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ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment
Sustainable startups get major funding boost from investors   
January 22, 2020
Source: Fox - As investors look for opportunities to grow their portfolios, many are betting on companies that provide sustainable alternatives to items that are damaging to the environment
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Starbucks sets new sustainability goals for the decade   
January 22, 2020
Source: The Verge - Starbucks announced today that it’s going to slash the greenhouse gases it emits and waste it sends to landfills in half over the next decade. It’s also committing to conserving or replenishing 50 percent of all the water it...
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The business case for investing in sustainable plastics   
January 22, 2020
Source: World Economic Forum - We define sustainable investing as taking traditional investment practices and strategies and enhancing them with additional insights gained from considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors
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Mutual Funds That Rank High on Sustainability Are Outperforming the Market   
January 20, 2020
Source: Barron's - Barron’s fourth annual ranking of big-cap equity mutual funds that received an “above average” or “high” sustainability rating from Morningstar shows that they outperformed comparable funds with lower sustainability ratings.
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China’s Embrace of ESG Is Threat to Real Sustainable Investing   
January 20, 2020
Source: The Epoch Times - ESG investing reaches an inflection point. Will the standards have real bite to effect change at companies, or become an irrelevant article for portfolio managers to simply “check the box” and move on?
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Sustainable Fund Flows in 2019 Smash Previous Records   
January 17, 2020
Source: MorningStar - Sustainable funds in the United States attracted new assets at a record pace in 2019. Estimated net flows into open-end and exchange-traded sustainable funds that are available to U.S. investors totaled $20.6 billion for the...
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If Larry Fink Can Drive BlackRock Toward Sustainability There Is No Excuse For The Rest Of Us   
January 16, 2020
Source: Forbes - Today, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink followed up on his statement of a year ago that business has an obligation to do more than seek shareholder returns with a letter focused on corporate responsibility for fighting climate change...
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6 Places to Find Sustainable Investments   
January 16, 2020
Source: US News - When creating an investing plan, many investors are interested in investing according to their values – at least with some portion of a portfolio. Including sustainable investments in your portfolio can help you make money while...
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More money flowed into sustainable investment funds last year than ever before   
January 16, 2020
Source: The Hill - Investors put nearly four times more money into funds that evaluate their holdings on the basis of environmental and social considerations in 2019 than in 2018, which previously held the record for such investment
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HSBC LatAm Global Banking Head: Sustainability Key for Resilience   
January 15, 2020
Source: Bonds and Loans - Bouazza says that the discussion around ESG-linked funding has evolved to capture a far broader – and deeper – set of sustainability objectives, something that bodes well for the region’s markets and the future of ESG-linked...
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