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ISS ESG, Qontigo, Launch Biodiversity-Focused Index Suite

ESG Today

According to a blog post by Antonio Celeste, Qontiigo’s Director for Sustainability Product Management, the launch comes as “those at the forefront of responsible investing are increasingly looking to integrate biodiversity considerations in portfolios,” both to manage risk and to capture emerging biodiversity opportunities, adding: “For many observers, (..)

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India Announces New Disclosure & Investment Rules for ESG Funds

ESG Today

Under the new rules, asset managers will now e able to offer multiple ESG funds under a series of defined strategies, including Exclusion, Integration, Best-in-class & Positive Screening, Impact investing, Sustainable objectives, and Transition or transition related investments.

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New report shows $200-billion drop in responsible investing market share in Canada

Corporate Knights

RIA surveyed member and non-member asset managers and found that the most common strategy being used is ESG integration (the inclusion of ESG factors in stock analysis), used by 94% of respondents to the report.

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A Business Guide to Sustainable Finance

3BL Media

Negative screening This is the process of excluding certain sectors, companies, or practices from a portfolio based on specific ESG criteria. Positive screening For this, investors actively select companies or sectors for investment based on positive ESG performance relative to industry peers.

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Philippine SEC Finalises Green Fund Rules

Chris Hall

The rules also set out the different investment screening approaches and sustainable investment strategies SRI funds may adopt to achieve their objectives, such as negative screening, positive screening, ESG integration, impact investing, and others. .

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System change investing: High impact, high return

GreenBiz

The process involves rating companies on system change performance, and then using this research for positive screening, negative screening, engagement and other ESG/SRI strategies. Over the past 20 years, investor interest through SRI encouraged nearly all large companies to implement sustainability strategies.

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SFDR Update “Does not Kill Innovation” – AllianzGI

Chris Hall

Our KPI-approach can help to fill this gap and provide investors with a greater sense of impact” The first KPI AllianzGI launched is on carbon reduction, based on intensity of greenhouse gas (GHG), measured asCO2 equivalent compared to revenues.