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ESG Newsletter

      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

      BlackRock to Push Companies on Racial Diversity in 2021

      New York Pension Fund Pledges Net-zero Emissions by 2040

      Banks Keep Funneling Billions into Polluting Energy Projects

      4 in 5 Companies Planning to Change ESG Measures in Executive Pay Plans Over Next 3 Years, Willis Towers Watson Survey Finds

      Companies Taking Strong Climate Action Rose 46% This Year, CDP Says

      Analysis: Exchange Operators Embrace Sustainable Investing, With an Eye on Biden

      Private Equity Firms, Investors Sign Global Initiative on Diversity

      Spotlight on Investors: The Government Pension Fund of Thailand

      BlackRock, Storebrand Pressure Indian Bank Over Coal Mining Loan

      Asset Management Industry ‘Not Doing a Good Job’ on Diversity, Says SEC Chief

      Is China Finally Starting to Rise to the ESG Challenge?

      Global Sustainability Group Wants to Know Who Money Managers Are Lobbying

      Fund Managers Answer the Call to Save Earth’s Biodiversity

      Some Managers Better at ESG Shareholder Support, Report Says

      More Women in Boardrooms Mean Better Climate Policy, BNEF Says

      BlackRock, Vanguard Show Little Favor for Shareholder ESG Votes

      China’s ESG Ratings Tarnish Its Allure for Sustainable Investors

      Spotlight on Investors: Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation

      NBIM Says PRI’s Strategy Shift So Drastic It Needs Signatory Vote

      Aberdeen Standard Targets Women-led Hedge Funds With New Strategy

      Top Canada Pension Funds Ask for Better ESG Disclosure

      SASB and International Integrated Reporting Council to Merge

      Regulator Calls Out UK Companies for ‘Box-ticking’ on Diversity

      EU Watchdog Criticizes BlackRock Appointment as ESG Adviser

      Brave New World of ESG Bonds Can Sometimes Leave Investors Cold

      Natural Catastrophes Are Heading for Investors’ Portfolios

      Bank That Pioneered Green Bonds Sets Ultimatum for Its Clients

      Spotlight on Investors: VER

      EC Taxonomy Consultation Triggers ‘Environmental Integrity’ Warnings

      World’s Biggest Companies Chose Men to Lead in the Pandemic

      ‘Engagement’ Is Main ESG Priority for Institutional Investors

      Top Banks Create Standard to Report Emissions Linked to Finance

      Private Equity ESG Plays Vital Role in LPs’ Investment Decisions

      Pimco Accused of 'Fraternity Culture' in Suit by Female Workers

      BlackRock’s Fink Says Investors Shifting to ESG-Focused Firms

      Senators Press SEC Chairman Clayton on Climate Risk Disclosures

      Investors Tell European Firms to Reveal 'Missing' Climate Costs in Their Accounts

      Spotlight on Investors: OMERS

      Why Fund Managers Started Worrying About Biodiversity

      Managers Call on French Firms to Up Board Diversity

      Future of Socially Responsible Investing in SE Asia

      Will Privacy be the Next ESG Frontier for Institutional Investors?

      UK to Make Climate Risk Reports Mandatory for Large Companies

      Scottish Widows to Divest £440m From Companies That Pose Significant ESG Risk

      Higher ESG Ratings Linked to Outperformance in 2020

      Anchorage Capital CEO Kevin Ulrich Accused of ‘Sexual Battery’ in Luxury Hotel

      A 23-Year-Old Is Suing Australia Over Climate Risk in Its Bonds

      Spotlight on Investors: Future Fund

      $5trn Asset Owner Group Sets Out Thermal Coal Position

      Gender Pay Gap Narrows Only Marginally in Europe

      ESG Fund Inflows Spike by 270% to Top £7bn in 2020

      Campaign Group’s RI Bill Tackles Fiduciary ‘Best Interests’ Duty

      Emissions Data Isn't Good Enough for Investors, Quant Study Shows

      Investors Taking Hard Look to Ensure Firms Will Be Following Rules

      Sustainable Investing Advocates Hope for Friendlier U.S. Rules if Biden Wins

      $41 Pension Fund Settles Australian Climate Change Lawsuit

      Global Mayors Demand Green Recovery as Infra Funds Look to Take Leading Role

      Spotlight on Investors: Keva

      Institutional Investors Seeking Change Are Going Beyond Divestment

      U.S. Investors Are Getting Serious About ESG. This Year’s Fund Flows Prove It.

      CFAs Call for More Racial Diversity

      BlackRock Pushes for Global ESG Standards

      UK Issues Sustainable Finance Best Practice for Asset Managers

      Investors Overseeing $3 Trillion Push for Board Racial Diversity

      Dutch Fund Manager Makes a Big Statement Against Fossil Fuels

      The Standards Board Issues Memo Reviewing Regulatory Guidance on Responsible Investment

      Policy-Makers Drive Europe’s Continued Dominance in Green Finance

      Spotlight on Investors: Établissement de Retraite Additionnelle de la Fonction Publique

      The Sustainable Debt Market Has Become Unsustainable

      Investors Step Up Pressure on Private Credit to Hire More Women

      Blackstone Casts a Wider Net in Diversity Push

      Trump Administration Moves at ‘Warp Speed’ to Hurt ESG Investing

      Pension Funds Expected to Increase Investments in Renewables

      Two Thirds of Private Equity Houses Now Take ESG Into Account, But More Progress Remains To Be Made

      Less Than Half of Asset Managers Assess Gender Diversity as Part of Their Investment Analysis

      Federal Regulators Urged to Address Climate Risk

      Almost 60% of Mutual Fund Assets Will Be ESG by 2025

      Spotlight on Investors: Khazanah Nasional Berhad

      Investors Should Watch the Transatlantic Split on ESG Closely

      Unregulated ‘Greenwashing’? ESG Investing is Under the Microscope

      UK’s Biggest Asset Manager to Warn 500 Companies on Climate Change

      ESG Surges Everywhere But US

      Covid ‘Perfect Storm’ for Vulnerable Is Opportunity for Finance

      Investors Want More Consistent ESG Data

      Investor ‘Climate League’ Seeks to Boost Australia Carbon Cuts

      Europe’s Green Bond Revolution Could Help Lift Its Currency Too

      Asset Managers Call on Companies to Cut Down on Carbon Emissions