In Association with Aviva Investors
After a few false dawns, ESG now seems to be worthy of the label ‘mainstream'. In association with Aviva Investors we bring you the latest news and research into this sustainable mega trend.
Expands sustainability offering
Managed by Nick Clay
Income & growth portfolio
Represents £8trn in assets
New name and focus
Future World funds
To develop products and services
First exam on 1 December
Focus on carbon emissions and water usage
Five multi-asset portfolios
Less environment, more governance threatens to undermine firms' green credentials
'Response to investor demand'
New co-heads of credit research
Industry Voice: Star CEOs are bringing into question what makes a good leader in a flatter, networked world. We explore what this means for the overall governance of companies
Follows Luxembourg launch
Industry Voice: One of the most serious problems with GDP is that it fails to measure the impact of economic growth on the planet's finite environmental resources. As economist Kenneth Boulding once put it: "Anyone who believes that exponential growth...
Industry Voice: The ultra-long lifespan of plastics is proving an ecological challenge. As consumers become alarmed at the environmental contamination caused by synthetic organic polymers, we look at the alternatives and the role of investors in pushing...
New fund ranges revealed
Part of raft of proposals to increase visability of SRI to retail investors
According to Cicero report
The Big Interview: Focus on ethical investment
Three risk profiles
Steve Waygood, chief responsible investment officer at Aviva Investors, takes an in-depth look at the relationship between responsible investing and performance.
First State's Oulton to chair
Gongs for Hermes, EdenTree and Impax
Medium to long-term capital growth
MSCI and Hermes research
Partner Insight: Dennis Hall, director and CEO of Yellowtail Financial Planning, Julia Dreblow, founder of SRI Financial Services and Frank Potaczek, head of UK proposition at Architas met in London to discuss how they broach the topic of sustainability...
Industry Voice: The sell-off in emerging markets this year has created a more favourable environment for Asian income funds, allowing them to deliver strong returns relative to the index and display their ability to mitigate risks to investors' capital....
First interview with Gavin Counsell