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      How Russia's War Blindsided the World of ESG Investing

      FCA Closer to Regulating ESG Data and Ratings

      Researchers Set Out to Determine How Much Endowments Invest with Diverse Managers. Most Refused to Participate.

      Funds Industry Faces ESG Skills Shortage, Suggests Survey

      How ESG’s Reckoning May Eventually Pay Dividends

      Over Half of Private Capital Fund Investors Now Expect Daily ESG Fund Updates

      Investment Managers Still Enthusiastic About ESG

      Riverside Names First Sustainability Officer

      European ESG Assets to Reach €9 Trillion by 2025

      50% of Advisers Now Offering ESG Advice

      Why Private Equity Can Lead on Sustainability

      Forty Two Percent of AUM Across Private Capital is Managed by Funds That Have an Active ESG Policy

      LPs Are Turning Down Alternatives Managers Over ESG Concerns

      ESG Regulation is Advancing – but Regulators Are Out-of-step

      Top ESG Fund Manager Trounces Peers by Hoarding ‘Unloved’ Assets

      Stronger ESG Risk Mitigation Practices Linked to Better Shareholder Returns

      Brookfield Raises Record $15 Billion For Inaugural Global Transition Fund

      BlackRock Calls on SEC to Change Climate-Risk Disclosure Plan

      U.S. SEC Investigating Goldman Sachs Over ESG Funds - WSJ

      Green Investment Scam Duo Found Guilty

      ESG Evolves into a Core Strategy for Private Equity – BDO’s Spring 2022 Private Capital Pulse Survey

      Bulk of US Venture Investors Want to Back Minority-Run Firms

      EU Agrees ‘Landmark’ 40% Quota for Women on Corporate Boards

      Japan Set to Join Greenwashing Crackdown with New Measures

      ESG Insiders Demand Course Correction to Fix Industry Woes

      BlackRock Debuts Ad Campaign to Burnish Image as It Faces ESG Scrutiny

      African Pension Funds Lead the Way on ESG

      ESG Market in Canada Faces Greenwashing Risks Due to Poor Data

      ESG Equity Funds Experienced Record Month of Outflows in May

      Green Still Grey Area for ESG Investors Despite Mounting Scrutiny by Watchdogs in U.S. and Canada

      CEO of Deutsche Bank's Asset Manager Steps Down After 'Greenwashing' Raid

      China Unveils ESG Reporting Program in Bid to Catch Global Peers

      Churchill Appoints Head of Sustainability and ESG Integration

      ESG Backlash Has Fund Clients Demanding Proof It Works

      Singapore’s Menon Calls for Urgency to Act on Climate Change

      SEC Planned Crackdown on ‘Misleading’ Funds Goes Far Beyond ESG

      Vanguard Commits $290 Billion of Assets to Be Net-Zero by 2050

      OSFI Proposes Climate Risk Guidance

      BlackRock Still Has a Big Gun Problem

      Northern Trust Asset Management Seeks Minority-Owned Broker-Dealers as Part of Long-Standing Diversity Commitment

      Only 14.5% of Hedge Fund Leadership Female

      Investors Expect Advisers to be ESG Experts

      Sierra Club Warns BlackRock It May Pull $12 Million Over Climate Stance - Letter

      Asset Managers Not Effectively Communicating ESG

      America’s Political Right Has a New Enemy No. 1: ESG Investors

      Financial Risks of Climate Change Overplayed, Senior HSBC Banker Says

      Tesla’s Removal From S&P Index Sparks Debate About ESG Ratings

      UK 'Green' Funds to Raise Global Temperature Three Times Beyond 1.5°C Target

      BlackRock, JPMorgan, Others Tell Texas They Don't Boycott Energy Companies

      Pension Funds Lead on ESG

      Capital Group Says Actively Run Funds Are Winners in ESG Craze

      BNP Paribas Shareholder Meeting Disrupted by Green Activists

      Can Institutions Walk the Talk When it Comes to Hiring and Manager Selection?

