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Opinion: ESG investing needs to clean its own house to remove investors’ doubts   
May 21, 2021
Source: MarketWatch - There are many problems in the ESG ratings world. ESG ratings firms struggle to come up with common standards, shake their heads bewildered at the thought of making companies across different industries comparable and shrug their...
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Bitcoin: What happened and what's ahead   
May 20, 2021
Source: Fox Business - Wednesday was a rough day for Bitcoin investors as the cryptocurrency plunged by as much as 30% from the prior day to a low of $30,201 by late afternoon.
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Secretary-General’s SDG Progress Report Recaps Pandemic Impacts on 17 Global Goals   
May 19, 2021
Source: IISD - The UN has released an advance version of the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on SDG progress. The report will inform discussions during the July 2021 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development...
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April’s inflation surge wasn’t as drastic as it looked, but the real test is still ahead   
May 13, 2021
Source: CNBC - Headline inflation rose by 4.2% from a year ago, while core prices excluding the volatile food and energy sectors got their biggest one-month bump of 0.9% going back to 1981.
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White House monitoring fuel shortages in southeastern US from cyberattack   
May 12, 2021
Source: The Hill - “The President continues to be regularly briefed on the Colonial Pipeline incident. The Administration is continually assessing the impact of this ongoing incident on fuel supply for the East Coast,” White House press secretary...
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First commercial-scale offshore wind farm in the US gets federal approva   
May 12, 2021
Source: The Verge - The first commercial-scale offshore wind project in the US just got the green light from the Biden administration. The approval has the potential to dramatically grow the nation’s wind energy sector after years of regulatory...
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G7 must invest $10 trillion for sustainable recovery: report   
May 11, 2021
Source: France 24 - G7 nations should collectively spend a trillion dollars a year over the next decade to put the world on a path to sustainable growth, a report requested by Britain's prime minister said Monday.
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The increasing role of ESG investments in the race to zero   
May 11, 2021
Source: Arabian Business - Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investments represents a third of the assets under management, according to Bloomberg Intelligence
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Prices are rising everywhere you look   
May 10, 2021
Source: CNN - Everywhere you look, there are headlines about higher prices. Some are tied to commodities, which are getting snapped up as the global economy emerges from its long slumber. Lumber prices are at an all-time high thanks to an epic...
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Fevered bidding for bankrupt Hertz reaches courtroom auction   
May 10, 2021
Source: FT - A bidding war for the bankrupt car rental group Hertz will reach its end game when rival private equity bidders square off in an auction to be conducted in a federal bankruptcy court on Monday.
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