BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has confirmed its commitment to responsible investment through the adoption of ESG indices on global infrastructure and European small cap ETFs.
ESG & Responsible Investing
The index world has been front and centre in a lot of recent stories about volatility, says Rick Redding (pictured), CEO of the Index Industry Association. He points to illiquidity in bond markets which has driven investors to find liquidity in fixed income ETFs instead.
Lyxor ETF has made a full range of ETFs designed to counter climate change available to investors.
BlackRock has launched a new iShares ETF on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt providing access to corporate bonds with a focus on sustainability.
A belief in active management within the traditional ETF structure lies behind the recent launch of TrueMark, a new ETF provider which has launched with two funds, LRNZ, focused on artificial intelligence (AI), and ECOZ, the ESG markets.
Invesco has further broadened its range of ESG ETFs with the launch of the Invesco S&P 500 ESG UCITS ETF. The index the new fund will follow has been constructed to provide a risk and return profile similar to that of the broad S&P 500 index, but with significantly improved ESG characteristics.
UBS Asset Management's (UBS AM) range of sustainable ETFs has gone over EUR10 billion mark in terms of assets under management. The firm says that the number represents a nearly tenfold increase from three years ago, when the products collectively reached EUR1 billion.
Property developer and housebuilder St Modwen has announced bold plans to be net zero carbon by 2040, and operationally net zero by 2025, as it looks to take a leading position in responsible business practices to deliver a meaningful, positive impact on society and the environment.
Invesco has launched the first Sterling corporate bond ETF in Europe that incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.
German-based index provider Solactive has concluded its strategic investment in scientific climate data start-up right. Timo Pfeiffer, Chief Markets Officer at Solactive, explains that what made right. right, was their approach to ESG data.