Why not reaching for the stars? With the “Echiquier Space”, investors can participate in the innovations of private space technology without cutting back on the ESG criteria. We are really happy with our innovative, strong fund partners! LFDE - La Financière de l'Echiquier - launches Echiquier Space (1), the first thematic fund in Europe focused on space and its ecosystem. As the space 2.0 economy and the New Space offer unprecedented opportunities with the shift of the market to the private sector. This is the very first fund in Europe that will invest in companies with activities in Space and in developing the space ecosystem.
A few days ago the Federal Environment Agency invited to an updating event on the subject of "EU Taxonomy". The introductory words by Jürgen Schneider, Head of the Climate and Energy Section at the Federal Ministry, immediately got the audience right to the point with the latest examples Shell and ExxonMobil, and yes, there is a lot going on in the field of sustainability and climate protection. The last week was extremely exciting with the absolutely remarkable verdict in the Netherlands against the private oil and gas company Shell. Shell was obliged to drastically reduce its CO2 emissions by 2030! This proves that Europe takes the climate goals seriously!
Data Reporting? What is the value of reports in a data-driven future?
As cooperating partner of the Master program "Business and Financial Communications" we would like to cordially invite you to the symposium of the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences.
For the 6th time, experts in financial communication will be discussing.
The annual symposium for financial communications of the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences will take place on June 10, 2021
LFDE, La Financière de l’Echiquier, has launched its second impact fund, Echiquier Climate Impact Europe, which is meant to contribute to the climate transition in Europe by investing in responsible and engaged companies. The fund is entirely dedicated to the climate transition. Managed by Adrien Bommelaer, Luc Olivier and Paul Merle, Echiquier Climate Impact Europe invests in European equities based on LFDE’s proprietary ESG methodology, which is considered demanding by specialists in the field, but also according to a new exclusive proprietary methodology making it possible to establish companies’ “Climate Maturity” score.
Many corporations have been instrumentalizing the sustainability boom and skillfully use it as a marketing and sales strategy by simulating fair products with their own slogans and labels.
Good intent or greenwashing?
Sometimes I have the feeling that those who strive to bring good into the world are viewed particularly critically, because everything is being questioned today. And that's a good thing, because the mistrust is often absolutely justified, as countless examples testify to.
Many trends have accelerated again due to COVID-19. The spotlight on the Green Deal was intensified as well. The European Green Deal Call now financed by "Horizon 2020" with a volume of 1 billion euros is intended to promote Europe's recovery from the coronavirus crisis by transforming green challenges into innovation opportunities. Innovative projects are intended to support the EU in recovering quickly from the crisis and also contribute to social robustness and also to green and digital reconstruction. Sounds great - the ambitious approach corresponds to the scope of the task!
Collective awakening is needed!
The opportunities that Corona brings are obvious - especially in the much-discussed environmental benefits. Not just this, but it also is related to the consciousness level, this “pandemic” is doing something to our society and we are being called to start questioning – in many different aspects. This situation has such disruptive effects that collective awakening is on the agenda and with it, the topic of ESG; therefore it looks like COVID-19 will in some way lead to a realignment