Media: The April edition of Delano, released Wednesday, gives the Grand Duchy’s responsible investments sector an acid test.
Over the past decade, “responsible investing” has been touted as a way to solve the world’s problems, from climate change to poverty. Many in Luxembourg’s fund industry think they have the way around some of the obstacles blocking the way. For its April cover story, Delano asks if responsible funds are the great green hope, the great green hype or the great green hybrid.
“We didn’t want to create a fund that would invest in a company that is building solar panels in China and dumping the waste in the nearby river,” BCEE Asset Management’s Claude Hirtzig told Delano. While Anne Contreras of law firm Arendt & Medernach said standards are often so unclear that “frankly I think it’s a little bit messy out there”.
The March issue, out on Wednesday, also asks if the enterprising “2030.lu - Ambition pour le futur” project can really spark change in Luxembourg, what has changed about the Grand Duchy’s nationality law, and asks Japan’s ambassador about Shakespeare and if Europe is still important to his country.
Delano investigates the bounce in Luxembourg’s commercial real estate market, what happens when you mix entrepreneurs and scientists, why the Grand Duchy still has not re-joined the Eurovision song competition, and how to put your most fashionable foot forward.
April’s Delano features online safety practices, advice on how to burn off that winter weight, five groovy activities for kids, and 18 essential live shows.
This edition savours the many flavours at CLAE’s 30th migration festival, soaks up the classy ballroom dance moves by St. George’s International School students, and digests ADA’s microfinance luncheon.
In addition, Nigerian artist Kingsley Ogwara talks about how he made a colourful splash, and risk consultant Yves de Naurois explains why he’s always ready to fly.
Delano, the English language news monthly for Luxembourg’s international community, is available April 17 for €4 at newsstands across the Grand Duchy and online at www.delano.lu. And don’t forget to download Delano’s Ten Things To Do This Week, our free app for iPhone & iPad.