A major global study has found ESG adoption is rapidly gaining traction among sovereign investors and Central Banks. The Invesco Global Sovereign Asset Management Study, which surveyed 139 individual sovereign investors and Central Bank reserve managers, showed nearly two thirds (60 per cent) of sovereigns now incorporate a top-down ESG policy – up from 46 per cent in 2017.
ESG & Responsible Investing
Cartica Management, a majority women-owned active investor focused on improvements in corporate governance, environmental, and social factors in the emerging markets, has appointed Kate Ahern as Managing Director of ESG and Sustainability.
Aviva Investors has appointed Ed Dixon to the newly created role of Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Real Assets.
Asset manager ACTIAM has teamed with geodata analytics firm Satelligence to combine satellite images and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to provide up-to-date information on worldwide deforestation, causes and trends.
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Alternative investment manager Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors (Kayne) has become a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
GCM Grosvenor, a global alternative asset management firm, has received the highest possible rating from the Principles for Responsible Investment (“PRI”) for the fourth year in a row.
Novasec has launched a new investment platform, which connects investors with unique opportunities in the fast-growing renewable energy sector.
Turquoise International, a merchant bank focusing on energy, environment and efficiency, has been appointed as fund manager for Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 (LCIF2).
Schroders will acquire a majority stake in impact investor BlueOrchard, which was Founded in 2001, as one of the world’s first commercial managers of microfinance debt investments.