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      EU’s Toughest ESG Rule Hits Stumbling Block on German Concerns

      2024-02-01

      BNN Bloomberg: The EU was on track to move forward with the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive after December, when lawmakers and representatives of member states ended months of negotiations with a provisional agreement. 

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      Investors in Japan Drain $4.5 Billion as They Exit ESG Funds

      2024-02-01

      BNN Bloomberg: Investors pulled a total of 660 billion yen ($4.5 billion) from funds last year, according to the research firm Morningstar.  That’s more than four times the outflows of 150 billion yen in 2022. 

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      More Than 80% of Companies Adopting ESG Metrics in Exec Compensation Plans: WTW Study

      2024-01-31

      ESG Today: Companies globally are increasing the use of ESG factors in their executive compensation programs, with more than 80% of incentive plans now incorporating at least one ESG metric, and the integration of environmental metrics rising particularly rapidly, according to a new study released by professional services and solutions provider WTW.

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      Successful ESG Strategies Can Be A Path For Growth

      2024-01-31

      Forbes: ESG and sustainability strategies are no longer nice to have—they are becoming central to successful business strategies as external stakeholders put increased pressure on organizations to demonstrate how they are making a positive impact in the communities they serve.

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      Antitrust and ESG Regulations ‘Key Obstacles’ to M&A Deals in 2024

      2024-01-31

      ESG Clarity: Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity could be hampered this year by the regulatory environment around ESG and antitrust rules, according to a report.

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      Goldman, JPMorgan Weigh In as ESG Funds Suffer Historic Blow

      2024-01-30

      Yahoo Finance: After the worst quarter in its roughly two-decade history, ESG’s future is once again a subject of intense debate. Against a backdrop of attacks by the Republican Party and lackluster returns, ESG funds in the US bled more than a net $5 billion in the final three months of 2023.

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      ETFs Drive ESG Inflows in Europe as Actives Bleed Assets

      2024-01-29

      ETF Stream: ETFs provided the bright spots for ESG asset gathering in the last quarter of 2023 as active strategies suffered considerable outflows, according to new research by Morningstar.

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      Barclays Banned From Texas Municipal-Bond Market Over ESG Dispute

      2024-01-26

      BNN Bloomberg: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton barred Barclays Plc from working on municipal-bond deals after his office said the bank didn’t respond to requests for information about its carbon emission commitments.

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      Morgan Stanley Rolls Out Trio Of ESG Strategies

      2024-01-25

      ESG Clarity: The new strategies – MS INVF Calvert Global Equity Fund, the MS INVF Calvert Global High Yield Bond Fund and the MS INVF Calvert US Equity Fund – all consider ESG factors as part of their investment processes.

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      US Investor Exodus Deals Historic Blow to Global ESG Fund Market

      2024-01-25

      Yahoo Finance: For the first time ever, ESG funds suffered net global outflows amid a major exodus by US investors from environmental, social and governance strategies.

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