Regulators are assessing parameters in ESG; investors are now more curious about green funds
; and now more banks acknowledge its feasibility and efficiency.
China should encourage local governments to set up green funds
and work together with social capital to bring down financing costs, Chen suggested.
Global Banking News-November 16, 2015--Yes Bank, LSE sign agreement for green funds
Andrew Prince argues that some so-called green funds
may deliver decent returns but are they really that green?
Where is the focus on Islamic microfinance, green funds
and Islamic venture capital?
Ditchfield compared the returns, over one to 10 years, of various green funds
against a PS10,000 lump sum held in a 90-day notice account with a bank or building society: over 10 years, he reckons, the Kames Ethical Equity A fund produced a 186 per cent return, while the cash delivered a return of barely 29 per cent.
In its latest review, Barchester Green lists Cheviot Asset Management''s Climate Asset fund - up by more than 16% in a year - as a 'winner' among green funds
Dubai-based AGT is one such company, and its head of investments, Franklin Connellan, says investment bodies are now looking at other 'green funds
' as a potentially lucrative way of taking part in environmental evolution.
However, green funds
still account for only a tiny part of total savings.
the full integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into financial analysis and decision-making." For the purposes of this research, however, it is better to let investment funds that define themselves as green funds
, be green funds
First, a word of caution: Not all green funds