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Stakeholder Capitalism Stonewalled by Labor Department

U.S. Department of Labor proposes rule changes that could make impact investing more difficult, by limiting funds’ ability to take ESG issues...

How Can ESG Regulations Keep Up With the TikTok Generation?

ESG regulations are shifting, but can governments and asset managers keep up? Millennials and Generation Z are only going to quicken the...

Impact Investors Should Bolster Political Action, Align’s Kenning Says

Impact investors need to become active in the political process if they want to see positive change, according to Align Impact CEO...

Small-Cap Companies Vulnerable to ESG Risks, Says Bank of America Report

While investors worried about ESG risks for companies with small market capitalizations are finding a dearth of information, a Bank of America...

Opinion: Scope 3 Emissions Target-Setting, Accountability Crucial

Targeting carbon emissions in food production needed as demand for meat products in China and India threatens to increase the amount of...

Fossil Fuel Divestment for Endowments Goes Digital

Most college students may be taking classes virtually this semester, but that may not slow down their virtual protests for their institutions’...

Writing the Future: Investors Pushing ESG Values Into Boardrooms

U.S. investors have turned up the heat on companies with a record number of ESG shareholder resolutions this year and the COVID-19...

A Brief How-to Guide on Shareholder Proposals

Want to change a company’s behavior? Prepare to spend as much as a year getting your proposal in order.More shareholders are filing...

ESG Investment Assets Surge to $1 Trillion Record Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic downturn, investments into environmental, social, and governance assets surged by 72% this year, says Morningstar.Investors...

Not All ESG Assets Are Created Equal

Big 2Q pushes ESG assets under management over $1 trillion for the first time, but studies show some companies with strong ESG...

ESG’s Unlikely Link to the Great Depression

Now that ESG investments are outperforming traditional ones, it would seem hard to argue that ESG investing would go against fiduciary duty....

Sir Ronald Cohen on ‘Impact,’ Stakeholder Capitalism

In his new book, “Impact,” Sir Ronald Cohen writes about how to bring stakeholder capitalism into the mainstream.  This...

Impact Architect Cohen Sets the Scene

Sir Ronald Cohen says in his new book that measurement separates impact investing from ESGHis long career pioneering the impact sector underscores...

HSBC Launches ESG Reporting Service Amid Growing Calls for Sustainable Investments

HSBC launched an ESG reporting service for clients.Move comes as financial institutions are offering more ESG-related products to cater to growing interest...

Investors Slam SEC Proposal Allowing Most Hedge Funds to Keep Holdings...

Investors are “disappointed” in a proposed rule change by the SEC that allows most hedge funds to keep some equity holdings secret,...

‘Temperature Ratings’ Estimate Effectiveness of Companies’ Climate Change Plans

New measurement for a company’s expected global warming impact may help investors. CDP ‘temperature ratings’ tool lets investors weigh a company’s impact on...

U.K. Pensions May Focus on Climate Change, While U.S. May Limit...

While the U.K. moves to ask retirement funds to disclose their portfolios’ carbon footprint, U.S. authorities may limit pension plan managers’ ability...

When Is Tech Making Things Better, Not Just Easier?

Figuring out when tech is “mission-driven” and making life better rather than just easier usually depends on your values. Sometimes, like when...

USMCA Might Miss ESG Goals as Mexico Rebuffs Renewable Energy

USMCA is supposed to improve on NAFTA when it comes to ESG criteria, but actions by the Mexican government are likely to...

In Fashion, Does Anyone Know What Sustainable Means?

With so many interpretations of sustainability, no one in fashion really knows what it means. Some investors in fashion lines are looking at...

Impact Investing Slowed to a Crawl in 2nd Quarter

Capital invested in impact collapsed in the second quarter, falling to $389.8 million from $2.1 billion in last year’s second quarter, according...

Stoking Passion for Impact Bonds With Passion for Social Issues

COVID-19 pandemic is leading to increased flow into social and sustainability-linked bonds, according to 280 CapMarkets’ Jennifer Tonda. ESG bonds allow fixed-income investors...

Change Finance Heeds Social Justice Call, Seeks Pay Equity Data

Change Finance, an exchange traded fund issuer, is calling on its portfolio companies to divulge pay-equity data following social justice protests in...

Pandemic Relief Program Tweaks Would Make Funds More Accessible

ESG-focused enterprises and other firms accessed the government’s pandemic relief funds, aided by the KPMG Spark accounting system, but some nonprofits are...

Pandemic May Speed Sustainability Factors for Assessing Investments Into Mainstream

ESG isn’t just for impact investors anymore, and the pandemic is expediting the change. Sustainability issues have become a strategic priority for companies...

ESG Funds Outperformed Peers, as COVID-19 Pandemic Spurred Bear Market

Sustainable funds have performed better than their peers this year as COVID-19 upended markets.  Sustainable funds are underweight energy, overweight technology and companies...

Women’s Economic Losses Mount During Pandemic, Highlighting Investment Need

Pandemic highlights need to invest more in women utilizing so-called “gender lens” Investing in women has proven lucrative while boosting women’s socioeconomic standing...

Impact Investors Want More Data and Less Spin From Financial Companies

Asset managers are pumping out ESG-related information that is not focused on what investors want to see, says a communications company.

COVID-19 Lawsuits Threaten to Overwhelm Reopening Businesses

As retailers, restaurants and corporations around the world return to the work, they’ll be managing ESG risk in new ways — with...

Concerned Investors Swarm SEC Comment Board Ahead of Proposed Rule Change

Concerned investors have contacted the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, ahead of a proposed rule change that could make it difficult for...
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