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Listed below are the 50 most recent news articles about Asset Owners & Asset Managers, continuously gathered from around the globe by the Institute.  The flow of news involved United States Pension Funds in general as well as the activities of specific United States Pension Funds and their investments. Archives are available in this content silo (which are permanently maintained).

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How do retail investors feel about returns from sustainable investing'   
October 21, 2021
Source: Schroders - Although the potential for higher returns matters, the main driver of retail interest in sustainable funds is environmental impact.
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Pembina Pipeline Corporation Announces GHG Reduction Target and Releases Annual Sustainability Data Update   
October 21, 2021
Source: Electric Energy Online - Pembina Pipeline Corporation ("Pembina" or the "Company") (TSX: PPL) (NYSE: PBA) is pleased to announce its commitment to reduce the Company's greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions intensity by 30 percent by 2030,
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Business leaders join UN chief to ramp up delivery of critical investment tools for sustainable development   
October 21, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - At the annual meeting with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, on Tuesday, the Global Investors for Sustainable
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Aegon Global Sustainable Equity Fund: The firm investing in early stage companies to help save the planet   
October 21, 2021
Source: i - The company introduced its first responsible investing fund 32 years ago and now has more than half of its assets in sustainable and ethical investments
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Business leaders join Secretary-General to ramp up delivery of critical investment tools to mobilize investment in sustainable development   
October 20, 2021
Source: UN News Centre - At their annual meeting with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today, the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance issued a joint statement outlining concrete actions for the future.
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Big business means business on sustainable investment   
October 19, 2021
Source: UN News Centre - You know something is shifting in the markets when global business heavyweights move to issue standards, industry-specific metrics and even ready-to-invest financial vehicles, all aligned with one trend.
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Business Leaders Join Secretary-General To Mobilize Investment In Sustainable Development   
October 19, 2021
Source: Scoop - Business leaders join Secretary-General to ramp up delivery of critical investment tools to mobilize investment in sustainable development. New York – At their annua
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BGRIM is listed on "Thailand Sustainability Investment (THSI)"   
October 19, 2021
Source: nationthailand - BGRIM, a Thailands leading industrial power producer, gained recognition from the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) as being "sustainable" in nature in the Resources group for 2021.
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Gecina’s ESG Performance Levels Once Again Confirmed by the GRESB and MSCI   
October 19, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Gecina (Paris:GFC) has made further progress in the GRESB rankings, with an overall rating of 93/100, and seen its triple A rating confirmed by MSCI.
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GEF commits $15m to Food Securities Fund   
October 19, 2021
Source: Environmental finance - The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a $15 million commitment, provided through Conservation International, to the Food Securities Fund, which aims to support increased transparency and accountability in...
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Financial Planning and Analysis Services Market Next Big Thing : Major Giants Vanguard, Citigroup, Capital Group   
October 19, 2021
Source: openpr.com - Some of the Major Companies covered in this Research are BlackRock, Legal & General Investment Management America, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors, Prudential Financial ...
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New protected area buffers Mauritania’s shifting sands   
October 18, 2021
Source: unep.org - Alongside the Great Green Wall, a new protected area in Mauritania will help combat desertification and climate change.
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Lyxor’s Singapore-listed China ETF switches to MSCI ESG benchmark   
October 18, 2021
Source: Asia Asset Management - France’s Lyxor Asset Management has changed the underlying benchmark of its 15-year-old Singapore-listed China-focused exchange-traded fund to an environmental, social and governance benchmark compiled by MSCI Inc to cater...
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Feature: MSCI’s Ed White looks at European healthcare real estate in context   
October 18, 2021
Source: laingbuissonnews - European Healthcare Real Estate is increasingly seen as an asset class, not least because of its performance during the pandemic. Ed White, Client Consultant within the MSCI Coverage Team, looks at healthcare in context of the...
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UBS Asset Management hires new country head   
October 18, 2021
Source: Investor Daily - Alison Telfer has been named country head Australia and New Zealand.   UBS Asset Management has announced the appointment of Alison Telfer to the role of country head Australia and New Zealand. Ms T
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Africa’s Seychelles Blue Bond Economy Inspires Belize   
October 16, 2021
Source: Forbes - Seychelles blue bond economic roadmap using an integrated approach to the sustainable development of ocean resources, has inspired Belize to attempt a similar approach to lower its $553 million Eurobond debt with the concurrent...
