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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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More Than 50 Companies — Including Yelp, Lyft, Ben & Jerry’s — Speak Out Against Texas Abortion Law   
September 22, 2021
Source: Forbes - The companies said the abortion law “threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of our workers and customers.”
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SPDR® Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF   
September 21, 2021
Source: Dividend.com - Todd Bean, CFA, is a Vice President of State Street Global Advisors (“SSGA”) and the Adviser and Head of U.S. Traditional Cash Strategies in the U.S. Cash Management Group within the Global Fixed Income, Cash and...
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7 Best Energy Stocks to Buy to Cash in on the Alternative Energy Boom   
September 21, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - The bull case for alternative energy stocks is directly tied to humanity’s ability to cut back on their contributions to climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the UN more or less...
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Ahold Delhaize achieves AA MSCI ESG rating   
September 21, 2021
Source: International Supermarket News - Ahold Delhaize is pleased to share that we have achieved an AA MSCI ESG rating. We have held an A rating for the past five years, which means that being upgraded to a AA is a great success. An MSCI ESG rating measures a...
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The Importance Of Getting Granular   
September 21, 2021
Source: Seeking Alpha - Elga Bartsch, Managing Director, Head of Economic and Markets Research of the BlackRock Investment Institute. Elga heads up economic and markets research of the Blackrock Investment Institute (BII).
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UBC Investment Management Trust Commits $120M to a Reduced Carbon Investment Fund as part of ongoing Responsible Investing Strategy   
September 20, 2021
Source: Benzinga.com - CNW/ - UBC Investment Management Trust Inc. (UBC IMANT) is pleased to report it has committed, on behalf of The University of British
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Power, price, and products: What an Invesco-State Street merger might mean   
September 20, 2021
Source: Citywire - The deal would create an ETF powerhouse, but gatekeepers see little room for prices to fall and questioned if a merger would create antitrust issues.
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Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards finalist's interview: Invesco MSCI USA ESG Universal Screened UCITS ETF   
September 20, 2021
Source: Investment Week - The Invesco MSCI USA ESG Universal Screened UCITS ETF is a finalist in the Best Sustainable & ESG ETF category at the Investment Week Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2021.
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ESG-focused ETFs target quant methods, transparency   
September 20, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - ESG exchange-traded funds are leaning on quantitative methodologies and portfolio transparency to continue to attract assets.
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Planes, trains and automobiles: how is Europe’s transport sector curbing its emissions'   
September 20, 2021
Source: Schroders - Transport is a sector where harmful emissions are growing but innovative companies can help Europe meet its climate targets.
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Invesco in merger talks with State Street Global Advisors - WSJ   
September 19, 2021
Source: Citywire - NEW YORK: Invesco is in talks to merge with State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), according to reports. The Wall Street Journal reported that the two companies are in talks but that the deal was ...
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Invesco and State Street Global Advisors in early merger talks   
September 19, 2021
Source: Money Marketing - Invesco is in early talks with State Street Corp’s asset management business – State Street Global Advisors – towards a potential merger. Sources told the Wall Street Journal a deal is ...
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MSCI launches implied temperature tool   
September 18, 2021
Source: Financial Standard - MSCI has launched an implied temperature tool, which will assess how companies are aligning with global temperature targets as the effects of climate change are felt.
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Invesco reportedly in talks with State Street regarding asset management unit   
September 18, 2021
Source: InvestmentNews - Invesco is in talks with State Street about a merger with State Street Global Advisors, the Boston-based bank’s asset management business.
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PONT-CEPF partnership for conservation effectiveness   
September 17, 2021
Source: BirdLife International - CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, and the World Bank; CEPF receives...
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JSC Halyk Bank: MSCI Upgrades Halyk Bank's ESG rating to 'BB' from 'B'   
September 17, 2021
Source: Finanznachrichten - MSCI Upgrades Halyk Bank's ESG rating to 'BB' from 'B' JSC Halyk Bank (HSBK) JSC Halyk Bank: MSCI Upgrades Halyk Bank's ESG rating to 'BB' from 'B' 17-Sep-2021 / 11:33 CET/CEST
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DJ Fund Manager Roundup: Inflation, Tapering Prospects Are Key For Bond Investors   
September 17, 2021
Source: Sharecast - Dow Jones & Company, Inc. High inflation in developed markets keeps bond investors wary as they wait to see whether the rise is temporary or sustainable. This will be key to determining the speed with which global central...
