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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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One of the world's biggest investment firms trying to triple number of BAME staff in senior roles   
November 12, 2021
Source: Daily Mail - State Street Global Advisors aims to triple the number of black, Asian and other minority staff in senior roles by 2023 as part of a drive to improve diversity within its middle and senior management.
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COP26 - "Mission 1 for 200", a Financing Facility for Food and Nutrition in Africa, Will Give African Farmers Support to Adapt to Climate Change   
November 12, 2021
Source: AllAfrica.com - Press Release - COP26: "Missão 1 para 200", um veículo de financiamento para a alimentação e nutrição em África, vai dar apoio aos agricultores africanos para se adaptarem...
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Advocates call on Chemours to vow never to operate titanium mine near Okefenokee Swamp   
November 12, 2021
Source: Savannah Morning News on MSN.com - An environmental-minded investment company has asked Chemours shareholders to vow never to operate or profit from a proposed titanium mine.
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ESG: A Sustainable Business Transformation Strategy   
November 12, 2021
Source: Businessworld - In the real estate value chain, it is pertinent for companies to integrate sustainable thinking across the life cycle from due diligence to final handover and customer use., , sustainable business
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That sinking feeling: Poor nations struggle with U.N. climate fund   
November 12, 2021
Source: Reuters - The Philippines has sought financing for seven projects from a U.N. environmental fund to tackle the catastrophic impact of climate change. Yet only one has secured backing since 2016, and it's not because the $17.
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COP Architects Furious at Lack of Climate Justice at Pivotal Summit   
November 12, 2021
Source: Scientific American - Scientists who worked on the original UN climate convention doubt that COP26 will deliver for low income countries
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Eliminating world hunger requires urgent action, FAO chief tells meet   
November 12, 2021
Source: Food & Beverage News - Eliminating world hunger requires urgent action, FAO chief tells meet: Rome/Glasgow: Eliminating world hunger by the end of the decade
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Edenred goes green with new sustainable C3Pay salary cards in the UAE   
November 12, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - Edenred UAE's, a leading payroll platform, introduces the UAE's first eco-friendly salary cards made of recycled polyvi
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New BlackRock Minimum Volatility Factor and Fixed Income ESG ETFs Provide More Choices to Putting Sustainability at The Core of Investment Portfolios   
November 11, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Delivering on our commitment to expand our sustainable product offering, iShares today launched the iShares ESG Advanced Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (ELQD) and, on November 4, 2021, launched the iShares ESG MSCI USA Min...
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National Environment Week 2021 Climate Action Day   
November 11, 2021
Source: ReliefWeb - English News and Press Release on Samoa about Agriculture and Climate Change and Environment; published on 11 Nov 2021 by Govt. Samoa
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How are developing countries spending climate financing money'   
November 11, 2021
Source: MSN - In the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung database, for instance, grants can be found: from the Global Environment Facility, in 2014, of $2.78 million to Argentina to introduce biogas technologies into the national waste management...
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Africa: Planned Relocation - a Hard but Vital Part of Climate Adaptation   
November 11, 2021
Source: AllAfrica.com - Analysis - Moving communities at risk is better than dealing with emergencies, but relocations have a fraught political history in Africa.
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Supply chain issues expose loopholes in measuring ESG risks   
November 11, 2021
Source: Quartz on MSN.com - ESG investing has a blind spot that puts the $35 trillion industry’s sustainability promises in doubt: Supply chains
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Iran says committed to Paris Agreement ‘if all sanctions are lifted’   
November 11, 2021
Source: Tehran Times - Department of Environment chief Ali Salajegheh has said that the country is committed to obligations of the Paris Agreement if all sanctions against the country are lifted.
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SOLEK teams up with BlackRock for up to 200 MW solar plants in Chile   
November 11, 2021
Source: FXEmpire.com - Czech energy firm SOLEK has teamed up to with BlackRock investment group to cooperate on building solar plants in Chile with capacity of up to 200 megawatts, SOLEK said on Thursday.
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No one knows how $80 billion in climate financing was spent in 2019   
November 11, 2021
Source: Quartz - No single agency or government knows how all the dozens of billions of dollars raised each year in climate financing are being spent. At COP26, developing countries called for more transparency.
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COP26: Developing nations get $750 million to combat climate crisis   
November 10, 2021
Source: CGTN - Government and private entities pledged more than $750 million for least developing, developing and small island developing nations to deal with the devastating impact of climate change.
