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ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

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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Jim Andrews: Working toward an ecologically sustainable economic system   
March 02, 2020
Source: Vt Digger - The Salisbury Conservation Commission recently sponsored a talk entitled “Infinite Economic Growth and other Fairytales that Destroy Ecologies and Communities” by ecological economist Dr. Jon Erickson of the Gund Institute at UVM.
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A 2040 vision for the US power industry: Evaluating two decarbonization scenarios   
February 28, 2020
Source: McKinsey & Co - To get a sense of how far and how fast the United States is likely to reduce power-sector emissions, watch PJM, the country’s largest system.
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When It Comes to Sustainability, Amazon Delivers… Greenhouse Gas Emissions   
February 28, 2020
Source: Truthout - Is sustainability finally cornering the stock market? That’s one way to read a recent Bloomberg News report that investment funds with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria — often marketed as “sustainable”...
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Sustainable start-ups should consider corporate venture capital first   
February 28, 2020
Source: The Conversation - Urgent issues like the climate crisis, environmental degradation threatening millions of species, social inequality and other challenges mean that the global economy needs to immediately transform itself to become sustainable.
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BlackRock highlights changing role of sustainable investments   
February 28, 2020
Source: FT - Investors have been warned of the need to prepare for a potentially drastic repricing of assets as huge sums of money flowing into sustainable investment products threaten to upend traditional pricing models.
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