SustainabilityHQ SWF News and Information Dashboard

Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about SWFs, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved SWFs in general as well as the activities of specific SWFs and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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Stop & Shop to close 19 in-store pharmacies, including Cohasset, Norwell   
September 22, 2021
Source: The Patriot Ledger - Stop & Shop is closing 19 pharmacies, including those in Norwell and Cohasset, citing shrinking prescription reimbursements.
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Lightlife Debuts Breakthrough National Campaign, ‘Simple Ingredients for a Full Life’   
September 22, 2021
Source: Business Wire - Lightlife® (“Lightlife”), owned by Greenleaf Foods, SPC, today unveiled a new integrated marketing campaign that illustrates the company’s belief in s
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Investcorp announces CDPQ investment in its portfolio company, ICR   
September 22, 2021
Source: KLAS Press Release - Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced today that Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global investment group, will acquire a significant...
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Walgreens announces $970 million investment in company that helps hospitals with specialty pharmacy services   
September 22, 2021
Source: Chicago Tribune on MSN.com - Walgreens Boots Alliance plans to invest $970 million in a company that helps hospitals and health systems with specialty pharmacy services, Walgreens announced Tuesday. The investment in Massachusetts-based Shields Health...
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Someone Tried to Shoplift Nearly $500 Worth of Merchandise from a WNY Wegmans   
September 22, 2021
Source: WYRK - Someone decided to steal from a Western New York Wegmans last Thursday, and shocker, he didn't get away with it. The West Seneca Police Department's blotter report states that last Thursday, September 16th,
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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering successfully begins operation of Dubai Metro   
September 22, 2021
Source: meconstructionnews.com - Services are operated through Keolis-MHI Rail Management and Operation, a consortium led by Keolis, a subsidiary of SNCF (French National Railway Company) and CDPQ (Caisse de dépot et placement du Quebec),
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Life Spine to Showcase One of the Industry’s Largest Expandable Offerings and Full Spine Product Portfolio at NASS 2021   
September 22, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Life Spine, a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, announced today that it would be showcasing its complete line up of Micro Invasive...
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Walgreens To Buy $970M Majority Stake In Specialty Pharmacy Developer   
September 22, 2021
Source: Forbes - Walgreens Boots Alliance is investing $970 million for a majority stake in a specialty pharmacy company Shields Health Solutions.
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Walgreens buys $970M majority stake in specialty pharmacy company Shields Health   
September 22, 2021
Source: MedCity News - Walgreens bought a 71% stake in Shields Health Solutions, which strikes partnerships with hospitals to run specialty pharmacy programs. Walgreens has the option to buy the remaining equity interests in the future.
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CDPQ invests in WestConnex, Australia's largest road infrastructure project   
September 21, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - CDPQ joins the Sydney Transport Partners (STP) consortium to acquire the remaining shares of WestConnex from the NSW Government for AU$11.
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Business Travel Insurance Market Expected to Reach $20.19 Billion By 2030: Says Allied Market Research   
September 21, 2021
Source: Benzinga.com - According to the report published by Allied Market Research, the global business travel insurance market was estimated at
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Is Live-Stream Shopping the Future of Retail'   
September 21, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - Ntwrk, a 3-year-old app, functions as a sort of streetwear QVC. But how well does live-stream shopping really work'
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StickerGiant being acquired by Resource Label Group   
September 21, 2021
Source: Longmont Leader - Longmont’s StickerGiant.com is being purchased by Resource Label Group, a full service provider of pressure sensitive label, shrink sleeve and RFID/NFC technology for the packing industry. Resource Label Group — with...
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Mobile Phone Insurance Market Is Expected to Reach $76.1 Billion by 2030: Says AMR   
September 21, 2021
Source: Benzinga.com - According to the report published by Allied Market Research, the global mobile phone insurance market was estimated at
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Diversifying With Real Estate And Infrastructure   
September 21, 2021
Source: Investopedia - Accessed Sept. 17, 2021. NBIM. "A review of real estate and infrastructure investments by the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG)," Page 6. Accessed Sept. 17. 2021.
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TEAM LEWIS Retires the Resume   
September 21, 2021
Source: Business Insider - TEAM LEWIS, the global marketing agency, today announced that it is retiring the resume. The initiative is one of many aimed at opening doors to career changers and non-degree holders. It will offer job seekers the opportunity to...
