Which future for Crowdfunding?

Why crowdfunding? Initially, crowdfunding was launched to allow non-profit organizations to communicate and market their causes to a large panel of people and thus to expand their donators basis. Since then, crowdfunding platforms have evolved and to not only serve non-profit organizations, but also to serve entrepreneurs and small & mid-cap enterprises. The traditional financing… Lire la suite

What role do asset managers play in sustainability? Part 3: Lead asset managers in ESG integration

The global Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) market is worth around 20 trillion EUR (25% of the total worldwide asset under management), half of which is managed in Europe.  Over the past decade, this market grew for over than 200% becoming today one of the main growth target for asset managers. Who are the major ESG… Lire la suite

What role do asset managers play in sustainability? Part 2: Regulatory framework and impact on asset managers in Europe

As presented in Part 1: Introduction to Sustainable Finance and responsible investing, in order to fulfill its commitment to social, economic and environmental issues, the European Commission has undertaken two actions: the release of the “Shareholder Rights Directive II” in June 2017 and the appointment of a “High Level Expert Group” (HLEG). Both initiatives share… Lire la suite

What role do asset managers play in sustainability? Part 1: Introduction to Sustainable Finance and responsible investing

“Sustainable development is a development that meets the need of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Definition by the United Nations). In 1992, after years of slight and shy awareness on sustainable development, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held its first summit in Rio… Lire la suite