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ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

Nueva Pescanova launches first sustainability-linked promissory notes for up to USD 80 million   
June 10, 2022
Source: Seaford Source - Pontevedra, Spain-based vertically integrated seafood firm Nueva Pescanova has launched its first sustainability-linked promissory notes in the alternative fixed income market of the Bolsas Mercados Españoles (BME), the operator...
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Opinion: The megatrend of ‘digitalization’ is key to a sustainable economy, says the new head of ESG at American Century   
June 10, 2022
Source: Market Watch - ESG investing has come under scrutiny this year as regulators have given the popular investment strategy a closer look and many funds have underperformed benchmarks such as the S&P 500 Index.
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U.S. SEC chief Gary Gensler unveils plan to overhaul Wall Street stock trading   
June 10, 2022
Source: CNBC - The top U.S. securities regulator on Wednesday proposed rule changes to transform how Wall Street handles retail stock trades after the meme stock mania last year raised questions about whether mom-and-pop investors were getting...
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NTT Global Survey shows company profit with sustainability   
June 06, 2022
Source: Sustainability Magazine - A recent survey conducted by global technology solution provider NTT shows that sustainability programmes are not only ethical but can also be profitable
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Nasdaq to Acquire Sustainability Software Leader Metrio, Expanding Its Suite of ESG Solutions   
June 03, 2022
Source: NASDAQ - As part of its deepening commitment to serving stakeholders’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) needs, Nasdaq has entered into an agreement to acquire Metrio, a Montreal-based provider of ESG monitoring, analytics and...
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U. S. Steel Extends Sustainability-Linked ABL Credit Facility   
June 02, 2022
Source: The Tullahoma News - United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) (“U. S. Steel” or the “company”) today announced that it has completed an amendment and restatement of the company’s $1.75 billion asset-based sustainability-linked credit facility (the...
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The Virtue Bubble Is About To Burst. Good Riddance.   
June 02, 2022
Source: Financial Advisor - There are costs to living a virtuous life; It requires going without. This is true psychologically, because sacrifice gives virtue meaning. But it's also true mathematically. You pay a price when you constrain who you will buy...
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The Case Against ESG in Plan Lineups—Part 1   
May 27, 2022
Source: Wealth Management - Despite increasing popularity, ESG faces many head winds, namely modest adoption in retirement plans and mixed returns.
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SEC weighs crackdown on phony environmental and social justice funds   
May 27, 2022
Source: TechCrunch - Environmental and social justice-focused funds are booming — so much so that the Securities and Exchange Commission is mulling new regulations to clamp down on funds that fail to back up certain altruistic claims.
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Citi Launches New Deposit Solutions to Support Clients’ Sustainability Agenda   
May 26, 2022
Source: Business Wire - The two new deposits – Sustainable Time Deposit (TD) and Sustainable Minimum Maturity Time Deposits (MMTD) - deliver competitive yields and are based upon Citi’s green and social bond frameworks, supporting the Sustainable...
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