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ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

BlackRock’s Larry Fink: Risks from climate change are bigger than the 2008 financial crisis with no Fed to save us   
January 14, 2020
Source: CNBC - BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink is warning that the financial risks of climate change are bigger than any crisis he’s experienced in his career on Wall Street.
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BlackRock CEO letter on sustainable investing is a game changer for the global investor and corporate community    
January 14, 2020
Source: Ceres - CEO Larry Fink’s annual letter released today announcing that sustainability is at the center of BlackRock’s investment practices is a "major turning point for the world’s largest asset manager," representing nearly $7 trillion...
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Money moving into environmental funds shatters previous record   
January 14, 2020
Source: CNBC - Investors looking to impact society in a positive way, and hopefully turn a profit in the process, shoveled money into so-called sustainable funds in record amounts last year.
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BlackRock CEO says the climate crisis is about to trigger ‘a fundamental reshaping of finance’   
January 14, 2020
Source: CNBC - The chief of the world’s largest money manager believes the intensifying climate crisis will bring about a fundamental reshaping of finance, with a significant reallocation of capital set to take place “sooner than most...
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Climate Threat Spurs Record Sales of Sustainable Bonds and Loans   
January 14, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - Sustainable debt, a category of credit investments used to fund everything from conserving marine habitats to fighting climate change, grew at a record pace in 2019 and is forecast to keep expanding.
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'Green is good.' Is Wall Street's new motto sustainable?   
January 14, 2020
Source: Reuters - NEW YORK - If you have gone to Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s internet home page since mid-December, it would be reasonable to wonder if you had stumbled into some kind of parallel universe.
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'Green is good.' Is Wall Street's new motto sustainable?   
January 13, 2020
Source: Reuters - If you have gone to Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s (GS.N) internet home page since mid-December, it would be reasonable to wonder if you had stumbled into some kind of parallel universe.
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Sustainable Fund Flows in 2019 Smash Previous Records   
January 13, 2020
Source: MorningStar - Sustainable funds in the United States attracted new assets at a record pace in 2019. Estimated net flows into open-end and exchange-traded sustainable funds that are available to U.S. investors totaled $20.6 billion for the year.
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BlackRock's climate u-turn and futuristic cities: The sustainability success stories of the week   
January 13, 2020
Source: Edie - 2019 saw the world’s biggest investor, BlackRock, face mounting calls from activists to remove fossil fuel firms from its $6.9trn portfolio; to align its engagement with the Paris agreement; to back positive climate-related...
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S&P Global Finalizes Acquisition of the SAM ESG Ratings and ESG Benchmarking Business from RobecoSAM    
January 10, 2020
Source: RobecoSAM - S&P Global and RobecoSAM announced today that S&P Global has successfully completed its acquisition of the ESG Ratings Business from RobecoSAM, which includes the widely followed SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) – an...
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