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HLEG – EU sustainable finance interim report published

The EU has this week published its High Level Expert Group (HLEG) Sustainable Finance report. This ambitious and significant report covers issues ranging from financing greener infrastructure to labelling SRI funds. Although mainly aimed at institutions the implication is that the recommendations published in the final document will also significantly impact individual (retail) investors. The EU plans to start implementing changes at the […]

SwissRe switch all assets to ESG indices

Reports in the FT and elsewhere today announce the important news that SwissRe now integrates Environmental, Social and Governance issues across all their equity and fixed income investment assets. They are doing so by using benchmarks based on the highly regarded MSCI ESG methodology. The first section of the SwissRe media release (from their website) is reproduced […]

TCFD report final report – managing climate risk

The Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure has today issued its much heralded final report the purpose of which is to establish a framework for company reporting that will enable investors to better assess and manage climate risk. The Financial Stability Board, chaired by Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney set up the TCFD (Task Force […]

Hold the date – 19 October SRI event

Following the success of our ‘sold out’ event last year we are currently work on the plans for ‘Screened, Themed and Engaged 2017’ . This year’s Fund EcoMarket & sriServices ‘Good Money Week’ event for financial advisers and industry professionals will be held in Central London on the afternoon of 19 October. Attendees will hear from – and have the […]

Pensions & Social Investment: Law Commission review

We are delighted to welcome the Law Commission review of ‘Pensions & Social Investment’ This important review, whilst not fully digested yet, appears to support and even advance the view that social, as well as other related ethical and environmental considerations should form part of our pensions investment landscape and decision making. You can see a […]

Actuaries issued climate change Risk Alert

Actuaries sent risk warning by professional body (IFoA) regarding material risk of climate change for pension schemes and other clients.