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Apple challenged over Right to Repair with new shareholder resolution   
September 17, 2021
Source: iMore - Apple shareholders are seeking a resolution that will force the company to account for its "anti-competitive repair policies."
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PLDT affirms commitment to governance and sustainability   
September 17, 2021
Source: Manila Standard - Five years since being one of the first Filipino companies to begin sustainability reporting on a voluntary basis, PLDT Inc., the countrys largest fully integrated telecommunications company, continues to show consistent progress...
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Caresyntax Gets BlackRock Investment in Upsized Funding Round   
September 17, 2021
Source: BloombergQuint - Caresyntax, a digital platform aimed at reducing deaths from surgery-related complications, has added $30 million to an earlier funding round from investors including accounts and funds managed by BlackRock Inc.
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Apple shareholders press company to reverse 'anti-competitive repair policies'   
September 17, 2021
Source: AppleInsider - A recently filed Apple shareholder resolution is pressuring the company to reverse its "anti-repair practices," which it says conflicts with Apple's reputation as a climate leader.
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Apple and John Deere Shareholder Resolutions Demand They Explain Their Bad Repair Policies   
September 16, 2021
Source: iFixit - Activist shareholders want two of the biggest Right to Repair opponents to explain why, exactly, they’re trying so hard to get bad press and harm the earth.
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ATRenew Addresses Sustainable Development of Pre-owned Consumer Electronics Industry at 2021 CITIC CLSA Flagship Investors' Forum   
September 16, 2021
Source: Asia One - AiHuiShou International Co. Ltd. ("ATRenew" or the "Company") (NYSE: RERE), a leading technology-driven pre-owned consumer electronics transactions
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New directors welcomed to Eastland Group board   
September 15, 2021
Source: Gisborne Herald - Two new directors have been appointed to the Eastland Group board. Company shareholder Trust Tairawhiti appointed Hamish Bell and Debbie Birch to the board of the Gisborne-based infrastructure,
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First Sentier Investors and MUFG appoint Head of First Sentier MUFG Sustainable Investment Institute   
September 15, 2021
Source: Hubbis - First Sentier Investors and MUFG have appointed Velina Karadzhova to lead the recently-launched First Sentier MUFG Sustainable Investment Institute. Karadzhova will be responsible for developing the institute’s research...
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Massively Reducing Food Waste Could Feed the World   
September 15, 2021
Source: Scientific American - Globally, 30 to 40 percent of food intended for human consumption is not eaten. Given that more than 800 million people go hungry every day, the scale of food loss fills many of us with a deep sense of anguish.
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MSCI Launches Implied Temperature Rise to Help Investors Align Their Portfolios With Global Climate Goals   
September 15, 2021
Source: Le Lézard - MSCI, a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has announced the launch of its Implied Temperature Rise (or "Temperature Rise") solution,
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UBCM awards recognize excellence in governance   
September 15, 2021
Source: Richmond News - The Union of British Columbia Municipalities’ community excellence awards presented Sept. 14 recognized eight municipalities for excellence in governance, service delivery, asset management and sustainability.
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SSGA's global head of global fiduciary solutions retires   
September 14, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Dave Wiederecht, executive vice president and global head of global fiduciary solutions at State Street Global Advisors, retired Sept. 1.
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MUFG, First Sentier hire sustainable investment lead   
September 14, 2021
Source: Financial Standard - MUFG and First Sentier Investors have announced who will lead the recently launched First Sentier MUFG Sustainable Investment Institute.
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White papers and reports by State Street Global Advisors and InvestmentNews Research   
September 14, 2021
Source: InvestmentNews - The 2019 Elite RIA Study reports on the key elements that differentiate the RIA firms that are growing more productively than their peers.
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New guidelines to help states adapt to climate change   
September 14, 2021
Source: unep.org - For generations, people have combed the sponge-like cloud forests around the city of Xalapa, Mexico for edible mushrooms. But a combination of deforestation and climate-change-related...
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CNH Industrial attains EcoVadis Platinum medal in annual sustainability assessmen   
September 14, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - CNH INDUSTRIAL N.V. csr This is the first time the Company has placed in the assessment’s highest ranking, confirming its commitment to continuous improvement and ensuring responsible sourcing throughout the supply chain.
