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ESG Newsletter

      BlackRock Support Sought in Bid to End 5-Month Coal-Mine Strike

      Wilshire Shares Latest Results, Key Lessons from Its Diverse Owned Manager Initiative

      Pension Funds Talk Green While Holding Billions in Polluter Stocks

      U.K. Targets 40% Women and More Racial Diversity in Boardrooms

      U.S. Banking Regulator Taps Official to Oversee Climate Change Risk to Banks

      GRAPHIC-Global Sustainable Fund Assets Hit Record $2.3 Tln in Q2

      ESG Investor Galway Sustainable Capital Closes New $265 Million Funding From Oaktree

      Apollo Investors Look Past Black-Epstein Tie to Back Impact Fund

      Fidelity to Vote Against Climate Laggards Starting Next Year

      2021 Renewable Energy Industry Outlook

      “ESG Screen” Grows in Importance for Private equity investments

      Nuveen Launches ESG Impact Bond Fund

      Carlyle Launches Green Energy Infrastructure Unit

      Climate Friendly Cooling Tech Firm Gets $50 Million from Goldman Sachs

      Real Assets Boutique Hires ISS Expert to Lead ESG Efforts

      Hedge Fund Giant Bridgewater Makes Sustainability Splash with New Multi-asset Strategy

      BlackRock Cites Corporate Governance 'Concerns' for Voting Against 10% of Directors' Elections

      NAPA Launches ESG(k) Certificate Program for Advisors

      Capstone Survey Highlights Growing ESG Conviction Among Private Equity LPs Worldwide

      ESG in a Time of Crisis: Why ESG Scores Cannot Mitigate Risk

      Ex-BNP Paribas Banker Targets $1 Billion for Japanese ESG Fund

      Wellington Management Partners with Enel Green Power North America to Match U.S. Employees' Office and Home Electricity Use With Renewable Energy

      Super Fund Awards First ESG Mandate

      Al Gore Warns Greenwashing May Stop the Climate Fight in its Tracks

      Asset Managers Warn Sustainable Finance Rules Could Reduce Financing to Emerging Markets

      Ardian Eyes $2.4 Billion Hydrogen Fund in Green Energy Bet

      Hedge Funds Question How Green Investing will Impact Assets

      Patchwork of ESG Ratings Sow Investor Confusion as Flows Surge

      Allianz Global Investors to Reduce Holdings of Coal Businesses

      CFA Society's Goodhart: Diversity and Inclusion Must Remain Profession's Top Priority

      10 Top Hedge Funds Focusing on ESG and Impact Investing

      The Case Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

      ESG Criteria Crucial for Outperformance and Resilience – Especially in Crisis Year 2020, says LFDE

      AMG CEO on Parnassus Deal: ‘Active Management is Almost Synonymous with ESG’

      Private Equity Follows the Money — and the Money is Ditching Fossil Fuels

      Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative Announces 41 New Signatories, with Sector Seeing ‘Net Zero Tipping Point’

      GOP Senators Ask Whether ESG Investing Hurts Federal Retirement Savers

      HSBC Asset Management Finances the Launch of Radiant ESG Global Investors

      Deloitte Study: 90 Percent of Institutional Investors Consider Climate Change Risks Before Deciding to Invest in a Company

      Firms Scrub Dirty Bonds Off Books in Quest for ESG Credentials

      JP Morgan Launches Three Sustainability Funds

      Crossover Energy Partners Teams Up with KKR to Accelerate The Clean Energy Transition

      Large Institutions, Including AIMCo, OMERS, and CPP, Reveal Their Progress on Diversity

      Morgan Stanley Investment Management Launches Global Balanced Sustainable Fund and Global Balanced Income Fund for UK Investors

      Beware of ‘ESG Bubble,’ Says Ex-Chair of World’s Biggest Pension

      BlackRock Revamps Bias and Harassment Policies After Review

      Hines Unveils Ambitious New ESG Strategy, Building On Six-Decade Commitment To Sustainability And Placemaking

      How to Separate Real ESG Funds From the Not-So-Real

      How One Allocator Embraced Racial Equity in Asset Management and Beyond

      Blackstone Hires Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

      FCA Consults on Tighter Climate Disclosure and “Topical ESG Issues”

      Pension Trustees Increasingly Rely on Investment Consultants to Deliver ESG Agenda

      Mill Road Capital Launches Fund That will Push for Diversity Among Boards

      Pictet Appoints First Female Partner in Its 216-Year History

      Cathie Wood Blames Bitcoin’sFall on ESG and Elon Musk

      Cryptocurrency Venture Fund Launches to Focus on Black Startups

      Climate Change: Emerging Market Investing and Net Zero Ambitions

      'Mediocre' Male Managers Are Stopping Women's Rise

      A $213 Billion Investor Targets Whole Nation Over Climate Change

      The SEC Defends the Necessity for Immediate New ESG Disclosure Requirements

      Bill Ackman Sent a Text to the CEO of Mastercard. What Happened Next Is a Parable for ESG.