      BlackRock Expands Partnership with Private Markets Investors to Create Tech-enabled Universal Solution for ESG Reporting

      Quant Trader Vogel Shuts Two Climate Hedge Funds After Brief Run

      TPG's Climate Fund Backs Ambitious US Carbon-Capture Project

      HSBC Launches $1 Billion Lending Fund for Female Entrepreneurs

      Female hedge fund managers deliver better results, study shows

      AQR’s New ESG Fund Tops 94% of Peers by Shunning Fossil Fuels

      Most Pension Plans Don’t Think Net Zero Is Possible

      China Assets Blacklisted by Dutch Fund Manager Using New ESG Tool

      70% of UK Adults Looking to Invest in ESG, According to Big Society Capital Research

      Spanish Unicorn Building VC Sets Up ESG Fund With Iberdrola, Government

      T. Rowe Price Joins Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

      Hedge Fund Boss Chris Hohn Rips Into Failed ESG Strategies

      Stanford University Announces New Climate Change School with $1.1 Billion from Renowned Venture Capitalist

      Morgan Stanley Investment Management Launches ESG Strategies Across Europe Managed by Calvert Research and Management

      Cash Keeps Flowing Into ESG While Markets Tank

      Colleen Denzler, CFA, Joins Loomis Sayles as New Head of ESG

      ESG Paradox – 66% of Investors Do Not Care if Investments Are Sustainable, Despite Considering Them a Good Option

      Wall Street Climate Semantics Skew Fossil-Fuel Financing Votes

      Asset Managers Face Crackdown on Passive Funds Over CO2 Claims

      AXA IM Adds to ACT Impact Investing Range with Biodiversity-Focused Listed Equities Fund

      TPG Closes Rise Climate Fund at $7.3bn

      Upper Echelons of Global Finance Still Very Much a Man’s World

      AEA Investors Announces Joint Venture with Amateras Capital

      Wall Street Fund Giants to Show Their Cards on Climate

      Countering Critics, Study Shows U.S. Equity Managers Aren’t Charging Higher Fees Based on ESG

      Appealing to Ethics Won’t Win Managers Over to ESG. Money Will.

      Canadian Activists Ask Bankers to Close ESG Debt Loopholes

      PE Investment in US Clean Tech Rose to Over $27 Billion in 2021, Says  New Report

      Utah Blasts S&P for ‘Politicized’ State ESG Indicators

      Asset Managers with Gender Equality Funds Have Smaller Pay Gaps

      Hedge Funds’ Disputed ESG Strategy Gets a Thumbs Down From MSCI

      Carl Icahn Calls Out Wall Street ‘Hypocrisy’ Over ESG Investing in Letter to McDonald’s Shareholders

      Climate Crisis? Fund Managers Are Sticking With Fossil Fuel

      FCA Sets Board, Executive Diversity Targets

      VC Funds Have a Diversity Problem

      ESG Proves Useful for Bond Funds

      Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is Changing ESG Investing

      ESG Investors Getting Trounced in Global Credit Market Rout

      Wealth Advisers Risk Failing Investors on ESG Suitability

      Private Equity Looks Past the War of Standards

      Classification of Canadian ESG Funds Moves One Step Closer

      Avoid Greenwashing When Investing in ESG

      ESG Demand Is Hitting Records. But Asset Managers’ Jobs Just Got Harder.

      A Good Time to Re-assess the Value of ESG Investing

      ESG ETFs Are Experiencing ‘Greeniums,’ Says Buckingham Strategic Wealth’s Larry Swedroe

      Russia’s War Bodes Poorly for World’s Resource Struggle: Grantham

      RBC CEO says “Orderly Transition” to Net Zero Crucial

      It’s Time to Stop Talking About ESG

      ESG ‘Engagement’ in Crosshairs of $10 Trillion Asset Owner Group

      Nearly One in Five Firms Plan to Take No Stand on Russian War

      Hedge Fund Firms Hired Women for Almost Half of New ESG Jobs

      Investors Dropped Oil Due to Underperformance and ESG Concerns. Now They’re Reconsidering.

