Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It's about time
The impact of climate change on the stability of individual financial institutions and the financial system in general is growing in knowledge and practice. It is influencing the types of activities that financial institutions will fund and the cost of finance. Finance institutions in South Africa are beginning to respond to climate change.
ESG and investment management practices in South Africa
Investment professionals in South Africa choose to adopt responsible investment principles as guidelines to make sure their business conduct leads to more sustainable, responsible and profitable investments. Investment managers need to understand the impact of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks on their portfolios by incorporating ESG factors into their investment processes.
ESG Impact is Hard to Measure - But It's Not Impossible
Around the globe, a third of all professionally managed assets, are now subject to ESG criteria. Between April and June of 2020 alone, investors poured more than $70 billion into ESG equity funds, vastly exceeding recent annual flows. This article looks at how ESG is measured, and how it has been funded around the globe.
#BizTrends2022: South Africa Stands Tall on ESG Amongst Global Peers
GCEN Group of Companies have just completed a study across eight listed exchanges in which South Africa is the only emerging market exchange. South African listed companies can stand tall amongst the developed nations in our adoption and application of ESG metrics.
Joint statement by Aeon Investment Management, Abax Investments, Visio Fund Management (Pty) Limited, Just Share NPC and Standard Bank Group
On 20 May 2021, representatives from Aeon Investment Management, Abax Investments, Visio Fund Management (Pty) Limited, Just Share NPC and Standard Bank Group met to discuss the non-binding advisory resolution proposed by the Shareholders for inclusion at the Standard Bank Group Annual General Meeting.