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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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ETF investors flock to TIPS. Are they ‘late to the party’'   
November 06, 2021
Source: MarketWatch - Investors poured capital into U.S. exchange-traded funds in October, based on a report this week from State Street Global Advisors and a conversation with the firm’s head of SPDR Americas ...
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Eco fraudsters sending your millions up in smoke: Leaders scuttling to Glasgow's climate summit in private jets is nothing compared to sickening scams in the UN’s green ...   
November 06, 2021
Source: Daily Mail - John O'Brien. UNDP technical adviser for Eastern European countries, is convinced he was set up by crooks, out to discredit him and exact revenge for reporting their fraudulent green projects.
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Parties to the Minamata Convention reinforce their commitment to stopping mercury pollution   
November 06, 2021
Source: unep.org - The first segment of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP-4) concludes after an intense week of work with important agreements on the programme of work and budget for the...
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Tanzania: Unido, Tanzania Partner to Implement Clean Energy Project   
November 06, 2021
Source: AllAfrica.com - UNITED Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), in collaboration with the Vice President's Office (Environment), is implementing a project called "Promotion of Waste to Energy (WtE) Applications in Agro-Industries of...
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Sustainability and ESG driving behaviour of investors: Expert - The Peninsula Qatar   
November 05, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - The issue of sustainable development is influencing the decisions and behaviour of investors as it has gained importance in the corporate world. Sp
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Financing: a key issue in the fight against climate change   
November 05, 2021
Source: diplomatie.gouv.fr - France has made financing the fight against climate change a priority since its COP21 Presidency. It is aiming to re-channel public and private financial flows towards climate investment, which is one of the goals of the Paris...
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COP26 Deforestation Pledge Will Empower Companies, Investors to Attack Supply Chain Emissions   
November 05, 2021
Source: Morningstar, Inc. - As global leaders at the COP-26 climate summit promised to end deforestation by 2030, investors are likely to grow emboldened to address emissions throughout a company’s supply chain, analysts said. Under the plan to save...
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High energy costs pushing SMEs to look at sustainable asset management   
November 05, 2021
Source: assetfinanceinternational.com - Faced with rising gas and electricity bills, SMEs are looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency measures within their business and adopt a greener approach to asset management, according to research by Tyl,
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State Street Compliance Pro To Join Former Wells Fargo Unit   
November 05, 2021
Source: Law360 - State Street Global Advisors' chief compliance officer is leaving the investment management giant to take the top compliance post at the firm formerly known as Wells Fargo Asset Management ...
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Old farming traditions breathe new life into Jordan’s ailing olive groves   
November 05, 2021
Source: BirdLife International - Although agricultural lands comprise just over 12% of Jordan’s territory, it contributes up to 20% of the national income. Unfortunately, Jordan’s agriculture is threatened by urban
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COP26 Dangerous Omissions: Amplifying Feedbacks, Human Fatalities   
November 05, 2021
Source: CounterPunch - James Hansen and other climate scientists testified to a U.S. Congressional Committee and to a Senate Panel. They presented
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1970s Stagflation' It's The Opposite   
November 05, 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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COP26: Reefs remain under attack – PM Bainimarama   
November 05, 2021
Source: Fiji Times - Blasting may no longer threaten Fiji’s reefs but these vital ecosystems remain under attack. These were the remarks by Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the COP26 meeting side-event on Coral Reef Rescue Initiative.
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A full recap of the Fed's market-moving decision and Powell's press conference   
November 05, 2021
Source: CNBC - "They're [stocks] all up, but the small caps have jumped the most," said Michael Arone of State Street Global Advisors. "The Russell 2000 is the clear winner and it is consistent with past ...
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Gold Remains Attractive Investment Alternative, State Street Global Exec Says   
November 04, 2021
Source: Financial Advisor - According to State Street Global Advisors’ latest quarterly report, “Gold as a Strategic Asset Class,” gold has advantages as an alternative investment because it has the potential to ...
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Unit Formerly Known as Wells Fargo Asset Management Snags Another State Street Exec   
November 04, 2021
Source: Think Advisor - He'll report to another State Street Global Advisors alum. The private equity firms buying Wells Fargo & Co.’s asset management business for $2.1 billion have poached another executive from ...