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Leading global investment company requires bosses to seek permission when hiring white men   
November 10, 2021
Source: YAHOO!News - Boston-based State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), one of the world’s largest investment firms, is reportedly requiring executives to seek permission to hire white men. Driving the news: The policy helps fulfill the...
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European Stocks Dip From Record High on Earnings, Valuation Risk   
November 10, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - European stocks retreated from a record high as investors considered a flurry of corporate earnings against risks to the rally. Most Read from BloombergWhy Hong Kong Is Building Apartments the Size of Parking SpacesWhere Did All...
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Investors who trust ESG funds for a positive impact have a crucial blind spot, and it puts the $35 trillion industry's promises in doubt   
November 10, 2021
Source: seattlepi.com - In less than two decades since a United Nations report drew attention to the concept, ESG investing has evolved into a US$35 trillion industry. Money managers overseeing one-third of total U.S. assets under management said they...
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ESG investing has a blind spot that puts the $35 trillion industry’s sustainability promises in doubt: supply chains   
November 10, 2021
Source: The Conversation - Two supply chain experts see a major flaw in how ratings agencies measure companies’ environmental, social and governance performance.
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UN-led partnership to accelerate electric mobility shift in 27 countries   
November 10, 2021
Source: unep.org - With vehicle emissions in the headlights at COP26, the United Nations and Global Environment Facility (GEF) today announced plans to help 27 developing countries accelerate their shift to zero-emissions electric mobility.
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UNEP, Government of India sign Host Country Agreement, aiming to enhance collaborative environmental action   
November 10, 2021
Source: unep.org - The UN Programme (UNEP) and India today signed a Host Country Agreement on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. India was represented by Shri Bhupender Yadav, Minister for Environment,
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State Street to take over super fund’s passive investments   
November 10, 2021
Source: Independent Financial Adviser - Sunsuper has announced State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) as its new passive investment manager, replacing Vanguard Australia. SSGA – which already manages over $5 trillion in financial assets
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ESG calculators launch to increase investor sustainability insight   
November 10, 2021
Source: Professional Adviser - Pension provider Scottish Widows and platform 7IM have launched separate ESG calculators to give clients greater insight into their funds’ sustainability performance.
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Donors pledge $413 million to help most vulnerable cope with climate crisis   
November 10, 2021
Source: ReliefWeb - The LDCF, hosted by the Global Environment Facility, is the only dedicated source of climate resilience funds for the 46 Least Developed Countries, which have contributed the least to carbon ...
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‘No agreement has been signed’: Tata group reacts to report on BlackRock investment in power biz   
November 10, 2021
Source: Business Today on MSN.com - One of India’s most trusted conglomerates stated in an official communiqué that the company does meet relevant corporate houses to explore business and strategic opportunities from time to time
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TPA expansion target under Heart of Borneo initiative on track, says Sabah CM   
November 09, 2021
Source: The Star - Sabah remains on target to achieve 30% of Total Protected Forests (TPA) under the Heart of Borneo (HoB) initiative undertaken by Malaysia Indonesia and Brunei.
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Sabah committed to forest protection, says CM   
November 09, 2021
Source: Free Malaysia Today - The six-year project involves 1.6 million hectares within HoB landscapes, costing RM30.3 million to be funded by the Global Environment Facility under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Subscribe to our newsletter...
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REFILE-Business leaders optimistic COP26 visions will become reality   
November 09, 2021
Source: Yahoo News - A week into the United Nations' high-profile climate conference in Glasgow, executives and financial analysts said they are optimistic the talks will lead to changes needed for business to play a bigger role in tackling climate...
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Sabah to focus on environmental, land management and climate issues   
November 09, 2021
Source: New Straits Times on MSN.com - Sabah will focus on several projects and programmes that would look into environmental, land development management and climate change issues.
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These European ETFs That Track Official Climate Benchmarks Receive the Low Carbon Designation   
November 09, 2021
Source: Morningstar, Inc. - Today, some 30 European ETFs are tracking official climate transition benchmarks. Ten have the low-carbon designation. Expect that number to increase soon.
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Ford kicks off $2.5 billion green-bond financing on heels of infrastructure deal   
November 09, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - Ford Motor is among the latest to borrow in the U.S. corporate bond market to fund green projects, this time after Friday's roughly $1
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Germany increases support to developing countries in adapting to climate change   
November 09, 2021
Source: China - Germany would support developing countries in adapting to climate change with an additional 150 million euros (173.6 million U.S. dollars), the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and the Federal Ministry for Economic...
