Operating Principles for Impact Management (the Principles) describe the essential features of managing investment funds with the intent to contribute to measurable positive social, economic, or environmental impact, alongside financial returns.More
This document provides perspectives and recommendations on the key parameters of corporate reports that refer to the SDGs which investors are most likely to find useful.More
Artikel af Nordea Invest:
Myter om bæredygtige investeringer holder ikke vand
Selvom interessen for bæredygtig investering er steget markant de seneste år, er der stadig en række myter, der kræver et realitetstjek. For eksempel den om, at man må vælge mellem bæredygtig opsparing og højt afkast.
Ansvarlig eller bæredygtig investering handler om at stille krav til de virksomheder, der investeres i, i forhold til miljø, menneskerettigheder og etisk selskabsledelse.More
Article’s own abstract:
The world has great expectations for how the private sector, both companies and investors, can support the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In fact, it is generally believed that these goals cannot be achieved without strong support from the private sector.More
Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion in fines for violating federal rules and unfairly charging consumers inappropriate fees as part of its mortgage lending operation, according to a settlement the company reached with federal regulators.
Meanwhile, the San Francisco-based bank said Thursday that it plans to put $200 billion toward investment in, and finance of, companies and projects involved with clean technologies, renewable energy, green bonds and alternative transportation, by 2030.More
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink lays out a number of requests for companies in a public letter.
He cites the pre-occupation with short-term, reactive measures to drive quarterly profits and asks CEOs to focus on “investments in employee development, innovation and capital expenditures that are necessary for longer-term growth.”
Fink explicitly raises the issue of purpose as the critical North Star to guide corporate decisions: “Without a sense of purpose, no company, either public or private, can achieve its full potential. It will ultimately lose the license to operate from key stakeholders”.More
SDGs are having a positive effect on corporate behavior.
Their increasing popularity is helping foster a culture of scrutiny, transparency, and accountability in business and government.
Knowing how firms deploy assets is important but it is also useful to know how they deploy influence to shape public policy through activities like advocacy campaigns, think-tank funding, and legislative consulting.More
Sum up of CEO Larry Frank’s annual letter 2018:
“As we enter 2018, BlackRock is eager to participate in discussions about long-term value creation and work to build a better framework for serving all your stakeholders
Today, our clients – who are your company’s owners – are asking you to demonstrate the leadership and clarity that will drive not only their own investment returns, but also the prosperity and security of their fellow citizens.More
Green and sustainable finance offers benefits and opportunities for stock exchanges.
Green finance products have already been introduced in several markets and have seen tremendous growth, with green bond and green equity indices outperforming their non-green benchmarks.More
FN og stort set alle verdens lande formulerede i 2015 de 17 verdensmål for bæredygtig udvikling (SDGs) og opfordrede specielt private virksomheder og investorer til at komme ind i kampen for at få dem opfyldt inden 2030.More