Franklin Templeton launched a flexible alpha bond fund; Morningstar announced new ESG tracking and reporting capabilities ; and American Century started a new alternative investment brand.
Environmental, social and governance investing has great value, Calvert attests.
SEI Institutional Group announced the launch of two institutional funds created to align with the investment directives set forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Department of Labor advisory opinions make it challenging to include environmental, social or governance (ESG) investing themes in a tax-advantaged retirement plan, but some investment managers want to change that, and the reasons they cite probably differ from what industry practitioners expect.
A majority of institutional asset managers surveyed by Cerulli Associates have received client requests for socially and environmentally responsible investing mandates.
Societal concerns are gaining more attention, and with that visibility, more companies and 401(k) participants are looking to invest their money in a cause they believe in.
Thomson Reuters launched a suite of indices to measure the performance of European companies with superior ratings for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) practices.
Nearly nine in 10 asset managers polled for a recent Cerulli Associates report view increasing attention to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies as a lasting trend.
Retirement plan sponsors may want to offer so-called responsible investment options in their plans, but may have some concerns.
Northern Trust Asset Management has named Mamadou-Abou Sarr as global head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Asset Management.
Envestnet, Inc. has enhanced the capabilities of its Impact Investing Solutions platform, through which retirement plan clients can develop socially responsible investing (SRI) programs.
Global markets are well past the point where investors can ignore the sustainability profile of the stocks and bonds they’re holding, says Gerrit Heyns of Osmosis Investment Management.
The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) earned a “AAA” grade from the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP).
Sustainable investing firm Calvert Investments launched an application to increase awareness around global water challenges and investment opportunities.
Socially responsible investing is no longer just a matter of screening out companies with interests in the “big five” industries—alcohol, tobacco, gambling, pornography and firearms.
Bank of America’s investment businesses launched a program that supports clients’ needs to align investments with the environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
Neuberger Berman Group LLC rolled out retirement share classes (R6 shares) for seven of its mutual funds.
Socially responsible investing (SRI) has not yet hit the mainstream, but perhaps that is because of the myths about SRI that still exist.
MSCI Inc. has launched a family of MSCI ESG Indices.
Social(k) is scheduled to open an office in San Francisco on May 27.