Americas

“ESG bond funds held back by fear of criticising US, research suggests” – Financial Times – September 2, 2020

On September 2, 2020 the Financial Times reported that research suggests that “(f)und managers’ unwillingness to criticise western governments, particularly that of the US, is holding back the development of “sustainable” government bond funds. While corporate bonds can be scored using a similar ESG scoring system to that used for equities, “there are still question […]

“Trump Plan to Block Green 401(k)s Stirs Fund Industry Fury” – Bloomberg – August 31, 2020

On August 31, 2020 Bloomberg reported that the “world’s largest asset managers are speaking out against a Trump administration plan that would make it more difficult for them to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors when making investment decisions, a move that could limit green investing in 401(k) plans. Fidelity Investments wrote in an 11-page […]