PROFILING KEY GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKET PLAYERS AND INFLUENTIALS SHAPING MARKETS, CORPORATE REPUTATIONS AND VALUATIONS.
ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment
Can Climate Sustainability Help Your Portfolio? Oh, Yes   
March 11, 2020
Source: Forbes - Stock prices historically depend on future cash flows. But what if climate change endangers that stream? Odds are very strong, alas, that this could happen. And the results for investors will be ugly. Not to mention the results...
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BOE Considers Raising Capital Costs for Pollution in Green Push    
March 10, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - A “brown-penalizing factor” imposing additional capital requirements for environmentally harmful business is under discussion among central bank officials, Mark Carney, the outgoing BOE governor, said in a Feb. 27 letter to U.K....
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Jobs bonanza in stewardship and sustainable investing teams   
March 10, 2020
Source: FT - The world’s biggest asset managers have embarked on a hiring spree across their stewardship and sustainable investing teams, as fund houses tap into growing demand for environmental, social and governance investing.
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Policy Supports Investors Choosing to Integrate Climate Performance & Disclosure into their Proxy Voting   
March 09, 2020
Source: ISS - nstitutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), the leading provider of end-to-end corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to the global financial community, has announced the launch of a new thematic specialty...
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Making Sense Of ESG: A Primer On Social Corporate Responsibility   
March 09, 2020
Source: Forges - References to concepts like ESG, impact investing, social responsibility, carbon footprint initiatives, sustainable investing, climate change, green or sustainable funds and other related concepts are at every turn now in the...
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5 Questions Accountants Must Ask About ESG In Corporate Finance   
March 09, 2020
Source: Forbes - The explosive rise of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing is forcing boards as well as corporate finance professionals to rethink how they measure company performance, but it also offers a new opportunity to...
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UBS hardens energy lending as 'sustainable' investments rise   
March 06, 2020
Source: Reuters - LONDON- Switzerland’s UBS (UBSG.S) said the value of its ‘sustainable’ investments rose by more than 50% to nearly $500 billion in 2019, while lending to the energy and utilities sectors fell by 40% as it tightened its rules.
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Joint Statement on the Importance of Long-term, Sustainable Growth   
March 05, 2020
Source: Harvard Law - As asset owners, our ultimate responsibility is to provide for the post-retirement financial security of millions of families across multiple generations. Since our commitment to providing financial stability spans decades, we do...
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Sustainalytics Launches Material Risk Engagement Service for Institutional Investors   
March 03, 2020
Source: Sustainalytics - Sustainalytics, a leading provider of ESG research, ratings and analytics, today launched its Material Risk Engagement service, which is designed to help investors promote and protect long-term value in their portfolios by...
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Swiss bank report queries better returns for ESG investments   
March 02, 2020
Source: The Asset ESG Forum - Report finds no unequivocal evidence that ESG funds outperform on a sustained basis
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