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RSCN holds meeting on sustainable development of Socotra archipelago   
November 09, 2021
Source: The Jordan Times - The steering committee for the comprehensive support programme for sustainable development of the Socotra archipelago held a meeting in Ajloun Nature Forest Reserve in the presence of members of the committee and the programme...
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REFILE-RPT-Business leaders optimistic COP26 visions will become reality   
November 09, 2021
Source: Yahoo News - A week into the United Nations' high-profile climate conference in Glasgow, executives and financial analysts said they are optimistic the talks will lead to changes needed for business to play a bigger role in tackling climate...
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Ghana’s climate mitigation project saves 400GWH energy annually   
November 09, 2021
Source: Ghana Business News - Share this with more people! A total of 400 Gigawatt Hours (GWh), equivalent to a third of the annual power generation of Bui Power Authority, Ghana’s third hydro-dam, has been saved through the implementation of the Energy...
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COP26: a quick guide to common climate terms   
November 08, 2021
Source: Schroders - From Nationally Determined Contributions to nature-based solutions, we explain some of the common climate terms likely to come up at COP26.
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Bosses at investment firm now need special permission to hire Caucasian men   
November 08, 2021
Source: Daily Express - State Street Global Advisors will still hire Caucasian males - but recruiters must show that women and ethnic minority candidates have also been interviewed. It comes as the company - one of the world’s biggest investment...
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ESG Wealth Adviser Says Being Good Is Also Giving Higher Returns   
November 08, 2021
Source: Bloomberg - Investing in companies with a higher environmental, social and governance score is generating better returns compared to peers, according to an Indian wealth adviser, debunking the notion that there’s a trade off between...
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SPY Serves Varied Portfolio Objectives Across All Market Regimes   
November 08, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Learn how a market-leading ETF delivers on liquidity and execution flexibility for a wide range of use cases by institutional investors.
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Britain launches plan to boost green investments in emerging markets   
November 07, 2021
Source: Reuters - British leader Boris Johnson on Monday launched an initiative to boost green infrastructure and technology investments in emerging markets, including a doubling of UK aid to more than 3 billion pounds ($4 billion) over five years.
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New $345mn program to transform food systems in 27 nations   
November 07, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - At an event at the ongoing COP26 in Glasgow, a new $345 million, seven-year program, The Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program (FOLUR), will launch projects in 27 countries, targeting the production and value...
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COP-26 Deforestation Pledge Will Empower Companies, Investors to Attack Supply Chain Emissions   
November 07, 2021
Source: Morningstar%2c Inc. - Leslie Samuelrich, president of Green Century Capital Management, says the COP-26 statement “dramatically increases the number of investors who are now understanding that stopping deforestation is inextricably linked to...
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PM Chinh meets US President, other leaders at COP26   
November 07, 2021
Source: Vietnamnet - PM Pham Minh Chinh held an array of meetings with US President Joe Biden, President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan Ocha, and CEO and Chairperson of the Global Environment Facility(GEF)....
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Fiji calls for urgent investment in coral reefs for climate resilience   
November 07, 2021
Source: Fiji Sun - Coral reefs are the most biologically diverse systems in the ocean, with one in every four marine species living in and around coral reefs. Over half a billion people derive food and income from these valuable ecosystems across...
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Cambodia seeks international support for climate change action   
November 07, 2021
Source: The Star - A senior Ministry of Environment official has called for funding support from all countries to address climate change issues in the post-Covid-19 pandemic era.
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Dow clings to gain after briefly topping 36,000 as investors await this week’s Fed meeting   
November 07, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - U.S. stocks trade mixed Monday morning after major indexes push to a round of intraday records, with investors awaiting this week's pivotal Federal
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Will Glasgow fix the broken climate finance promises'   
November 06, 2021
Source: The Daily Star - The current climate mitigation plans will result in a catastrophic 2.7 degrees Celsius rise in world temperature. USD 1.6-3.8 trillion is needed annually to avoid global warming exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius.
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Taking the Climate Crisis Seriously Requires Ambitious Anti-Corruption Solutions   
November 06, 2021
Source: The Diplomat - The climate change movement should recognize the threat grand corruption poses to achieving its goals. Equitable climate finance for developing countries to meet their climate goals is a defining issue at the Change Conference,
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