Aberdeen Standard launches ESG corporate bond fund

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Aberdeen Standard Investments has announced it's to launch a sustainable global bond fund, which will exclude firms for not having sustainable or ESG-based business practices. Primarily investing in investment grade debt and debt-related securities, the fund will target a carbon footprint lower than that of its USD-hedged Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Corporate benchmark, while ASI's global investment grade portfolio management team will engage with investee companies on ESG risks and opportunities. The fund will charge 1% to retail investors and 0.5% to corporates, and will be ...

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Christopher Copper-Ind is editor-in-chief of International Investment. Before this, he was editorial director of The Business Year, from 2014 to 2017.