“Ultimately, we believe that an active and tactical approach to investing in green bonds may allow investors to better manage risk factors, such as those relating to currencies and rates,” says Yvette Klevan, managing director and portfolio manager/analyst at Lazard Asset Management.
Tag: ESG investing
Hartford Funds lowers fees for six ETFs; oekom research joins ISS, renames brand; T. Rowe Price releases multi-strategy fund; and more.
An open letter penned by Connecticut State Treasurer Denise Nappier presents an articulate defense and endorsement of ESG investing programs—in this case suggesting divestment from gun manufacturers may be in the best long-term financial interest of the state’s pensioners and other stakeholders.
Some investors cite the concern that publicly owned companies may be “greenwashing” reported data to enhance their image from the ESG investing perspective, cited by 37% in a new Natixis survey.
Voya Investment Management has pledged to adopt six basic principles to promote and support the use of environmental, social and governance investing programs.
Callan says this is partly due to multiple years of investor education around ESG coming to fruition.
Among tips Mercer suggests is evaluating litigation vulnerability at a time when lawsuits against higher education 403(b) plan sponsors are higher than ever.
“Plan sponsors that prioritize their goals and objectives strategically have the opportunity to both enhance participant outcomes and mitigate risks.” says Sarah Fitzmaurice, DC & Financial Wellness leader, Mercer.
State Street launches tool to deliver transparency in ESG investing; Vanguard releases latest fund to complement existing index and ETF offering; and Hartford Funds presents first NextShares fund.