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ESG/Sustainability Highlights

US bond market flashes warning signal of economic slowdown   
July 07, 2022
Source: FT - The Treasury bond market flashed a warning signal on Tuesday and investors piled into haven assets, evidence of the fears of potential recession that have gripped global markets.
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E.U. lawmakers classify natural gas and nuclear as sustainable energy investments   
July 07, 2022
Source: PBS NewsHour - European Union lawmakers voted Wednesday to include natural gas and nuclear in the bloc’s list of sustainable activities, backing a proposal from the EU’s executive arm that has been drawing fierce criticism from environment...
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Fed sees ‘more restrictive’ policy as likely if inflation fails to come down, minutes say   
July 07, 2022
Source: CNBC - Federal Reserve officials in June emphasized the need to fight inflation even if it meant slowing an economy that already appears on the brink of a recession, according to meeting minutes released Wednesday.
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Oil from U.S. reserves sent overseas as gasoline prices stay high   
July 07, 2022
Source: Reuters - More than 5 million barrels of oil that were part of a historic U.S. emergency reserves release to lower domestic fuel prices were exported to Europe and Asia last month, according to data and sources, even as U.S. gasoline and...
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Raising interest rates is the wrong solution to the inflation problem, analyst says   
July 06, 2022
Source: CNBC - Raising interest rates to tame demand — and therefore inflation — is not the right solution, as high prices have been driven mainly by supply chain shocks, one analyst said.
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Euro Tumbles to 20-Year Low, Putting Parity With Dollar in Sight   
July 06, 2022
Source: YahoonFinance - The euro slid to a 20-year low against the US dollar as traders bet that the European Central Bank will go slower on raising interest rates as the economy risks being tipped into a recession.
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Here’s how much money it takes to be considered wealthy in 12 major U.S. cities   
July 06, 2022
Source: CNBC - In the U.S. overall, it takes a net worth of $2.2 million to be considered “wealthy” by other Americans — up from $1.9 million last year, according to financial services company Charles Schwab’s annual Modern Wealth Survey.
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Balancing Profit, Sustainability Can Woo UK Millennials, Gen Z Customers From High Street Banks   
July 06, 2022
Source: Pymnts.com - Eighty-four percent of the entire U.K. population still banks with the top seven high street banks, which include the “Big Four” clearing banks: Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC, and NatWest.
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Federal Sustainability Plan ‘rebuilding’ momentum on green government goals   
July 06, 2022
Source: Federal News Network - The Biden administration expects upcoming sustainability standards for federal buildings will put agencies on a realistic path to meeting some of President Joe Biden’s green government goals.
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The Global Sustainability Community Comes Through for Ukraine   
July 06, 2022
Source: Triple Pundit - On June 21, the global sustainability community came together for Ukraine, by exploring the future of sustainability and the need for more inclusive efforts to advance sustainable development
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