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

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

The 2020 GRESB Benchmark expands its coverage to US $5.3 trillion AuM amid growing demand for comparable and reliable ESG data   
August 24, 2020
Source: GRESB - We’re excited to announce that participation in the GRESB Assessments has grown by 18% this year to cover the ESG performance of more than 1,700 real estate and infrastructure portfolios and assets. This increase comes despite...
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Long-Term Investors Now Hold Sway Over ESG    
August 20, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - Investors are having more success on climate change, and increasingly are pushing companies on human rights, diversity and pay equity.
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$16T Investor Network Develops First-Ever Framework for Net-Zero Investing   
August 20, 2020
Source: Sustainable Brands - The Net Zero Investment Framework aims to maximize investor contribution to decarbonization of global economy, helping keep rise in global temperatures below 1.5°C.
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Occidental financing major CO2 removal plant in Texas   
August 20, 2020
Source: Yahoo Finance/Reuters - A unit of U.S. oil and gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Wednesday that it will finance development of the largest ever facility to pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere through a process known as direct air...
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Sustainability-linked bonds: the new face of transition finance   
August 19, 2020
Source: JDSupra - n the wake of the unprecedented success of sustainability-linked loans, the concept of linking a debt instrument to sustainability performance and its utility was quickly adopted by the bond market with the creation of...
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How Sustainable Agriculture Emerged as a Huge Investment Opportunity   
August 19, 2020
Source: Triple Pundit - As the coronavirus pandemic reveals deep vulnerabilities in the global food system, agriculture is increasingly seen as an area ripe for disruption and for transformative investment. Sustainable agriculture could both feed a...
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Microfinance Investing To Help African Refugees   
August 18, 2020
Source: Yield Positive - Microfinance refers to a set of financial products – often small working loans – provided by banks or non-profit organizations to individuals or groups. Often, the borrowers are low-income and unbanked, meaning they have very few...
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How Sustainable Agriculture Emerged as a Huge Investment Opportunity   
August 18, 2020
Source: Triple Pundit - As the coronavirus pandemic reveals deep vulnerabilities in the global food system, agriculture is increasingly seen as an area ripe for disruption and for transformative investment. Sustainable agriculture could both feed a...
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EU cooperation programs on sustainability set to start in ASEAN countries   
August 17, 2020
Source: The Jakarta Post - Since 2014, the European Union (EU) has funded virtual integration programs in ASEAN with over 250 million euro (US$296 million) in addition to over 2 billion euro to individual projects.
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INSIGHT: Sustainability-Linked Debt Products Can Drive a Greener Economy   
August 14, 2020
Source: Bloomberg Law - Many businesses are prioritizing “sustainability” and other green initiatives as part of their post-pandemic recovery strategies. Mona E. Dajani, global head of energy and infrastructure at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP,...
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