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      Asia’s Banks See Widening Gap Between ESG Leaders and Laggards

      2023-01-11

      BNN Bloomberg: Asia’s major banks are seeing a widening gap between ESG leaders and laggards, as regulators in the region ramp up scrutiny of sustainable finance, according to WWF-Singapore.

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      Paul Tudor Jones, Hedge Fund Billionaire, Wants to Do Away with ‘ESG’

      2023-01-11

      CNBC: ESG has become one of the most polarizing topics for companies and across Wall Street. But billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones says that a lot of the pushback simply comes down to how it is framed by critics.

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      Wall Street's New ESG Money-Maker Promises Nature Conservation — With a Catch

      2023-01-11

      BNN Bloomberg: Big global banks are eying some of the world’s most fragile countries for a new experiment in financial engineering: debt relief in exchange for environmental protections.  

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      Most Canadian Large Caps Tie Executive Pay to ESG Metrics

      2023-01-10

      IR Magazine: The majority of large Canadian companies link ESG metrics to executive pay, although most lump ESG issues in with other areas rather than considering them on a stand-alone basis, according to new research from Canadian law firm Fasken.

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      Goldman Draws Over $1.6 Billion to Strictest ESG Fund Class

      2023-01-10

      BNN Bloomberg: The asset management unit of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has drawn in over $1.6 billion in client cash for a fund registered under the European Union’s toughest ESG rules. 

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      When ESG Investing Falls Short of Expectations, There Are Alternatives

      2023-01-06

      Forbes: On the surface, what could go wrong with socially conscious investing? The so-called environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing craze, which aims to direct capital to companies with the best environmental, social and governance principles, has grown from a 2004 study sponsored by the United Nations to a movement representing $35 trillion in assets under management.

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      Big Ideas and Predictions for ESG in 2023

      2023-01-05

      Impact Alpha: ESG – for enterprise operations and investment decision-making that account for environmental, social and governance considerations – took a beating from all sides last year. As ImpactAlpha’s David Bank wrote in our 2023 lookahead, ESG was seen as either “a barely disguised conspiracy to undermine capitalism or toothless box-ticking designed to pump up wealth-management fees.”

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      Context and Performance Key for ESG Data in Private Markets

      2023-01-05

      Private Equity Wire: ESG continues to sit at the top of the agenda for private market investors and managers. The challenge of putting this data into context is becoming critical for industry participants in order to understand how they compare to their peers and to meet emerging investor and regulator expectations. Linking these metrics to financial performance is also crucial to optimize growth. 

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      A Look at the Latest Legal Issues Around ESG Investing by Pension Plans

      2023-01-05

      Mondaq: As the University Pension Plan increases its focus on climate change, its responsible investment policy considers environmental, social and governance factors as essential to sound long-term investing.

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      Asia to See Sustained Appetite for Sustainable Investing

      2023-01-05

      Cerulli: Despite being challenged by weak investor sentiment in 2022, ESG investing is expected to remain as a long-term trend in the Asia Pacific, and asset managers will continue to work together with distributors to promote these products.

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