SustainabilityHQ Asset MGR News and Information Dashboard

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).

Click here to search all of the SustainabilityHQTM databases.

Asset Managers News

SEC, SASB, GRI, IIRC, FSB-TCFD

Mainstreaming sustainable forest and land management to enhance ecosystem resilience for improved livelihoods in Zimbabwe   
December 03, 2021
Source: APO Group English - This initiative will support a cross-sector approach which will result in mainstreaming of sustainable forest and land management to enhance ecosystem
[more] 
State Street cuts fees to grab more bond ETF flows   
December 03, 2021
Source: InvestmentNews - State Street is cutting fees on three corporate bond ETFs as it seeks to boost its share of the booming fixed-income ETF business.
[more] 
$1 trillion additional financing needed over 10 yrs to meet COP26 commitments: Govt in RS   
December 03, 2021
Source: The Indian Express on MSN.com - Minister of State for environment, Ashwini Choubey, responded to Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Modi on India’s required climate finance saying that the country expects developed countries to transfer $1 trillion annually to...
[more] 
Zim to launch land, forests sustainable programme   
December 03, 2021
Source: News Day - Ndlovu told journalists in Bulawayo that the project would focus on Manicaland, Masvingo and Midlands with US$71 125 176 sourced from the Global Environment Facility Agency (GEFA).
[more] 
EQS-News: Baloise awarded higher sustainability rating by MSCI   
December 02, 2021
Source: Business Insider - The progress made by Baloise in the field of sustainability is attracting growing external attention and recognition. For example, MSCI has upgraded the ESG rating of Baloise from BBB to A. This puts Baloise among the top 37 per...
[more] 
2 million metric tons of rice smuggled annually into Nigeria – Senate   
December 02, 2021
Source: Nairametrics - The Senate Committee on Agriculture announced that 2 million metric metric tons of rice is currently being imported or smuggled
[more] 
Value Partners picks new leader of Southeast Asian business   
December 02, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Mr. Ong will report to President June Wong. Mr. Ong comes to Value Partners from State Street Global Advisors, where he served as managing director and head of Southeast Asia, overseeing the firm ...
[more] 
Senate panel: 2mt of rice smuggled into Nigeria annually   
December 02, 2021
Source: TheCable - The senate committee on agriculture says two million metric tons of rice is being smuggled into the country annually.
[more] 
BlackRock remains bullish on equities despite Omicron   
December 02, 2021
Source: FE Trustnet - Jean Boivin, who heads the BlackRock Investment Institute, says if vaccines are effective, the new Covid strain will only delay the economic restart.
[more] 
ESG Book aims to 'disrupt' sustainability sector with free data   
December 01, 2021
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - HSBC, Deutsche Bank and Swiss Re have thrown their support behind ESG Book, a new environment, social and governance (ESG) data platform launched on Wednesday to 'disrupt' the market with a free "public good" service for...
[more] 
ESR upsizes its first Sustainability-Linked Loan to the hard cap of US$1 billion   
December 01, 2021
Source: TMCnet - Taking its inaugural step into sustainable financing, the Group announced that it had secured its first SLL of US$700 million, with an option to upsize it to US$1 billion, on 1 November 2021. On the heels of the initial...
[more] 
Stocktake: Wall Street is getting expensive, is it sustainable'   
November 30, 2021
Source: The Irish Times - With US stocks trading higher than international markets, can it last'
[more] 
The World’s Smallest Tiger Is Inching Towards Extinction   
November 30, 2021
Source: TreeHugger - The critically endangered Sumatran tiger has an estimated population of between just 400 and 500 individuals. Learn how you can help save this precious animal.
[more] 
State Street Global Advisors and the University of California Innovate on Retirement Income Strategy with Launch to Participants   
November 30, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - State Street Global Advisors (State Street), the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), in partnership with the University of California (UC), today announced that IncomeWise™,
[more] 
Platform connects Covid-19 relief funders to communities, SMEs involved in nature-based tourism   
November 30, 2021
Source: IOL News - With funding from the Global Environment Facility, the African Nature-Based Tourism Platform seeks to connect funders to communities and small and medium enterprises involved in nature-based tourism in 11 African countries in...
[more] 
Adani Ports hires ESG head as global scrutiny intensify over sustainability agenda   
November 30, 2021
Source: Business Line - Our focus is sustainable growth, and we are actively driving the ESG agenda at all levels within the organisation. We have even created a new ESG head role and hired for the position,” Karan Adani, Chief Operating Officer,
[more] 
Adani Group clarifies MSCI action on climate change indices   
November 29, 2021
Source: Webindia 123 - Adani Group has expressed disappointment by MSCI's decision to drop Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) from some of its climate change indices. "We are disappointed by MSCI's decision to drop Adani Ports and Special...
[more] 
APSEZ says MSCI’s move to drop it from Climate Change Indices lacked “transparency”   
November 29, 2021
Source: Business Line - Move an attempt to undermine the firm’s legitimate business interests and tarnish its reputation as a green port operator
[more] 
Adani Group disappointed at MSCI action on climate change indices   
