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Environmental impact outlook: Selectivity as a response to higher interest rates 21 February 2024

Impact investing is a long-term investment strategy, which considers that companies that are providing products and services that can accelerate both the environmental and social transition will experience higher capital gains than their peers.

Guido Bolliger, Natacha Guerdat
Impact credit insights - Green Bonds in 2023 29 January 2024

Fixed income investors had a mixed year in 2023. Despite expectations of a strong start due to a softening outlook, the global economy performed well amidst rising interest rates.

Luca Manera
Systematic sustainable investing: hype or trend? 9 January 2024

The increasing prominence of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) in investment decision-making reflects a growing awareness of sustainable and responsible business practices.

Dries Cornilly
Is transitioning the new greenwashing? 15 December 2023

In the pursuit of a robust agreement at the COP 28 in Dubai, more than 100 participating countries have advocated for the inclusion of "phasing out" oil, gas, and coal in the deal at the UN climate summit.

Natacha Guerdat
Carbon Credits Unveiled 11 December 2023

The carbon credit market has emerged as a critical instrument in the global strategy to combat climate change.

Natacha Guerdat
Tomorrow’s energy world – what is cooking in Dubai? 8 December 2023

The global energy landscape is undergoing significant changes, with a growing focus on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and transitioning to a low-carbon economy.

Natacha Guerdat
The 2023 Global Stocktake grade: F 4 December 2023

Acting as a 5-year check-up or an inventory, the Global Stocktake is surveying each country’s emission reductions targets, policies, and commitments to reach the 1.5° Paris Agreement goal.

Natacha Guerdat
Mind the (duration) gap: from risk to opportunity in green bonds 30 November 2023

The recent decline in bond yields serves as a reminder of the potential benefits that high interest rate sensitive bonds can offer to investors.

Luca Manera
Anticipating COP 28: Five Topics to Keep an Eye on 30 November 2023

COP 28 takes place from 30 November to 12 December in Dubai. We take a closer look at five important topics.

Natacha Guerdat
What to think about Climate Benchmarks? 16 October 2023

In a world grappling with climate change, climate benchmarks have emerged as easy solutions for passive investors looking to align their equity portfolios with a sustainable future.

Dries Cornilly
Why are bonds so crucial for institutional investors and how can private investors benefit? 9 October 2023

The credit trading revolution is finally here. Catch this webinar replay to discover the alpha opportunities for systematic investors.

Luca Manera
SIF 2023: A forum about sustainable investments & the green transition 29 September 2023

Insights from EHL’s first Sustainable Investing Forum where new sustainable finance initiatives were discussed.

Natacha Guerdat
Decarbonizing the world, certificate by certificate 26 September 2023

It is a fascinating time to consider how quant credit will evolve in the decade to come. With the market still in its nascency, there are numerous potential paths for the strategy class to follow. This article explores several possible iterations.

Dries Cornilly
Check-up on the Paris Agreement Goals 14 September 2023

From November 30, 2023 to December 12, 2023, Dubai will host the 28th session of the COP 28 to the UNFCCC. Acting as a 5-year check-up, countries are expected to expose their progress on meeting the Paris Agreement goals, and they are agreeing on setting objectives for the next decade.

Natacha Guerdat