asset management

Advancing Energy Transition? Count Your Assets Too!

Understanding the underlying role of asset management when planning your energy transition
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By Nilmino Roberts

Today, as the vision of a carbon-free future is becoming more common, each sector is accelerating the energy transition through various strategies. These include deploying new technologies, investing in new infrastructure, revising policies, switching to renewable energy, converting less energy efficient plants to more efficient ones, electrifying transportation, and more.

Creating an Organizational 'Ecosystem' for Effective Asset Management

Five key elements can lay the foundation for building a robust asset management organizational strategy that garners internal support and delivers impactful results.
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Infrastructure organizations are challenged with implementing asset management programs within a wider sphere of corporate initiatives that include strategic planning, capital planning and master planning, and policy objectives such as resilience and social equity.

Asset management is an integrated set of processes designed to minimize the lifecycle costs of infrastructure assets at an acceptable level of risk, while delivering established levels of service. When applied effectively it balances costs, opportunities and risks against the desired performance of assets.

Sustainable Ocean Investing: Opportunities Abound in the Blue Economy

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by Ted Janilus, founder of Investable Oceans 

ESG and sustainable investing have taken center stage in asset management. Climate and now oceans are leaders in this elevation with a proliferation of products, firms, and frameworks increasingly on investors’ radar screens. This is good news: the oceans are becoming broadly investable, with market-based opportunities across all sectors of the Blue Economy. These cover the entire asset allocation pie chart – equites, fixed income, private equity and venture capital.

Black & Veatch Chosen as Owner's Engineer for Wind Farms in Vietnam

Dien Xanh Gia Lai Investment Energy Joint Stock Company’s 100-megawatt onshore wind farms will help support Vietnam’s economic growth, sustainability goals
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BANGKOK, March 31, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Vietnam is expanding its power generation capacity as it balances its generation portfolio to meet the soaring energy demand of its growing population and flourishing economy.

To advance energy security with decarbonization and sustainability commitments, Vietnam is prioritizing development of its renewable energy infrastructure. The planned Ia Pech 1 and Ia Pech 2 wind farms, in Ia Grai district of Gia Lai province and each with a capacity of 50 megawatts (MW), are examples of that investment.

The Future Can Be Female - Starting the Finance CEO Pipeline

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by Jane Carten, President and Director, Saturna Capital and Portfolio Manager of the Saturna Sustainable Equity Fund  

When I walk into a room and see a crowd full of white men over the age of 40, I know I’m in the right place. Lack of diversity in the asset management industry is a fact that is palpable.

Black & Veatch: Investment Uncertainty and Renewable Energy Top Issues for Asia's Electric Industry

Resilience, affordability and environmental pressures to shape industry’s future in Asia
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BANGKOK, November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/  – Uncertainty of investments caused by a financial downturn and renewable energy are the two biggest concerns of Asia’s electric industry today, according to Black & Veatch’s first-ever Strategic Directions: Electric Industry Asia 2021.

Trillium Global Equity: Trailblazing ESG Fund Continues to Perform

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by Matt Patsky, Jim Madden and Patrick Wollenberg, of Trillium Asset Management 

In the ever-evolving landscape of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing, the core philosophy of Trillium has remained the same since it was founded in 1982: provide for the financial needs of our clients while leveraging their capital for positive social and environmental impact in alignment with their values.

Socially Responsible Investing: A Global Perspective

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by Amy Domini, Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments (Amy is widely recognized as the leading voice for socially responsible investing.)

Globally, socially responsible investing is flourishing. Almost as importantly, it means the same thing around the world. I begin with some recent quotes, which I noted over the past few weeks:

• Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, “As a frontline regulator and market operator, we want to provide an environment that encourages sustainable practices among our market participants.”   

What the Crisis Has Shown Asset Managers: Industry Leaders Speak Out

by Maha Khan Phillips
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The Covid 19 crisis has fundamentally changed things, not least for the asset management industry. Whether it is about focusing on their social purpose, highlighting the importance of staying calm, emphasising leadership, arguing about the need for active management, the development of a systems framework for investing, or stressing the need for sustainability and other key factors, senior leaders tell Professional Investor what the crisis has highlighted for them. 

Responsible Gender Lens Investing: How Diversity Helps Preserve and Grow Wealth

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by Betsy Moszeter, Chief Operating Officer of Green Alpha Advisors 

The evidence now shows that diverse investment teams make better long-term decisions. 

The lack of gender diversity of financial services professionals is finally being talked about, but not sufficiently. It should be discussed more and in deeper ways, and – importantly – remediated in practice, because of the well-documented fact that heterogeneous teams outperform homogenous teams, across disciplines, and not by an insignificant amount.

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