ETF, designed for investors who are seeking a dynamic approach to ESG exclusions, but also want to maintain a broad market exposure.
Lyxor has been awarded the SRI label for two of its ESG ETFs: Lyxor MSCI Europe ESG Leaders (DR) UCITS ETF and Lyxor MSCI EMU ESG Trend Leaders (DR) UCITS ETF.
PIMCO has launched the PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG Exchange-Traded Fund (EMNT), which aims to offer higher income than traditional cash investments, with a modest increase in risk, and focuses on issuers with high quality environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
Renewable energy has become the top investment sector for UK investors with almost a third (30 per cent) regarding it as the sector they would actively put their money into for long term gain, according to a survey by ETF provider GraniteShares.
Carbon Care Asia (CCA) has partnered with Solactive to launch the Solactive CarbonCare Asia Sustainability Bond Index, the first index of its kind to measure the growth of green, social, and sustainability bonds in the Asia-Pacific region.
London-based index provider Foxberry Ltd (Foxberry) has expanded its Sustainability Consensus index offering into the US markets, developing the range further following the launch of the European offering in September.
Armit Bhambra (pictured), Head of iShares UK Retirement at BlackRock, writes that sustainable investing was once viewed as a trade-off between value and ‘values’. Yet today, it’s something investors can no longer afford to ignore. What has changed?
Fixed income ETFs are still topping the quarterly flows league with EUR13.6 billion inflows in the third quarter of 2019 according to the latest Morningstar Direct European ETF Asset Flows report.
Scientific Beta to offer off-the-shelf Low Carbon option for its flagship multi-smart-factor indices
Smart beta index provider Scientific Beta has launched a Low Carbon option on all of its flagship multi-smart-factor indices.