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      China’s Uighur Forced Labour Presents Serious Challenges for Investors

      2021-02-11 

      Responsible InvestorGlobal investors are facing an unprecedented situation with Uighur forced labor present in hundreds of factories throughout China in numerous sectors. 

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      Asset Owners Say ESG Expectations Now Play ‘Major Role’ in Manager Selection

      2021-02-08 

      Institutional Asset ManagerEnvironmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are now key criteria for selecting new asset managers, according to a survey of pension schemes, insurance firms, and family offices worth a combined USD7 trillion. 

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      Some Professional Investors Think ESG Is a Bubble — But Two-Thirds Say It’s the Future

      2021-02-03 

      Institutional Investor: A majority of investors believe all funds will incorporate environmental, social, and governance factors in five years, according to a survey by CoreData. 

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      What Happens When a Company Gets an A From One ESG Rater and an F From Another?

      2021-02-02 

      Institutional InvestorWith the explosion of ESG data and ratings, there’s little agreement on what makes a company good or bad. 

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      GRESB, GLIO, GPR Launch ESG-filtered Listed Infrastructure Index

      2021-01-27 

      IPEA trio of industry bodies have launched the word’s first listed infrastructure index to encourage better environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure. 

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      Climate and ESG Risks Hurting 60% of Developing Countries' Ratings: Moody's

      2021-01-18 

      Reuters: Ratings agency calculates that 43% of emerging economies have a highly negative credit impact from physical climate risk such as rising seas. 

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      Private Equity Managers Highlight Importance of UN Sustainable Development Goals to Address Key Environmental and Social Challenges

      2021-01-14 

      Private Equity Wire: An overwhelming majority (90 per cent) of private equity managers believe the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will help the financial industry address pressing environmental and social challenges, according to a new study by LGT Capital Partners. 

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      Funds Industry Called Out Over Role in Fighting Climate Change

      2021-01-14 

      Funds Europe: The asset management industry’s role in the future of the planet has come into question again following the publication of two reports calling out firms for acting too slowly on climate targets. 

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      Fidelity, Capital Group Score Worst in Climate Engagement

      2021-01-13 

      Bloomberg: Fidelity Investments and Capital Group ranked the worst of the world’s 10 biggest asset managers last year on pushing high-carbon emitters to curb their role in global warming, according to a report. [Full article available to Bloomberg subscribers.] 

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      Why ESG Funds Fail to Scale

      2021-01-11 

      Institutional InvestorMost ESG managers struggle to get investors’ attention. Here’s why.

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