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ESG/CSR

Implementing a strong Corporate Social Responsibility framework and gauging client and supplier CSR strategies are now standard practice, as sustainable development is becoming a business principle.

Responsible Investment, whether using exclusion or restriction, Environmental Social Corporate Governance and Climate Change criteria, or Sustainable Development Goals, is evolving to become main stream. 

Discover the latest developments thanks to our experts.

01
Apr
2021
Own the transition
As chief executive of HSBC Asset Management, I am often questioned about our sustainability strategy. It is hard to...
ESG/CSR
As chief executive of HSBC Asset Management, I am often questioned about our sustainability strategy. It is hard to answer because people mean different things when they ask. Maybe they want to know what we are doing ourselves as a business, in which case I say we co-founded the One Planet Asset Manager Initiative, were early signatories of the Principles of...
Own the transition
25
Mar
2021
The just transition - ensuring the success of the environmental transition
2021 will be a pivotal year to accelerate global efforts to curb climate change. Although global CO2 emissions dropped...
ESG/CSR
2021 will be a pivotal year to accelerate global efforts to curb climate change. Although global CO2 emissions dropped by 7% in 2020 due to the effects of Covid-19 lockdowns around the world, stronger action will be needed at the upcoming COP26 to keep temperature increases well below 2°C and towards 1.5°C.
The just transition - ensuring the success of the environmental transition
22
Mar
2021
Covid-19 – The Great Accelerator
This time last year we were only just beginning to understand the true scale of the global pandemic and I think that few...
Market Perspectives
This time last year we were only just beginning to understand the true scale of the global pandemic and I think that few of us would have expected to still be living in some form of lockdown a year later. Undoubtedly many of us have experienced some difficult personal situations but, for the investment industry, the period has been surprisingly benign.
Covid-19 – The Great Accelerator
10
Mar
2021
ESG practices aren’t perfect – but investors can’t afford to wait
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a unique moment for reflection. Governments around the world have articulated a...
ESG/CSR
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided a unique moment for reflection. Governments around the world have articulated a vision to “build back better” and pursue a “green recovery”, while investors increasingly recognise the importance of non-financial sustainability issues to long-term value. Notably, the financial sector has coalesced around environmental, social...
ESG practices aren’t perfect – but investors can’t afford to wait
02
Mar
2021
Property investment mutual funds (OPCIs): how they work, and their strengths and outlook on the Moroccan market
Morocco officially launched its property investment mutual funds (OPCIs) on 11 June 2019 at a conference organised by...
Market Perspectives
Morocco officially launched its property investment mutual funds (OPCIs) on 11 June 2019 at a conference organised by the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Property investment mutual funds (OPCIs): how they work, and their strengths and outlook on the Moroccan market
24
Feb
2021
Green finance: Two regulations for financial market players - February 2021
Discover the two new green finance regulations governing sustainability-related information and their legal & technical...
Regulatory
Discover the two new green finance regulations governing sustainability-related information and their legal & technical framework in the financial services sector: SFDR (Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation) and Taxonomy.
Green finance: Two regulations for financial market players - February 2021
04
Dec
2020
The role of the securities services provider in the path towards sustainability
ESG criteria are becoming more important for asset managers and asset owners’ business and for the financial world in...
ESG/CSR
ESG criteria are becoming more important for asset managers and asset owners’ business and for the financial world in general. The securities services provider plays a primary role in the value chain by connecting all the players involved. Roberto Pecora, chief executive officer of Societe Generale Securities Services for Italy, explains how to best play this...
The role of the securities services provider in the path towards sustainability
01
Dec
2020
Private Assets Industry: Built to last
As partner of ALFI - Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry's PE & RE conference which took place on the 1st & 2nd...
Alternative funds services
As partner of ALFI - Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry's PE & RE conference which took place on the 1st & 2nd of December 2020, our expert Bryan FAGE shared his view of the Private Assets market and its challenges in the current economic situation. Discover the video here.
Private Assets Industry: Built to last
19
Nov
2020
Green finance: Regulation of financial market participants
In November 2019, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability‐related disclosures in...
ESG/CSR
In November 2019, the European Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector.
Green finance: Regulation of financial market participants
30
Sep
2020
Private equity emerges from lockdown on strong footing
Private equity outpaced almost every other asset class last year and looked set for another record-breaking year; that...
ESG/CSR
Private equity outpaced almost every other asset class last year and looked set for another record-breaking year; that was until the Covid-19 pandemic threw a spanner in the works. However Dirk Holz, Head of Product Development Private Assets at Société Générale Securities Services, believes the sector’s medium-term outlook remains strong.
Private equity emerges from lockdown on strong footing
21
Apr
2020
The subject of data frugality: An ESG commitment
Today, IT accounts for 3.8% of global CO2 emissions. What solutions could be envisaged to reduce the information...
Technology
Today, IT accounts for 3.8% of global CO2 emissions. What solutions could be envisaged to reduce the information overload and our carbon footprint?
The subject of data frugality: An ESG commitment
11
Feb
2020
Investing in green finance
Institutional investors have one topic on their mind when the climate issue is raised, which can be summed up in two...
ESG/CSR
Institutional investors have one topic on their mind when the climate issue is raised, which can be summed up in two words: environmental indicators. How do you implement them? What difficulties are encountered? When will a European standard be introduced?
Investing in green finance
28
Nov
2019
Responsible Investment, a market that is becoming more mature each year!
Responsible investment, although highly acclaimed by investors, reveals the signs of a growth crisis, linked to major...
ESG/CSR
Responsible investment, although highly acclaimed by investors, reveals the signs of a growth crisis, linked to major transformation problems.
Responsible Investment, a market that is becoming more mature each year!
26
Nov
2019
Can we believe that 80% of AuM are more or less driven by RI strategies?
How sincere and effective are the efforts to implement a responsible investment (RI) attitude? Is it only greenwashing...
ESG/CSR
How sincere and effective are the efforts to implement a responsible investment (RI) attitude? Is it only greenwashing of old unchanged habits? As we claim at AG2R LA MONDIALE, to have approximately 100% of AuM under a Responsible Investment umbrella, I will first address the question in our own case, before moving on to the subject of the industry in general.
Can we believe that 80% of AuM are more or less driven by RI strategies?
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