November 29, 2021
Source: The Free Press Journal - Adani Group has expressed disappointment at MSCI's decision to drop Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) from some of its climate change indices. On November 27, the MSCI Climate Change Index announced it decision drop...
[more] 
AT&T, Verizon face shareholder revolt over NSA spying program   
November 29, 2021
Source: BGR - The Verizon shareholder proposal was jointly filed with Trillium Asset Management LLC, Park Foundation and Clean Yield Asset Management. Back in June, the same organization filed a lawsuit against ...
[more] 
Scalable Capital reduces minimum investment amount and raises sustainability standards   
November 29, 2021
Source: Finextra - Scalable Capital, a fast-growing online broker and Europe’s largest digital wealth manager, is removing the previously required minimum investment amount of 10,000 Euros in its digital wealth management service.
[more] 
Adani Group Expresses Disappointment Over MSCI Action On Climate Change Indices   
November 29, 2021
Source: RepublicWorld - Adani Group on Sunday expressed disappointment by MSCI’s decision to drop Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) from some of its climate change indices.
[more] 
5 Big Mistakes Companies Make When Tackling ESG   
November 29, 2021
Source: StamfordAdvocate - From corporate boardrooms to social ... (CSR), and now, in its latest iteration, as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). Companies across various industries are pursuing sustainability ...
[more] 
Adani Ports stock dips 2% after clarifying about MSCI action on climate change indices   
November 29, 2021
Source: India Infoline - Adani Ports stock was under pressure on Monday after Adani Group clarified about MSCI action on climate change indices. Adani Ports announced that the MSCI action was "disappointing". In its regulatory filing on Sunday,
[more] 
Removal from MSCI climate change indices disappointing, says Adani Group   
November 29, 2021
Source: Business Standard - APSEZ has been far ahead of its industry in stating publicly, more than 15 months back, its absolute commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2025
[more] 
In Panama, a cattle rancher leads the way in resolving human-jaguar conflict   
November 29, 2021
Source: unep.org - On International Jaguars Day on 29th November, we follow how the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is working with Panama to promote jaguar conservation and curb human-jaguar conflict.
[more] 
MSCI exclusion from climate indices disappoints Adani Ports   
November 29, 2021
Source: Business Line - Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone has said that has disappointed by MSCI's decision to drop the company's stock from some of its climate change indices. "APSEZ has been far ahead of its industry in stating publicly,
[more] 
Massive toxic waste in Chittagong to be removed after four decades   
November 28, 2021
Source: Dhaka Tribune - Bangladesh is set to remove approximately 1,000 tonnes of hazardous pesticides, which have been stored in Chittagong for four decades, from next month. The project will be implemented through th Pesticide Risk Reduction in...
[more] 
MSCI to drop Adani Port from climate indices over Carmichael link   
November 28, 2021
Source: Fortune India - The controversial Carmichael thermal coal project in Australia continues to haunt the Adani Group, with the MSCI—a leading provider of research-based indexes and analytics—disclosing that it will knock off Adani Ports...
[more] 
PH haggles for LCD's Global Environment Facility   
November 26, 2021
Source: The Manila Times on MSN.com - What do the Global Environment Facility’s Adaptation Funds finance' CONTRIBUTED IMAGE THE Philippines has supported the interest of least developed countries (LDCs) and small island development states (SIDs) to seize a...
[more] 
Nomura Selected as Component of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices   
November 26, 2021
Source: Hubbis - Nomura Holdings has announced that it has been selected as a component of the DJSI World Index and DJSI Asia Pacific Index for the seventh and thirteenth consecutive years, respectively. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices...
[more] 
Opinion: Dow Jones Sustainability Indices includes alleged war criminals Lundin despite claims to exclude companies with negative ESG activities   
November 26, 2021
Source: ??????? - Lundin and Director Alex Schneiter of Lundin Energy for complicity in war crimes, their company was included in the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). According to the Swedish public prosecution,
[more] 
Bohol gets stable 24/7 'green' energy supply   
November 26, 2021
Source: The Manila Times on MSN.com - A RENEWABLE energy project called 'Dreams' has brought a stable 24/7 'green' energy supply via solar power to 20,000 household residents of Pamilacan, Baclayon, Bohol,
[more] 
Questions about who gets the billions pledged to Indigenous causes at COP26   
November 26, 2021
Source: Eco-business - Indigenous organisations say increasing direct funding to Indigenous-led initiatives and transparency in the flow of funds can increase effectiveness of the pledges and build trust.
[more] 
Triggers for treaty negotiations: could lessons from environmental protection inform a prospective pandemic treaty'   
November 26, 2021
Source: BMJ - The factors in favour of starting negotiations on a pandemics treaty are similar to those that triggered the successful negotiation of key environmental agreements, Katharina Kummer Peiry reports In March 2021,
[more] 
On the journey to building the Great Green Wall   
November 25, 2021
Source: Vanguard - Global law firm Hogan Lovells hosts panel session at COP 26, highlighting a new Africa-led movement to build an 8,000km corridor of plants and trees
