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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BlackRock Faces New Criticism Over Fossil Fuels
June 20, 2019

BlackRock is in the eye of a media storm for consistently not putting its money where its mouth is on climate change. On the flip side, BlackRock’s iShares ESG MSCI…

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ACP to Launch ESG Alternative Investment Funds
June 20, 2019

Alternative Capital Partners is an Italian asset management firm that focuses on alternatives and applies ESG principles to all underlying asset classes. They believe that fund returns can be improved…

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Why This Hedge Fund is Betting on Climate Change
June 18, 2019

Robert Gibbins’ Autonomy Capital thinks investors are ignoring the implications of climate change at their own peril

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