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French law could be catalyst for increasing RI and ESG by institutional investors and asset managers

Responsible investment (RI) is a topic of increasing importance among businesses and investors of all sizes.

Climate risk and ESG are top concerns for Nordic investors

Climate risk and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are key concerns for Nordic institutional investors, according to a survey by Northern Trust.

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.

Greenhouse gas emissions and poor ethics dampen potential for real estate investment

Poor business ethics and a reluctance to tackle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions undermine the potential of real estate companies, says a report by Sustainalytics, a global research and analysis firm.

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.