BlackRock funds ride high on ethical investment inflows

Financial Times: Moral Money

Younger investors who manage their own accounts drive demand for ESG-themed funds

A Church’s Ethical Investing Mission Gets a Reality Check

Alaistair Marsh

Anglicans team up with dirty businesses and try not to get soiled, too. world

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ESG squeezed between Republican attacks on ‘woke capitalism’ and climate investors

Corporate Knights

In August, Texas banned 10 asset managers and about 350 investment funds from doing business with the state, including management of US$300 billion in public pension funds, for supposedly “boycotting” oil and gas companies from their portfolios. .

Responsible-investing trailblazer awarded Order of Canada

Corporate Knights

I first met Moira Hutchinson in 1987 when I was working on the first of my series of books on responsible investment. She was generous with her time and provided a wealth of insight into “ethical investing,” as responsible investing was known then. .

Investors demand more corporations conduct ‘racial audits’

Corporate Knights

Winter 2022 Workplace diversity and inclusion ethical investingFasten your seat belt. Annual shareholder meeting season is coming up, and North America’s biggest companies can expect a bumpy ride.

ESG: investors must stop trying to do the right thing for the wrong reasons

Financial Times: Moral Money

When it comes to ethical investing, activist investors may be better pathfinders than stolid ESG indices

Exclusive: Why Thiel attacked ESG

Financial Times: Moral Money

Plus, venture capital perks up to ESG, and black investors place more value on ethical investing than white counterparts

Its a wrap: Australians support climate action - Financial Times Wrap for Nov 6 for #COP26

John Englart

On October 11 Australian Ethical Investment called for members to add their names for a wrap around ad in the Financial Times. I was one of those people who volunteered for my name to feature.

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What happens if Indigenous people say no to mining the minerals needed to run EVs?

Corporate Knights

Increasingly, Indigenous people and non-Indigenous allies, via consumer activism and ethical investing criteria, are having a significant impact on the economic bottom line of companies that do not source their raw materials in a manner that is environmentally and socially sustainable.

UK Shareholder Actions over ‘Greenwashing’ Likely to Grow

Chris Hall

A claimant must have acquired securities to which the misleading statement or omission applies, but it appears that they do not need to have relied on the statement when deciding to invest.

Tech Giants Under Pressure to Commit to Ethical AI

Chris Hall

Those constraints must be guided by ethical principles and human rights considerations to make sure that no one is left behind,” she told ESG Investor. . Out of the 150 companies, just 20 had disclosed any kind of commitment to establish and follow ethical AI principles. .

Finance for Biodiversity Pledge Secures Nine More Signatories

Chris Hall

The Finance for Biodiversity Pledge was established in September 2020 with a mission to protect and restore biodiversity through investments and financial activities. . Asset managers join initiative ahead of landmark UN environment conference.

This Week’s People Moves: ESG Lead for Real Assets Appointed by Church Commissioners

Chris Hall

ESG Investor’s weekly round-up of new hires in the sustainable investing sector, including the Church Commissioners for England, EFRAG, Ninety One, Rathbone Greenbank Investments, Lombard Odier Investment Managers and Epworth Investment Management. billion ethical investment fund, has appointed Paul Jaffe as its Real Assets ESG Lead. Rathbone Greenbank Investments has made three appointments to its investment management team.

ICYMI, ESG Investing is Growing up in Public

Chris Hall

Rampant criticism of green investment will only accelerate its maturity. ESG investing is now either in its death throes, a luxury we can’t afford, or an ill-defined, hype-laden conspiracy to defraud investors and prevent billionaires from making an honest buck.

This Week’s Fund News: BNPP AM Targets Hydrogen, MedTech

Chris Hall

ESG Investor’s weekly round-up of news about funds designed to meet sustainable investing criteria, including BNPP AM, Western Asset, GAM, Blue Horizon, Gresham House and Architas. . Blue Horizon’s investment will go towards upscaling production.

Carbon-capturing glasshouses grow greener tomatoes, says firm

Envirotec Magazine

An opportunity to invest in the project has just been launched by Abundance Investment, a UK-based ethical investment crowdfunding platform. Minimum investment is just £5. This is the second sustainable food investment launched by Abundance.

End of an Era for Anti-Social Media

Chris Hall

Co-filers included investment manager Storebrand Asset Management and Open MIC. . There is evidence to suggest that the financial performance of social media companies may be negatively impacted by ethics-focused rule changes. .

The Difference Between ESG and SRI, and How They Impact Investing

3BL Media

A Brief History of Responsible Investing. Responsible investing has been around in one form or another for quite some time. Pacifists may choose not to invest in companies that manufacture weapons. In fact, ESG investing grew 143% between 2016 and 2020.

Best for the World?—?All Around the Globe

B the Change

Sistema B Brasil held a webinar to celebrate its Best for the World: Workers B Corps , including FAMA Investimentos , an equity fund manager committed to responsible investment. (Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash ) Best for the World?—?All