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      Big Companies Press Ahead With ESG Despite US Political Backlash

      2024-02-16

      BNN Bloomberg: Despite the recent anti-ESG pushback in the US, many companies — roughly 90% in a survey by KPMG — plan to dedicate more financial resources to ESG over the next three years.

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      Harnessing AI For Your Company’s ESG Strategy

      2024-02-16

      Forbes: Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has evolved into a crucial new corporate strategy and management discipline. It combines corporate social responsibility, supply chain strategy, production, vendor and supplier management, logistics, and employee behavior. 

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      The ESG Backlash on Wall Street Spurs a Jump in ETF Closures

      2024-02-15

      Yahoo Finance: Interest in sustainable investing has taken a back seat in the past year after the the environmental, social and governance strategy found itself enmeshed in a viscous political storm.

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      JPMorgan, State Street Exit Climate Action Group, BlackRock Reduces Role

      2024-02-15

      Investing.com: In a notable shift in the climate advocacy landscape, JPMorgan Chase and State Street have exited the Climate Action 100+ (CA100+), a prominent global investor coalition focused on climate change. 

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      Goldman Sachs AM Launches Global Green Bond ETF

      2024-02-15

      ESG Today: Goldman Sachs Asset Management announced the launch of the Goldman Sachs Global Green Bond UCITS ETF, a new Article 9 fund tracking a bespoke index developed with Solactive, tracking the performance of investment-grade bonds denominated in G10 currencies.

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      Does the SEC Climate Rule Really Matter? Investors Will Still Demand Disclosure

      2024-02-14

      GreenBiz: As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finalizes its rule to standardize climate-related disclosure, how should companies and investors prepare? 

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      Investors Told To Vote Down Fossil Fuel Directors

      2024-02-14

      ESG Clarity: Investor engagement with oil and gas companies has achieved “derisory” results and must be radically improved, including by voting down directors, according to an open letter NGO Reclaim Finance sent to 50 large investment firms.

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      What EU Requirements For The 'S' In ESG Mean For US Companies

      2024-02-14

      Forbes: In 2023, the EU had a number of requirements come into effect that have a direct impact on U.S. businesses. These are directives focused on environmental, social and governance, commonly referred to as ESG, which all public companies are required to disclose. 

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      BlackRock’s ESG Fund Business Is Soaring Despite Attacks by the GOP

      2024-02-13

      BNN Bloomberg: Despite a barrage of Republican attacks, lackluster returns and diminishing client interest in the US, BlackRock Inc. has been quietly expanding its dominance in ESG investing.

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      CSDDD Vote Delay ‘A Leadership Failure’ Amid Rising Tensions

      2024-02-09

      ESG Clarity: The Belgian Presidency has decided to postpone the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) vote in the Council of the EU, following Germany’s announcement of abstention and the need for further discussions among EU Member States.

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