[more] 
Board Approves Inspection Panel Decision to Defer Recommendation on Whether to Investigate Project in Togo   
November 25, 2021
Source: World Bank - World Bank Board Approves Inspection Panel Decision to Defer Recommendation on Whether to Investigate Project in Togo. The World Bank Board of Executive Directors on November 22, 2021, approved an Inspection Panel recommendation...
[more] 
Institutional Investors’ ESG Priorities Have Changed   
November 25, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - A recent study done by State Street Global Advisors asked over 300 institutional investors their thoughts on ESG going forward and how they plan to proceed with ESG investing. The study found that in just two years,
[more] 
A tree planted for every investor in Maybank Global Sustainable/ESG funds distributed by OCBC Bank   
November 25, 2021
Source: The Star - ... Fund and Maybank Global Sustainable Technology Fund are qualified Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) Funds, while the Maybank Global Mixed Assets-I Fund is rated BBB by MSCI ESG Rating. All future ...
[more] 
Ethic Named Winner of 2021 InvestmentNews Innovation Award   
November 25, 2021
Source: Benzinga.com - Ethic, the tech-driven asset management platform that powers personalization for advisors, today announced it has been named a winner of an InvestmentNews 2021 Innovation Award in the Adviser ...
[more] 
Liberia: EPA Executive Director, Prof. Wilson Tarpeh, Outlines Gains At the Cop 26 Conference Held in Glasgow   
November 25, 2021
Source: AllAfrica.com - The Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Professor Wilson Tarpeh says from conversations during the sideline meeting at the COP 26 Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, between the Liberian delegation and...
[more] 
CIFI's ESG rating further upgraded to 'BBB' by MSCI   
November 24, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - MSCI's ESG rating report on CIFI states that the Group demonstrates improvements in construction and safety risk management It has obtained ISO 9001 quality management certification for some of its construction projects,
[more] 
UAE - CIFI’s ESG rating further upgraded to ‘BBB’ by MSCI   
November 24, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - MSCI's ESG rating report on CIFI states that the Group demonstrates improvements in construction and safety risk management It has obtained ISO 9001 quality management certification for some of its construction projects,
[more] 
First national communication to the UNFCCC   
November 24, 2021
Source: Times of Malta - The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through UNDP and is being conducted by the Department of Physics, University of Malta, in collaboration with the Ministry for Rural ...
[more] 
ESG investing has a sustainability blind spot: supply chains   
November 24, 2021
Source: Fast Company on MSN.com - When ESG rating agencies ignore supply chains, companies can cherry-pick what performance measures to report, boosting their sustainability and social ratings and hiding their ‘bad’ supply chain partners.
[more] 
UNIDO Philippines calls for expression of interest for the Executive of the Global Environment Facility project   
November 24, 2021
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer - UNIDO Philippines calls for expression of interest for the Executive of the Global Environment Facility funded project. To know more about the post please see details below. ADVT
[more] 
Does Australia Give Aid To Malaysia'   
November 23, 2021
Source: Malaysian Digest - While most of Australia’s foreign aid goes to the Pacific and Asia regions, the government also supports work in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Table of contents 1. Does Australia support Malaysia'
[more] 
How we see sustainability: the CEO and the ESG fund manager   
November 23, 2021
Source: Schroders - Schroders Group Chief Executive Officer Peter Harrison and specialist ESG fund manager Katherine Davidson discuss sustainability from both a corporate leadership and an investor perspective.
[more] 
Republic Services Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Sixth Consecutive Year   
November 23, 2021
Source: Waste360 - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG), a leader in environmental services, was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for a sixth consecutive year. The Company also advanced in MSCI's ESG ratings to an...
[more] 
The shareholder fight that forced Apple’s hand on repair rights   
November 23, 2021
Source: MSN - “The timing is definitely no coincidence,” says Annalisa Tarizzo, an advocate with Green Century, the mutual fund company that filed the right-to-repair resolution with Apple in Septembe
[more] 
Displaying results 1 to 50 out of 14072
 

Governance & Accountability Institute is a monitoring, intelligence-gathering and knowledge management center operating at the intersection of powerful forces reshaping relationships between stockholders and stakeholders, and the public corporation. The key players transforming the markets and interacting with corporate management and boards include fund owners and asset managers and their third party advisors-in sovereign wealth funds,socially responsible investment organizations, activist hedge funds, public pension funds, labor union funds, private equity firms, investment banks...and more.

G&A identifies key players, monitors their activities, conducts research, charts the players's influence on capital markets and companies, and provides news and intelligence through G&As "SustainabilityHQTM" advisory services. SustainabilityHQTM resources at the intersections of powerful capital markets players--and the public and private companies they invest in.