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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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Connecting the Dots: UNDP projects connect land, energy and agriculture to protect the environment and build climate resilient livelihoods.   
November 23, 2021
Source: ReliefWeb - English News and Press Release on World and 5 other countries about Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment and more; published on 22 Nov 2021 by UNDP
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Sprouts Farmers Market Receives AAA MSCI Rating for ESG   
November 23, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Sprouts Farmers Market today announced it received a rating of AAA in the 2021 MSCI ESG Ratings assessment. The AAA rating represents the highest on the scale and signifies a company leading its industry in managing the most...
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Blueprint for action after Cop26   
November 23, 2021
Source: Delano - During the opening plenary session at the just concluded European Microfinance Week 2021, members of the panel underlined the need to boost efforts towards climate change adaptation, build resilience,
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Inflation At Heart Of Our Outlook Forum   
November 23, 2021
Source: Seeking Alpha - Jean Boivin, PhD, is head of economic and markets research at the Blackrock Investment Institute. Prior to joining BlackRock, Dr. Boivin served as deputy governor of the Bank of Canada and as ...
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Power Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results   
November 22, 2021
Source: Benzinga.com - An additional deferred tax liability of $99 million has been included in the net asset value with respect to the investments in standalone businesses at fair value, without taking into account ...
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NEC Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)   
November 22, 2021
Source: NEC - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced it has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Asia Pacific Index, some of the most prestigious...
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TCS Saudi Arabia wins King Khalid Sustainability Award 2021   
November 21, 2021
Source: Zawya - Tata Consultancy Services recognized among the top three winners for exemplary sustainability practices implemented at its all-women center in Riyadh
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SJP swaps four managers of £14bn Global Equity fund in ESG shift   
November 20, 2021
Source: Citywire - St James’s Place has replaced the four managers of its Global Equity Fund with State Street Global Advisors, Man Numeric and LA Capital.
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Solar installation to cut energy consumption at six hospitals   
November 20, 2021
Source: The Jamaica Observer - ENERGY consumption at six pubic hospitals is expected to decline by 22 per cent annually following the installation of solar energy and renewable energy systems at the facilities. Under the Deployment of Renewable Energy and...
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Rich countries failed to keep their promise on finance: Union minister Bhupender Yadav   
November 20, 2021
Source: India Today - Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav was India's chief negotiator at Glasgow summit
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Catholic nuns pressure mining company to protect Okefenokee Swamp   
November 20, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - The Felicians are invested in Chemours, the spinoff of Dupont that mines and processes mining products like the titanium dioxide at Trail Ridge.
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Filinvest REIT Corp. enters the MSCI Philippines Small Cap Index   
November 19, 2021
Source: The Manila Times on MSN.com - Filinvest REIT Corp. (FILRT), the Gotianun-led real estate investment trust company, will enter the MSCI Philippines Small Cap Index this month of November. FILRT joins the exclusive MSCI Philippines Small Cap Index alongside 20...
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Study confirms that Gabon is the largest stronghold for critically endangered African forest elephants   
November 19, 2021
Source: EurekAlert! - The most comprehensive survey conducted of elephant numbers in the Central African nation of Gabon since the late 1980s has found elephants occurring in higher numbers than previously thought.
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5 “blue forests” that are vital to life on Earth   
November 19, 2021
Source: unep.org - These ecosystems, which run the gamut from mangroves to seagrasses, provide people with food, buffer coastal communities from storms and help regulate the climate.
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Markey Amendment Would Redirect 1% of Funds From 'Bloated' Pentagon to Address Climate Crisis   
November 19, 2021
Source: Common Dreams - Ed Markey of Massachusetts filed an amendment Thursday that would cut the Senate's proposed $768 billion Pentagon budget by 1% and invest the resulting savings in global programs aimed at helping low-income nations build...
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Wanted - A Champion to Rally Support for Billion-Dollar Potential of Local Green Banks/ Funds in Africa   
November 19, 2021
Source: AllAfrica.com - Press Release - Over the past few years, Green Banks have financed low-carbon projects worth billions of dollars, using blended financing, leveraging multiple private dollars per public dollar of financing.
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Solar installation to cut energy consumption   
November 19, 2021
Source: The Jamaica Observer - ENERGY consumption at six pubic hospitals is expected to decline by 22 per cent annually following the installation of solar energy and renewable energy systems at the facilities. Under the Deployment of Renewable Energy and...
