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

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WV withdraws from Blackrock over clean energy push   
January 22, 2022
Source: Energy News Network - POLITICS: West Virginia’s treasurer says the state will end the use of a BlackRock investment fund because the firm urged companies to embrace net-zero
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State Street’s Fund Unit CEO Taraporevala Is Retiring in 2022   
January 22, 2022
Source: BloombergQuint - (Bloomberg) --State Street Corp. said Cyrus Taraporevala, president and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors, will retire this year. Taraporevala, 54, who joined State Street’s investment-management arm...
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10-year Treasury yield tops 1.9% before retreating   
January 22, 2022
Source: CNBC - U.S. Treasury yield hit 1.9% on Wednesday, its highest point since December 2019, and later retreated. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note moved nearly 2 basis points lower to 1.85% at around 1 p.
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The high cost of bringing down inflation   
January 22, 2022
Source: Yahoo - Suppose the Federal Reserve had perfect foresight last year, and set out to keep inflation at its 2% target anyway — despite supply disruptions and labor shortages. What would that have looked like'The answer: A catastrophe...
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Sharemarket decline highlights risks in sustainable ETFs: Editor's Note   
January 22, 2022
Source: morningstar.com.au - Analysts are pegging the decline to growing expectations the US Federal Reserve will take a more aggressive stand in raising interest rates this year to prevent spiralling inflation. This action tends to disproportionately hurt...
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ERTH: 2022 Is Just The Beginning   
January 22, 2022
Source: Seeking Alpha - One underappreciated area of the sustainability industry is construction ... growth to a worldwide ETF such as the iShares ESG MSCI EAFE ETF (ESGD). When looking back 3 and 5 years, we can see ...
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SGX welcomes listing of ETF linked to the future of sustainable mobility   
January 21, 2022
Source: Hubbis - Nikko Asset Management and Straits Trading Company partner to offer first China electric vehicles ETF on SGX. Singapore Exchange (SGX) has welcomed the listing of the NikkoAM-StraitsTrading MSCI China Electric Vehicles and Future...
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Transfer of Tokens from One Chain to Another Now Possible, Radar Announces the Launch of the Radar Bridge   
January 21, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Radar, the innovative startup connecting individuals and institutions to the emerging world of decentralized finance, announces the launch of the Radar Bridge, a connection platform that allows the transfer of tokens from one...
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SSGA seeks new chief ahead of CEO retirement   
January 20, 2022
Source: Citywire - State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) chief executive Cyrus Taraporevala will leave the firm later this year after just six years in the role. Taraporevala (pictured below) took over from Ron O’Hanley,
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The S&P’s energy sector surged more than 50% last year – so how were green funds able to keep up with the stock market'   
January 20, 2022
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - SUSTAINABLE INVESTING Fossil-fuel energy stocks roared back in 2021. That could have spelled doom for the performance of sustainable investment exchange-traded funds — but about half of the largest ESG...
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SSGA president and CEO plans to retire as firm passes $4 trillion in AUM   
January 20, 2022
Source: Pensions&Investments - Cyrus Taraporevala, State Street Global Advisors president and CEO, will retire in the second half of 2022 after his successor is named.
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Teck named to global 100 list for sustainable companies for fourth year in a row   
January 20, 2022
Source: The Free Press - Teck has been named for the fourth year in a row to a global 100 list recognizing sustainable corporations from the media and research company, Corporate Knights. A Jan. 19 articl
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State Street Announces Planned Retirement of Cyrus Taraporevala   
January 20, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) today announced that Cyrus Taraporevala, president and chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors, will retire in 2022. Taraporevala will remain in his role through the completion...
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Shepherds in Indian Himalayas turn backs on traditional livelihood   
January 20, 2022
Source: The Third Pole - Decreasing pasture area and low prices for their wool products are forcing members of the indigenous Bhotia group to new work and migration
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Vitasoy Featured in Corporate Knights' Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the Third Consecutive Year   
January 20, 2022
Source: Asia One - Vitasoy International Holdings Limited ("Vitasoy") is delighted to be named in Corporate Knights' "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in
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State Street Global Advisors CEO to retire   
January 20, 2022
Source: Investment Week - State Street Global Advisors has confirmed the planned retirement of its president and CEO, Cyrus Taraporevala.
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SSGA’s CEO to Retire   
January 20, 2022
Source: Institutional Investor - Cyrus Taraporevala, president and CEO of State Street Global Advisors, will retire in 2022. State Street Corp. announced the news as part of earnings on Tuesday. Taraporevala joined the $4.1 trillion asset manager in 2016.
