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      ESG Demand Helps Fund Manager’s Stock Outpace Australian Peers

      2021-04-22

      BNN Bloomberg: The stock performance of an Australian fund manager that’s focused on ethical investments is trouncing its peers as ESG assets soar in popularity.

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      Investors Pressure Corporate America With Record Diversity Push

      2021-04-22

      Financial Post: Shareholders are making their biggest push yet into getting corporate America to look more like America.

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      Jamie Dimon is the Stone in Green Investors’ Shoe

      2021-04-21

      Nasdaq: Jamie Dimon is a stone in the shoe of green investing. One of the guiding assumptions of environmental, social and governance-focused investors is that corporate enablers of heavy pollution will get whacked by the market. 

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      SEC Targets Greenwashers to Bring Law and Order to ESG

      2021-04-21

      BNN Bloomberg: Since late February, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued at least five public statements spelling out the wide variety of climate-related risks facing businesses and investors. It’s also warned the money-management industry about mislabeling ESG funds as being green when they really aren’t at all.

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      Asia Is Increasing Its ESG Asset Appetite

      2021-04-19

      Yahoo Finance: JPMorgan’s head of environmental, social, and governance research Elaine Wu pointed out that sustainability funds doubled in 2020, and the market segment could double again in Asia, CNBC reports.

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      Canadian Asset Managers Targeting ESG Boutiques

      2021-04-19

      Investment Executive: Canadian asset managers are targeting boutique firms with environmental, social and governance (ESG) expertise to meet growing investor demand for responsible investing products.

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      RBC Global Asset Management Releases its First Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures Report

      2021-04-19

      Cision: RBC GAM became a formal supporter of the TCFD in 2020 and this report is RBC GAM's first stand-alone disclosure aligned to the TCFD recommendations. The report discloses data and metrics for the portfolios managed by RBC GAM, and demonstrates its commitment to providing clients with transparent and effective reporting on climate change considerations.

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      Spotlight on Investors: University of Windsor Endowment

      The University of Windsor Endowment is responsible for managing endowed gifts to support the university’s mission.  

      As part of its responsible investment practices, the University of Windsor Endowment evaluates investment managers on how effectively they incorporate ESG policies and active ownership into their responsible investment framework. Managers appointed by the University of Windsor Endowment must provide ESG reporting to investors, adhere to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment or have implemented their own ESG policy. To further its commitment towards responsible investment, the University of Windsor Endowment became a UN PRI signatory in July 2020. 

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      2020 Annual Report

      Pension Funds Hear from Beneficiaries on ESG – Report

      2021-04-21 

      Pensions & Investments: Pension funds and other asset owners are increasingly interested in beneficiaries' preferences when it comes to ESG issues, according to a report released by the Principles for Responsible Investment, a U.N.-affiliated investor initiative. [Full article available to Pensions & Investments subscribers.] 

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      EU Publishes Rulebook to Classify ‘Green’ Investments

      2021-04-21 

      ReutersThe European Commission on Wednesday published its long-awaited system to classify "green" investments in sectors from industry to transport, but delayed vexed decisions on whether to label nuclear energy and power plants fuelled by natural gas as green. 

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