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September 25, 2020 Fifth Third Bancorp Sets $8 Billion Sustainable Finance GoalSource: Environmental and Energy Leader
The bank’s sustainable finance goal includes lending commitments and financing for renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower). It also includes the financing of projects like the Bancroft Station Solar...
September 24, 2020 JPMorgan to Move $230 Billion Assets to Germany Under BrexitSource: Bloomberg
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is moving about 200 billion euros ($230 billion) from the U.K. to Frankfurt as a result of Britain’s exit from the European Union, a shift that will make it one of the largest banks in Germany.
September 23, 2020 CEOs: Don’t ignore sustainabilitySource: Top 1000 Funds
CEOs wanting to do more to integrate sustainability shouldn’t fear their investors. “The majority of investors are investing for the long-term,” said Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and co-founder and chair of IMAGINE, a...
Source: The Guardian
The circular economy is a rejection of our current “take, make, waste” industrial model, where resources are extracted, goods are manufactured with those resources, and then discarded. According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation,...
September 16, 2020 Google announced one of the biggest green pledges from tech yetSource: The Verge
Google just made one of Big Tech’s most ambitious environmental commitments: it will work to run its operations purely on carbon-free energy by 2030. It also announced that as of today, it has purchased enough carbon offsets to...
September 11, 2020 UBS advises private clients to pick 'sustainable' investmentsSource: Reuters
LONDON - UBS Group (UBSG.S) said on Thursday that it would advise private clients investing globally to choose sustainable investments over more traditional options, the first major financial institution to do so.
September 9, 2020 Inside The Big Threat To Sustainable InvestingSource: Forbes
The Department of Labor’s proposed rule is designed to ensure that plan fiduciaries execute their ERISA duties cost-effectively by limiting exercises of shareholder rights to matters that have an economic impact on the plan....
Index funds investing in companies that rate highly on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have received a boost during Covid-19, with increased interest in stakeholder capitalism.
August 14, 2020 Daimler to Pay $2.2 Billion to Settle U.S. Diesel IssuesSource: MSN
Daimler AG will pay about $2.2 billion to settle U.S. diesel-emissions issues in the latest fallout from years of closer regulatory scrutiny on vehicle pollution.
Source: Triple Pundit
Nine in ten companies on the S&P 500 index, one bellwether of U.S. stock market performance, published sustainability, corporate responsibility or citizenship reports in 2019. That’s up from only 20 percent in 2011 and 86 percent...
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