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Manuela Sperandeo, BlackRock’s Head of Sustainable Indexing for EMEA, and Rodolphe Bocquet, Qontigo’s Global Head of Sustainable Investment, discuss the current landscape for sustainable investing and the impact of Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently issued a request for public comments on climate change disclosures. Qontigo submitted a comment letter calling for mandatory and consistent climate disclosure across markets, sectors, asset categories, issuers, and economic activities.
ESG integration, sustainability, and impact investing…While there may be overlap in the meanings of these terms, they each represent a distinct approach to “doing well while doing good” in investor portfolios.
In this post, we explore the second category in Qontigo’s index-based sustainability solutions: our ‘Enhance’ ESG offering. The category is made up of STOXX and DAX indices that aim to maximize the sustainability profile of portfolios, given investors’ needs to balance risk, return and ESG integration.
The growth of ESG impact as a fundamental variable in investing means investors need to reconsider where their portfolios’ new efficient frontier lies, Qontigo’s Global Head of Sustainable Investment says during a panel at the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2021.
It appears onerous and sometimes confusing, but the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) that kicked in this week aims to enhance and protect participation in sustainable investments — a cause well worth the trouble.
Today, we see a strong push from financial companies and investors towards a net-zero goal. STOXX Paris-Aligned Benchmark Indices support this strategy in a number of ways. Check out the video below to learn more.
There is no denying the impact of climate change — and associated regulatory realities — on the business of investment management. For portfolio managers, it is essential to understand how to successfully adapt and prepare for what some call the “mother of all correlated risks”. Here we expose — in three parts — what portfolio managers need to know when switching to a fully Paris Aligned Benchmark (PAB) portfolio from a current market-cap weighted (CWB) portfolio.