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What is impact investing? (video) - UBP
In this video, UBP explain that impact investment has the intention to generate positive social and/or environmental impact alongside financial returns.
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Impact investing: A win-win alternative? (Video) - AXA Investment Managers
Jonathan Dean, Head of Impact Investing, breaks down what exactly defines impact investing, why people are talking about it and where these opportunities…
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How to allocate capital to green bonds? (3/3) - BNP Paribas Asset Management
If green bonds are not a distinct asset class, how can investors include them in their capital allocation decisions? In the final article of this three-part…
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Time to put climate action back on track - BNP Paribas Asset Management
Four years after the landmark Paris Agreement at the COP21 conference, it is becoming clear that climate change has been raging on unabated and that the…
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The role of the circular economy in addressing climate change - Lazard Asset Management
Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have so far largely focussed on energy transition and efficiency. However, given the significant proportion…
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COP25 meeting to take further steps in climate change fight - BNP Paribas Asset Management
The international conference aims to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process after last year’s agreement on the implementation guidelines…
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Do ‘greeniums’ make green bonds into an asset class? (2/3) - BNP Paribas Asset Management
Some green bonds enjoy a ‘greenium’. In the second article of this three-part series, BNP Paribas Asset Management discuss this premium and whether it…
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Investing in a rapidly changing world - Aberdeen Standard Investments
For a business to be successful, it must increasingly justify its existence beyond the bottom line. It must demonstrate the purpose and value it brings…
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Should green bonds be considered an asset class? What is an asset class? (1/3) - BNP Paribas Asset Management
The green bond market recently crossed USD 600 billion in outstanding securities, but does that make green bonds a distinct asset class in itself? In the…
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Investing in sustainable growth: energy transition - BNP Paribas Asset Management
As a theme, the energy transition offers opportunities to investors for whom sustainable outcomes matter. Fund managers Ulrik Fugmann and Edward Lees explain…
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