Environmental, social and corporate governance

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.

Verdantix Expands ESG And Sustainability Research To Cover Tech, Data And Consulting Markets

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:26pm

To provide comprehensive coverage of the rapidly evolving ESG and sustainability market, independent research and advisory firm Verdantix has launched an expanded ESG and sustainability research practice.

Key Points: 
  • To provide comprehensive coverage of the rapidly evolving ESG and sustainability market, independent research and advisory firm Verdantix has launched an expanded ESG and sustainability research practice.
  • Founded in 2008 with a focus on climate change, energy efficiency and sustainability markets, the Verdantix team have more than a decade of experience assessing the market opportunity for ESG and sustainability technology solutions, data propositions and consulting services.
  • In 2020 investors grew their commitment to ESG businesses and in 2021 the corporate world will need to catch up with these new ESG demands commented Verdantix CEO, David Metcalfe.
  • Verdantix ESG and sustainability research will cover four segments:
    ESG products and services targeted at financial markets participants including asset owners, asset managers and alternative investors
    Climate change, ESG and sustainability consulting across management, technical and investment markets
    Digital technologies that enable corporate sustainability disclosures, risk management and performance improvement
    To succeed in 2021 participants in the ESG and sustainability market need hard data on customer demand stated Verdantix Global Head of Research, Rodolphe dArjuzon.

Amcor recognized by CDP for advancements in sustainability

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 4:11pm

David Clark, Vice President for Sustainability at Amcor said: "We're proud that CDP has recognized Amcor's enhanced sustainability efforts and results.

Key Points: 
  • David Clark, Vice President for Sustainability at Amcor said: "We're proud that CDP has recognized Amcor's enhanced sustainability efforts and results.
  • Amcor recognizes that sustainability is our greatest opportunity, and we will continue to embed this philosophy into our business."
  • In addition to CDP scorecards, Amcor has reported annually on its sustainability metrics in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework for the last nine years and to MSCI's ESG Ratings assessment.
  • Around 47,000 Amcor people generate $12.5 billion in annual sales from operations that span about 230 locations in 40-plus countries.

BMO Global Asset Management Launches MyESG™ to Help Align Investments and Beliefs

Monday, January 11, 2021 - 2:25pm

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2021 /CNW/ - BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) has launched MyESGTM an online tool to help advisors and individual investors better understand ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing preferences.MyESGTMuses data collected through a BMO GAM survey to help guide the discussion between investors and advisors.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2021 /CNW/ - BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) has launched MyESGTM an online tool to help advisors and individual investors better understand ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing preferences.MyESGTMuses data collected through a BMO GAM survey to help guide the discussion between investors and advisors.
  • The BMO GAM survey, conducted in conjunction with DCIIA Retirement Center,found four distinct ESG investing personalities:
    ESG Motivated (22 per cent) Does not separate belief from investment decisions.
  • Advisors can start discussions with investors citing examples of where material ESG considerations impacted a company's performance
    "When it comes to ESG investing, there is not a one-size-fits-all conversation for advisors and investors," said Kristi Mitchem, CEO, BMO Global Asset Management.
  • "By using these personas, we are looking to deepen the conversation and close the gap between ESG beliefs and investing habits.

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.

Kadant Named to Newsweek’s List of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 9:13pm

WESTFORD, Mass., Jan. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) has been named to Newsweek's 2021 list of America's Most Responsible Companies based on a detailed analysis of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) factors.

Key Points: 
  • WESTFORD, Mass., Jan. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) has been named to Newsweek's 2021 list of America's Most Responsible Companies based on a detailed analysis of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) factors.
  • We are honored to be named one of Americas Most Responsible Companies, said Jeffrey L. Powell, president and chief executive officer of Kadant.
  • Americas Most Responsible Companies were selected based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from CSR Reports, Sustainability Reports, and Corporate Citizenship Reports as well as an independent survey.
  • The final list, which spans 14 industries, recognizes 400 companies with the highest scores as the most responsible companies in the United States.

E.SUN Is Rated AA by MSCI ESG Ratings for the 4th Consecutive Year

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 - 8:51am

MSCI updated the report on ESG rating for E.SUN Financial Holding Company ("E.SUN").

Key Points: 
  • MSCI updated the report on ESG rating for E.SUN Financial Holding Company ("E.SUN").
  • E.SUN received an AA rating for the fourth consecutive year, the longest streak among peers in Taiwan.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201229005117/en/
    E.SUN received an AA rating from MSCI ESG Ratings for the fourth consecutive year, the longest streak among peers in Taiwan.
  • (Photo: Business Wire)
    MSCI ESG Ratings is available for more than 8,700 companies included in MSCI indexes.