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      38% of Companies Lack an ESG Strategy – GlobalData Survey

      2024-05-10

      Yahoo Finance: Well over a third (38%) of companies do not have an ESG strategy, and half (50%) of respondents believe that “for most companies, ESG is just a marketing exercise”, according to a new survey.

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      Hedge Fund Firms Plan Strategic Investment and Business Shifts in Response to Geopolitical, Economic Factors

      2024-05-08

      Business Wire: Insights from a survey of global hedge fund firms indicate geopolitical and economic factors may be behind a potentially significant shift in investment and business strategy.

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      Sustainable Funds Pull in $900 Million for First Quarter of 2024

      2024-05-07

      ESG Clarity: Sustainable funds attracted $900m (£718.6m) globally in net inflows in the first three months of 2024, following restated outflows of $88m in the last quarter of 2023, according to Morningstar’s Global Sustainable Fund Flows report.

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      Redefining ESG Best Practices To Prioritize Meaningful Change

      2024-05-06

      Forbes: A wave of new regulations and reporting standards is putting increased pressure on companies to show their commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.

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      Microsoft Signs Largest-Ever Corporate Renewable Energy Deal with Brookfield

      2024-05-02

      ESG Today: Brookfield Asset Management and its clean energy platform Brookfield Renewable announced a new 5-year global renewable energy framework agreement with Microsoft, for the development of more than 10.5 GW of new clean energy capacity in the U.S. and Europe.

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      Goldman Sachs Acquires Environmental Risk Reduction Services Provider Adler & Allan

      2024-05-01

      ESG Today: Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s alternative investment platform  announced an agreement to acquire UK environmental risk reduction specialist Adler & Allan from private investment advisory firm Sun European Partners.

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      DWS to Launch Real Estate ESG ETF in Q2

      2024-04-30

      ETF Stream: DWS is set to launch a green real estate ETF in the second quarter of 2024 following growing investor demand for ESG products.

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      Franklin Templeton Launches Catholic Principles ETF Aligned With ESG Values

      2024-04-26

      Funds Europe: Franklin Templeton has launched the Franklin MSCI World Catholic Principles Ucits ETF, offering exposure to large and mid-cap stocks of companies considered environmentally and socially responsible in developed market countries.

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      BlackRock, Temasek Raise $1.4 Billion for Decarbonization-Focused Growth Fund

      2024-04-25

      ESG Today: BlackRock and Temasek’s decarbonization-focused fund Decarbonization Partners announced that it has raised $1.4 billion at the final close of its inaugural fund, Decarbonization Partners Fund I, well ahead of the firm’s $1 billion fundraising target.

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      Financial Institutions Representing $15 Trillion Call for ‘Ambitious’ International Treaty to End Plastic Pollution

      2024-04-23

      ESG Clarity: 160 global financial institutions and two industry stakeholders have signed a statement calling on governments to negotiate an “ambitious treaty” to end plastic pollution ahead of negotiations taking place at the fourth meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC-4).

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