ESG Investing launches anti-green laundering accreditation service for investment funds



LONDON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – ESG Investing, the multimedia platform dedicated to ESG and sustainable investing, has launched Greenlight, an accreditation service for ESG funds and products.

Greenlight gives fund providers the opportunity to have their products evaluated by a panel of academic experts from leading institutions including Columbia Business School, Durham University, London School of Economics, University of Bristol , the University of Manchester and the University of Oxford. The panel will assess whether a fund is significant in its stated sustainability and also review the fund for the likelihood of unintentional adverse ESG results, ensuring that its impact on sustainability is assessed holistically.

The service is open to all types of sustainable funds, including stocks and fixed income securities, and submissions can be made by investment managers, wealth managers, hedge funds, private equity firms investment and ETF providers.

Jim Biss, Director of ESG Investments, says: “It is important for investors to be able to differentiate between investment funds that make a significant difference from those that are simply labeled ESG or that are eco-laundered. Greenlight is the only service to use independent academic experts to assess a fund’s ESG credentials and we believe the level of control we offer will give funds invaluable approval, helping them stand out from the crowd of ESG funds.

“We have carefully selected a panel of leading academic experts who are passionate about the issues ESG funds relate to, covering topics as diverse as climate change, equality, corporate governance and food sustainability. Greenlight accreditation means that our experts believe that the impact of your fund is positive and significant.

About ESG investing

ESG Investing publishes news and features on environmental, social and governance investing for institutional investors and buyer readers. It also regularly organizes events and trainings as well as the ESG Investing Awards. ESG Investing is a division of Global Markets Media Ltd.

About Global Markets Media Ltd

Founded in 2003, Global Markets Media Ltd is a UK-based financial media company providing research, conferences and training for trading and investment professionals. In addition to hosting conferences for capital markets, Global Markets Media also includes training on global markets.


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