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Ping An Uses Artificial Intelligence to Drive New ESG Investment Strategies

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:16am

The investment strategies detailed in the report, "Applications of Ping An CN-ESG Data and Framework in Quantitative Investment Strategy", use the proprietary CN-ESG database and scoring framework developed by the Ping An Group.

Key Points: 
  • The investment strategies detailed in the report, "Applications of Ping An CN-ESG Data and Framework in Quantitative Investment Strategy", use the proprietary CN-ESG database and scoring framework developed by the Ping An Group.
  • Based on CN-ESG data, PADERC constructed four types of ESG investment strategies that use artificial intelligence (AI) to balance excess investment returns and ESG investment targets:
    1) Ping An AI-ESG Selected 100 Strategy: This positive screening strategy selects companies with the highest ESG scores.
  • The CSI 300 ESG Low Volatility Index reinforces the stability features of ESG investment in both the short and long term.
  • This type of index enhancement strategy based on ESG factors could help drive an increase in the scale of ESG investing.

Ping An Uses Artificial Intelligence to Drive New ESG Investment Strategies

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 7:00am

The investment strategies detailed in the report, "Applications of Ping An CN-ESG Data and Framework in Quantitative Investment Strategy", use the proprietary CN-ESG database and scoring framework developed by the Ping An Group.

Key Points: 
  • The investment strategies detailed in the report, "Applications of Ping An CN-ESG Data and Framework in Quantitative Investment Strategy", use the proprietary CN-ESG database and scoring framework developed by the Ping An Group.
  • Based on CN-ESG data, PADERC constructed four types of ESG investment strategies that use artificial intelligence (AI) to balance excess investment returns and ESG investment targets:
    1) Ping An AI-ESG Selected 100 Strategy: This positive screening strategy selects companies with the highest ESG scores.
  • The CSI 300 ESG Low Volatility Index reinforces the stability features of ESG investment in both the short and long term.
  • This type of index enhancement strategy based on ESG factors could help drive an increase in the scale of ESG investing.

DGAP-News: ENCAVIS AG improves ISS ESG rating

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:03am

Hamburg, January 14, 2021 - The SDAX-listed wind and solar park operator Encavis AG (ISIN: DE0006095003, Prime Standard, ticker symbol: ECV) was able to further improve its rating from the renowned rating agency ISS ESG within the Prime status.

Key Points: 
  • Hamburg, January 14, 2021 - The SDAX-listed wind and solar park operator Encavis AG (ISIN: DE0006095003, Prime Standard, ticker symbol: ECV) was able to further improve its rating from the renowned rating agency ISS ESG within the Prime status.
  • The ISS ESG rating evaluates the sustainability performance of companies and has a best-in-class approach, in which also industry-specific rating criteria are - with approximately one third - included in the evaluation.
  • Encavis AG (Prime Standard; ISIN: DE0006095003 / WKN: 609500) is a producer of electricity from renewable energies listed on the SDAX of Deutsche Brse AG.
  • Encavis AG's environmental, social and governance performance has been awarded an "A" level by two of the world's leading ESG research and rating agencies MSCI ESG Ratings as well as a "Prime" corporate ESG performance by ISS ESG.

Castle Hall Issues ESG Due Diligence White Paper for Investors, Highlighting ESG Lessons From 2020

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 4:11pm

Castle Hall, the Due Diligence Company, today issued a new white paper outlining lessons from 2020 across the landscape of ESG investing.

Key Points: 
  • Castle Hall, the Due Diligence Company, today issued a new white paper outlining lessons from 2020 across the landscape of ESG investing.
  • As a result, effective ESG due diligence has become much more important at every stage in the institutional investment decision making process.
  • Castle Halls white paper can be downloaded from esgdiligence.com , Castle Halls dedicated ESG website.
  • Castle Hall Diligence helps investors worldwide manage the operational, ESG, cyber and investment risks of asset managers.

Global Mining Sustainability Thematic Research Report 2020 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 4:48pm

The "Sustainability in Mining - Thematic Research" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Sustainability in Mining - Thematic Research" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • "Sustainability in Mining - Thematic Research" provides a comprehensive sustainability framework, covering environment, social and governance (ESG) factors, which can be used as a management tool to help CEOs identify all potential sustainability risks and implement mitigating actions that can improve their company's ESG performance.
  • Sustainability in mining covers a wide range of activities from community engagement and development prior to a mine's construction, through to rehabilitation, with mining required to be both environmentally sound as well as socially responsible.
  • This report provides an overview of sustainability in mining, the most important theme for 2020.

