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      Invesco Downgrades Article 9 Paris-aligned ETFs

      2022-11-11

      ETF Stream: Invesco is the latest heavyweight European issuer to downgrade its entire Article 9 Paris-aligned benchmark (PAB) ETF range after ETF Stream revealed BlackRock and UBS Asset Management are lining up a raft of downgrades for their strategies.

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      ESG Funds Seen Underperforming Broader Market in 2023: Survey

      2022-11-10

      BNN Bloomberg: The debate over whether investing with ESG principles in mind makes money is one that’s grown in recent years as the global market for sustainable funds has ballooned to more than $2.2 trillion.

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      New Data Shows How Private Equity Stacks Up On ESG

      2022-11-09

      Private Equity Wire: How are private companies performing on meaningful environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics? How is the ESG performance of these companies changing over time? And how does their progress on ESG link to their financial results?

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      DWS Adds to ESG Lineup with 3 New Funds

      2022-11-09

      Yahoo Finance: German asset manager DWS Group launched a trio of exchange-traded funds that tap into growing demand for environmental, social and governance investing.

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      Alternative Credit Managers Launch ESG Integrated Disclosure Tool

      2022-11-09

      Private Equity Wire: A group of leading alternative asset managers and industry bodies in the private and broadly syndicated credit markets have launched the ESG Integrated Disclosure Project (ESG IDP) template.

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      How Blockchain Can Help Measure and Prove ESG Milestones

      2022-11-08

      Forbes: Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) has become one of the most discussed, debated and buzz-worthy topics of the past several years. Organizations face significant and growing demand to raise their standards and accountability across an array of issues that are widely viewed as ethical imperatives.

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      Apollo, Oak Hill Back New ESG Template to Shake Up Opaque Loans

      2022-11-08

      BNN Bloomberg: Heavyweight creditors including Apollo Global Management Inc. and Oak Hill Advisors are making a high-level push to encourage borrowers in the loan market to increase disclosures on everything from carbon emissions to board diversity. 

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      APAC Investors Look to China Long Term for ESG

      2022-11-07

      ESG Clarity: Asia Pacific investors are looking at China, rather than the US or Europe, as their most favoured destination for ESG investments over the long term, according to a survey from JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM).

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      ESG Fund Downgrades Spread as New Analysis Finds ‘Violations’

      2022-11-03

      BNN Bloomberg: Known as Article 9, the designation may be stripped from hundreds of funds in the coming months, industry estimates show. There are now signs that investment clients are starting to retreat, as fresh data points to a marked slowdown in flows. And on Thursday, a report indicated that some Article 9 funds hold assets that may violate UN and OECD standards on everything from bribery to environmental damage.

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      GPs Are Translating ESG Into Fundraising and Exits

      2022-11-03

      Private Equity Wire: Investec’s 12th annual GP Trends Survey, which took place between June and August 2022, showed that the vast majority (90%) of more than 150 GPs believe that their ESG credentials will influence the likelihood of LPs committing capital to their funds, with 40% of the 90% expecting it to matter to a ‘great extent'.

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