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      Campaign Group’s RI Bill Tackles Fiduciary ‘Best Interests’ Duty

      2020-11-05

      IPE: UK-based campaign group ShareAction has drafted responsible investment legislation that “raises the ambition of what is expected of fiduciary investors as key actors in the economy and society”.

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      Investors Taking Hard Look to Ensure Firms Will Be Following Rules

      2020-11-02

      Pensions & Investments: Institutional investors in Europe have been increasing manager monitoring to ensure they are getting the best environment, social and governance results. [Full article available to Pensions & Investments subscribers.]

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      UK Issues Sustainable Finance Best Practice for Asset Managers

      2020-10-28

      Reuters: The British government has for the first time issued a set of standards for asset managers engaged in the multi-billion pound sustainable investment sector as it looks to bolster its green credentials ahead of the next round of global climate talks.

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      Policy-Makers Drive Europe’s Continued Dominance in Green Finance

      2020-10-27

      Institutional Asset Manager: Almost all of the largest hubs for green finance are concentrated within Western Europe, a biannual index shows, with Amsterdam, Zurich, and London continuing to lead efforts to finance a sustainable future.

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      Pension Funds Expected to Increase Investments in Renewables

      2020-10-20

      Funds Europe: UK pension funds are planning to increase allocations to renewables over the next five years, according to a report.

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      Two Thirds of Private Equity Houses Now Take ESG Into Account, But More Progress Remains To Be Made

      2020-10-19

      Private Equity Wire: Almost two thirds (63 per cent) of UK private equity firms now take into account Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles in their investments but some firms risk falling behind as ESG rises up investors’ agendas.

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      UK’s Biggest Asset Manager to Warn 500 Companies on Climate Change

      2020-10-14

      Financial Times: Legal and General Investment Management is set to warn 500 companies to do more to tackle climate change or risk being publicly named and shamed, in an escalation of a long- running environmental campaign by the UK’s largest asset manager. [Full article available to Financial Times subscribers.]

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      Europe’s Green Bond Revolution Could Help Lift Its Currency Too

      2020-10-13

      Bloomberg: Europe is set to become the world leader in green bond issuance and one of the side effects could be a stronger currency. [Full article available to Bloomberg subscribers.]

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      Investors Call for Transparency Over Ethnic Diversity in Business

      2020-10-08

      Funds Europe: Ethnic diversity in business has come into the spotlight again, as investment managers call on FTSE 100 companies to reveal the ethnic make-up of their boards.

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      Europe Plans Over $100 Billion in Social Bonds to Fund Recovery

      2020-10-07

      Bloomberg: The European Union looks set to launch a foray into social bonds, a market that has already swelled four-fold this year to fund projects to help societies recover from the coronavirus. [Full article available to Bloomberg subscribers.]

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