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      Big Companies Press Ahead With ESG Despite US Political Backlash

      2024-02-16

      BNN Bloomberg: Despite the recent anti-ESG pushback in the US, many companies — roughly 90% in a survey by KPMG — plan to dedicate more financial resources to ESG over the next three years.

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      The ESG Backlash on Wall Street Spurs a Jump in ETF Closures

      2024-02-15

      Yahoo Finance: Interest in sustainable investing has taken a back seat in the past year after the the environmental, social and governance strategy found itself enmeshed in a viscous political storm.

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      Goldman Sachs AM Launches Global Green Bond ETF

      2024-02-15

      ESG Today: Goldman Sachs Asset Management announced the launch of the Goldman Sachs Global Green Bond UCITS ETF, a new Article 9 fund tracking a bespoke index developed with Solactive, tracking the performance of investment-grade bonds denominated in G10 currencies.

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      Does the SEC Climate Rule Really Matter? Investors Will Still Demand Disclosure

      2024-02-14

      GreenBiz: As the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finalizes its rule to standardize climate-related disclosure, how should companies and investors prepare? 

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      Investors Told To Vote Down Fossil Fuel Directors

      2024-02-14

      ESG Clarity: Investor engagement with oil and gas companies has achieved “derisory” results and must be radically improved, including by voting down directors, according to an open letter NGO Reclaim Finance sent to 50 large investment firms.

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      What EU Requirements For The 'S' In ESG Mean For US Companies

      2024-02-14

      Forbes: In 2023, the EU had a number of requirements come into effect that have a direct impact on U.S. businesses. These are directives focused on environmental, social and governance, commonly referred to as ESG, which all public companies are required to disclose. 

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      BlackRock’s ESG Fund Business Is Soaring Despite Attacks by the GOP

      2024-02-13

      BNN Bloomberg: Despite a barrage of Republican attacks, lackluster returns and diminishing client interest in the US, BlackRock Inc. has been quietly expanding its dominance in ESG investing.

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      A Hedge Fund Manager’s Guide to Handling GOP Attacks on ESG

      2024-02-08

      Yahoo Finance: The best defense against Republican attacks on ESG is to persuade naysayers that the investing strategy can actually help financial performance, according to the chief investment officer for responsible investment at Man Group.

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      HSBC, Google Partner to Finance and Grow Climate Tech Companies

      2024-02-08

      ESG Today: HSBC and Google Cloud announced today the launch of a new partnership aimed at financing and supporting companies providing climate mitigation and resilience solutions.

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      Schroders Launches Energy Transition Infrastructure LTAF

      2024-02-07

      ESG Clarity: Schroders Greencoat, the renewables and energy transition infrastructure manager of Schroders Capital, has launched a long-term asset fund (LTAF) dedicated to renewable energy and energy transition infrastructure.

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