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Quality data helps boost growth of impact investing

The availability of more and better quality data is enhancing the attraction of socially responsible investing (SRI), according to a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management research paper and investor survey.

Millennials drive demand for impact investing

Millennials, women, and college-educated investors are the top three groups of investors most likely to be interested in impact investing according to a survey of financial advisors by SRI.

ESG can add alpha to portfolios says MSCI research

Institutional investor interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria has grown considerably over the past few years. However, there are some concerns that including ESG factors in the investment process comes at the cost of weaker risk-adjusted returns.

FCA says financial firms must improve benchmark risk controls or face more scrutiny

Financial services firms must significantly improve their governance and controls of benchmark activities or face closer regulatory scrutiny, says the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

ESG issues take centre stage with investors

Almost three-quarters of investment professionals worldwide take environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into consideration in the investment process, says a CFA Institute survey.

World’s largest investors gambling on climate risk says survey

Some of the world’s largest and best known investors are gambling with climate change by continuing to invest in heavily carbon-exposed assets, according to the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP).

Executive pay remains a hot topic for management boards says PwC

“Say-on-pay” rules for executive remuneration has improved the dialogue with shareholders but it has not resulted in a better understanding from investors of company pay practices.