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Theme ETFs Seem Sustainable, but Few Integrate ESG: Report   
November 04, 2021
Source: Financial Advisor IQ - Thematic ETFs often seek to capitalize on technology trends that may benefit from the push for sustainability, like electric vehicles or the digital economy. But only a fraction of megatrend strategies incorporate environmental,
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For nations on the front lines of climate change, a fight for money — and how to spend it   
November 04, 2021
Source: Washington Post - How do you spend $100 billion a year to fight climate change' New, more savvy investors are looking at climate projects.
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PH leads Asia in GEF-8 fund replenishment talks; GEF to reach $6.5b   
November 03, 2021
Source: Manila Standard - The Philippines has led the Asia Region in the Global Environment Facility (GEF)-8 Fund Replenishment talks that will usher developing countries to meet international environment goals amid recovery efforts from the pandemic.
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Al Gore seeks to close ‘climate impact gap’ with ex-GSAM boss   
November 03, 2021
Source: International Adviser - Firm will target companies with the potential to decarbonise the economy but have been ignored by traditional mandates #assetmanagement #esg
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Asset Management   
November 03, 2021
Source: Law360 - State Street Global Advisors' chief compliance ... environmental, social and governance disclosures, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may attempt ESG disclosure rulemaking without ...
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Africa: Will Glasgow Fix Broken Climate Finance Promises'   
November 03, 2021
Source: AllAfrica.com - Current climate mitigation plans will result in a catastrophic 2.7°C world temperature rise. US$1.6-3.8 trillion is needed annually to avoid global warming exceeding 1.5°C.
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Mobilize $2 billion for land restoration: African nations   
November 03, 2021
Source: Webindia 123 - By COP27, which will be held on African soil, funders must invest $2 billion in 'AFR100', the continent's locally led campaign to restore vitality to 100 million hectares of degra
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DBSA commits to playing its part in a just transition to net-zero emissions by 2050   
November 03, 2021
Source: Engineering News - Development finance institution (DFI) the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) says it will play an active role and provide finance for a just transition that achieves net-zero greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions by 2050.
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Will Glasgow Fix Broken Climate Finance Promises'   
November 02, 2021
Source: Inter Press Service - Current climate mitigation plans will result in a catastrophic 2.7°C world temperature rise. US$1.6–3.8 trillion is needed annually to avoid global warming exceeding 1.5°C. Creative accounting Rich countries have...
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ESR closes first Sustainability-Linked Loan of US$700 million   
November 02, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - ESR Cayman Limited ("ESR" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries as the "Group"; SEHK Stock Code: 1821) has secured its first Sustainability-Linked Loan ("SLL") of US$700 million with an option to upsize it to US$1...
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S&P 500 and Dow drift below record levels, Microsoft jumps   
November 02, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - Michael Arone, State Street Global Advisors US SPDR Business Chief Investment Strategist joins the Yahoo Finance Live panel to discuss the latest market action. ZACK GUZMAN: Some big moves to ...
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Edenred Joins the Intuit Climate Action Marketplace to Help Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Make the Switch to Sustainable Commuting Options   
November 02, 2021
Source: WFMZ-TV - Edenred, the leading employee benefits provider in the United States, has joined the Intuit Climate Action Marketplace, an online destination that allows small businesses
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Back to the Future: Sustainable Management of Heritage Resources and Traditional Landscapes in Morocco   
November 02, 2021
Source: BirdLife International - Sometimes, to solve the problems of the future, we need to look to the ideas of the past. Discover how the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is helping communities in Morocco to revive
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Protecting Adivasi Culture And Traditions   
November 02, 2021
Source: Countercurrents - Growing up on a coffee plantation in Karnataka in the late sixties, I have been watching and observing adivasi communities from childhood. They used to live
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Climate Finance Partnership Mobilizes US$673 Million to Accelerate Net Zero Transition in Emerging Markets   
November 02, 2021
Source: Stockhouse - BlackRock has achieved a US$673 million final fundraise for the Climate Finance Partnership (CFP), a flagship public-private finance vehicle focused on investing in climate infrastructure across emerging markets in order to help...
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MSCI raise EA’s ESG ratings to AA becoming ESG leader   
November 01, 2021
Source: nationthailand - Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (EA) received MSCI ESG Ratings from A to AA Sustainability Assessment by MSCI ESG Research, an agency with expertise and credibility in the international ESG index.
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Seychelles: New Underwater Trail in Seychelles to Enhance Snorkeling Experience in Marine Park   
November 01, 2021
Source: AllAfrica.com - Plans are underway in Seychelles to enhance its marine park by demarcating a new underwater trail along the Port Launay reef in the west of the main island of Mahe.
