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

      2021-04-30

      CNBC: Sustainability-focused funds attracted record inflows during the first quarter, pushing global assets under management in ESG funds to nearly $2 trillion, according to a report from Morningstar released.

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      100 Days Later, Is Sustainable Investing Any Easier?

      2021-04-29

      Institutional Investor: Who the president is matters to sustainable investing. One hundred days into Joe Biden’s presidency, his administration’s executive orders and agency actions have reinstated and advanced an environment that empowers sustainable investing. 

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

      2021-04-29

      Institutional Investor: As allocators and fund managers alike scramble to incorporate diversity and climate change into their strategies, one of Canada’s largest asset owners has released its latest report on how, exactly, a C$365.5 billion pension fund does it.  

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      Goldman, Citi Stave Off Outsize Investor Calls for Racial Audits

      2021-04-29

      BNN Bloomberg: Initial calls for racial audits at Wall Street banks and other corporations were rejected by shareholders, but support was high enough that companies are likely to face increased pressure to agree to future reviews.

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

      2021-04-28

      Hedge Week: Hedge funds are falling behind other sectors such as private equity and real estate when it comes to integrating ESG factors into their portfolios.

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      Blackstone Continues to Build Global ESG Team

      2021-04-27

      Business Wire: Blackstone announced that it is continuing to expand its Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) team, with five newly created senior positions across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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

      2021-04-27

      Zawya: Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), one of the world's largest sovereign wealth funds, is researching how to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in its indexed equity investments, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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      Is ESG Outperformance Just an Illusion?

      2021-04-26

      Institutional Investor: Proponents of ESG argue that there are not just moral benefits to investing according to environmental, social and governance goals: ESG funds also outperform their peers.

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