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, ...

Eurosif welcomes ČS Pension Company as new member

Eurosif is pleased to welcome its newest individual member from the Czech Republic, the ČS Pension Company (Česká spořitelna – penzijní společnost) to the European SRI network! A subsidiary of Česká spořitelna, the biggest retail bank in Czech Republic and member of Erste Bank financial group, ČS Pension Company has been ...

DNB: Increasing climate-related risks demand more action from the financial sector

Financial institutions must increasingly factor in the consequences of a changing climate and the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. DNB explores the impact of climate-related risks on the Dutch financial sector in its recent report, "Waterproof? An exploration of climate-related risks for the Dutch financial sector". This impact can be ...

VBDO publishes 11th edition of the Benchmark Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands

For the eleventh time, VBDO has reviewed the sustainability performance of the 50 largest Dutch pension funds. The aim of this report is to provide pension funds and their stakeholders with insights into the current status of responsible investment in the Dutch pension sector. The benchmark shows a growing trend towards a ...

Launch of Invest Week 2017

31 organisations hosting 20 events to date and more to come Invest Europe, the association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, has once again joined forces with policymakers, the investment industry, policy–focused organisations and entrepreneurs to host Invest Week 2017. Supported by the Estonian Presidency of the Council of ...

Paving the way for Sustainable Finance in Europe

Today, Eurosif launches its latest report, Paving the way for Sustainable Finance in Europe, an insightful analysis which gathers key players' views into the work of the HLEG for a framework for sustainable finance. Download the report here. This report was sponsored by ...

VBDO launches an Investor Guide on tax

VBDO - the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development - issued an investor guide on ​​fiscal responsibility and tax. The guide focuses on institutional investors and aims to provide investors with a practical roadmap for the design of a responsible tax strategy and the implementation thereof in business operations at the level ...

EU Commission adopts the ESAs package

Today, the Commission has adopted the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) package which is a significant step forward for a stronger supervisory architecture. When the EU overhauled its financial system in the wake of the financial crisis, it introduced a Single Rulebook for financial regulation in Europe and created the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) ...

Plant a tree – an EIB and WeForest initiative

In July 2007, the European Investment Bank launched its first Climate Awareness Bond. To mark the 10th anniversary of this milestone, the EIB has partnered with NGO WeForest in a project to make the planet greener – an additional way for us to contribute to the fight against global warming through reducing the ...