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Lantz Financial LLC Buys Fidelity National Financial Inc, iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF,   
January 20, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Investment company Lantz Financial LLC (Current Portfolio) buys Fidelity National Financial Inc, iShares MSCI USA ESG Optimized ETF, Invesco BulletShares 2022 Corporate Bond ETF, BTC iShares MSCI EAFE Value ETF,
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Teck Named to 2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations List   
January 20, 2022
Source: Yahoo - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) has been recognized as one of the 2022 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations by Corporate Knights, marking the fourth straight year Teck has been...
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State Street Global Advisors President & CEO to retire in 2022   
January 20, 2022
Source: Seeking Alpha - State Street Corporation (STT) publicized that President & Chief Executive Officer of State Street Global Advisors Cyrus Taraporevala will retire in 2022.
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Stantec again achieves top ranking for sustainable performance from Corporate Knights and fourth consecutive A- rating by CDP   
January 20, 2022
Source: Stockhouse - Stantec again achieves top ranking for sustainable performance from Corporate Knights and fourth consecutive A- rating by CDP
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CapitaLand Investment named one of world's most sustainable corporations on 2022 Global 100 index   
January 20, 2022
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - CapitaLand's 10th inclusion on the index recognises its commitment to responsible growth CapitaLand Investment Limited
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Global 100 companies prove sustainability is good for business   
January 20, 2022
Source: Corporate Knights - Our 18th annual ranking shows the world’s cleanest firms are going green in a hurry, but even the most diligent companies must evolve
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Treasurer Moore: Board of Treasury investments ends use of BlackRock Investment Fund   
January 18, 2022
Source: Clarksburg-Weston WDTV on MSN.com - Treasurer Moore announced the Board of Treasury Investments, which manages the state’s roughly $8 billion operating funds, will no longer use a BlackRock Inc. investment fund as part of its banking transactions.
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DENR chief lauds Philippine team’s award in annual wildlife conference   
January 18, 2022
Source: BusinessMirror - Roy A. Cimatu has lauded the Philippine delegation for bagging the “Most Useful Project Resources Award” at the Global Wildlife Programme (GWP) Annual Conference held recently. “We will leave no stone unturned...
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Gorongosa National Park featured as a successful public-private partnership model in new World Bank report   
January 18, 2022
Source: clubofmozambique.com - A landmark new resource guide and toolkit from the World Bank and the Global Wildlife Program (funded by The Global Environment Facility) features Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park as a successful
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Coastal Fisheries Initiative – Challenge Fund Global Knowledge Competition   
January 17, 2022
Source: India Education Diary - The World Bank Coastal Fisheries Initiative – Challenge Fund (CFI-CF) is launching a competition to seek collaborative solutions to reduce overfishing by supporting coordination among fishers and collaboration across...
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Shareholder Proposals Challenge Companies on Support for Politicians Opposing Abortion Access, Progress on Climate, Voting Rights   
January 17, 2022
Source: Morningstar%2c Inc. - Advisor Insights Personal Finance Market Volatility Retirement Planning Start Investing Save for College Best Investments See All
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Green Century Balanced Fund Institutional Class (GCBUX)   
January 16, 2022
Source: Yahoo Finance - Stocks close out volatile week in the red as traders assess Omicron, Fed rate hike signals: Dow drops 500+ points, or 1.5%
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Sustainable Investment Report Q4 2021   
January 15, 2022
Source: Schroders - In our new-look quarterly review we look back at COP26, consider the EU regulatory landscape ahead and update on active engagements with companies.
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Coastal Fisheries Initiative - Challenge Fund Global Knowledge Competition   
January 15, 2022
Source: World Bank - The World Bank Coastal Fisheries Initiative – Challenge Fund (CFI-CF) is launching a competition to seek collaborative solutions to reduce overfishing by supporting coordination among fishers and collaboration across...
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Sustainable Index Funds Produce Strong Gains in 2021   
January 15, 2022
Source: Morningstar, Inc. - ESG index funds continued to deliver strong returns in 2021, both in absolute and relative terms. Last year's performance adds to the evidence that investments that use environmental, social, and governance ratings and metrics to...
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HSBC AM launches third sustainable fixed income ETF   
January 15, 2022
Source: Investment Week - HSBC Asset Management has introduced a third sustainable fixed income ETF, launching on the London Stock Exchange today with further listings expected in Europe in the coming weeks.
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ESG Investing: Why the Human Element Matters More Than Ever   
January 14, 2022
Source: Nasdaq - It’s an element of ESG that has seen a much greater focus since the onset of the pandemic, and State Street Global Advisors believes that a greater sustained focus on employee satisfaction and growth opportunities will...
