“BlackRock launches ‘impact’ EM bond fund” – Funds Global Asia – July 20, 2021

On July 20, 2021 Funds Global Asia reported that “BlackRock has launched an actively managed ‘impact’ bond fund focused on emerging markets – BlackRock’s first product of this type and one of the first in the market, according to the firm.

The Emerging Markets Impact Bond Fund will try to deliver a measurable social and environmental impact, as well as positive returns, by investing at least 80% of its assets in green, social and sustainability bonds from sovereign and corporate issuers operating in emerging markets.”

You may read the article on the Funds Global Asia internet site.

“First global ESG index focusing on China market to be launched soon” – CGTN – July 15, 2021

On July 15, 2021 CGTN reported that China’s International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) and STOXX, a unit of German index provider Qontigo, are working on a Chinese ESG index that will track the ESG performance of 900 Chinese A-share listed companies.

The index will launch by the end of 2021.

You may read the article on the CGTN internet site.