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Industry News: ESG5

Spotlight on Investors: AMF Pensionsförsäkring

Long-Term Matters: Exxon’s AGM – Can Investors Learn From the Slave Trade?

Impact Investing Doesn’t Require Sacrificing Returns, GIIN Survey Shows

Sustainable Finance: Commission Publishes Guidelines

Number of Hedge Funds Scoring Well on ESG Doubled

AP2 CEO: Female Board Representation Still Too Low

Investors Target Firms Over Failure to Report Environmental Information

Banks With $100 Billion in Shipping Loans Get Strict on Climate

German State Signs PRI as Frankfurt Eyes Green Finance Sector

LPs Failing Engagement in Private Equity

National Employment Savings Trust

ESG: Evolving Non-Financial Reporting

Canada Has a Lot of Catching Up to Do on Sustainable Growth, Says Panel

Stepping Up Our Game on Environment and Social Issues

Credit Agricole Adopts Sweeping Climate Change Policy

IA Launches Campaign to Boost Number of Black Fund Managers

Investors Urge Support for Swiss Human Rights Due Diligence Law

How the EU’s Sustainability Taxonomy Will Work for Investors

Investors See ‘Material Risk’ in Ignoring ESG

Concerns Over Environment a Big Priority with Investors

Spotlight on Investors: HESTA

ATP: Green Signals

TCFD Report Finds Encouraging Progress on Climate-related Financial Disclosure

Can Finance Crack Modern Slavery?

KPMG Partner at Centre of Bullying Claims Quits Role

Joseph Mariathasan: Climate Change and Asia

HSBC GAM to Launch New Green Bond Fund

AP2 Quits Holdings in Tobacco and Nuclear Weapons Companies

US lags Europe on regulation of ESG investing

London Stock Exchange Buys Data Provider Beyond Ratings in ESG Push

Spotlight on Investors: Nathan Cummings Foundation

JPMorgan Pays Record Settlement Over Paternity Leave

FCA Urged to Investigate Fund Manager Voting Policy ‘Market Failure’

Church of England Leads Shareholder Rebellion at Exxon

Climate Change Can Pose Big Risks to Real Estate Investments

More Managers Adding ESG Positions to Meet Demand

Willis Towers Watson Warns Fund Managers to Reform Their Culture

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Faces Protest at Annual Shareholder Meeting for Lack of Action on Climate Change

Hong Kong Raises $1 Billion in Oversubscribed First Green Bond

ESG Inside View: What is ESG and Why Should Investors Care?

Spotlight on Investors: University of Toronto Asset Management

Can a Hedge Fund Make the World Better?

After $31 Trillion Inflows, Funds Figure Out Socially Responsible Investing

SASB’s Investor Advisory Group Recruits 15 New Members – and New Chair

PGGM to Increase Impact Investments Through Private Equity Funds

Debut Dutch Green Bond Lures More than 20 Billion Euros of Orders

There’s a New S&P 500 Index Without All the Bad Stuff

Asset Owners Putting More Emphasis on Diversity – Study

Social Impact Investing: Need for Clear Definitions

Actis: Thinking Deep About Measurement

Spotlight on Investors: Strathclyde Pension Fund

The Biggest Plus of ESG? Optics.

CFA UK to Launch New ESG Qualification

BMO Sees More Companies Embracing ESG Issues

Canada's Venture Capitalists: A Gender Gap

AIIB prices debut global bond

Momentum in ESG in Asia

Blackstone Hires Goldman Alum for New Social Good Initiative

Legal Framework: The Lay of the Law

AP1 - A Circular Focus

Spotlight on Investors: Brunel Pension Partnership

Hedge Funds Drag Their Feet When It Comes to ESG

Super Funds Shirking Social Issues are Breaking Law: AusSuper Chief

Hong Kong Government signs Green Bond Pledge

KKR Partners With Harlem Capital to Enhance Diversity

Urgency Needed in Infrastructure

ESMA: ‘We Need to be More Nuanced About Sustainability’

How Portfolio Companies Build Gender Diversity

Alignment: Mind the Gap

Public Markets: Hard to Pin Down

Spotlight on Investors: Railpen

Climate Changes as Firms Heed Investors on Social Issues

Japan’s Governance Conundrum

European Investors Launch Project to Support Alignment of Portfolios to the Paris Agreement

CalSTRS Tackles Opioid Crisis

New York State Pension CIO Opposes Fossil Fuels Divestment Bill

Serious About Sustainability? Some Progress, But Not Yet Persuaded by BlackRock's Efforts

