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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...

COVID-19 Shines Spotlight on Employee Welfare as ESG Issue

Many companies are paying greater attention to employee welfare as COVID-19 has underlined the importance of environmental, social and governance factors. Before the...

COVID-19 Puts Spotlight on Worker Risks and Big Firms Stepping up...

As the COVID-19 outbreak adds to workplace dangers and stress, companies are in some cases stepping up with better pay and benefits. Companies...

Proxy Season Packed With Environmental, Social and Governance Proposals

Companies are giving greater consideration to environmental, social and governance criteria raised by stakeholders to mitigate against risk. The concerns of impact investors...

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...
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