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Can Index Funds Be A Force For Sustainable Capitalism?

The investment industry is changing. Among other things, there is growing demand from both retail and institutional investors to align their capital with better environmental and social outcomes, and more resources going into index fund or quasi-indexing products.
Read by 33% of LPs July 18, 2017

Biggest Pension Fund Craves More After Foray Into ESG Assets

The world's largest pension fund aims to boost and broaden its socially responsible assets after buying them for the first time this year.
Read by 64% of LPs June 22, 2017

Sovereign Wealth Funds Tweak Portfolios For Environmental Risk

Norway's and NZ Super Fund are among those taking the lead The post Sovereign wealth funds tweak portfolios for environmental risk appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 61% of LPs May 30, 2017

Two New Members Appointed To Idaho Endowment Fund

Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter has appointed Mary E. Hughes and Jerry F. Aldape to the nine-member Idaho Endowment Fund Investment Board, with terms ending in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Both appointme...
Read by 65% of LPs May 30, 2017

Norwegian Billionaire Who Made Fortune Polluting Oceans Will Donate Wealth To Clean Them Up

Our oceans may have found an unlikely savior. Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke, who accrued his wealth in part through offshore oil drilling, announced this month that he’s donating the majority of his wealth to help save the oceans. Røkke is funding a 600-foot research yacht, which will tackle some of the most pressing environmental concerns of our time -- including how to rescue endangered species and eliminate plastic trash from our big blue seas.
Read by 75% of LPs May 05, 2017

Norway Wealth Fund Drops BHEL From Its Portfolio Over Environmental Concerns

Norway wealth fund has dropped BHEL from its investment portfolio on environmental concerns arising from its coal-fired thermal power plant in the Sundarbans.
Read by 62% of LPs April 03, 2017

Rio Tinto Sees Bumpy Ride For Aluminum As China Poses Puzzle

Rio Tinto Group’s aluminum boss sees prices for the lightweight metal heading for an “extremely” volatile period, with uncertainty over when China will curb production helping to keep investors on edge. “That’s really where the uncertainty is at the moment,” Alfredo Barrios said in an interview at Bloomberg’s Toronto office. “There’s no doubt that if you look at the supply side, if you look at the environmental issues, sooner or later that will change. But when is a question mark.” China has ordered curbs on steel and aluminum output in as many as 28 northern cities during the winter heating season...
Read by 57% of LPs February 21, 2017

Students Target Their School's Underperforming Investments

College students decades ago protested endowment investments in South Africa during apartheid, and more recently, fossil fuels. Now there’s a new target: hedge funds. A group of Wright State University students is scheduled to gather Friday to call for trustees of the public school in Dayton, Ohio, to shed its hedge fund holdings, which totaled about 8 percent of the school foundation’s $80 million endowment as of Dec. 31.
Read by 68% of LPs January 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia Seeks £40B Investment To Become "Solar Powerhouse"

'Saudi Arabia wants to balance economic needs against environmental goals as it has considerable solar power potential and is eager to reduce its use of fossil fuels'
Read by 75% of LPs January 11, 2017

Bridge Ventures Rolls Out $25M Real Estate Fund

Bridges Ventures has launched a $25 million real estate fund Bridges UrbanView. The fund will focus on real estate projects projects “that can deliver superior risk-adjusted financial returns alongside measurable social and environmental impact.” According to the firm, the fund has made its first undisclosed investment: an Atlanta-based mixed-income residential development.
Read by 74% of LPs