ESG Influencers

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MLP Monthly Report: September 2020   
September 22, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - Brookfield Asset Management announced it would acquire Blackstone Infrastructure's 41% stake in Cheniere Energy Partners.
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First Affirmative Financial Network Completes Spin-Off To Employee-Owned, Certified B Corp As Values-Based Investing Skyrockets   
September 22, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- First Affirmative Financial Network LLC, a pioneer in sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing with approximately $1 billion under management and ...
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Freezing of Schembri’s assets ‘sign of good governance’ – PM   
September 22, 2020
Source: The Malta Independent - Prime Minister Robert Abela said today a court decree freezing the assets of former OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri is a sign of ‘good governance’. Speaking to Malta Today, he refused to consider that inquiries...
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Iran says it is ready to swap all prisoners with U.S.   
September 22, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Iran is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a virtual address to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York on Monday, amid heightened tension between the...
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In ‘Power Grab,’ Health Secretary Asserts Authority Over FDA   
September 22, 2020
Source: News Tribune - In a stunning declaration of authority, Alex Azar, the secretary of Health and Human Services, this past week barred the nation’s health agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, from signing any new rules...
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AI, RPA offerings still stymied by security, governance concerns   
September 22, 2020
Source: TheServerSide - Let’s explore some potential concern areas for AI and RPA offerings that organizations need to consider before moving forward on a work-from-home approach. Intelligent automation concerns Many organizations have sought out...
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Corporate Governance, Director Confidentiality And The Las Vegas Slogan   
September 22, 2020
Source: Forbes - That’s why General Motors’ recent decision to sue a former board member for allegedly leaking confidential information to a competitor is an important governance development. It’s a stark (if somewhat extreme)...
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Commodities And Emerging Markets Stocks Rallied Last Week   
September 22, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - Commodities continued to rise last week, posting a second weekly gain. Last week also witnessed relatively strong gains in emerging markets stocks and foreign property shares.
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World Trade Organization rules Trump's China tariffs are illegal   
September 22, 2020
Source: Axios - It may be a rhetorical victory for Beijing, which has denounced Trump's trade war, but the ruling will have no binding effect. President Trump has blocked all new appointments to the WTO's dispute-resolution court,
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200,000 coronavirus deaths: Grim milestone approaches   
September 22, 2020
Source: Politico - The coronavirus death toll is set to cross a grim milestone as soon as today. — The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has set off shockwaves that may decide the future of the Affordable Care Act and...
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