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‘Dark Stores’ promise to deliver groceries within minutes   
September 21, 2021
Source: Tulsa World - During the pandemic, demand for delivery services skyrocketed. Startups in the US and Europe promise grocery deliveries in under 10 minutes, but how' Veuer’s Johana Restrepo has more.
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CDPQ invests in WestConnex, Australia’s largest road infrastructure project   
September 20, 2021
Source: Associated Press - CDPQ joins the Sydney Transport Partners (STP) consortium to acquire the remaining shares of WestConnex from the NSW Government for AU$11.1 B WestConnex is a critical 70 km motorway linking Sydney’s west and southwest to...
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Here's Why Amazon Needs Retail Stores Right Now   
September 20, 2021
Source: The Motley Fool - Amazon's biggest competitor is chipping away at the e-commerce platform's dominating connection with consumers.
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Norway wealth fund sends green investment signal   
September 20, 2021
Source: norwegianamerican.com - The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global plans to tie investment decisions to protecting the environment and reducing climate-change risk.
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An Accidental Grocery Store Purchase Made These Fudgy Cookies Even Better   
September 19, 2021
Source: Yahoo - The cookies were extremely easy to make and a huge hit with our friends. The recipe name was accurate in calling these crunchy-outside, soft-inside cookies "fudgy." For the first Saturday of college football this year,
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How Businesses Can Leverage Tech for Optimal Business Insurance   
September 19, 2021
Source: StamfordAdvocate - Tech innovations have consistently improved business insurance offerings while also empowering business owners to make the best choices for their companies. For many people, the only kind of insurance they consider to be crucial...
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Life Storage, Inc. to Present at the Bank of America Securities 2021 Global Real Estate Conference   
September 18, 2021
Source: TMCnet - Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI), a leading national owner and operator of self-storage properties, announced today that Joseph Saffire, Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew Gregoire, Chief Financial Officer,
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All Storage Works With CBRE on $1 Billion-Plus Sale   
September 18, 2021
Source: Bloomberg - All Storage, a closely held owner of self-storage facilities, is exploring a sale of the company in which it could fetch more than $1 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
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How Wearables Can Boost the In-Store Retail Experience   
September 18, 2021
Source: BizTech - Once considered one of the fastest-growing industries for wearable technology, retail has an opportunity to streamline operations and enhance the customer experience.
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‘Dark Stores’: How Groceries Are Being Delivered in Minutes   
September 18, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - Startups are promising to deliver groceries to your doorstep in minutes, stepping up competition in the industry. Their strategy: to operate out of “dark stores
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Resource Label Group to Acquire StickerGiant.com   
September 18, 2021
Source: thedailytimes.com - Resource Label Group, LLC (“Resource Label”), a full-service provider of pressure sensitive label, shrink sleeve and RFID/NFC technology for the packaging industry, announced the signing of a definitive purchase...
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The Dark Side of Skin Lightening   
September 18, 2021
Source: Bloomberg - In some countries, companies are doing big business selling creams to change dark skin. Now consumers are going even further.
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Swiss sneaker company On has its sights on the premium market — with help from a tennis giant   
September 17, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - IPO REPORT Shares of On Holding AG, a Swiss sneaker company backed by tennis giant Roger Federer, extended their gains Thursday by another 10%, after a stellar first day of trading that saw them soar nearly 46% .
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What’s Next for DFW Grocery Retail'   
September 17, 2021
Source: D Magazine - The market entrance of ‘1,000-pound gorilla’ H-E-B is the latest disruption to hit the sector. Experts weigh in on what’s ahead.
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In rare move, Nordstrom to close outlet store in San Francisco   
September 17, 2021
Source: SF Gate on MSN.com - Nordstrom Rack, a popular spot with bargain hunters, will close its location in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood on Oct. 1, the retailer said. The 42,000-square-foot store, where $200 jeans can be purchased for $100,
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Retail Sales Unexpectedly Jump in Sign of Resilient Demand   
September 17, 2021
Source: Transport Topics - U.S. retail sales rose unexpectedly in August as a pickup in purchases across most categories more than offset weakness at auto dealers, showing resilient consumer demand for merchandise.
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Top 5 Underrated Brands You Need To Know & Shop In 2021   
September 17, 2021
Source: Haute Living - Drunk Fruit is an emerging hard seltzer brand with a refreshing twist.
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US retail sales unexpectedly jump in sign of resilient demand   
September 17, 2021
Source: Detroit News - U.S. retail sales rose unexpectedly in August as a pickup in purchases across most categories more than offset weakness at auto dealers.
