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ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

UK's Marks & Spencer announces first loan facility for sustainability   
December 28, 2021
Source: Fibre 2 Fashion - UK’s Marks & Spencer has announced its first £850 million revolving credit facility, directly linked to the delivery of net zero targets. In September, the multinational retailer shared its roadmap to net zero and reset its...
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Let's re-emphasize the" social aspects" of our ESG investments   
December 27, 2021
Source: Live Mint - Environment, social and governance investing is all the rage, but most all investment goes into the ‘E’ and, to a lesser extent, the ‘G’ and not the ‘S’. We neglect social-welfare investment at grave risk. But there is a way to...
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4 Things to Keep in Mind About Sustainable Investing in 2022   
December 27, 2021
Source: Morningstar - Global sustainable funds attracted record inflows in just the first three quarters of the year, while their overall assets under management approached $4 trillion. Performance remained strong. Based on year-to-date returns as of...
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More Than $350 Million Available for Groundwater Sustainability Projects   
December 22, 2021
Source: Ag Net West - Over $350 million is being made available from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to support groundwater sustainability. DWR has released Final Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation Package for the Sustainable...
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LIVE MARKETS Greener pastures for ESG bonds   
December 21, 2021
Source: Reuters - Investment-grade environmental, social, and governance (ESG) bonds are faring better in the primary market for corporate debt compared to other bonds, according to a recent BofA Global Research report.
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With sustainable investing on the rise, experts warn of greenwashing risks   
December 20, 2021
Source: Channel News Asia - The term ESG was officially coined by the United Nations in 2004. Before that, the idea of investing with a socially responsible goal had been around as early as the 1960s, spurred by political causes such as the civil rights...
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Anjali Bansal: The Sustainable Investor - Text/audio   
December 20, 2021
Source: Business Today - Anjali Bansal, founder of Avaana Capital, is known for investing in and scaling up start-ups. She was an early board member in logistics unicorn Delhivery, which is going to list on exchanges soon.
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Bloomberg launches green, social and sustainability index   
December 17, 2021
Source: The Bond Buyer - The index, which went live Monday, currently tracks over 2,800 securities and is the first such standardized measure of the U.S. municipal tax-exempt investment-grade impact bond market.
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How companies can lower the bar in sustainability bond binge   
December 16, 2021
Source: Reuters - Companies are selling a record number of bonds with penalties attached if they fail to meet environmental and social targets, but there's a catch - some goals are so soft that firms can actually take their foot off the gas.
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New EU Sustainability-Related Disclosure Obligations for Investment Managers   
December 15, 2021
Source: JDSupra - Following the entry into force of sustainability-related disclosure obligations under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)1 on 10 March 2021, a second series of disclosure requirements introduced by the so-called...
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