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Industry News: ESG5

The African Development Bank launches a Social Bond and a Green Bond

2019-04-08

African Development Bank Group: The African Development Bank successfully priced a dual tranche NOK 500 million 3-year fixed Social Bond and SEK 1.25 billion 5-year fixed Green Bond transaction. The three-year tranche is the very first Social Bond issued in the Norwegian market. It was also the first ever NOK transaction issued by the Bank and the third Social Bond issued under its Social Bond framework. 

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Norway SWF Gets Green Light for up to €18bn in Renewables

2019-04-05

IPE: The Norwegian government is allowing the country’s NOK9trn (€932bn) sovereign wealth fund (SWF) to invest up to 2% of the fund’s value in unlisted renewable energy infrastructure.

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Investment Association Reveals UK Gender Pay Gap Challenges

2019-04-02

IR MagazineWith the government’s gender pay gap reporting deadline of April 4 only two days away, UK asset management trade body the Investment Association (IA) has today launched a new report that looks into the make-up of the gender pay gap in the asset management sector.

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Nuclear Power Excluded from EU’s Green Investment Label

2019-03-29

Euractiv: The European Parliament voted on a proposed classification for sustainable assets on Thursday (28 March), voting to exclude nuclear power from receiving a green stamp of approval on financial markets.

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Women Running the Money? Rarely at Hedge Funds

2019-03-29

Reuters: Generous salary and juicy bonus? Check. Client meetings at private members’ club? Check. Swanky Mayfair office? Check. Company maternity scheme? Maybe, we’ll get back to you.

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Dutch Regulator ‘World’s First’ to Sign up to PRI

2019-03-21

IPE: Dutch pensions supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has become the world’s first central bank to sign up to the UN’s Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

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Chart of the Week: ‘Green’ Funds Taking Market Share in Unlisted Space

2019-03-22

IPE: More than €57bn is now invested in unlisted ‘green’ funds, across infrastructure, private equity, private debt, real estate and forestry, according to research from Novethic.

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Farad Group & Thomas Schumann Capital Launch Water Security Fund

2019-03-22

Investment Europe: Farad Group and Thomas Schumann Capital have launched the first first global responsible investment fund to invest in public companies that embrace water security, exhibit social, environmental and financial responsibility.

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Regulators Set Up Climate Risk Monitoring Committee

2019-03-12

IPE: The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) hosted the inaugural meeting of their new Climate Financial Risk Forum on 8 March.

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Church Investors to Take Hardline Stance on Executive Pay, Climate Change

2019-03-04

IPE: UK church investors have tightened their voting policy on key corporate governance issues ahead of the annual general meetings (AGMs) of some of the country’s largest listed companies.

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