      Asset Management Firms Owned by Women and People of Color Are At Least 3 Times More Likely to Lead Diverse Teams, a Knight Foundation Report Finds

      General Atlantic Appoints Global Head of ESG

      Women Dealmakers Gaining Ground, According to Datasite Survey

      Hedge Fund CFM Sees ‘Big Repricing’ for Banks Over Climate Risks

      Macquarie Asset Management Buys Stake in UK Renewable Energy Developer

      Man GLG Launches Sustainable Water and Circular Economy Fund

      Wall Street Must Come Clean on Fossil-Fuel Plans, Texas Says

      Here’s Where PE Money Is Flowing Now That China Is Falling Out of Favor

      Bridgewater's Chief Diversity Officer Explains how the Hedge Fund is Using its New Fellowship Program to Create a Pipeline of Diverse Talent in Finance

      Women Manage Just 2% of UK Funds

      Al Gore’s Investment Firm Warns Against Emerging-Market Exodus

      Central Banks Must Add Biodiversity to Financial Stability Risks

      Exclusive-Goldman Sachs Pushes Directors for More Climate Data

      Just A Third of Largest Banks Have Set Robust 2030 Climate Goals

      Carlyle Establishes DEI Leadership Network of Portfolio Company CEOs

      Half of All Funds Labelled 'Climate Focused' Don't Use A Climate Index Benchmark

      ESG Benchmarks Need to Be More Standardized, Says S&P Global CEO

      Finance Industry’s Climate Promises Leave Plenty of Room for Oil and Gas

      Why ESG Funds 'Shockingly' Buy Russian Oil Instead of Canadian Crude

      SEC Proposes Rules to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors

      HSBC Announces ‘Phase Down’ of Funding for Fossil-Fuel Clients

      New SBAI Forum to Address Diversity in the Alternatives Space

      Greenwashing Is Increasingly Making ESG Moot

      Bridgewater Says Spending on Green Energy Is Less Inflationary

      Majority of Fund Managers with ESG Strategies Not Invested in Russian Companies

      ESG Has Arrived — But Frustration Over Inconsistent Standards Continues to Grow

      With ESG on the Rise, Asset Managers Target the Murky Underbelly of Supply Chains

      Russia-Ukraine War Has Changed Mindsets of 54% of Investors

      Black Women in Asset Management Announces New Industry Partners

      UBS Joins Lenders Setting Fossil Fuel Emissions-Cutting Goals

      ‘Nuance and Shades of Gray’: ESG Pro Sees Debate Over What It Is

      Credit Suisse Aims to Nearly Halve Emissions Financing to Fossil Fuels by 2030

      CFA Expands Women in Investment Programme

      Russia’s Attack Casts Huge Shadow Over Future of ESG

      Actis Sets Portfolio-wide 2050 Net Zero Target

      Half of Investors to Switch Investments into ESG in 2022

      ESG Funds Had $8.3 Billion in Russia Assets Right Before War

      The Number of Women in C-Suite Finance Jobs Is Going Up — But the View From Below Is Less Rosy

      Climate Groups Press Banks, Asset Managers to Sever Russian Ties

      Much-Needed Climate Funds Flee Sinking Caribbean Islands

      SEC Chair Pushing for Greater Transparency Around ESG Funds

      UK’s Impact Investment Market Worth £58bn

      Blue Owl Capital Hires Machal Karim as Head of ESG

      Women Have Made Inroads on Boards — But Progress Stops There

      PSP Investments Announces Inaugural Green Bond Issuance

      SBAI Brings Together Industry Organisations to Tackle Diversity

      Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Asks Tough Questions of ESG

      Apollo Targets $50 Bln in Sustainable Investments with New Platform

      Male Investors More Skeptical of ESG Than Women in New Study

      Macquarie Challenged to Square its ESG Commitment with Private-airport Ownership

      Almost 20 Percent of Global Private Capital CFOs Have Yet to Begin Integrating ESG into Investment Processes