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Admission of a New Sub-Fund   
January 14, 2022
Source: sharesmagazine - The Board of Directors of HSBC ETFs plc (the "Company") announce the admission of the following sub-fund (the "Sub-Fund"): The investment objective of HSBC Bloomberg USD Sustainable Corporate Bond UCITS ETF is to replicate the...
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Antigua and Barbuda gets hooked on aquaponics   
January 14, 2022
Source: Antigua Observer Newspaper - The quiet residential area of Upper Renfrew in St John’s is home to Indies Greens, the island’s only aquaponics farm and training centre, which combines aquaculture and hydroponics to produce fish
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Fosun Ranks Fourth in “Hurun China Private Companies SDG Readiness 100”   
January 14, 2022
Source: publicnow.com - Recently, the Hurun Research Institute released the "2021 Hurun China Private Companies SDG Readiness 100", listing 100 Chinese private companies that best meet the 17 sustainable development goals of the United Nations.
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Z Holdings Receives the Highest Rating of AAA in the MSCI ESG…   
January 13, 2022
Source: publicnow.com - Z Holdings Corporation (hereinafter "ZHD") has received the highest rating of AAA in the MSCI *1 ESG Rating. Highly recognized for addressing key issues such as Corporate Governance and Human Capital Development,
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Unilever has ‘lost the plot’ by fixating on sustainability, says fund manager   
January 13, 2022
Source: The Irish Times - Unilever has “lost the plot” and its management prizes displaying its sustainability credentials at the expense of running the business, according to influential fund manager Terry Smith. The founder of Fundsmith,
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Unilever: shares fall after fund manager accuses it of ‘losing the plot’ over sustainability   
January 13, 2022
Source: i on MSN.com - The owner of brands including Hellmann's, Wall's and Dove has been accused by fund manager Terry Smith of putting sustainability before running the business
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Liberia: EPA Wants Robust Action Plan in NDCs Sectors   
January 13, 2022
Source: AllAfrica.com - The national focus person on Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Mr. Arthur Becker, has stressed urgent need for a robust action plan within the nine Nationally Determined...
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The Ongoing Saga of the “Fearless Girl” Statue   
January 13, 2022
Source: The New Yorker - Visbal’s statue was sponsored by the asset-management firm State Street Global Advisors as part of a campaign to promote the company’s commitment to gender equality. The permit allowing the ...
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State Street Global Advisors flexes its muscles on gender diversity   
January 13, 2022
Source: Independent.ie - State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), one of the world’s most influential investment managers, has threatened to oust the boards of the biggest listed companies if they don’t appoint more women directors.
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Rewilding jaguars to restore nature in the Americas   
January 13, 2022
Source: unep.org - The rewilding programme at Iberá seeks to recover the ecological role of its apex predator, the jaguar, in a country where the species has lost over 95 per cent of its original range. At the Jaguar Reintroduction Center in...
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State Street calls for women on corporate boards worldwide   
January 13, 2022
Source: Yahoo - Asset manager State Street Corp will expect all portfolio companies worldwide to have at least one woman on their boards, an executive said, expanding a policy previously focused on developed markets.
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Google Faces Shareholder Pressure to Amend Repairs Policy   
January 12, 2022
Source: MarketWatch - By Maitane Sardon Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, is facing pressure from an environmentally-focused investor to allow customers to fix
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State Street Global Advisors Launches Three SPDR® ETFs to Enhance ESG Portfolio Construction   
January 12, 2022
Source: YAHOO!Finance - State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the launch of three new index funds: SPDR S&P SmallCap 600 ESG ETF (ESIX), SPDR Bloomberg SASB Developed...
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Patrol cars, motorcycles to boost war on poaching   
January 12, 2022
Source: The Star - Wildlife PS Segor says Masai Mara and Tsavo landscapes are the last frontiers for wildlife and need to be guarded
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BNY Mellon IM unveils sustainable emerging markets equity fund   
January 12, 2022
Source: Investment Week - BNY Mellon Investment Management has unveiled the Sustainable Global Emerging Markets fund targeting companies that are “proactively” seeking to manage social and environmental factors while generating sustained...
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Unilever 'Losing Plot' On Business Obsessing Over Its 'Sustainability Credentials': Ace British Fund Manager Terry Smith   
January 12, 2022
Source: Swarajya - Terry Smith, a noted British fund manager and chief executive of Fundsmith, has slammed consumer goods giant Unilever for its continued obsession with its sustainability credentials at the expense of focusing on the fundamentals...
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