ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

Fifth Third Bancorp Sets $8 Billion Sustainable Finance Goal   
September 25, 2020
Source: Environmental and Energy Leader - The bank’s sustainable finance goal includes lending commitments and financing for renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower). It also includes the financing of projects like the Bancroft Station Solar...
CEOs: Don’t ignore sustainability   
September 23, 2020
Source: Top 1000 Funds - CEOs wanting to do more to integrate sustainability shouldn’t fear their investors. “The majority of investors are investing for the long-term,” said Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and co-founder and chair of IMAGINE, a...
Verizon tees up second green bond   
September 21, 2020
Source: Fierce Telecom - Following on the heels of last year's $1 billion green bond, Verizon issued a second green bond on Wednesday for the same amount. The offering was expected to close on Friday.
Aligned Secures $1B in ‘Sustainability-Linked’ Debt to Build Data Centers   
September 17, 2020
Source: Data Center Knowledge - Developer Aligned Energy, which specializes in building large data centers and leasing them to the biggest data center users on a wholesale basis, has secured $1 billion in “sustainability-linked” debt financing
Four tools for increasing sustainable energy financing   
September 15, 2020
Source: World Economic Forum - Sustainable finance plays an essential enabling role in the energy transition and innovation. Meeting a future global increase in energy demand in a sustainable way while reducing emissions from existing infrastructure will...
How Finance Leaders Can Drive Sustainability Transformations   
September 15, 2020
Source: CFO Magazine - Stakeholders, employees, and corporate leaders increasingly call on companies to meaningfully engage in the transition to a zero-carbon economy; businesses can no longer afford to maintain siloed sustainability programs. If they...
Investors Talk Deforestation: Q&A With Michelle Edkins, BlackRock   
September 12, 2020
Source: GRI - Michelle Edkins is Managing Director in BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship team, which seeks to promote governance best practices that help create long-term shareholder value for clients. Ceres talked with Michelle about...
U.S. regulators split with EU/U.K. over ESG investing – Fitch   
September 11, 2020
Source: Pensions & Investments - Regulatory approaches to ESG investing by retirement funds are increasingly diverging between the U.S. and the European Union and U.K. and could affect fund returns at some point, Fitch Ratings said in a brief Friday.
UBS advises private clients to pick 'sustainable' investments   
September 11, 2020
Source: Reuters - LONDON - UBS Group (UBSG.S) said on Thursday that it would advise private clients investing globally to choose sustainable investments over more traditional options, the first major financial institution to do so.
UBS Global Wealth Management makes sustainable investing the preferred strategy   
September 10, 2020
Source: Yahoo! Finance - On Thursday, UBS announced sustainable strategies will be the preferred solution for clients of its global wealth business and its $2.6 trillion in invested assets. Andrew Lee, UBS Global Wealth Management head of Sustainable &...
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