PROFILING KEY GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKET PLAYERS AND INFLUENTIALS SHAPING MARKETS, CORPORATE REPUTATIONS AND VALUATIONS.
ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment
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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EcoVadis Secures c. $200M Investment from CVC to Accelerate Adoption of Sustainability Ratings Throughout the Globalized Economy   
January 09, 2020
Source: EcoVadis - EcoVadis SAS, (“EcoVadis” or the “Company”), the world leader in business sustainability ratings for global supply chains, today announced that it has agreed to a c. $200 million investment from CVC Growth Partners II (“CVC...
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BlackRock joins Climate Action 100+ to ensure largest corporate emitters act on climate crisis   
January 09, 2020
Source: Ceres - BlackRock has today become the latest signatory to Climate Action 100+, an unprecedented global investor engagement initiative, to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate...
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10 Ways the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Will Be More Sustainable in 2020   
January 09, 2020
Source: Bon Appétit - Recently we have been thinking about our impact on the environment and ways to build more sustainable practices as a magazine.
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Shell Aviation, World Energy to increase supply of sustainable aviation fuel   
January 09, 2020
Source: Bio-fuels news - Shell Aviation has teamed up with World Energy to develop a scalable supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), some of which will be provided to Lufthansa Group at San Francisco Airport in the US.
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Sustainability and profitability can co-exist. Here’s how   
January 08, 2020
Source: World Economic Forum - opular notions of sustainability – recycle and reuse – need to evolve and each one of us has to “rethink” and “re-imagine” new possibilities of doing business. Perhaps there is also a need for more structured benchmarking and...
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PVH Corp Contributes $1 Million to Develop Sustainability Hub in NYC   
January 08, 2020
Source: Sourcing Journal - The company recently announced a partnership with the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University in New York City, which includes a $1 million contribution to establish a leading academic hub for the study of Corporate...
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Barclays Is First European Bank to Face Vote on Climate Change   
January 07, 2020
Source: Bloomberg - A group of Barclays Plc shareholders have filed what they say is the first climate change resolution at a European bank, taking aim at the lender’s support of fossil fuels.
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