Oil Companies not Attractive Without Climate Commitment, say Managers

Short Selling Doesn’t Break ESG Rules, says Alts Trade Body

Impact Forestry Funds Eye 8% Returns, says GIIN Report

Spotlight on Investors: Victorian Funds Management Corporation

Climate risk: Central Banks Call for Action on Disclosure, Taxonomies

ESG-based Investing is Here to Stay, Say Executives

Pioneering Dutch Fund Builds SDG Index

Chart of the Week: Alternatives Investors Bullish on UN SDGs

Leading Global Investors Top for Responsible Investing Practices

Norway’s Oil Fund Eyes Bigger Green Bonds Allocation, Low Cost Cited

Green Bond Market in HK Will Keep Booming

Rabobank Sustainability Chief: We Need to Weed out Green Bonds Greenwash

Responsible Investing Faces Some Challenges Says Desjardins

Spotlight on Investors: Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

The Investor Revolution

What Investors Actually Want from Sustainability Data

How the World’s Largest Pension Manager Is Trying to Make ESG Investing More Popular

NY State Common’s Climate Plan

Danish Pension Funds Set Greener Investment Goals

Viewpoint: Boston Must Divest from Prisons, Reinvest in its Values

What You Need To Know About The IFC's Operating Principles for Impact Management

Goldman Says Some Women in Gender Bias Class Must Arbitrate

Moody's Acquires Majority Stake in Vigeo Eiris, a Global Leader in ESG Assessments

Spotlight on Investors: Wespath

Curbing Global Warming is Essential to Investors and the Planet: Mercer

Trillion-dollar Investor says Hitting Climate Goals will Cost Less “than we had feared”

Asset-specific Climate Risks to Improve Investor Analysis – Report

Climate Change Investment Strategy

The African Development Bank launches a Social Bond and a Green Bond

Guest Viewpoint: Manuel Adamini, Sean Flannery, Toby Heaps and Eloy Lindeijer

Long-term Matters: Lessons for Climate Action 100+

S&P Dow Jones Indices to Launch Sustainable-Investment Index

ING’s Quest to Turn 'Sustainable Finance' into just … Finance

Spotlight on Investors: The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation

Global Sustainable Investments Rise 34 Percent to $30.7 Trillion

Impact Investment Universe Grows to $502bn

Global Impact Investing Network Publishes Standards Guide

Navigating the Complexities of Social Impact Bonds for the SDGs

ESG: The Missing Dimension in Risk Management

Companies Face Mini-wave of Plastic Pollution Proposals

Norway SWF Gets Green Light for up to €18bn in Renewables

Investment Association Reveals UK Gender Pay Gap Challenges

Bank Boards Told to show More Discretion on Executive Pay

Spotlight on Investors: OPTrust

Nuclear Power Excluded from EU’s Green Investment Label

Big Four Banks Form Climate Investment Initiative

Renewable Energy: Investing in an Evolving Generation Landscape

Companies Move Towards Greater Workforce Transparency Following Investor Demand

UN Accuses Blackstone Group of Contributing to Global Housing Crisis

Women Running the Money? Rarely at Hedge Funds

The Importance of the Infrastructure Sector to the Sustainable Development Goals

When will we See More Gender Equality in Investing?

Citi Issues Inaugural Structured Green Bond

Spotlight on Investors: Aegon Asset Management

Lloyd's of London Unveils Lifetime Bans for Sexual Harassment

Hedge Fund Legend Michael Steinhardt Accused of Sexual Harassment

Goldman Sachs Implements Its Own ‘Rooney Rule’ in Diversity Push

Dutch Regulator ‘World’s First’ to Sign up to PRI

Fitting ESG into Portfolios

Corporate Reporting Dialogue Announces Market Consultation on Building Better Alignment

Chart of the Week: ‘Green’ Funds Taking Market Share in Unlisted Space

Farad Group & Thomas Schumann Capital Launch Water Security Fund

Neuberger Berman Announces Firm-Wide Climate-Related Corporate Strategy and Risk Analysis Capability

Spotlight on Investors: Walden Asset Management

What Does a Paris-compliant Climate Change Strategy Look Like?

Regulators Set Up Climate Risk Monitoring Committee

Investing in the World We Want

Cerulli Finds All Talk, No Action Regarding DC Plan ESG Investment Adoption

Church Investors to Take Hardline Stance on Executive Pay, Climate Change

KLP Banishes NAT in Bid to End Ship Scrapping on Asian Beaches

BNP Paribas AM Purges Portfolios with Coal-exclusion Policy

Goldman Sachs to Add Hundreds of Women to the Trading Floor

Nordea AM Launches Gender Diversity Fund

Spotlight on Investors: Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraités

As Climate Change Causes a Maelstrom of Financial Risks and Opportunities, is Your Money Manager Prepared to...

EU Sets Out Plan for Investor Sustainability Disclosure Rules

ESG: Bridging the Impact Data Gap

ESG Loans Broaden Access to Sustainability-linked Financing

Why Diversity is Important at CalSTRS

Global Inflows into ESG ETFs Steady in January

Asia is Opening up to New Types of ESG Products

BlackRock Launches ESG Bond Index

Columbia Threadneedle Investments Enhances Its Fundamental Research with Proprietary Responsible Investment Ratings

Spotlight on Investors: The Government Pension Fund of Norway

American Sustainable Funds Outperform the Market

Long Term Matters: BlackRock – Time to Pull Your Finger Out!