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Wanted: A champion to rally support for billion-dollar potential of Local Green Banks/ Funds in Africa   
November 18, 2021
Source: publicnow.com - Green Banks have financed low-carbon projects worth billions of dollars, using blended financing, leveraging multiple private dollars per public dollar of financing. To date, the Green Bank Network, launched at COP21 in 2015,
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What does COP26 mean for adaptation'   
November 18, 2021
Source: unep.org - As COP26 came to a close, news agencies and bloggers ploughed through the Glasgow Climate Pact to make sense of the commitments made to reducing greenhouse gas. But larg
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Worried about inflation' Buy these, says State Street   
November 18, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - BRETT ARENDS'S ROI Investors worried about the risks of inflation to their retirement portfolios have poured money into funds that invest in inflation-protected Treasury bonds, known as TIPS,
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Keysight Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Third Year in a Row   
November 18, 2021
Source: Yahoo News UK - The DJSI combine transparent rules-based index methodology from S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) with robust data from the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), an annual evaluation of companies’...
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Half-Hearted Financing Efforts at COP 26 Climate Conference   
November 17, 2021
Source: The Financial Express on MSN.com - Scaling up of finance is badly needed to accelerate ambitious climate mitigation and adaptation action in developing countries.
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Sustainability metrics will separate the grain from the chaff   
November 17, 2021
Source: The Australian Financial Review - We aim to reach financial goals in terms of returns. It makes sense to put our ESG investments through the returns and sustainability tests.
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HSBC AM unveils sustainable fixed income ETF   
November 17, 2021
Source: Investment Week - HSBC AM has launched its HSBC Bloomberg EUR Corporate Sustainable Bond UCITS ETF today (17 November) on the London Stock Exchange, as the asset manager builds a wider range of sustainable fixed income ETFs.
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Polymetal: Polymetal has been reaffirmed as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices   
November 17, 2021
Source: Finanztreff - S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment, Polymetal has once again been named as a leading company for sustainability performance in the Sustainability Indices ("DJSI"). Polymetal has been rated as a sustainability...
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Cohen & Steers names Jeffrey Palma head of multi-asset solutions   
November 17, 2021
Source: Investment Week - Cohen & Steers has hired Jeffrey Palma to the newly created role of head of multi-asset solutions, responsible for leading the firm’s asset allocation teams, strategies and macroeconomic research.
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Wells Fargo Asset Management Rebrand Snags State Street Global Advisors Compliance Chief   
November 16, 2021
Source: Law - Chris Baker is exiting the Boston-based asset manager to serve as chief compliance officer at Allspring, where he’ll report to another State Street Global Advisors alum—Kate McKinley ...
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FILRT joins MSCI Philippines Small Cap Index   
November 16, 2021
Source: BusinessWorld on MSN.com - Filinvest REIT Corp. (FILRT), the Gotianun-led real estate investment trust company, will enter the MSCI Philippines Small Cap Index this November. FILRT joins the exclusive MSCI Philippines Small Cap Index alongside 20 other...
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Lundin Energy becomes a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index   
November 16, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Lundin Energy AB (Lundin Energy) is pleased to announce that it has been included in the S&P Global Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI) for the first time, and ranked as one of the top three Companies in Europe...
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QSE, MSCI join hands to launch ESG index   
November 16, 2021
Source: Gulf Times - The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), in association with MSCI, has launched the MSCI QSE (MQ) 20 ESG (environmental, social and governance) Index to address the growing demand for sustainable investment tools in the Qatar equity...
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Qatar - QSE launches ESG tradable index in collaboration with MSCI   
November 16, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - Doha: Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) yesterday announced the launch of the MSCI QSE 20 ESG Index (MQ 20 ESG Index) in collaboration with MSCI Inc., a le
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Industry Voice: Sustainable investing - why a low-carbon approach matters   
November 16, 2021
Source: Investment Week - Investment Week provides the latest investment news, analysis and opinion for wealth managers and the UK funds industry
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The Pendulum Swings Toward Real Assets   
November 16, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Is this the time to accelerate into real assets, given strong economic and market fundamentals underpinning several sectors' Learn the latest thinking on key themes, asset allocation, execution considerations and active...
