Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, has received an ‘A+’ from the PRI Association for its overarching approach to ESG Strategy and Governance for the fourth year in a row. This category encompasses environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies, objectives and memberships, and considers how the firm promotes its ESG efforts internally and externally.
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The human and economic costs of the Covid-19 pandemic have refocused minds on the challenges facing societies globally. Solutions will likely involve multiple stakeholders and investors, and blended finance could be critical in unlocking shared value.
As the world recovers from the global pandemic, the private-lending industry has an opportunity to position itself as a strong partner for post-crisis long-term growth. But sustainability needs to be at the heart of private lenders’ approach.
As the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, responsible investors can help make the economic recovery sustainable and inclusive by engaging with the right stakeholders. A PRI working group has developed recommendations for a policy-engagement framework to help guide the investment community’s actions. Here are highlights of the group’s findings.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect a global consensus on the most urgent environmental and societal issues. A new crop of investments built around the SDGs are helping investors to direct capital into potential growth companies, while also addressing the biggest issues facing the planet.
The financial markets reacted to the coronavirus with an unprecedented first-quarter drop, then turned around quickly. This appetite for risk in the face of the deepest recession since the 1930s is quite unusual, but the markets are being driven by optimism about potential economic improvement down the road – so we can’t exclude a further rise in equity prices.