ESG and Sustainability

The rise of ESG factors in investment decision making will have a dramatic impact on returns and opportunities in the 21st century. A recent survey by LGT Capital Partners and Mercer showed that 57% of respondents believe that incorporating ESG standards into investment decisions will raise returns. Just 9% argued they reduce returns on investment.

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Liquid Alternatives: Lyxor’s New Suite of Climate Change ETFs

French asset manager Lyxor is the first ETF manager to launch a suite of ETFs that focus on the objectives of the European Union’s Climate Transition Benchmarks. These benchmarks target an immediate 30% reduction in carbon intensity and a 7% annual emission reduction trajectory.

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Liquid Alternatives: Lyxor’s New Suite of Climate Change ETFs
March 31, 2020

French asset manager Lyxor is the first ETF manager to launch a suite of ETFs that focus on the objectives of the European Union’s Climate Transition Benchmarks. These benchmarks target…

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Artificial Intelligence: Using Home-specific Weather Data With AI to Boost Lithium Solar Batteries
March 30, 2020

The usage of solar batteries varies widely from home to home. That’s because each home is different – from the roof’s orientation and pitch to nearby trees that cast a…

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ESG: Older ESG Funds Are Beating New Ones in Performance
March 16, 2020

ESG investment funds with long track records are beating new competitors as the markets continue to unravel. Roughly 400 of the 2,800 ESG funds were in positive territory for the…

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ESG: Standard Life Makes Huge Pivot with 25 New Funds
March 13, 2020

Standard Life ESG investment will be a major trend in the year ahead. Standard Life Aberdeen has announced plans for 25 new funds centered around sustainability. According to Citywire, the…

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The ESG Data Market Will Be Worth $1 Billion Next Year
March 10, 2020

A new report from Opimas states that the value of ESG data could top $1 billion by next year. The firm’s newest report  ESG Data Market: No Stopping Its Rise…

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ESG: Brown University Dumps 90% of Its Fossil Fuel Investments
March 4, 2020

Brown University has divested 90% of its holdings in companies that extract fossil fuels. In a letter to the campus Wednesday, President Christina Paxson announced the decision. The school’s endowment…

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Liquid Alternatives: Recharge Your Portfolio With This Battery-Themed ETF
March 3, 2020

WisdomTree has launched a battery solutions-themed ETF that trades on the London Stock Exchange. The WisdomTree Battery Solutions UCITS ETF (LON: CHRG) comes with a total expense ratio (TER) of…

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RBC Fund Manager Sees ‘Slippery Slope’ in ESG Screening
March 2, 2020

Sarah Riopelle is a senior portfolio manager at RBC Global Management and oversees a $107 billion portfolio. She’s effectively responsible for the asset-management division at the Royal Bank of Canada,…

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Artificial Intelligence: How AI Could Help Find Underground Silos To Store CO2
March 2, 2020

Mankind’s emission-generating activities have loaded the atmosphere with carbon dioxide (CO2), thus triggering climate changes. However, promising technology that recovers the CO2 from the atmosphere is under development. This CO2…

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Liquid Alternatives: Invesco Launches New Sterling Corporate Bond ETF With ESG
February 27, 2020

Invesco, the fund manager with $1.23 trillion in assets under management as of December 31, 2019, has launched in Europe a new, first-of-its-kind, sterling-denominated, corporate bond ETF with an ESG…

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