“The impact of COP26 announcements on financial institutions”

“At the UN COP26 summit held in Glasgow, Rishi Sunak announced plans for the UK to become a net zero financial centre. In this article, we summarise the key pledges and take-aways from COP26, including the impact on financial institutions. Included in our summary are the main elements of the signed Glasgow Climate Pact.” Read […]

“UK Sustainable Finance Developments”

“Throughout 2021, the FCA has been increasing its capacity to focus on ESG and, in April 2021, established its work on climate change and sustainable finance. The FCA has also appointed a Director of ESG to develop the FCA’s approach to sustainable finance in the UK and globally. As with the EU, key planks of […]

“Greenwashing- how to spot it and what to do about it.”

“One area of focus right now is how companies are facing challenges posed by climate change. A whole host of companies are committing to meet those challenges head on, with many pledging to achieve ‘net zero’ carbon emissions within the next few decades. While all this is broadly good, there’s a danger here too. As […]

“Five sustainable investment trends for 2022”

“The pandemic may have pushed sustainable investment into the mainstream, but it is still a work in progress. For investors, a lack of standardization makes comparisons difficult, while measurement and reporting remains heavily focused on the ‘e’ (environment), rather than ‘s’ (social) or ‘g’ (governance). Could that change in 2022? Here are five sustainable investment […]

“Which ESG funds are investors buying?”

“With Climate change, social equality, and corporate responsibility high on the news agenda, 2021 was the year in which many people decided to take a plunge into sustainable investing, by adding an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) fund to their portfolio. Now, with our Sustainable Investment Finder, it’s easier than ever to find the right […]

“Why Your Portfolio May Be Hot, Cold or Just Right.”

“Investors may want to understand not only if their portfolios are aligned with global climate goals but why they may (or may not) fall short of the mark. A performance-attribution analysis can help them understand how “hot” or “cold” their portfolios are.” Read more here.

“Paris- Aligned Indexes to Manage the Future”

“As commitments to reach net-zero by 2050 surge, institutional investors are looking for tools to implement net-zero strategies in portfolios. Futures linked to the MSCI Climate Paris Aligned Indexes are one option for asset managers and asset owners.” Read more here.

“Personalizing Climate-Focused Wealth Management Portfolios”

“A climate-fist approach can help wealth managers tailor portfolios to the unique preferences of clients who want their investments to slow climate change or create positive impact while furthering their financial objectives and appetite for risk” Read more here.