      ESG Litigation Over Social Issues Is Poised to Rise

      There is No Silver Bullet for ESG Standardisation

      Blackstone Swears Off Oil-Patch Investing as Private Equity’s Retreat Widens

      UK Think Tank Calls for Regulation of ESG Ratings

      What One Private Equity Investor Calls ‘Greenwashing,’ Another Calls ESG

      NYS Common Fund Imposes Strict Diversity Rules for Companies in Its Portfolio

      Canada’s Biggest Bank Faces Shareholder Vote on Climate Standards

      Advisers Struggling without ESG Definitions

      For Private Equity - ESG Momentum Is Peaking

      Private Equity’s Dirty Dozen: the 12 US Firms Funding Dirty Energy Projects

      While Slowly Improving, A Lack of Diversity in the Financial Planning Industry Persists

      Do ESG Funds Live Up to Their Marketing Promises? One Watchdog Takes Another Look

      Venture Capital Must Embed ESG to Back the Companies of the Future

      ESG Funds Managing $1 Trillion Are Stripped of Sustainable Tag by Morningstar

      Funds Help Take Polluters to Court in Bid for Big ESG Paydays

      Investors Raise Their Expectations of ESG Funds

      BlackRock’s Larry Fink Meets Big Oil and Its Foes to Navigate Climate Fight

      State Street Partners with Black-Owned Businesses to Underwrite $1.5 Billion of Senior Unsecured Debt

      Climate Change: Top Companies Exaggerating Their Progress

      Four in Every 10 Euros of European Fund Assets Now Sold as 'Sustainable'

      Research Affiliates Says ESG Isn’t an Investment Strategy —And That’s a Good Thing

      Apollo Builds On Commitment to ‘Expanding Opportunity’ With Launch of Supplier Diversity Program for Private Equity Portfolio

      Banks Get ESG Upgrades Despite Lending Billions for Fossil Fuels

      BCI, CPPIB, IMCO and PSP Committing to ESG Standardization in Private Equity

      In Race to Protect Investor Portfolios, ESG Funds Become Afterthoughts

      ESMA Launches Call for Evidence on ESG Ratings

      Industry Must Do More to Inspire Female Investors

      Many Big ESG Funds Are Just Glorified Market Trackers

      Banks Face Surge in Equal Pay Claims After Landmark BNP Ruling

      PE firm Carlyle Commits to Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

      How the Industry’s Fastest Growing Sector Is Pushing Managers to Change Their Behavior

      Standard Chartered Hires Credit Suisse Sustainability Veteran for Top Role

      European Wholesale Investors Plan to Follow Megatrends and Shift Capital to ESG and EMs, Says RBC AM Research

      ESG Pioneer Whose Firm Rose to Top Now Sees ‘Disconcerting’ Boom

      U.S. Private Equity Firm General Atlantic Hires Its First ESG Head in Sustainability Move

      New Report Reveals How VC Firms Can Level the Playing Field for Black Women

      IQ-EQ Launchpad to Support First-time Female Fund Managers

      JP Morgan Establishes New PE Team to Focus on Sustainable Growth

      Europe’s Bank Watchdog Unveils Tougher ESG Reporting Rules

      Invest Europe to Set ESG Reporting Standards for European PE and VC Industry

      Vanguard to Expand ESG Lineup with Positive Impact Stock Fund

      Franklin Templeton Appoints Global Head of Sustainability

      ESG Bond Issuance Set to Hit $4.5trn Annually by 2025

      Citigroup Says Dropping Clients Is ‘Last Resort’ in Climate Push