CSRwire News Alert – A $147 Billion Opportunity for New York City

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

A $147 Billion Opportunity: Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Sets Sights on NYC Pension Funds “Were New York City to divest its four pension funds of fossil fuel holdings, it would be a major turning point for the divestment movement.” On February 26th, a forum on “Fossil-Free NYC,” kicked off a …

NPRF drops State Street Global Advisors following €23m fine

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

TODAY’S TOP STORIES NPRF drops State Street Global Advisors following €23m fine Irish fund terminates mandates after UK transition management business fined by regulator WHITE PAPERS Invesco and IPE The first European Institutional Real Estate Survey conducted by IPE, covering 83 pension funds with more than €100bn in property investments …

IP&E: State Street fined £23m over ‘significant failings’ in transition management

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  TODAY’S TOP STORIES ?State Street fined £23m over ‘significant failings’ in transition management UK regulator criticises ‘systemic weaknesses’ with internal control processes WHITE PAPERS Invesco and IPE The first European Institutional Real Estate Survey conducted by IPE, covering 83 pension funds with more than €100bn in property investments and …

PGGM vs Israel, Swiss VC fund, United Utilities, PensionDanmark, PKA, IPE-Quest, Rabobank

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Monday 13 January 2014 TODAY’S TOP STORIES Israel decries PGGM decision to divest from banks involved in settlements Newspaper accuses fund, which does not exclude Chinese banks investing in Tibet, of double standards Swiss MPs seek pension fund support to seed venture capital scheme United Utilities to shift asset allocation …

ATP leads Danish exodus from Principles for Responsible Investment body

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

TODAY’S TOP STORIES ATP leads Danish exodus from Principles for Responsible Investment body Group of six pension funds cites lack of democracy, transparency at organisation WHITE PAPERS Invesco and IPE The first European Institutional Real Estate Survey conducted by IPE, covering 83 pension funds with more than €100bn in property …

RI INSIGHT DENMARK: asset owner leaders in ESG and renewables

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

RI INSIGHT DENMARK: asset owner leaders in ESG and renewables Exclusive interviews with six of Denmark’s largest pension funds:ATP, PBU, PensionDanmark, PFA, PKA and Unipension. Free content: Download the PDF via the RI Reports channel. In 2009, the Danish government allowed UN-sponsored PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) or UN Global Compact membership to represent a company’s legal corporate social responsibility requirement. It led to a significant …

IPE: Dutch funding, Pension Protection Fund, ERAFP, ESG roundup, ING, GreenOak

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Tuesday 10 December 2013 Hazel Henderson Change Newsletter settings TODAY’S TOP STORIES Funding at Dutch schemes suddenly drops as deadline approaches Consultancies warn that increasing number of pension funds now facing rights cuts French civil service pension fund awards US equity mandates Bond returns narrow deficits at UK DB pension …

UK National Infrastructure Plan, people roundup, Vervoer, Telefónica, Norwegian oil fund, PensionDan

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

Wednesday 04 December 2013 Hazel Henderson Change Newsletter settings TODAY’S TOP STORIES UK insurance industry commits £25bn to domestic infrastructure Six of Britain’s largest insurance companies have committed €30bn to domestic infrastructure projects, an allocation made possible due to ‘clarity’ over the implementation of Solvency II regulations Wednesday people roundup Vervoer …

IPA: Asia’s wealthy seek out alternatives for returns

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

    Asia’s wealthy seek out alternatives for returns by Wing-Gar Cheng – Institutional investors in asia were early adopters of alternatives. Now HNWI’s are getting in on the act 29/11/13 South Korea, Mexico set to benefit from global growth China’s social security spending exceeds income Value Partners launches gold ETF …

IPE: Keva’s Merja Ailus resigns in wake of benefits scandal

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

  Monday 25 November 2013 Hazel Henderson Change Newsletter settings TODAY’S TOP STORIES Keva’s Merja Ailus resigns in wake of benefits scandal Managing director of €35.3bn local government pension institution of Finland resigns over fringe benefits, personal expenses Langensjö replaced as CEO at Brummer Life IPE Awards Seminar: Asset managers …