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ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

Investors Are Committing to Action on Diversity. Now What?   
October 07, 2020
Source: BSR - Amid a wave of societal commitments to action on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and racial justice, investors are stepping up commitments and vowing to intensify engagement with companies on DEI. Despite some progress...
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Sustainability - the only way forward   
October 07, 2020
Source: Lexology - Sustainable finance has, after many years of debate and consideration, finally come to the forefront of discussion and regulation within the EU, most notably through the emergence of the European Green Deal, which most recently...
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The growing sustainable bond market   
October 06, 2020
Source: Times of Malta - Sustainability bonds can be loosely defined as bonds where the proceeds will be exclusively applied to finance or re-finance environmentally friendly and social projects. In an increasingly capitalistic world, where the rich-poor...
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State of sustainable finance report showcases significant progress achieved across MENA   
October 06, 2020
Source: Zawya - The Report underscores the collective achievements by stakeholders from the private and public sectors as they strive to contribute to the UAE’s sustainability agenda and enhance the stability of the country’s economy through...
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Why Investors Hold The Key To A More Sustainable Planet   
October 06, 2020
Source: Forbes - As customer priorities change, businesses have to adapt. The risk-reward dynamic is clear for business leaders: either they improve and expand their sustainability initiatives, securing a new segment of customers, or they stand...
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CFA Institute Calls for Action on Climate Change   
October 05, 2020
Source: SASB - Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is instructive to recognize that climate change likely will be the most impactful economic issue of this century. Most investors and financial professionals, however, are still...
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Freddie Mac Multifamily Goes to Market with New Sustainability Bonds   
October 02, 2020
Source: Environment & Energy Leader - Freddie Mac Multifamily has announced a new offering aimed at attracting capital to support sustainable communities. According to the company’s Sustainability Bonds Framework, the proceeds of Freddie Mac’s Sustainability Bonds...
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Sustainability-Linked Loans on the Rise Despite COVID-19   
October 02, 2020
Source: JDSupra - Pre-COVID-19, pressure from investors, stakeholders and regulators helped jump-start green financing. The onset of the pandemic brought a temporary chilling effect to the global economy, but because sustainability-linked loans...
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401(k) Plan Managers Will Promote ESG Funds Despite Pushback   
October 01, 2020
Source: Barron's - More than half the asset managers of defined-contribution retirement plans, including 401(k) plans, intend to keep promoting funds that use environmental, social, and governance, or ESG, criteria in the next 12 months, despite...
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New India Fund Flags ESG Focus in Emerging Markets   
September 30, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - Bank J. Safra Sarasin Ltd. started a fund focused on stocks that meet environmental, social and governance criteria, the latest example of emerging-market investors entering a global rush for sustainable investment.
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