Bloomberg and Rockefeller Asset Management Launch ESG Improvers Index

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

Bloomberg and Rockefeller Asset Management today announced the launch of the Bloomberg Rockefeller U.S. All Cap Multi-Factor ESG Improvers Index, available through the Bloomberg Terminal.

Key Points: 
  • Bloomberg and Rockefeller Asset Management today announced the launch of the Bloomberg Rockefeller U.S. All Cap Multi-Factor ESG Improvers Index, available through the Bloomberg Terminal.
  • The index combines Bloombergs renowned risk model, data, and index capabilities with 40 years of ESG expertise from Rockefeller Asset Management.
  • We believe that investors will increasingly differentiate between ESG leaders and improvers firms showing the greatest improvement in their ESG footprint," said Casey Clark, Managing Director and Global Head of ESG Investments at Rockefeller Asset Management.
  • Institutional investors are focusing now on underlying ESG factors and trends, so we are expanding our index offering to include ESG improvers, said Alan Campbell, Head of Index Product Management at Bloomberg.

PrairieSky Recognized as a Global Sustainability Leader in Newly Released ESG Rankings

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 11:19pm

A detailed and independent methodology is used by CDP, a recognized global leader in environmental reporting, with a full list of company scores available on the CDP website at https://www.cdp.net/en/companies/companies-scores .

Key Points: 
  • A detailed and independent methodology is used by CDP, a recognized global leader in environmental reporting, with a full list of company scores available on the CDP website at https://www.cdp.net/en/companies/companies-scores .
  • An A- rating denotes global leadership and top quartile performance in our industry group as measured by CDP.
  • PrairieSky was also recognized as a leader across all industries by Sustainalytics Company ESG Risk Ratings, ranking 800 out of 12,826 in Sustainalytics Global coverage universe, within the top 7% of rated companies.
  • The Sustainalytics ESG Risk Ratings measure a companys exposure to industry-specific material ESG risks and how well a company is managing those risks.

Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. Issues Inaugural Environmental, Social & Governance Report

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 9:15pm

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (NASDAQ:ROIC) today announced that it has issued its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which outlines ROICs ESG strategy, achievements and targets for property and corporate strategic initiatives.

Key Points: 
  • SAN DIEGO, Jan. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (NASDAQ:ROIC) today announced that it has issued its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which outlines ROICs ESG strategy, achievements and targets for property and corporate strategic initiatives.
  • Stuart A. Tanz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. stated, With issuing our inaugural ESG report, we are formalizing what has been ROICs long-standing commitment of operating our business and portfolio in an ethical, sustainable and responsible manner.
  • Going forward, through issuing annual ESG reports, we intend to demonstrate concrete, measurable advancements in terms of environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and transparent governance.
  • ROICs ESG Report is posted on its website: https://www.roireit.net/sustainability/overview/
    ABOUT RETAIL OPPORTUNITY INVESTMENTS CORP.
    Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (NASDAQ: ROIC), is a fully-integrated, self-managed real estate investment trust (REIT) that specializes in the acquisition, ownership and management of grocery-anchored shopping centers located indensely-populated,metropolitan markets across the West Coast.

Severstal's MSCI ESG rating upgraded to 'B'

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 2:09pm

PAO Severstal, one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and mining companies, announces that MSCI has revised its ESG rating upwards from 'CCC' to 'B' in its latest assessment.

Key Points: 
  • PAO Severstal, one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and mining companies, announces that MSCI has revised its ESG rating upwards from 'CCC' to 'B' in its latest assessment.
  • MSCI's ESG (environmental, social and governance) rating includes over 8,500 companies globally and is designed to assess the long-term resilience of a company to ESG risks.
  • Detailed information on the MSCI ESG rating is available here.
  • "The improvement to our MSCI ESG rating is a testament to the significant work done by Severstal to further enhance its performance against different ESG metrics, and demonstrates the Company's desire to be as open and transparent as possible in its ESG disclosure.

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Release of Its First Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 2:12pm

ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the Company), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, announced today the release of its first Environmental, Social and Governance Report (the ESG Report), for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Key Points: 
  • ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the Company), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, announced today the release of its first Environmental, Social and Governance Report (the ESG Report), for the year ended December 31, 2019.
  • The ESG Report provides an overview of the Companys policies relating to environmental, social and governance commitments of the Company.
  • The ESG Report is available on the Companys website at www.dianashippinginc.com .
  • Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of dry bulk vessels.