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ESG Newsletter

      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

      NBIM Prepares to Up Voting Transparency

      How Private Equity Squeezes Cash From the Dying U.S. Coal Industry

      Average Pay for Female FTSE-350 Financial Services Directors Just GBP247k vs GBP722k for Men

      Spotlight on Investors: California Wellness Foundation

      Barclays to Face Climate Resolution for Second Year in a Row

      Vanguard and BlackRock Uncovered as Largest Investors in Coal Industry

      Nature Bonds May Be the Next Big Thing for Emerging Markets

      Here's Why Companies Should Assess Double Materiality

      Big Oil’s Biggest Banker Is Pledging to Change Its Ways

      East Sussex Pension Fund and the Case of a (Non) Divestment

      Black Women in Asset Management Launches Leadership Accelerator Programme

      AllianzGI Warns It May Vote Down Big Payouts if Firms Have Cut Jobs

      Human Rights and Climate Crisis Give HSBC an Image Problem

      Spotlight on Investors: Inspirit Foundation

      BlackRock, Accused of Discrimination, Says It Can Do Better

      Pimco Hit With New Sexual Harassment Claims From Three Women

      Investors Pressure UK Companies to Comply With Modern Slavery Laws

      Hedge Fund Boss Odey Fails to Strike Out Indecent Assault Case

      Fed's Brainard: Financial Firms Should Start Addressing Climate Risk Now

      Walsh to Revisit Trump-era ESG, Proxy Voting Rules

      Scottish Widows Picks 4 to manage ESG Fund Options

      BNP Paribas to Face Human Rights Claims Over Sudan Work

      New UK Centre Aims to ‘Transform Availability of Climate Data in Finance’

      Spotlight on Investors: Swift Foundation

      HSBC Suspected of Greenwashing As Lawyers Urge Bank to Clean Up

      China’s Uighur Forced Labour Presents Serious Challenges for Investors

      Goldman Sachs is Latest Wall Street Bank to Sell ESG Bonds

      Nordea’s Entire $425 Billion Wealth Unit Is Going ESG

      ESG Fund Flows Gain Half of Market Share

      Capitalism Is Struggling With the Language of Climate Change

      NBIM Warns EC Against Dogmatic Rules on ESG Skills for Boards

      Asset Owners Say ESG Expectations Now Play ‘Major Role’ in Manager Selection

      Asset Owners Advised to Demand ESG Engagement Escalation Policies

      Spotlight on Investors: the Skoll Foundation

      BlackRock’s Push on ESG and Climate Goals Is Coming at ‘A Business-Friendly Pace’

      JPMorgan’s ESG Debt Head Expects Sustainability-Linked Bond Boom

      Blackstone Makes Diversity Focus of Student Business Program

      Some Professional Investors Think ESG Is a Bubble — But Two-Thirds Say It’s the Future

      What Happens When a Company Gets an A From One ESG Rater and an F From Another?

      London Hedge Funds Are Betting a $100 Carbon Price Is Almost Here

      Swiss Watchdog Accepts Human Rights Complaint Against UBS Over Uyghur Camp Contractor Ties

      Aviva Investors Threatens to Ditch Top Carbon Emitters Over Climate Inaction

      Letter to Pimco Execs Alleges Discrimination Toward Women Employees

      Spotlight on Investors: Park Foundation

      Climate Roundup: APG Dumps KEPCO And Eight Others Over Coal Pursuit

      North Rhine-Westphalia Pensionsfonds Faces Criticism Over ESG Policies

      GRESB, GLIO, GPR Launch ESG-filtered Listed Infrastructure Index

      Malaysia’s Top Pension Fund sees ESG as ‘Vaccine for Any Crises’

      BlackRock Sets Out 2021 Net-zero Support Commitments

      Biggest U.S. Banks Embrace ‘Rooney Rule’ Policies in Diversity Hiring Push

      Three NYC Pension Funds to Divest $4 Billion From Fossil Fuels

      Leon Black Steps Down as Apollo CEO in Wake of Epstein Scandal

      Credit Suisse, BNP to Exit Amazon Oil Finance After Criticism

      Spotlight on Investors: Minnesota State Board of Investment

      Socially-Conscious Loans Attract Europe’s Alternative Lenders

      Data Voted the Biggest Hurdle for Investors Trying to Address Biodiversity

      Quantifying Climate Change Risks a Big Challenge for Asian Insurers

      U.S. Supreme Court Wrestles with Dispute Over Baltimore Climate Suit

      London Private Equity Fund to Have Case Over Racism and Fraud Claims Held in Public

