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Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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DOL proposal opens door for ESG investment

The DOL’s proposed rule would explicitly permit retirement plan fiduciaries to consider climate change and other ESG factors.

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More companies disclosing climate-related financial information

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures says more companies worldwide disclose information aligned with its recommendations.

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Asset owners call for better communication with managers on ESG

At the WorldPensionSummit, investors called on peers to pressure managers to engage with companies more effectively about ESG.

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President Joe Biden speaks during the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate in the East Room of the White House

White House unveils strategy to mitigate climate-related financial risks

The White House released a report to account for and mitigate climate change-related financial and economic risks.

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San Francisco shifts passive equity mandate to active BlackRock ESG strategy

San Francisco City & County Employees' Retirement System is moving $636 million to BlackRock's active systematic equity strategy.

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BlackRock alts unit selects global head of sustainable investing

Kristen Weldon joined BlackRock as managing director and new global head of sustainable investing at the manager's alternatives unit.

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CalPERS moves corporate governance chief to global equity post

Simiso Nzima was named managing investment director of global equity at the California Public Employees' Retirement System.

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European shareholders increase dissenting votes – ISS

European shareholders had more dissenting votes in 2021 while companies proposed more climate-related resolutions, a new report said.

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ATP builds out investment-grade green bonds portfolio

ATP sold some of its U.S. high-yield exposure to finance its new green bonds allocation.

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The People's Pension divests $306 million in investments

The People's Pension removed $306 million from its stock portfolio due to some companies breaching its ESG policy.

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Measuring diversity 'alpha'

Is there a way firms and investors can quantify how much of a role diversity plays in returns?


Japan bounce back?

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