Tag: ESG investing

DC Plan Priorities Make ESG More Palatable

One reason DC plans are outpacing DB plans in terms of ESG adoption has to do with a difference in pressing priorities, rather than doubts among DB plans of the viability or usefulness of ESG.

Investment Product and Service Launches

Northern Trust Creates Private Equity and Hedge Fund Service Group; Impax Introduces ESG-Focused Fund; OneAmerica to Offer Russell Investments Managed Accounts; and more.  

Green Bonds as Part of an ESG Investing Strategy

“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.

Connecticut State Treasurer Makes Compelling Case for ESG

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.

Investment Products and Services Launches

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.