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BlackRock votes against CBA resolution   
October 15, 2021
Source: Financial Standard - Despite its vocal stance on sustainability and net zero ambition, BlackRock voted against a Commonwealth Bank shareholder resolution to stop the bank financing fossil fuels.
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Interview: COP15 Kunming Declaration to help advance agenda on climate, nature conservation -- expert   
October 14, 2021
Source: N.C.N. Limited on MSN.com - Aerial photo taken on Sept. 30, 2021 shows the view of the Hainan Tropical Rainforest National Park in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu) "The Kunming Declaration will help us not just to generate ambition in the...
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What Is Ethic, The Sustainable Investing Firm Harry and Meghan Are Promoting'   
October 14, 2021
Source: InsideHook on MSN.com - There are two frameworks to consider when looking at environmental impact: personal and institutional. The Aston Martin that Prince Charles has been converting to run on wine and cheese instead of gas'
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Master trust roundup: People’s Pension cuts £226m based on ESG standards   
October 14, 2021
Source: IPE - The People’s Pension, a UK-based master trust, has removed £226m (€266m) worth of investment in companies that have failed to meet its rigorous ESG standards. The workplace pension scheme has worked closely with...
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Kyiv International Economic Forum has been successfully held in the capital of Ukraine   
October 14, 2021
Source: Interfax-Ukraine - On October 7-8, the Kyiv International Economic Forum (KIEF) was held at the Parkovy Exhibition and Convention Center. Over 1,500 participants attended the event, during which 25-panel discussions took place.
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What to hold alongside one of investors’ favourite funds: Royal London Sustainable World Trust   
October 14, 2021
Source: FE Trustnet - Trustnet asked fund pickers what to hold alongside one of the most popular sustainable funds, Royal London Sustainable World Trust.
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Boutique group unveils cross-theme sustainable global strategy   
October 13, 2021
Source: Citywire - GIB Asset Management has further expanded its growth in the European funds markets with the launch of a strategy seeking to invest in companies that can create value by delivering on sustainability. The asset manager,
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Equities supported despite US yield spike   
October 13, 2021
Source: Money Management - The recent jump in US Treasury yields is a “benign adjustment” and ongoing negative real yields and the broadening US economic restart will still support equities and high-yield bonds, the BlackRock Investment...
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P&G investors, heirs pressure bounty maker over deforestation   
October 13, 2021
Source: Mint - Environmental groups push protest vote against board director; Procter & Gamble says its sourcing from Canadian woodlands is sustainable
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Impact investing: the importance of sustainable infrastructure in EM   
October 13, 2021
Source: Schroders - In this, the first of five articles on emerging market impact investing, we review the theme of sustainable infrastructure, why it is needed, and what companies are doing.
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GIB Asset Management launches sustainable world fund for Neil Brown   
October 12, 2021
Source: Investment Week - GIB Asset Management has launched a sustainable global equities fund for its. Brown, who joined the firm from Liontrust last November, will lead the strategy, which has been developed in partnership with Amundi Ireland.
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Fast-tracking action in support of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework   
October 12, 2021
Source: unep.org - Joint statement of support by the Global Environment Facility, United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Environment Programme
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T. Rowe, State Street, Nuveen Launch Active Bond ETFs   
October 12, 2021
Source: Think Advisor - In the last week alone, T. Rowe Price and State Street Global Advisors in partnership with Loomis Sayles launched actively managed ETFs after Harbor Capital did the same the week before.
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MSCI Upgrades Hess to AAA in Annual ESG Rating Assessment   
October 12, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) has received a AAA rating in the MSCI environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings for 2021 after earning AA ratings from MSCI ESG for 10 consecutive years. The AAA rating designates Hess as a...
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Microsoft Has Finally Given In To The Right To Repair Movement – Here Is How   
October 12, 2021
Source: Wonderful Engineering - Advertisement It was revealed in an initial report from Grist, that Microsoft is permitting the customers to repair the products of the company. Additionally, it will also look into the environmental effects of allowing...
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Sustainable Investment Report Q3 2021   
October 12, 2021
Source: Schroders - Our new-look quarterly review hones in on our active ownership activities and puts the spotlight on the actions we are taking on climate.
