Vincent Policard, partner and co-head of European infrastructures at KKR, speaks to Asset News on its strategy in infrastructures in Europe.
The new venture is named after a renowned pioneer in its field.
The Dutch asset manager stated that it will develop a roadmap and set interim targets to achieve net-zero goals by 2050 across all its assets under management.
The asset manager has collaborated with several European universities to support the transition to a circular economy and create a sustainable finance centre.
Asteria Investment Managers, the recently launched impact investing firm by Reyl and Cie ties up with Swiss impact private asset manager Obviam AG to create a prominent player within the impact investing ecosystem.
Responsible investment NGO ShareAction analysed voting decisions of 60 of the world’s largest asset managers, which revealed that voting laggards BlackRock and Vanguard Group were among those holding back investor support for shareholder resolutions on climate and social issues.
Investors and fund managers believe that ESG policies have a positive impact on returns and will be more important by 2025, according to latest survey by alternatives data provider Preqin.
While data and proprietary models remain a key element in ESG integration, asset managers are going beyond the metrics, to truly understand the on-ground challenges and issues faced by companies they invest in and collaborate towards greener investments. This weekly series divulges into the practices of asset managers, who employ diverse (sometimes uncommon) ideas, go on ground and get their hands dirty, to meaningfully embed ESG criteria into their portfolios.
The asset manager had subscribed green bonds issued by SBI. Since then, the Indian bank has decided to finance a highly controversial coalmine in Australia.