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      U.K. Targets 40% Women and More Racial Diversity in Boardrooms

      2021-07-28

      BNN Bloomberg: London-listed companies should have at least 40% women and one non-White director in their boardroom, under the most detailed plans yet from British financial regulators to increase diversity in corporate life.

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      Real Assets Boutique Hires ISS Expert to Lead ESG Efforts

      2021-07-21

      Citywire Selector: Real assets investment house KGAL Group has hired Susanna Marttila as its new ESG officer, as part of the German group’s plans to accelerate a push into more sustainable investing.

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      Capstone Survey Highlights Growing ESG Conviction Among Private Equity LPs Worldwide

      2021-07-15

      Private Equity Wire: According to a new survey of 140 global LPs conducted by leading independent global placement agent Capstone Partners (Capstone), European investors continue to lead the way on ESG, demonstrating clear objectives and focus when investing in the private markets.

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      Asset Managers Warn Sustainable Finance Rules Could Reduce Financing to Emerging Markets

      2021-07-13

      Institutional Asset Manager: The EU published its sustainable finance framework last week, setting out the bloc’s milestones and measures for Europe’s financial sector to show how it is contributing to the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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      Ardian Eyes $2.4 Billion Hydrogen Fund in Green Energy Bet

      2021-07-12

      Financial Post: French private-equity firm Ardian SAS is considering raising as much as 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) for a fund dedicated to green hydrogen, one of the hottest fuels in the energy transition.

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      Allianz Global Investors to Reduce Holdings of Coal Businesses

      2021-07-08

      BNN Bloomberg: The 598 billion-euro ($707 billion) investment manager said in a statement Thursday that starting in December it will no longer invest in companies that derive more than 30% of their annual revenue from thermal coal extraction, as well as those where more than 30% of their electricity production is based on coal. 

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      ESG Criteria Crucial for Outperformance and Resilience – Especially in Crisis Year 2020, says LFDE

      2021-07-07

      Institutional Asset Manager: ESG criteria is an outperformance factor and an essential prerequisite for companies' resistance to crises, according to the latest "SRI & Performance Study by LFDE," conducted by French asset manager La Financière de l'Echiquier (LFDE) for the third consecutive year.

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      HSBC Asset Management Finances the Launch of Radiant ESG Global Investors

      2021-07-01

      Business Wire: HSBC Asset Management today announces that it is taking a minority stake in Radiant ESG, a US-based, ESG and diversity and inclusion (D&I) focused consulting firm co-founded by Heidi Ridley and Kathryn McDonald, former CEO and Head of Sustainable Investing at Rosenberg Equities, respectively.

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      JP Morgan Launches Three Sustainability Funds

      2021-06-30

      Financial Times Adviser: JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched three sustainability-focussed OEICs in what is its first UK thematic offering.

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      Morgan Stanley Investment Management Launches Global Balanced Sustainable Fund and Global Balanced Income Fund for UK Investors

      2021-06-29

      Institutional Asset Manager: Both funds are managed by the experienced Global Balanced Risk Control Team who focus on maintaining a stable risk profile, whilst making tactical allocations across regions and sub-asset classes to add further value.

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