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Inside the global effort to save the world’s forests   
November 01, 2021
Source: unep.org - For the last five decades, UN agencies, development institutions, governments, conservationists, the private sector and other key stakeholders have worked together to help protect the world’s forests,
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Debt Ceiling Spat Takes A Breather   
November 01, 2021
Source: Seeking Alpha - Elga Bartsch, Managing Director, Head of Economic and Markets Research of the BlackRock Investment Institute. Elga heads up economic and markets research of the Blackrock Investment Institute (BII).
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Xinhua Silk Road: Environment experts call on active actions of related parties after adoption of Kunming Declaration   
November 01, 2021
Source: Business Insider - Environment experts urged related parties to take active actions after the Kunming Declaration was adopted during the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) held in Kunming,
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Import of vehicles surge in vehicle rich Bhutan   
October 31, 2021
Source: Kuensel Online - MoIC officials said that 22 charging stations in six dzongkhags were covered by the Global Environment Facility fund. He said that in the remaining 14 dzongkhags MoIC has allocated Nu 69M to install charging stations to promote...
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UN Climate Change Conference comes as most companies and nations lag sustainability targets   
October 31, 2021
Source: AOL - The world’s largest corporations will face heavy scrutiny at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow as the private sector is increasingly expected to take on a heavier load in helping avert the worst impacts of...
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A call for bolder decisions for climate justice from Asia   
October 31, 2021
Source: publicnow.com - KATHMANDU: United Nations Development Programme representatives from eight Asian countries have called on world leaders to take bold action to ensure climate justice for highly vulnerable developing states.
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ikigai money unveils all-new sustainable portfolios   
October 30, 2021
Source: IBS - FinTech app, has unveiled a newly redesigned portfolios in line with environmental, social and governance (ESG)
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Trillions missing in climate budget without private finance   
October 30, 2021
Source: The Third Pole - Finance is a keey issue for developing countries at COP26, with trillians needed, and even the USD 100 billion promised not delivered
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Glasgow extravaganza   
October 30, 2021
Source: Fiji Times - The issues in the Paris Rulebook are complex such as Article 6 which talks about carbon mechanisms, enhanced transparency framework, guidance to financial entities such as access to Global Climate Fund (GCF) and Global...
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Al Gore seeks to close ‘impact gap’ with climate change asset manager   
October 29, 2021
Source: portfolio-adviser.com - Just Climate will target companies that have potential to decarbonise the economy but have been ignored by traditional mandates #algore #climatechange
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Women shea butter producers urged to take advantage of AfCFTA to boost profitability   
October 29, 2021
Source: Ghanaweb.com - She made this call during a field visit to Women in Kumbungu in the Northern Region of Ghana, who have been supported by UNDP through the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP) to export organically...
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Attainment of SDGs: Govt injects GH¢659.5m into water, sanitation sectors   
October 29, 2021
Source: Graphic - The government last year allocated a total of GH¢659.5 million to the delivery of water and sanitation programmes as part of efforts to attain Goal Six of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations,
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CPP Investments Names First Sustainability Chief in ESG Push   
October 28, 2021
Source: Bloomberg on MSN.com - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board named Deborah Orida chief sustainability officer, a new post for the C$519.6 billion ($421.24 billion) fund.
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MSCI raises EA’s ESG ratings to ‘AA’ or ESG leader   
October 28, 2021
Source: Bangkok Post - Energy Absolute Public Company Limited (EA) received MSCI ESG Ratings from A to AA Sustainability Assessment by MSCI ESG Research, an agency with expertise and credibility in the international ESG index. This reinforces business ...
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DB schemes showing 'significant appetite' for CDI   
October 28, 2021
Source: Professional Pensions - Over half of defined benefit (DB) schemes intend to allocate more to cashflow-driven investment (CDI) in the next few years with appetite for the strategy proving significant, State Street Global Advisors ... pressures of...
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QNB-GORD pact to boost sustainable building practices   
October 28, 2021
Source: Gulf Times - QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD) to promote sustainable building practices with...
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Why it's wrong to compare today's inflation surge to 1970s-style 'stagflation'   
October 28, 2021
Source: Morningstar%2c Inc. - The comparisons are understandable, but superficial, offering little insight into what's actually happening below the surface, said Jean Boivin, head of the BlackRock Investment Institute ...
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