ESG

ESG
Mid-Atlantic University Releases Fossil Fuel Report

A Mid-Atlantic university committee has released a report on fossil fuel divestment.

02.24.21
ESG
British Columbia Investment Mgmt. Corporation Sets Climate Targets

BCI will target a cumulative $5 billion investment in sustainability bonds and reduce the carbon exposure in its global public equities portfolio by 30% by 2025, from a 2019 baseline.

02.22.21
Surveys/Studies
Endowments Must Explore Non-Core Positions To Meet Targeted Returns Amid Uncertain Market Environment: Study

Institutions should take a fresh look at financial and investment strategies to address challenges to their business models and maintain optimal asset allocations to meet a 7.5% historical return target, particularly in the face of a long-term era of muted returns, according to a recent study.

02.19.21
Announcements
West Coast University Approves Liquidating Fossil Fuel Investments

A university on the West Coast’s investment committee approved measures to halt new investments in fossil fuels and divest from its existing fossil fuel investments over the next several years earlier this month

02.18.21
Surveys/Studies
Investors Aiming For Social Impact Need Standardized Data: Survey

Institutional investors around the world are increasingly evaluating managers’ ESG integration in terms of demonstrable outcomes and want firms to show results of their ESG-integrated strategies, according to a recent survey.

02.18.21
Announcements
New England University Prohibits Direct Coal, Tar Sands Company Investments

A university in New England has updated its investment policy to prohibit direct investments in coal and tar sands companies and launched an impact investment initiative.

02.17.21
Announcements
New England University Adopts Carbon-Reduced Portfolio

A university based in New England is reinvesting a portion of its overall investment portfolio currently invested in carbon-intensive companies.

02.11.21
Surveys/Studies
ESG Disclosure Access Essential For Institutions To Manage Impact: Report

Regulators must standardize and make public company reporting on ESG disclosure accessible in order for institutional investors to properly manage and account for impact in their investment portfolios, according to a recent report.

02.11.21
ESG
Northeastern University Updates Investment Policy On Fossil Fuel Investments

A university in the Northeast will not directly invest in publicly traded oil and gas companies “for the foreseeable future” as part of adjustments to its investment policy approved last month.

02.04.21
Industry News
Firm Adds ESG Head

River and Mercantile has hired a group head of ESG to implement and oversee the group’s ESG philosophy and core principles across its various investment divisions.

02.04.21