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To finance the energy transition, EU leaders must restore their ambition   
(Friday - November 15, 2019) Associated Profiles : Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
Source: EURACTIV - writes Stephanie Pfeifer. Stephanie Pfeifer is CEO of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC). A new year in Brussels; a new Council Presidency, taken up on 1 January by Bulgaria. The challenges of their...
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'Rear-view mirror': Critics blast report by world energy watchdog   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
Source: Al Jazeera English - Among those pushing Birol for reforms is the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, which represents $28 trillion in assets under management. In a letter to Birol earlier this year, the group said that appropriately...
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New Proxy Voting Rules Take Aim at Powerful Advisory Firms   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Groups such as the Council of Institutional Investors, which represents many pension funds, contend shareholder proposals are a mechanism for holding corporations accountable. While the SEC’s new rules won’t stop big...
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Sweden dumps Australian state bonds over ‘climate inertia’   
(Thursday - November 14, 2019) Associated Profiles : Investor Group on Climate Change - Australia / New Zealand
Source: The Australian - Emma Herd, chief executive of the Investor Group on Climate Change, said Sweden’s move was the natural next step in a trend across the international investment community. “This is not going away any time soon and this...
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World's energy watchdog is undermining climate change battle, critics say   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
Source: YAHOO! - Among those pressing Birol for that change is a group of institutional investors representing $30 trillion of assets under management, called the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change. In a previously unreported letter...
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SEC Proposes New Obligations For Proxy Advisory Firms And Changes To Rules For Shareholder Proposals   
(Wednesday - November 13, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: Mondaq - (See this PubCo post.) There has, however, been prominent opposition to further regulation. For example, the Council of Institutional Investors has submitted two comment letters to the SEC (available here and here) in advance of...
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Shareholders, proxy advisers roiled by SEC   
(Monday - November 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: Pensions&Investments - "The SEC majority appears to be responding to political pressure. The SEC should regulate based on evidence, not pressure from CEOs," said Ken Bertsch, executive director of the Council of Institutional Investors, Washington. The...
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The SEC Thinks Its New Rules Would Improve Proxy Voting. CalSTRS’ Chris Ailman Thinks They Would Create the Next Enron.   
(Monday - November 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: Institutional Investor - [II Deep Dive: The Mysterious Private Company Controlling America] On Wednesday, the Council of Institutional Investors issued a statement arguing that the SEC’s proposed rules would undercut shareholders’ rights....
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Digital human rights are next frontier for fund groups   
(Sunday - November 10, 2019) Associated Profiles : ICCR
Source: The Financial Times - Some investors are using their voice within companies to make a stand. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of responsible investors managing more than $400bn in assets, this year filed a resolution at...
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Proposed SEC Rules Could Muzzle Shareholders   
(Saturday - November 09, 2019) Associated Profiles : CII
Source: Barron's - Boston Trust and other institutions, including the Council of Institutional Investors, are expected to oppose the package during the 60-day comment period. Among the SEC’s recommendations is one to require that whoever...
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