Moody's Outlines the Top 5 Material Social Credit Risks Companies Face

Hedge Fund Industry is Still Mostly Men, New Data Shows

Survey Shows Half of Women in Private Equity Would Consider Leaving Industry

AP1 Invests in Swedish SDG-aligned Private Equity Fund

Interview: Independent Adviser Warns ESG is ‘Overwhelming’ Swiss Funds

European Funds Comment: Responsible Investment: An Opportunity for Private Equity

JP Morgan Hires ESG Head from BlackRock

Spotlight on Investors: Pax World

Five Key Issues That BMO’s Responsible Investors will Watch this Year

TCFD-based Reporting to Become Mandatory for PRI Signatories in 2020

The 100 Most Overpaid CEOs of 2019

Companies Must Focus on Fair Pay, Decent Work Throughout Workforce: Report

Ocean Finance: In Search of Blue Returns

Responsible Investment and Sustainable Development Growing Priority for Private Equity Finds PwC Survey

Pension Dashboard Should Display Impact Information, Says Taskforce

Vale: Swedish Funds Cut Mining Giant from Portfolios After Dam Collapse

TMX Joins UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

Spotlight on Investors: Public Investment Corporation

Climate Change Related Regulation

Corporate Directors Downplay ESG Issues, Defying Investors

Index Providers Respond to Controversial Weapons Campaign

Diversifying Investments: A Study of Ownership Diversity and Performance in the Asset Management Industry

SEC Staff Issues Interpretive Guidance on Board Diversity Disclosures

EU Shareholder Rights Directive ‘Could Fail’: Hermes

Why Credit Ratings Need to Reflect ESG

IHS Markit Brings ESG Reporting to Private Capital Markets

Firms Use Artificial Intelligence for ESG Index

Spotlight on Investors: The Environment Agency Pension Fund

Fear Mounts that ESG Funds are in Danger of Mis-Selling Investors

Asset Owners’ Climate-Change Advice

Green Finance: Financing Environmental Benefits

China: The Greening of China

Why India is Turning into ESG Funding Hotspot

"We want gender diversity": Institutional Investors Tell Alternative Investment Firms

Women Awarded Tiny Fraction of UK Venture Capital Funds

The Challenge of Putting ESG Into Practice

Hedge Fund Founder Jeff Tannenbaum’s Next Act Will Be Green

Spotlight on Investors: United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund

BP Board Will Back Shareholder Push to Align Goals with Paris Climate Agreement

Climate-Concerned Investors Turn Heat up on Global Food Giants

CPPIB to Raise €1bn Via First Euro-Denominated Green Bond

Danish SDG Investment Fund Reaches DKK 5BN

Bondholders Must Start Playing Hardball with Climate Offenders

Impact Investing: Feeling the Effects

Morningstar Launches New Low Carbon Risk Index Family

Thematic Boutique Partners with Non-Profit Group for Climate Fund

Spotlight on Investors: Mirova

Plastics, Regulation and Climate Risk: Five Key Green and ESG Investment Trends for 2019

Water Makes Mark in Investors’ Minds

Dutch Regulator Warns of €97bn ‘Water Scarcity’ Risk

Do the Capital Markets Reward Low-Carbon Business Models?

ABP to Commit €500m to Green Mortgages

Investors Support Baltic Cleanup Through New Bond Issue

ESG: UK Fund Management Body Proposes Standard Definitions

Apex and ISS to Launch ESG Reporting for Investment Managers

New Standard to Drive Global Finance Closer to the SDGs

Spotlight on Investors: British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

The Alpha and Beta of ESG Investing

Diversity is Crucial for the Future of Finance, Say Some of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

MSCI: Progress Toward 30% Female Board Representation Has Slowed

Citigroup Admits It Pays Women 29% Less Than Men

AP1 Divests from Nuclear Weapons, Tobacco and Fossil Fuels

Merseyside, People’s Pension Allocate to ESG Smart Beta Funds

New CalPERS Board Member Has Serious Concerns About Private Equity Plan and ESG

ESG Roundup: SSGA Targets Corporate Culture, BlackRock Scolded on Climate

Eurosif Launches Strategy Review in Light of ESG Regulatory Changes

Spotlight on Investors: AP1

A Year in Review through a Responsible Investment Lens

The Weather Channel Mobile App is Being Sued for 'Unfair and Fraudulent' Mining of User Data

Google Shareholder Sues Board, Alleging Cover-Up of Sexual Misconduct Claims

HSBC’s Gender Pay Gap, the Worst in U.K. Banking, Is Now Even Bigger

Norway’s Oil Fund Should Put €42bn into Green Infrastructure, Says Think-Tank

Cut Emerging Markets Some Slack on ESG, Says Fund Selector

PMT’s New Index Shakes Up it's Equities

Fitch Launches ESG Credit Rating ‘Relevance’ Scores

Sustainalytics Acquires GES International

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