      ESG Fund Assets Hit Record $1.4 Trillion in Europe Last Year

      Apollo, Ares and Oaktree to Launch $90 Million Initiative for Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

      Nordea Caps Flows Into $10 Billion ESG Fund as Demand Soars

      Investors with $41 Trillion Ask G-7 to Stop Subsidizing Fossil Fuels

      The UK Pension Industry Needs to Wake Up: Climate Change is Fundamentally an Economic Issue

      First Japanese ESG-focused Investment Fund Launched

      Private Equity Vows to Help the World. Lenders Want Proof

      Investors Expect Financial Firms to Embrace Sustainability

      Starboard’s Smith Says ESG Activists Need to Deliver for Credibility

      Asia's ESG Bond Issuances Hit Record $69 Bln This Year, No Let-up Seen

      There’s a ‘Seismic Shift’ in ESG Investing, Says Fund Pioneer

      Biggest India Bank Torn Between BlackRock and Funding Coal

      Where ESG Investing is Most Crowded — and One Area That Looks ‘Frothy,’ According to BofA

      Fund Managers in World’s Greenest Market Struggle with ESG Rules

      Exxon-Beating Activist Engine No. 1 Plans ETF to Prod Boardrooms

      BOE’s Bailey Says Disorderly Green Shift Could Spark Inflation

      Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investors Increasingly Focusing On Outcomes As ESG Integration Deepens

      ESG Needs Better Disclosure Standards

      Private Equity Picks Up Fossil Fuel Assets As Others Divest

      Private Equity Goes on ESG Recruitment Drive

      ESG Manager Impax Sees AUM Double

      DWS-sponsored Report Reveals the Rise of ESG’s ‘S’ Pillar in Pension Portfolios

      There’s a Blindspot in ESG Investing. Here’s How to Fix It.

      Seven Ways Private Equity Firms Can Boost the Impact of ESG

      Wall Street Taps Political A-Listers for $30 Trillion Green Boom

      What If ESG Could Solve the Global Housing Crisis?

      U.K. Financial Firms Enable More Emissions than Canada Produces

      Greenwashing is 'Biggest Concern' for 44% of ESG Investors

      Deutsche Bank Speeds Up Sustainability Push as Lenders Go Green

      Goldman Joins Banks Exploring Green Equity as New ESG Asset

      Corlytics Uncovers the Impact of Emerging Regulation on Financial Services, As Regulators Pivot Towards ESG Risks

      EU Parliament Approves $21 Billion Fund for Green Transition

      Commercial Real Estate Emphasizing ESG Scores More Than Ever

      Canadian Securities Regulators Publish Detailed Data for Sixth Year Review of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

      Sustainable Finance Scramble Reaches Currency Derivatives Market

      Asset Managers Must Drive ESG Transparency

      Central Bank Portfolios Worth $3.8 Trillion Look to Go Green

      Boards Are Adding More Women and Minorities Ahead of Nasdaq Rule

      Citadel Securities, KKR Bosses Back Asian American Foundation

      Solving VC’s ESG Puzzle

      US Investment Consultants Form Joint Working Group to Advance Sustainable Investing

      HSBC Has Stakes in Firms That Plan More Than 70 New Coal Plants

      Wall Street’s Grip on Secret Harassment Hearings Starts to Crack

      Mental Wellbeing "Overlooked" by Asset Management Firms, Finds Report

      London Under Threat? How an ESG Focus Can Hold the Key to Maintaining its Dominance

      Carlyle to Tie CEO Pay, Worker Bonuses to Diversity Goals

      Wealth Firms Must Show ESG Commitment to Grow, Says JD Power

      Climate Adaptation Should Be a Public Good, Not an Asset Class

      The Pandemic Caused a ‘Major Step Back’ for Women in Financial Services

      London Named a World Leader in ESG by Global Institutional Investors

      CarVal Investors Lines Up $490 Million for Clean-Energy Fund

      Green Bonds Are Most Popular Sustainable Fixed Income Investment Among Institutional Investors, Says NN IP

      BlackRock Backed Climate Proposals, But Key Votes Are Yet to Come

      No Evidence That ESG Strategies Outperform, Says Scientific Beta Research

      Blackstone Asks its Companies to Regularly Report on Sustainability

      There’s No Hotter Area on Wall Street Than ESG with Sustainability-focused Funds Nearing $2 Trillion

      100 Days Later, Is Sustainable Investing Any Easier?

      How One of Canada’s Largest Pension Funds Is Incorporating ESG in Its Portfolio

      Goldman, Citi Stave Off Outsize Investor Calls for Racial Audits

      Hedge Funds Off the Pace on ESG Integration, New bfinance Investor Poll Finds

      Blackstone Continues to Build Global ESG Team

      Abu Dhabi's ADIA Studies How to Apply ESG to Indexed Equity Investments

      Is ESG Outperformance Just an Illusion?