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Analyst Ratings For Life Storage   
September 17, 2021
Source: Business Insider - According to 5 analyst offering 12-month price targets in the last 3 months, Life Storage has an average price target of $125.6 with a high of $140.00 and a low of $105.00. Below is a summary of how these 5 analysts rated Life...
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Palette Life Sciences Launches Newly Branded Website Featuring United States Portfolio   
September 17, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Brand Refresh Showcases US and Global Commercial Products Dedicated to Treatment of Unmet Medical NeedsSANTA BARBARA, Calif. and STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Palette Life Sciences,
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Shoppers are still spending despite the Delta variant   
September 17, 2021
Source: WTVA - US retail sales increased last month as consumers continued to dish out on clothing, furniture and groceries despite rising cases of the Covid-19 Delta variant. Sales beat economists' expectations, increasing 0.
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Dollars and Sense: life insurance awareness month   
September 16, 2021
Source: Insurancenewsnet.com - September is National Life Insurance Awareness Month. Eric Peterson from Peterson Financial Group shares recent survey results about why people buy or do not buy life insurance. You can request a copy of the Building Your Bridge...
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Medline Marketing $7 Billion of Loans to Fund Jumbo Buyout   
September 16, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Banks launched a $7 billion loan sale on Wednesday to help fund the leveraged buyout of medical supply company Medline Industries Inc., the largest since the global financial crisis.Medline’s buyout,
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Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® Reveals New Brand Identity   
September 16, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors®, a 100-year-old organization representing more than 37,000 Realtors®, launched a new brand identity and logo today.
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How Everlane Used 'Radical Transparency' to Create a Clothing Brand That's Beloved by Customers   
September 16, 2021
Source: Inc. on MSN.com - Founder Michael Preysman discusses how he got customers, investors, and employees to buy into the idea of ethical clothing.
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Life Labs Signs Green Tea Partnership   
September 16, 2021
Source: sfvbj.com - Lief Raws, a division of Valencia-based dietary supplement manufacturer Lief Labs, has entered a licensing partnership that will enable it to be the distribution and sales arm for CellFlo6, a green tea extract. Financial terms of...
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The freelancing boom may change how you buy life insurance   
September 16, 2021
Source: Houston Chronicle - Younger generations seem to have a knack for disrupting the status quo, and life insurance may be next on the list. As Generation Z and millennial workers challenge the concept of a traditional career and drive an increase in...
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Wakefern Joins Grocers Using Inventory Management AI to Save Labor and Boost Sales   
September 16, 2021
Source: pymnts.com - Supermarket group Wakefern is expanding its use of a business intelligence solution from CB4, providing instant inventory insights that can boost sales.
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Online grocery platform Misfits Market nabs $225 million Series C-1   
September 16, 2021
Source: freightwaves.com - Online grocery platform Misfits Market on Tuesday announced that it had closed a $225 million Series C-1 funding round, bringing the company’s total funding to $526.5 million and its valuation to a whopping $2 billion.
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Kroger Launches ‘Virtual Convenience Store’   
September 15, 2021
Source: Convenience Store News - Grocery retailer The Kroger Co. and online delivery platform Instacart have launched Kroger Delivery Now, a new service the companies describe as a ‘virtual convenience store’ offering fresh groceries,
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Selective Insurance Celebrates Small Business Week with Resources to Help Small Businesses Thrive   
September 15, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Selective Insurance, a leading provider of insurance solutions for small businesses, celebrates National Small Business Week by highlighting important considerations and resources for small businesses: Virtual Safety Management:...
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What’s Next for Retail Foodservice   
September 15, 2021
Source: Winsight Grocery Business - The pandemic sparked abundant innovation in retail foodservice as retailers rose to meet heightened demand for both traditional groceries
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Good2Go Insurance, Inc. improves loss experience with its LifeSaver App Cell Phone Safety Discount   
September 15, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Joe DeLago, who leads Good2Go Insurance, Inc. announces the company’s continued commitment against distracted driving is proving to be a win-win for policyholders and Good2Go Insurance, Inc. “Research data shows that...
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Why Footwear Brands Like On and Allbirds Are Driving the Retail IPO Boom   
September 15, 2021
Source: Footwear News on MSN.com - According to experts and analysts, certain trends are spurring these footwear-focused IPOs. Retail — particularly footwear — is in a strong position right now. Across the board, major retailers and footwear brands...
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