PROFILING KEY GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKET PLAYERS AND INFLUENTIALS SHAPING MARKETS, CORPORATE REPUTATIONS AND VALUATIONS.
ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment
State Street Global Advisors to vote for meaningful ESG corporate change   
January 28, 2020
Source: Pensions & Investments - State Street Global Advisors will continue to actively engage with companies on sustainability but also use its proxy power against companies "that are falling behind and failing to engage," this proxy season, President and CEO...
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Is 2020 the Year Sustainable Means Investment-Worthy ?   
January 28, 2020
Source: The National Review - Making waves in the financial world on January 14th, Laurence Fink, the CEO of BlackRock, Inc., the world’s largest asset manager, announced that BlackRock will be increasingly disposed to vote against board directors if their...
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Economic growth and environmental sustainability   
January 28, 2020
Source: Phys.org - There are political and business leaders who do not care if economic growth causes environmental damage, and there are environmental advocates who do not believe you can have economic growth without causing environmental damage.
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BlackRock is all in on firmwide sustainability   
January 28, 2020
Source: Pensions & Investments - The world's largest money manager, BlackRock Inc., staked its claim on sustainable investment within the global investment management industry when it announced that it will incorporate sustainable investment principles firmwide.
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Investors press fast food giants to move faster and bolder on climate and water risk management, one year into $11 trillion engagement   
January 27, 2020
Source: Ceres - Investor coalition nearly doubles in a year from $6.5 to more than $11.4 trillion of combined assets under management. Among six companies, two have publicly committed to science-based climate targets, two have intentions to...
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Investors increasingly emphasize environmental sustainability   
January 27, 2020
Source: BNAmericas - The World Economic Forum in Davos showed that environmental issues and their economic impact, affecting capital inflow and company operations, are a global hot topic - which Brazil can't ignore.
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A Tipping Point for Sustainable Investing   
January 24, 2020
Source: MorningStar - How did sustainable investing get to be such a big deal? Well, gradually, at first, and then all of the sudden. One need look no further than the nearly fourfold increase in assets that flowed into sustainable funds in the United...
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Old Mutual pledges $8.3bn towards sustainable economies   
January 24, 2020
Source: International Investment - In South Africa and in the African context Old Mutual is a big player in that value chain, so we have a voice that needs to be heard around that"
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Goldman Sachs CEO says it won’t take a company public without diversity on its board   
January 23, 2020
Source: The Washington Post - Goldman Sachs chief executive David Solomon said Thursday that the bank, one of the largest underwriters of initial public offerings, would not take companies public in the United States and Europe if they do not have at least...
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Fashion’s Transition Toward Sustainability Could Create US$30B in Investment Opportunities Annually   
January 23, 2020
Source: Barron's - Under growing pressure from consumers, sustainability will be at the top of the fashion industry’s agenda in the coming decades. And the transition toward responsible practices will present an unprecedented investment...
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