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China able to restore ecosystems: expert   
October 12, 2021
Source: Big News Network.com - Provided by Xinhua China can prove that protecting wildlife is not a burden to growth economic growth and prosperity The income per capita of China
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Interview: China able to restore ecosystems: expert   
October 12, 2021
Source: Big News Network.com - Xinhua writers Yang Shilong Hu Yousong WASHINGTON Oct 11 Xinhua -- China has been able to restore ecosystems and to deal with the restoration of landsca
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Lenzing secures sustainability rating upgrade   
October 11, 2021
Source: knittingtradejournal.com - Lenzing –Lenzing has been recognised for its sustainability work by ratings agency MSCI, with the manufacturer of Tencel branded lyocell and modal fibres improving its grade from A to AA. It places Lenzing among the...
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Sustainable food and water - why the current system needs to be transformed   
October 11, 2021
Source: Schroders - The food and water system must become more resource efficient and sustainable in the face of mounting challenges. We explain what needs to be done and the investment opportunities it brings.
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Ramy Berenblum: From Farm to Corporate Sustainability   
October 09, 2021
Source: Colgate Maroon-News - Colgate senior and environmental studies concentrator Ramy Berenblum has loved the outdoors since she started gardening with her mom in her hometown of Bedford, New York when she was little. Berenblum knew she wanted to continue...
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Lenzing given improved sustainability rating   
October 08, 2021
Source: Ecotextile News - Austrian fibre manufacturer Lenzing has been recognised for its sustainability work by ratings agency MSCI, who’s bumped up the producer’s grade from A to AA. It places Lenzing among the world’s top six per cent...
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Microsoft will expand Right to Repair options   
October 08, 2021
Source: GadgetGuy.com.au - After a shareholder resolution, Microsoft will expand Right to Repair options by the end of 2022. The first step to bring big tech into line.
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MSCI Launches Climate Lab to Help Investors Measure and Manage Climate Risk Across Investment Process   
October 08, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools and services, today announced the launch of MSCI Climate Lab, a new application for enterprise-level monitoring and management of climate and...
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What is sustainable investing'   
October 08, 2021
Source: Madison.com - The financial services industry has taken note of these concerns and has begun offering more investment opportunities designed to channel money into fostering a safer, fairer, and more sustainable world.
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Brokerage Services Market to Eyewitness Massive Growth by 2026 | Allianz, Amundi, BlackRock   
October 08, 2021
Source: openpr.com - Global Brokerage Services Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread) is latest research study ...
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North American Metals & Mining first: BMO helps Sandstorm Gold Royalties achieve ESG goals with Sustainability-Linked Loan   
October 07, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Sandstorm is the first precious metals royalty company and one of the first North American metals & mining companies to have a Sustainability-Linked Loan structured with internal and customized Key Performance Indicators New...
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Sandstorm Gold Royalties Increases Credit Facility to $350 Million, First Royalty Company Sustainability-Linked Loan   
October 07, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Sandstorm Gold Ltd. ("Sandstorm Gold Royalties", "Sandstorm" or the "Company") (NYSE: SAND) (TSX: SSL) is pleased to announce that it has increased its revolving credit agreement allowing the Company to borrow up to $350 million,
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State Street Corporation [STT] gain 21.90% so far this year. What now'   
October 07, 2021
Source: dbtnews - STT] gained 3.02% on the last trading session, reaching $88.72 price per share at the time. The company report on September 28, 2021 that State Street Global Advisors Expands Fixed Income ETF Offering with Debut of SPDR®...
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Mirova launches Global Sustainable Equity fund   
October 07, 2021
Source: Investment Week - Natixis’s ESG division Mirova has launched the Natixis Mirova Global Sustainable Equity fund, a UK version of its €4bn Mirova Global Sustainable Equity SICAV, launched in 2013.
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CNBC's Sustainable Future Forum 2021: The agenda   
October 07, 2021
Source: CNBC on MSN.com - Building on the success of our special report, the week commencing Monday Oct. 18 will see CNBC’s first ever “Sustainable Future Forum.
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State Street Global Advisors ETF Channel   
October 06, 2021
Source: ETF - With 134 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, State Street Global Advisors ETFs have total assets under management of $998.02B. The average expense ratio is 0.27%. State Street Global Advisors ETFs ...
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Why a sudden spike in 10-year Treasury yields to around 1.5% shouldn’t spook investors, says BlackRock   
October 05, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - Low Treasury yields are up sharply because they have been 'overdue for a correction,' says Jean Boivin's team at the BlackRock Investment Institute,
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State Street Global Advisors Expands Fixed Income ETF Offering with Debut of SPDR ® Loomis Sayles Opportunistic Bond ETF   
October 04, 2021
Source: Business Wire - BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--State Street Global Advisors, the asset management ... “The low interest rate environment is driving demand for non-traditional fixed income investments.
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