PROFILING KEY GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKET PLAYERS AND INFLUENTIALS SHAPING MARKETS, CORPORATE REPUTATIONS AND VALUATIONS.
ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment
The ESG premium: New perspectives on value and performance    
February 19, 2020
Source: McKinsey & Company - In a new survey, executives and investment professionals largely agree that environmental, social, and governance programs create short- and long-term value—though perceptions of how have changed over the past decade.
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StanChart commits $75 billion toward sustainable development goals   
February 19, 2020
Source: Reuters - LONDON - Standard Chartered on Tuesday said it will provide $75 billion in financing by 2024 toward sustainable development and clean energy projects, as it expands on its aspirations to support the Paris Agreement on climate...
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Scaling up sustainable finance in Asia   
February 19, 2020
Source: OMFIF - The survey showed that 94% of respondents thought that their institution should be involved in helping encourage low-carbon financing and green initiatives. While only 22% of the respondents had any strategic investment mandates...
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Poor quality disclosures hinder sustainable finance efforts   
February 18, 2020
Source: Expert Investor Europe - The finance industry demonstrates a low level of climate-related risk awareness even though it is among the sectors most exposed to it, a research project has found.
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Food distributor Sysco joins sustainable bond boom   
February 18, 2020
Source: MarketWatch - Food distributor Sysco Corporation SYY, +0.35% this week sold its first $500 million slug of bonds with a sustainable bent, joining a growing market niche for this type of debt.
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Interested in Sustainable Investing? Here's What You Need to Know About Sustainable Funds   
February 17, 2020
Source: Morningstar - Many people believe they will sacrifice return if they invest in line with their beliefs, so they figure they should hold their nose and stick with conventional investments. Not true!
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A Journey to Sustainable Finance    
February 15, 2020
Source: GreenMoney - I might be the only ecologist on Wall Street, but I don’t mind. It’s exactly where I want to be: after a winding journey through field research, advocacy, and legal work, I believe changing the financial system may be the most...
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The numbers suggest the green investing ‘mega trend’ is here to stay   
February 14, 2020
Source: CNBC - 2019 saw a total of 479 green bonds issued worldwide, up by a quarter compared to the previous year. And 2020 is set to be a “bumper” year for green bonds, according to Linklaters. Hedge fund managers are also feeling the...
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Bloomberg and MSCI Expand ESG Fixed Income Index Suite, Launch New ESG High Yield Indices   
February 11, 2020
Source: MSCI / Bloomberg - Bloomberg and MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, today announced the expansion of the Bloomberg Barclays MSCI ESG Fixed Income Index...
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EU Climate Benchmark Series Launched in Partnership with Solactive   
February 06, 2020
Source: ISS - ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., today announced the launch of a family of EU climate benchmark indices in partnership with Solactive.
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