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ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

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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Sustainable startups get major funding boost from investors   
January 22, 2020
Source: Fox - As investors look for opportunities to grow their portfolios, many are betting on companies that provide sustainable alternatives to items that are damaging to the environment
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Starbucks sets new sustainability goals for the decade   
January 22, 2020
Source: The Verge - Starbucks announced today that it’s going to slash the greenhouse gases it emits and waste it sends to landfills in half over the next decade. It’s also committing to conserving or replenishing 50 percent of all the water it...
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The business case for investing in sustainable plastics   
January 22, 2020
Source: World Economic Forum - We define sustainable investing as taking traditional investment practices and strategies and enhancing them with additional insights gained from considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors
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After As You Sow Dialogue, Starbucks Signals Intent to Move from Single-Use Cups and Plastics to Reusable Packaging   
January 21, 2020
Source: As You Sow - Starbucks Corp., the world’s largest coffeehouse company, has agreed to shift from single-use packaging to reusable packaging, conduct unprecedented research to promote customer behavior change, develop new global reusable...
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MSCI Urges Industry to Incorporate ESG Considerations into Investment Processes    
January 21, 2020
Source: MSCI - MSCI, a leading provider of mission critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, is calling for all investors globally to more readily integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)...
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Bloomberg Media Launches Bloomberg Green, A Global Multiplatform News Brand Focused on Climate Change   
January 21, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - Today, Bloomberg Media launched Bloomberg Green, a new multiplatform editorial brand focused on climate change news, analysis, and solutions. Bloomberg Green includes a new website featuring a global, interactive climate data...
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Mutual Funds That Rank High on Sustainability Are Outperforming the Market   
January 20, 2020
Source: Barron's - Barron’s fourth annual ranking of big-cap equity mutual funds that received an “above average” or “high” sustainability rating from Morningstar shows that they outperformed comparable funds with lower sustainability ratings.
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China’s Embrace of ESG Is Threat to Real Sustainable Investing   
January 20, 2020
Source: The Epoch Times - ESG investing reaches an inflection point. Will the standards have real bite to effect change at companies, or become an irrelevant article for portfolio managers to simply “check the box” and move on?
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