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ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

EXCLUSIVE Softbank led funding round for sustainability start-up Clarity AI   
December 03, 2021
Source: Reuters - Softbank Group Corp's (9984.T) Vision Fund 2 has led the latest funding round for sustainability data technology platform Clarity AI, alongside existing investors including BlackRock (BLK.N), valuing the start-up at $450 million,...
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Private equity giant KKR is accelerating its ESG push with some outside help   
December 02, 2021
Source: Fortune - KKR, the New York–based buyout firm founded 45 years ago by Henry Kravis, George Roberts, and Jerome Kohlberg, has launched what it is calling the Sustainability Expert Advisory Council, or SEAC, according to a press release to...
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EXCLUSIVE Investors warn EU against badging intensive farming as sustainable   
November 30, 2021
Source: Reuters - A group of global investors representing more than $3.5 trillion in assets has urged the European Commission not to allow intensive farming to be badged as a sustainable activity in upcoming rules, a letter seen by Reuters showed
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In charts: Green and sustainability bonds   
November 29, 2021
Source: FT - Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights....
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Digital Realty Completes Refinancing with New Sustainability-Linked Global Revolving Credit Facilities   
November 23, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - Digital Realty, the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today it has amended, extended, and upsized its existing global revolving credit facility...
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Growing American leadership on the Sustainable Development Goals   
November 23, 2021
Source: Brookings - The Biden-Harris administration—as it works to re-engage and rebuild credibility at home and abroad—is advancing policy priorities that are consistent with the SDGs, even if it has not yet signaled how it might apply them to its...
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Mondi invests €20 million in sustainable pulp production   
November 19, 2021
Source: Label & Narrow Web - Mondi, a global packaging and paper company, is investing €20 million to further improve the sustainability of its pulp production at the Frantschach mill in Austria.
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noissue raises $10M Series A to expand its global sustainable packaging platform   
November 18, 2021
Source: Tech Crunch - Noissue, a New Zealand-based global packaging platform, wants to make sustainable packaging accessible to businesses of all sizes. Everything the company offers, from custom tissue paper and cards to totes, stickers and tape, is...
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Investors scrutinise green claims in $80bn sustainability bond market   
November 17, 2021
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ESG investing has a blind spot that puts the $35 trillion industry’s sustainability promises in doubt: Supply chains   
November 12, 2021
Source: The Conversation - As scholars in the field of supply chain management and sustainable operations, we see a major flaw in how rating agencies, such as Bloomberg, MSCI and Sustainalytics, are measuring companies’ ESG risk: the performance of their...
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