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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.

Sweden’s AP pension funds co-ordinate carbon footprints reporting for investment portfolios

Sweden's AP pension funds have agreed to co-ordinate how they report the carbon footprints of their portfolios to improve transparency and monitoring of their work on climate issues.

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.

NCPERS sets voluntary code of conduct for pension service providers

Service providers are to be asked to uphold new ethical guidelines to protect pension plan participants and beneficiaries.