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Relaxed Pollution Rules for Utilities Raise Concerns Over Altered ESG Landscape

A Trump administration move to relax emissions standards alarms environmental groups, who see coronavirus-related effort as an invitation to polluteCarrie VanWinkle, a...

Less ‘E’? Coronavirus Finds ESG Investors Focused on Social and Governance,...

As the coronavirus upends life around the globe, sustainability advocates are focusing more on social and governance issues and less on environmental...

Japan’s GPIF, World’s Largest Pension Fund, Joins U.S., U.K. Funds to...

Pension funds representing about $2 trillion in assets under management are committing to sustainability investingThe move brings some of the world’s largest...

Is Big Oil Right? Exxon Says Plastic Packaging More Sustainable Than...

While plastic has serious environmental downsides, green alternatives may be worse in some cases.Biodegradable plastics market may reach $6.73 billion in five...

ESG Investors May Be Surprised by Tech Giants Hulking in Their...

Investors who want their money to go to companies committed to environmental, social or governance principles may be surprised to find tech...

Pipeline Companies May Move From Activists’ Crosshairs to ESG Investor Darlings

Oil and natural gas pipeline companies have long been a target for environmentalists’ ire — think of the Keystone battle, as well...

Women-Led, Values-Based Investing Has Gotten Hot — and Now Men Want...

Values-based investing has long been relegated to a back office, the province of predominantly female junior staffers. Now it’s...

Bank of America Puts $500 Billion Price Tag on Controversies Related...

It’s getting expensive for companies to ignore issues like climate change and sexual harassment. Environmental, social and governance controversies...

JPMorgan’s Pinto Sees ESG Gaining Momentum Over Next Decade

What will J.P. Morgan’s Daniel Pinto be watching next year? ESG opportunities for clients and whether or not upstart digital banks like...

U.S. Wants to Know if ESG Funds are Investing Socially as...

With record money flowing into investment funds marketing themselves as socially responsible, it was only a matter of time before regulators stepped...

The Promise and Limits of SDGs as Guidelines for the Impact...

When every government in the world and a kaleidoscope of private stakeholders negotiated the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, they had no...

Top Fund Managers Embrace ESG, Say There Are Limits to Capitalism...

It is time for investors and the businessworld to end its focus on economic growth and short-term gains and switch their attention...

Market Conditions to Fuel Private Equity Portfolios, ESG Demand: E&Y Report

Investors continue to direct money into private equity at the expense of hedge funds, a trend that shows no sign of slowing...

International Finance Group Proposes New, Simpler Language for Sustainable Investing Terms

New guidelines released today by the Institute of International Finance aim to clear up the language used to describe sustainable investment and...

Wanted: Private Equity Firms Seek ESG Professionals in a Push to...

Private equity firms, responding to surging demand for ethical investing opportunities, plan on hiring more professionals focused on environmental, social and governance...

Carlyle Group’s Big Bets on Energy, Technology Help Propel Third-Quarter Profit

Private equity giant Carlyle Group completed a blockbuster majority stake acquisition in the energy sector and invested in a promising artificial intelligence...

Barclays Launches Impact Banking Unit as Investors Demand More Than Market-Beating...

British financial services giant Barclays has joined a host of global banking rivals ramping up efforts to find companies that will generate...

World’s Biggest Banks Slowly Embracing Climate Initiative Championed by Carney, Bloomberg

Wells Fargo, Commerzbank and UniCredit are among the world’s biggest banks yet to sign on to a climate change initiative championed by...

Green Bonds, Gaining Traction in U.S. as Acceptance Spreads, May Hit...

Key Takeaway: Green bond issuance hit a record $66.6 billion in the...

Leveraging UN’s SDGs As a Guide to Emerging Market Investment

Key Takeaway: Private equity investors are relying more on the United Nation’s...

Citi’s New Sustainability Chief to Lead Low-Carbon Transition, As Banks Push...

Citigroup, ready to meet a ten-year $100 billion sustainability goal four years ahead of schedule, named the executive in charge of the...

Impact Investing Has Opportunity, Research Deficit, Study Says; Others Say Concerns...

The premise of impact investing is simple: Investors deploy capital in ways that return a profit, and simultaneously make the world a...

ESG Investing Is Not Just for Millennials: New Study Shows Boomers,...

While millennials may be the generation most associated with social impact investing, other groups are showing strong interest, according to a new...

Einstein’s Banker Ladenburg Backs Millennial ESG Tool

The bank that once took deposits from Albert Einstein is keeping its offerings fresh by investing in a two-year old firm pitching...

Rocket Recycling: Rocket Lab Plans to Recover, Reuse First Stage

Rocket Lab takes recycling to new heights

Fitch Ratings Pitches ESG Heat Map as Demand Rises for Impact...

Fitch Ratings released a tool showing the relevance of environment, social and governance factors to credit ratings in different industries, as investor...

Social Impact Investing Isn’t a Money-Loser, Economists’ Study Says

Debate swirls around whether environmentally friendly companies outperform the wider universe of firms. A study by Stanford and Yonsei university economists offers...

Slavery, Child Labor Poison Supply Chains Despite Years of Effort

Slavery in its modern forms like forced labor and debt servitude persist despite efforts to stamp them out. Despite a ban by...

Arabesque S-Ray $20M Funding Highlights Rising Demand for ESG Measurement Tools

Investors scrutinizing target companies’ commitments to environmental, social and governance principles sometimes find they need a hand cutting through the feel-good fluff...

ESG and Impact Strategies May Be Resilient, but Only a Recession...

Studies show that Environmental, Social and Governance investments as more resilient than other strategies and that companies with high ESG ratings tend...
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