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

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

Global pension funds still prefer active strategies on climate change investing: survey   
June 26, 2020
Source: Benefits Canada - The vast majority (81 per cent) of global pension plan sponsors said they have allocations to some kind of climate change-related funds, according to a new survey from CREATE-Research.
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Goldman, JPMorgan Among Banks Trading New ESG Credit Swaps Gauge   
June 25, 2020
Source: Bloomberg Green - Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are among banks that have started trading credit-default swaps referencing bonds with high sustainability credentials.
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Asset managers forced to disclose pandemic failures under new Stewardship Code   
June 25, 2020
Source: Corporate Citizenship Briefing - Under the revised UK Stewardship Code 2020, which has a stronger focus on systemic risk than the 2012 edition, asset managers and owners will have to reveal whether risks from pandemics such as Covid-19 were accounted for in...
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World Bank Identifies Ways to Enhance Transformative Impact of Climate Finance   
June 25, 2020
Source: IISD - The report identifies eight sets of climate levers to drive climate action, and recommends best practices to maximize the transformative impact of climate finance on developing countries.
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Can the Recovery Plan be a green stepping stone to a more sustainable future?   
June 25, 2020
Source: The Parliament Magazine - The vast amounts of money that need to be invested immediately to get the economy back on track should be as green as possible and, at the same time, ensure job creation
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Comment: Covid-19 has multiple implications for sustainable investing   
June 25, 2020
Source: International Investment - This stark warning will serve as a wake-up call, further driving a modal shift toward sustainable investing and a renewed focus on sustainability risks and opportunities."
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MSCI launches solution enabling real estate investors to assess climate risks   
June 24, 2020
Source: MSCI - MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, today launched a new solution to help real estate investors assess and manage their exposure to...
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Woke funds are having a moment as Millennials invest more   
June 24, 2020
Source: CNN Business - ESG investments are finally having their moment. For years, there have been mutual funds and ETFs that focused on companies that score well on various environmental, social and governance metrics. But they've often lagged the...
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Screened Corporate Fixed Income Index Series Launched in Partnership with Solactive   
June 24, 2020
Source: ISS - ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., today announced the expansion of the Solactive ISS ESG Screened Corporate Bond Index Series, a rules-based, market value-weighted investable...
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Amazon’s $2 billion fund for innovation in curbing climate change is latest sustainability effort from criticized delivery giant   
June 24, 2020
Source: Amazon - Amazon.com Inc. is creating a $2 billion venture-capital fund focused on technology investments to reduce the impact of climate change, another leg of the sustainability initiatives from the delivery giant whose significant...
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