ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

What auditors need to know about ESG issues   
December 08, 2021
Source: Journal of Accountancy - Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are coming to the forefront for financial statement preparers and auditors with the formation of an International Sustainability Standards Board and the SEC's work to prepare a...
Stewart Investors’ Sustainable Funds Group launches emerging markets sustainability fund   
December 08, 2021
Source: Funds Europe - The fund which is available as an OCEIC and in early 2022 as an Irish VCC for the UK, European Economic Area and Switzerland invests in high-quality mid-to-large-cap companies that are considered to be well positioned to...
Do Investors Really Care about ESG?   
December 07, 2021
Source: Kitco News - "Doors are closing for companies that are not disclosing ESG in a fashion that is acceptable to the underlying investors," emphasized Jamie Strauss, CEO and Founder of Digbee. Digbee is an ESG disclosure and data platform for...
Opinion: New retirement planning rule gets it right: Sustainable investing is here to stay   
December 06, 2021
Source: The Hill - But now that the Biden administration finalized the new rule this past week, plans will be able to select socially and environmentally responsible investments without fear of unfair regulatory interference.
Commentary: The Rotman Review: Why Sustainable Finance Is Critical To MBAs   
December 06, 2021
Source: Poets and Quants - Some funding models that have been proposed to fund climate initiatives deviate significantly from conventional methods such as raising debt or equity.
EXCLUSIVE Softbank led funding round for sustainability start-up Clarity AI   
December 03, 2021
Source: Reuters - Softbank Group Corp's (9984.T) Vision Fund 2 has led the latest funding round for sustainability data technology platform Clarity AI, alongside existing investors including BlackRock (BLK.N), valuing the start-up at $450 million,...
Private equity giant KKR is accelerating its ESG push with some outside help   
December 02, 2021
Source: Fortune - KKR, the New York–based buyout firm founded 45 years ago by Henry Kravis, George Roberts, and Jerome Kohlberg, has launched what it is calling the Sustainability Expert Advisory Council, or SEAC, according to a press release to...
EXCLUSIVE Investors warn EU against badging intensive farming as sustainable   
November 30, 2021
Source: Reuters - A group of global investors representing more than $3.5 trillion in assets has urged the European Commission not to allow intensive farming to be badged as a sustainable activity in upcoming rules, a letter seen by Reuters showed
In charts: Green and sustainability bonds   
November 29, 2021
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Digital Realty Completes Refinancing with New Sustainability-Linked Global Revolving Credit Facilities   
November 23, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - Digital Realty, the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today it has amended, extended, and upsized its existing global revolving credit facility...
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