PROFILING KEY GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKET PLAYERS AND INFLUENTIALS SHAPING MARKETS, CORPORATE REPUTATIONS AND VALUATIONS.
ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

How companies can lower the bar in sustainability bond binge   
December 16, 2021
Source: Reuters - Companies are selling a record number of bonds with penalties attached if they fail to meet environmental and social targets, but there's a catch - some goals are so soft that firms can actually take their foot off the gas.
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New EU Sustainability-Related Disclosure Obligations for Investment Managers   
December 15, 2021
Source: JDSupra - Following the entry into force of sustainability-related disclosure obligations under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)1 on 10 March 2021, a second series of disclosure requirements introduced by the so-called...
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Aviva Investors adds to sustainable transition range with two new funds   
December 14, 2021
Source: Funds Europe - The Aviva Investors Social Transition Global Equity fund and the Aviva Investors Natural Capital Transition Global Equity fund have been added to the range, which already comprises the Aviva Investors Climate Transition Global...
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How sustainability standards are taking centre stage in the investment world    
December 10, 2021
Source: Economic Times - One month ago, on November 3, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation announced the formation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).
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What auditors need to know about ESG issues   
December 08, 2021
Source: Journal of Accountancy - Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are coming to the forefront for financial statement preparers and auditors with the formation of an International Sustainability Standards Board and the SEC's work to prepare a...
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Stewart Investors’ Sustainable Funds Group launches emerging markets sustainability fund   
December 08, 2021
Source: Funds Europe - The fund which is available as an OCEIC and in early 2022 as an Irish VCC for the UK, European Economic Area and Switzerland invests in high-quality mid-to-large-cap companies that are considered to be well positioned to...
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Do Investors Really Care about ESG?   
December 07, 2021
Source: Kitco News - "Doors are closing for companies that are not disclosing ESG in a fashion that is acceptable to the underlying investors," emphasized Jamie Strauss, CEO and Founder of Digbee. Digbee is an ESG disclosure and data platform for...
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Opinion: New retirement planning rule gets it right: Sustainable investing is here to stay   
December 06, 2021
Source: The Hill - But now that the Biden administration finalized the new rule this past week, plans will be able to select socially and environmentally responsible investments without fear of unfair regulatory interference.
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Commentary: The Rotman Review: Why Sustainable Finance Is Critical To MBAs   
December 06, 2021
Source: Poets and Quants - Some funding models that have been proposed to fund climate initiatives deviate significantly from conventional methods such as raising debt or equity.
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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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