Eurosif contributes to Global Climate Finance’s COP23 magazine

In Global Climate Finance's COP23 Magazine, Eurosif's Executive Director, Flavia Micilotta,provides a brief outline and update on the state of SRI in Europe. The magazine is available here and the Eurosif article is available as a PDF here ...

Ireland’s Year of Sustainable Business 2018

Ireland’s Year of Sustainable Business 2018, an initiative of Sustainable Nation Ireland, a Eurosif member, was included in the National Mitigation Plan, the Government’s climate action strategy, presented to Cabinet by Minister for Climate Action Denis Naughten. The National Mitigation Plan says: “Sustainable Nation Ireland is a public-private partnership established to promote Ireland as a hub ...

Candriam awarded the first French government-backed SRI label for a High Yield fund

Candriam Investors Group, a leading European multi-specialist asset manager, with €111 billion of AUM and owned by New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM), has been awarded the first ever label for its SRI Bond Global High Yield fund. Four other Candriam funds - three equities funds and one bond fund - were ...

Climate Action interview with Eurosif’s Flavia Micilotta

Climate Action caught up with Flavia Micilotta, Executive Director, Eurosif, on scaling up low carbon investment and her participation in the first Sustainable Investment Forum Europe. Flavia will be the moderator of the "Environmental Data for Sustainable Development" panel on facilitating sustainable investment decision-making through harmonised environmental and financial data ...

Alecta’s Magnus Billing interview with the FT

Magnus Billing, the head of Alecta, Sweden’s biggest pension fund discusses how his scheme holds companies to account, discusses how his scheme holds companies to account in an interview with the Financial Times' Owen Walker. He reveals the secrets to a successfully sustainable pension fund investment strategy: avoid fund managers and ...

What we learned at the One Planet Summit

On Tuesday the 12th of December, Eurosif attended the One Planet Summit - a gathering in Paris, two years on from the Paris Agreement. Convened by the French President, Emmanuel Macron,  over 50 heads of state came together for a status update on the fight against climate change. Naturally, the Summit ...

The EU publishes its blacklist of 17 tax havens

Today, the EU finance ministers have adopted a blacklist of 17 countries and territories that do not cooperate in the fight against tax evasion and tax avoidance. A second, so-called 'grey list' of 47 countries, including entities that have made commitments but have yet to meet them, was also published ...

New binding targets for energy efficiency and use of renewables from the European Parliament

Today, the European Parliament's Industry and Energy Committee have agreed to a binding target to reduce energy consumption by 40% by 2030 at EU level. Each EU country will have to set its own corresponding national energy-efficiency targets that are needed to reach the overall goal of 40% reduction in energy consumption ...

FNG publishes 1st edition of Guidelines for Institutional Investors – an easy entry

For the first time, FNG has launched a Guide for Institutional Investors. The target group are small and medium-sized institutional investors. The aim of this publication is to give institutional investors an overview of definitions, strategies, the chances and different options of sustainable investment as well as a check list ...

The European Commission launches a fiduciary duty consultation

The European Commission steps up Today, the 13th of November, the European Commission launched a public consultation on providing legal clarification that the legal duties (sometimes referred to as fiduciary duties) of asset owners and asset managers include integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into decision-making. This move recognises ...

IRRI 2017: Launching the search for best practice and the best analysts in SRI & CG

The IRRI Survey 2017 invites institutional investors, asset managers, investment research providers, listed companies and any other with professional exposure to the global SRI and corporate governance value chain globally to share their opinion on the shape and direction of the research that underpins our industry here: IRRI 2017 QuickVote. (IRRI ...

PensionsAge – Embracing ESG

In an article for the PensionsAge October 2017 magazine (free registration required), Andrew Williams talks to Eurosif's Executive Director, Flavia Micilotta, as he examines why interest in ESG strategies continues to rise. Both the French Article 173 and the recent Dutch regulatory framework are cited as examples of ambitious agendas, ...