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Asset Health Monitoring   
September 14, 2021
Source: Engineering News - Back in 2019, researchers from Verdantix identified the trends in technology roadmaps for asset management technologies and compiled a helpful graphic to illustrate the value and associated growth of these technologies.
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Correcting perceptions about MSCI downgrade   
September 14, 2021
Source: Business Recorder - Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) index was downgraded from Emerging Market to Frontier Market recently by MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International). Some people are linking this subject to the state of Pakistan’s economy.
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Global stock markets slip on inflation, tax, regulation worries   
September 14, 2021
Source: fintechzoom - World stock markets edged lower on Monday on worries over inflation and moves to tax the world’s biggest companies, as investors awaited U.S. consumer inflation data due out Tuesday. Leading U.S. House of Representatives...
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Buy These 3 ETFs to Profit on the Boom in Virtual Reality   
September 14, 2021
Source: Stock News - The virtual reality (VR) industry is expected to perform pretty well in the upcoming months due to the increasing prevalence of hybrid working and consistent technological advancements. So, investors looking to cash in on the...
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E-waste recycling facility to be put up in Malabon City   
September 14, 2021
Source: BusinessMirror - More than 50 million tons of electronic waste (e-waste) are generated each year and less than 20 percent is recycled, the UN Environment Programme said in 2019. About 80 percent of e-waste either end up in landfills or being...
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GLOBAL MARKETS-Global stock markets slip on inflation, tax, regulation worries   
September 14, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - World stock markets edged lower on Monday on worries over inflation and moves to tax the world's biggest companies, as investors awaited U.S. consumer inflation data due out Tuesday. NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) - World stock...
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Indigenous people refuse to be biodiversity ‘song and dance’ act   
September 14, 2021
Source: POLITICO - There’s a big challenge facing efforts to protect large swathes of the planet to preserve threatened biodiversity — indigenous people live on a lot of that land and they feel excluded from formulating such policies.
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Key considerations as sustainability linked loans gather pace   
September 14, 2021
Source: Investor Daily - While relatively new to the sustainable finance arena, sustainability linked loans (SLLs) are increasingly garnering the attention of businesses seeking to bolster their environmental, social and go
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CNH Industrial N.V.: CNH Industrial attains EcoVadis Platinum medal in annual sustainability assessmen   
September 14, 2021
Source: Finanznachrichten - This is the first time the Company has placed in the assessment's highest ranking, confirming its commitment to continuous improvement and ensuring responsible sourcing throughout the supply
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Demand for advice rises as not all investors go it alone   
September 14, 2021
Source: The Financial Times - Growing demand for advisory services in the wake of the pandemic has ignited a race among asset managers to acquire customers needing help to navigate volatile markets. New share trading account openings have surged over the past...
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Quietly, Russia Beating The Market. Now Wall Street Eyes New IPOs   
September 13, 2021
Source: Forbes - Russia is having a quietly successful year. As the market turns towards domestic pandemic ... [+] information, and the ongoing battle with China, Russia is clobbering the MSCI Emerging Markets, and leaving China in the dust.
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MSCI hires from HSBC GAM for global head of ESG and climate indexes role   
September 13, 2021
Source: Investment Week - MSCI has appointed Melissa McDonald from HSBC Global Asset Management as its new global head of ESG and climate indexes.
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Traversing the Coastal mangrove forests to save endangered trees   
September 13, 2021
Source: The Standard Digital - There are about 80 different species of mangrove trees across the world. Illegal logging has led to near-extinction of some rare mangrove species.
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Towards sustainable finance: the global and local imperatives   
September 12, 2021
Source: The Daily Star - Following the global financial crisis of 2009, there has been growing recognition that the financial system must stay grounded and look beyond short-termism.
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The HERoes Top 35 Advocates for Women in Business 2021   
September 11, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - The 2021 HERoes Advocates list celebrates 35 senior leaders who are advocates for women in business and dedicated to creating a more diverse and inclusive business environment.
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4 ETFs for Socially Responsible Investors to Consider Adding to Their Portfolio   
September 11, 2021
Source: Stock News - With rising awareness about environmental and social issues, sustainability-focused stocks might gain significant investor attention in the upcoming years. So, investors looking to cash in on the growth of the...
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Water Investing: 5 Funds You Should Tap   
September 11, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - And as worldwide water shortages grow, so too does interest in water investing – that is, in companies that help treat, distribute and dispense water. “Water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical...
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