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ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

CEOs: Don’t ignore sustainability   
September 23, 2020
Source: Top 1000 Funds - CEOs wanting to do more to integrate sustainability shouldn’t fear their investors. “The majority of investors are investing for the long-term,” said Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and co-founder and chair of IMAGINE, a...
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EcoVadis’ New Carbon Action Module Will Tackle Climate Change and Drive Significant, Long-term Emissions Reductions   
September 22, 2020
Source: Ecovadis - EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, is launching a first-of-its-kind Carbon Action Module that’s designed to reduce emissions across the supply chain and enable organizations to step up...
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United Nations Global Compact CFO Taskforce launches Principles for Integrated SDG Investments and Finance to focus private sector investment on sustainable development   
September 21, 2020
Source: UNGC - The UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce today launched the first integrated, UN-backed principles for integrated SDG Finance and Investment. The principles seek to guide companies in aligning their sustainability commitments with...
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Verizon tees up second green bond   
September 21, 2020
Source: Fierce Telecom - Following on the heels of last year's $1 billion green bond, Verizon issued a second green bond on Wednesday for the same amount. The offering was expected to close on Friday.
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Aligned Secures $1B in ‘Sustainability-Linked’ Debt to Build Data Centers   
September 17, 2020
Source: Data Center Knowledge - Developer Aligned Energy, which specializes in building large data centers and leasing them to the biggest data center users on a wholesale basis, has secured $1 billion in “sustainability-linked” debt financing
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MSCI launches tool to help investors assess alignment to UN Sustainable Development Goals   
September 16, 2020
Source: MSCI - MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has today launched a tool to help investors assess their exposure and alignment to the United Nations...
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Classification Standards Largely Mirror OMB-15 for U.S. Government Administrative Reporting and Statistical Activities   
September 15, 2020
Source: ISS - ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), today announced the release of enhancements to its suite of data solutions to include racial and ethnic characteristics of senior leaders...
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Four tools for increasing sustainable energy financing   
September 15, 2020
Source: World Economic Forum - Sustainable finance plays an essential enabling role in the energy transition and innovation. Meeting a future global increase in energy demand in a sustainable way while reducing emissions from existing infrastructure will...
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How Finance Leaders Can Drive Sustainability Transformations   
September 15, 2020
Source: CFO Magazine - Stakeholders, employees, and corporate leaders increasingly call on companies to meaningfully engage in the transition to a zero-carbon economy; businesses can no longer afford to maintain siloed sustainability programs. If they...
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Investors Talk Deforestation: Q&A With Michelle Edkins, BlackRock   
September 12, 2020
Source: GRI - Michelle Edkins is Managing Director in BlackRock’s Investment Stewardship team, which seeks to promote governance best practices that help create long-term shareholder value for clients. Ceres talked with Michelle about...
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