KfW latest investor to sharpen focus on SRI in portfolio

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By Lewis McLellan
18 May 2017

KfW has raised the threshold of sustainability it requires as an investor, as part of a growing trend for bond buyers to focus on the impact of their investments.

KfW’s investment approach incorporates an assessment of the issuer’s sustainability, based on several environmental, social and governance criteria. Issuers are then ranked with their sector. KfW only invests in the debt of institutions ranked in the upper 80% of their sector.

The €25bn fund invests in paper from sovereigns, ...

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