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Plus, Europe reconciles a gas price surge with a record UK green sovereign bond offering
Investors place £100bn of bids for 12-year government debt
Academic research shows the funds also starve sectors of capital to invest in transition to cleaner energy
Business schools are being urged to integrate ESG topics in core courses, as well as foster diversity among their faculty and students. Are they succeeding? The FT’s special report into Responsible Business Education is a multi-part series.
Caribbean nation on track to strike first debt restructuring with green tinge
Plus, London Fashion Week, what’s up with Efrag and more
And the ESG gravy train
Boards are still too insulated from investor pressure to reform
Plus, Engine No 1’s new corporate scoring system and Australia’s role at COP26
‘Do good’ intentions boost ESG funds. Plus: when to hold and when to fold thematic funds; watchdogs split on crypto and inverse risk; demand for advisory services rises; China cross-listings signal demand
Solid returns on many ESG-themed vehicles during pandemic has bolstered inflows
Plus, short selling’s role in ESG investing and niche vs generalist ESG data offerings
Vehicle thought to be first exchange traded fund to combine Asian high-yield with ESG considerations
Actively managed vehicles have been able to tweak their strategies but passive funds face tougher challenges
Acquisition of Moorgate Benchmarks follows similar deals by BlackRock, Vanguard and Morgan Stanley
Plus, bumps in the road for the FCA’s climate disclosure agenda and Allbirds’ ‘sustainable’ IPO
EU wants to become world’s biggest issuer of environmentally friendly debt
This year’s worldwide issuance — in all categories — has topped $200bn
The watchdog’s review is a welcome attempt to focus on substance when it comes to stewardship and ESG
The metrics differ from credit ratings and should not be regulated, says index provider’s leader
Big asset managers took tougher stance at AGMs this year as patience shown during pandemic ran out
Transparency ETF will mark a departure from her previous focus on innovation
Investors need to be convinced it can succeed in a market where there is a lot of competition
US state is seen as a model but it also shows the challenges of green public-private partnerships
FT Alphaville speaks with Blackrocks’ former ESG head honcho about the foibles of sustainable investing this Friday.