      Britain’s Finance Industry Fails to Recognise Role in Modern Slavery, Finds Report

      Neuberger Chief: US Investors Will Have ‘Enormous’ Focus on Labour Rights , D&I in 2021

      Climate and ESG Risks Hurting 60% of Developing Countries' Ratings: Moody's

      After 1,700% Asset Growth, China Poised to Lead ESG Push in Asia

      Spotlight on Investors: Hong Kong Monetary Authority

      Venture Capital (Still) Has a Gender Problem

      Private Equity Managers Highlight Importance of UN Sustainable Development Goals to Address Key Environmental and Social Challenges

      Impact of Social Factors on Stock Performance Rises with Pandemic, Finds Federated Hermes

      Funds Industry Called Out Over Role in Fighting Climate Change

      Fink Mulls Ending BlackRock PAC After ‘Assault’ on Democracy

      Many U.S. Corporate Boards Don’t Fully Understand the Climate Crisis

      Fidelity, Capital Group Score Worst in Climate Engagement

      European ETFs Surpass €1trn as ESG Leads the Way

      Why ESG Funds Fail to Scale

      Spotlight on Investors: Hamilton Community Foundation

      Net-zero Asset Owner Group Calls for ‘Fully Developed’ IEA 1.5°C Scenario

      Investors Focus on Climate While Social Issues Are Lower Concern, Finds Survey

      China Fund Managers Rush to Capitalise on Investors' Green Fever

      BlackRock Raps Board of World's Biggest Glove Maker Over Worker Safety

      Wall Street Elite — From Fink to Dimon to McCormick —Condemn Capitol Hill Violence

      Banks Directed $1.7 Trillion to Firms Causing Plastic Pollution

      Consultants Create Group to Focus on Industry Diversity

      Will 2021 Be the Year Advisors Embrace Sustainable Investing?

      Blackstone Among Sponsors of Industry Racial Diversity Group

      Spotlight on Investors: Hewlett Foundation

      ESG Data Not Fit for Purpose

      2020 Showed That Green Banks Are a Global Movement in the Making

      UK Utilities Urged to Publish 'Just Transition' Plans

      Competition Can Unlock the US Clean Energy Economy

      AllianceBernstein To Vote Against Japanese Boards With No Women

      Thai Firms Expand in Booming Vietnam Renewables Sector

      Green, Social Bond Investors Seek Sustainability Oversight

      Fees for ESG Investments in Europe Moving Downward

      Climate Change Led to Record Insurance Payouts in 2020

      Spotlight on Investors: Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association

      Climate Tech Comes to Real Estate’s Rescue

      Report: International Public Entities Lead Way on ESG Actions

      Interview: CFA Institute Positive About ESG Disclosure Standard

      Asia Carbon-Free Plans Boost Outlook for ESG Credit Issuance

      U.S. Falls Further Behind Europe in Fast-Growing ESG Market

      Rockefeller Foundation to Quit Tapping Fossil-Fuel Investments

      NBIM Backs IFRS Idea for New SSB, for Financially Material Info

      How Not to Use ESG Scores for Evaluating Sustainability

      Global Green Bond Market Seen Hitting 1 Trillion Euros in 2021

      Spotlight on Investors: Washington State Investment Board

      Money Managers Pledge to Hit Net Zero. Now the Hard Part

      ESG, Project Bonds Set to Surge in Canada After Record Year

      BlackRock/Vanguard Defend Voting Records on Racial Equity

      Asian Asset Owners Seek Enhanced ESG Reporting

      Hedge-Fund Boss Ignites Swedish Race Debate With Bias Complaint

      Growing Human Rights Worries ‘Corroding Trust’ in Tech Giants: AP Funds

      Fed Joins Global Club of Peers in Climate Change Fight

      European Asset Owners Demand Greater ESG Proof

      Investors Drop Nice-Guy Role on Climate Change Laggards

      Spotlight on Investors: QIC

      Net-zero Asset Manager Initiative Kicks Off With 30 Founding Signatories

      Consulting Firms Are Overwhelmingly White, Data Show