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Coway Listed On the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the 6th Consecutive Year   
November 16, 2021
Source: Asia One - Coway's 6th consecutive year on the DJSI World Index, 9th consecutive year on the DJSI Asia/Pacific Index, and 4th consecutive year on the DJSI Korea Index SEOUL,
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State Street Global Advisors Introduces I&D Focused Share Class within Cash Management Suite   
November 16, 2021
Source: Business Wire - State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business of State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT), today announced the launch of a new money market
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The breakdown: What is in the Glasgow Climate Pact'   
November 16, 2021
Source: climatechangenews.com - At Cop26 in Glasgow, countries agreed to call out coal, double adaptation finance and finalise rules for carbon trading, in a bid to 'keep 1.5C alive'
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Advisers well placed to harness sustainable investing’s tectonic shift   
November 15, 2021
Source: professionalplanner.com.au - The global pandemic is one of a number of factors supercharging interest in sustainable investments, putting advisers in the box seat to assess and direct latent demand for specialist investment products and services.
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Filinvest REIT Corp. (FILRT) enters the MSCI Philippines Small Cap Index   
November 15, 2021
Source: BusinessMirror - FILRT joins the exclusive MSCI Philippines Small Cap Index alongside 20 other constituents. The closely-watched index represents approximately 14 percent of the free float-adjusted market capitalization of the Philippine equity...
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PH, other Asian nations highlight green funding benefits for developing countries   
November 15, 2021
Source: Gov - The Philippines, through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), led Asian nations in the second climate fund replenishment talks to particularly seek funding support for developing countries to meet the 2030...
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Toray Receives Top MSCI ESG Rating   
November 15, 2021
Source: ???? - Toray Industries, Inc., announced today that it has become the sole commodity chemicals company among the 50 assigned an MSCI ESG Rating (see note 1) to obtain a coveted AAA. This achievement is testament to Toray’s...
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iShares Launches New BlackRock Minimum Volatility Factor and Fixed Income ESG ETFs   
November 14, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - To deliver on their commitment to expanding their sustainable product offerings, on Wednesday, iShares launched the iShares ESG Advanced Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (ELQD) and, on November 4,
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Secretary-General's Statement on the Conclusion of the…   
November 14, 2021
Source: unfccc.int - Let me begin by thanking our hosts —the UK government and the people of Glasgow — for their tremendous hospitality. I salute Alok Sharma and his team. This was an extremely challenging conference. They have shown...
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India’s Coal Transition: A Market Case for Decarbonisation   
November 14, 2021
Source: Observer Research Foundation - Introduction  Progress as the world has designed and defined it requires material production which, in turn, requires energy. Historically, therefore, fossil fuels like coal were key in economic growth across geographies.
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Democratizing Sustainability   
November 13, 2021
Source: LinkedIn - No company can ignore the issue of corporate sustainability anymore. Sustainability has many faces and all in all is countering a new reality: the democratization of sustainability! Everything is sustainable today The...
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How Carbon Offsetting Can Build a Forest   
November 13, 2021
Source: ssir.org - In Colombia’s Selva de Matavén Unified Indigenous Reserve, we can see what the REDD+ financing framework for carbon offsets can mean for the people living in the forests they sustain.
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Coleen Howard Joins Odgers Berndtson as a Partner in the Financial Services Practice   
November 13, 2021
Source: Yahoo - Coleen joins Odgers Berndtson from State Street Global Advisors where she was Vice President of Talent Acquisition. "We are delighted that Coleen has joined the firm," said Steve Potter ...
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Indigenous Peoples Want to Move Towards Clean Energy Sovereignty   
November 13, 2021
Source: Inter Press Service - In the community of Bella Bella on Turtle Island in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, the indigenous Heiltsuk people capture heat from the air through devices in 40 percent of their homes,
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Mining opponents ask company to consider risks   
November 13, 2021
Source: Brunswick News - An investment company sensitive to environmental issues is asking shareholders of a company that manufactures and sells titanium dioxide and other chemicals to consider the risks of mining the mineral
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Statement from PROJOY: Who said Infringement'   
November 13, 2021
Source: LinkedIn - PROJOY ELECTRIC SRL received a number of customer complaints about Beijing Green Century technology Co., Ltd (Santon Chinese agent) sending emails on multiple occasions to PROJOY’s existing clients cl
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ESG investing has a blind spot that puts the $35 trillion industry's sustainability promises in doubt: Supply chains   
November 13, 2021
Source: Entrepreneur - Supply chain analysts see a major flaw in how ratings agencies measure companies’ environmental, social and governance risks.
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