      Wall Street’s Trillion-dollar ESG Club Comes with Huge Tax Perks

      Climate Activists Shatter 19 Windows at HSBC HQ in London's Canary Wharf

      ESG Demand Helps Fund Manager’s Stock Outpace Australian Peers

      Investors Pressure Corporate America With Record Diversity Push

      Jamie Dimon is the Stone in Green Investors’ Shoe

      SEC Targets Greenwashers to Bring Law and Order to ESG

      Asia Is Increasing Its ESG Asset Appetite

      Canadian Asset Managers Targeting ESG Boutiques

      RBC Global Asset Management Releases its First Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Report

      Spotlight on Investors: University of Windsor Endowment

      Pension Funds Hear from Beneficiaries on ESG – Report

      EU Publishes Rulebook to Classify ‘Green’ Investments

      Confronting One-Dimensional Equity Efforts Within the Investor Community

      U.S. Likely to Join Europe in Mandating Climate Risk Disclosure –John Kerry

      So You Say You’re Divesting from Fossil Fuels? Prove It

      Move to Link Exec Pay to ESG Integration Growing

      Leading Investors Representing USD11tn Call on Banks to Set Enhanced Net Zero Targets

      How ESG Is Changing the Ratings Game for Financial Giants

      Bond Giant Pimco Attempts to Change Its Culture

      Spotlight on Investors: University of British Columbia Investment Management Trust

      Goldman Shareholders Urged by ISS to Vote Against Racial Audit

      Investors Criticised Over “Action Gap” in Tackling Climate Change

      Women Still Underrepresented in Boardrooms Despite 'Comply-or-Explain' Rule: Study

      Virtual AGMs Likely Here to Stay: Survey

      JPMorgan Chase Expands Deforestation Policies Under Shareholder Pressure

      Global Regulators to Refine Climate Fallout on Banks

      New York Pension Fund Divests $7 Mln from Canadian Oil Sands Firms

      SEC Identifies Potentially Misleading Claims by Funds Regarding ESG Investing Practices

      'Expertise' on Climate Crisis Dominated by West, Too Few Asian and African Voices, Say Just Transition Activists

      Spotlight on Investors: Australian Communities Foundation

      U.S. SEC Review of Socially Responsible Funds Finds 'Potentially Misleading' Claims

      Wall Street Math Shows ESG Funds Can Ride the Value Stock Boom

      UK Pensions Regulator Warns Pension Schemes on Climate Disclosures

      BlackRock Must Hit ESG Targets or Pay More to Borrow Money

      Will Impact and ESG Investing Become Synonymous in the Future?

      “Not About Getting the Badge But Taking the Action”: Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative Covers a Third of Global AUM

      PSP and Trinitas Accused of Greenwashing Hawaiian ESG Investment

      BlackRock Pledges to Conduct a Racial Audit of Its Business

      Why a Distressed Credit Manager Is Taking on ESG

      Spotlight on Investors: East Sussex Pension Fund

      Managers’ Impact Reaches Tipping Point

      Japan Forges Its Own ESG Approach

      Companies Say Black Lives Matter. Investors Say Prove It.

      After a Year of Remote Work, Institutional Investors Are Worried About Employee Burnout

      U.S. Companies Resist Activist Investor’s Climate Campaign

      IOSCO Launches Technical Expert Group for IFRS Sustainability Standards Initiative

      Investors Press Companies on Human Rights in Xinjiang

      'Immediate and Drastic.' The Climate Crisis is Seriously Spooking Economists

      Covid-19 and Threat of Climate Change Drives Increase in LGIM’s Company Engagements

      Spotlight on Investors: KENFO

      ESG Stampede Reduces Financing for Carbon-Intensive Companies

      Sustainability-Focused Investors and Orgs Join Call to Keep Fossil Gas out of EU Taxonomy

      IFRS Launches Sustainability Reporting Working Group with Leading Standards Bodies

      Foundations Focus on Hiring Diverse Managers as Donors Push for Racial Equity

      Hedge Funds Are the ESG Bellwethers – Do They Know It?

      Goldman CEO to Junior Bankers: We Are Sending You More Resources

      Bitcoin's Carbon Footprint Conveniently Downplayed During Rally

      At BlackRock, New Accusations of Discrimination and Harassment Are Met with Contrition

      APG and NYC Talk Amazon Push Back

      Spotlight on Investors: Swiss Federal Pension Fund PUBLICA

      The Missing Link: EM Green Bonds

      IFC, GIIN Launch Harmonized Measurement Indicators for Impact Investors

      French Groups Agree ‘Demanding’ Definition for Impact Investing

      BlackRock Ups Focus on 'Natural Capital' Ahead of AGM Season

      JPMorgan Expands Black Recruitment, Job-Training Program

      Greenwashing Rules, Bank Pledges May Signal a New Day for Europe

      Diversity: How to Move the Needle?

      What Are the Interesting Developments on ESG Disclosure Standards in Asia?

      "Unacceptable” Asset Managers Leave Pension Funds in the Dark

      Spotlight on Investors: Fondation de Luxembourg

      Women Leaders Still Under-Represented in Asian Finance

      Infrastructure ESG Reporting Schemes Not Capturing Financial Risks, EDHEC Warns

      Why Investors Are Putting Biodiversity on the Balance Sheet

      U.S. Markets Regulator Deploys Team to Target Climate, ESG Misconduct

      Principles of a Climate-Impact Dashboard

      Goldman Follows Rivals in Setting Net-Zero Emissions Targets