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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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MSCI Makes Implied Temperature Rise Data of Over 2,900 Companies Publicly Available   
October 28, 2021
Source: Le Lézard - With the critical COP26 conference just around the corner, investors are seeking new levels of transparency into the alignment of listed companies with global climate goals. MSCI , a leading provider of critical decision support...
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The answer to the biodiversity crisis is not more debt   
October 27, 2021
Source: Nature - Funding pledges from China and other countries need to be given in grants — which must include research grants — and not as a reward for taking out loans.
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Why it’s wrong to compare today’s inflation surge to 1970s-style ‘stagflation’   
October 27, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - Surging inflation pressures are sparking memories of the “stagflation” of the 1970s. But there are some very big and important differences, economists note.
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MSCI Helps Quantify Climate Risk   
October 27, 2021
Source: ETF - MSCI announced the launch of MSCI Climate Lab, a new application for enterprise-level monitoring and management of climate and financial risks. The ability to access climate data is of growing importance as climate risks garner...
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State Inception Workshop on Green-Ag Project inaugurated   
October 27, 2021
Source: Pragativadi - Green-Ag project funded by Global Environment Facility (GEF) aims to catalyze transformative changes to India's agriculture sector for National and global environmental benefits without compromising the country's food security...
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Indorama Ventures Launches Its 10th Annual Sustainability Report Celebrating A Decade Of PET Recycling And Carbon Reduction Milestones   
October 27, 2021
Source: Textile World - Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a world-class sustainable chemical company, launches its 10th annual Sustainability Report and a video celebrating a decade of ambitious PET recycling and carbon reduction...
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Your ESG fund might be invested in Facebook—and it highlights a major issue with sustainable investing   
October 27, 2021
Source: CNBC - With Facebook garnering such negative headlines lately, it might surprise investors to learn that it is often held by funds that take ESG factors into account.
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Analysis: The 1970s all over again' Stagflation debate splits Wall St   
October 27, 2021
Source: India Times - Most economists believe stagflation is far from inevitable, and the Federal Reserve has said rising prices will prove temporary. The S&P 500 is up 22.1% this year and stands near record highs.
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State Street Profit Increases 29% on More Assets, Market Gains   
October 26, 2021
Source: Wall Street Journal - The bank’s own asset-management business, State Street Global Advisors, also benefited from stock-market gains and inflows into exchange-traded funds. “It’s been a good year,” Ron O’Hanl ...
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Putting The Yield Spike In Perspective   
October 26, 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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BlackRock Latin American Investment Trust Plc - Dividend Exchange Rate Set   
October 26, 2021
Source: Yahoo News UK - Kevin Mayger for and on behalf of BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Company Secretary Tel: 020 7743 1089 25 October 2021
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Barkindo: 2.6bn People Without Access to Clean Cooking Fuel, $100bn Climate Action Pledge Unredeemed   
October 26, 2021
Source: This Day - Emmanuel Addeh Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has said that any discussions around the energy transition must take cognisance of the over 2.6 billion
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QNB is strategic partner for 6th edition of Qatar Sustainability Week   
October 25, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its support as a strategic partner
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Cboe, MSCI Extend Licensing Agreement   
October 25, 2021
Source: Traders Magazine - Enables Cboe to offer options trading on expanded suite of MSCI global indices in the U.S. Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), a leading provider of global market infrastructure and tradable products,
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QNB extends support to Qatar Sustainability Week   
October 25, 2021
Source: Gulf Times - QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its support as a strategic partner for the Qatar Green Building Council’s sixth edition of Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW),
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“There’s no risk”: BlackRock rules out a 1970s-style stagflation shock   
October 23, 2021
Source: FE Trustnet - However, the latest note from the BlackRock Investment Institute said: “Prices have climbed around the world, with commodities prices surging and US inflation hitting a 13-year high. It’s the ...
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Cboe Global Markets and MSCI Inc. Extend Relationship, Including Licensing Agreement Through 2031   
October 23, 2021
Source: Crowdfund Insider - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), a provider of international market infrastructure and tradable products, and MSCI Inc., a provider of critical decision support tools and services for the investment community,
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Boivin Says BlackRock May Buy China Equities Amid Drop   
October 23, 2021
Source: Bloomberg - “We are starting to think now it is time to dip our toe in the Chinese equities,” Boivin, head of the BlackRock Investment Institute, said in an interview on Bloomberg TV’s Surveillance on ...
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Wall Street Giants Turning Into China Stock Bulls   
October 22, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - BlackRock Inc. and UBS Group AG have turned positive on China’s beaten-down equities, citing investors’ growing comfort with Beijing’s crackdown and an improving earnings outlook.Most Read from Bloomb
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TIAA Appoints Stephen Tisdalle Chief Brand and Demand Generation Officer   
October 22, 2021
Source: Business Insider - TIAA, a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions, appointed Stephen Tisdalle to the newly created role of Chief Brand and Demand...
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Former Goldman Sachs managing director joins MarketAxess to head up index and ETF solutions business   
October 22, 2021
Source: The TRADE - New head of index and ETF solutions at MarketAxess previously spent four years at State Street Global Advisors and 18 years at Goldman Sachs. MarketAxess has appointed a former Goldman Sachs and State Street Global Advisors...
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Cboe and MSCI expand relationship   
October 22, 2021
Source: Finextra - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), a leading provider of global market infrastructure and tradable products, and MSCI Inc., a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment...
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China may be moving toward easy monetary policy, but it will have to tread delicately   
October 22, 2021
Source: CNBC on MSN.com - China's central bank is poised to move carefully toward easing monetary policy, even as the U.S. is on its way to tightening policy.
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Long Term but Tactical Aware: A Better Approach to Your 60/40 Allocation   
October 22, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - In the upcoming webcast, Long Term but Tactical Aware: A Better Approach to Your 60/40 Allocation, Matthew Bartolini, Head of SPDR® Americas Research, State Street Global Advisors; Jeffrey Megar ...
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Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards finalist's interview: Active Solar fund   
October 22, 2021
Source: Investment Week - The Active Solar fund was a finalist in the Best Sustainable & ESG Thematic Fund category award at the Investment Week Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2021.
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SPY Can Offer Enhanced Liquidity and Flexibility for All Users   
October 22, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - State Street Global Advisors’ SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (ticker: SPY) is ubiquitous and familiar to investors around the world. Having recently crossed $400 billion in assets under management ...
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Coastlines: The Frontline of Climate Change   
October 22, 2021
Source: kcl.ac.uk - Too often, climate emergency talks focus on what we - as a species – continue to be doing wrong and how the effects of climate change are set to get worse if greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions are not curbed urgently and...
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BlackRock backs expansion of corporate climate data project   
October 22, 2021
Source: Reuters on MSN.com - BlackRock Inc , the world's biggest asset manager, has thrown its weight behind a plan to provide free in-depth data on how thousands of companies are adapting to the transition to a low-carbon economy.
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Cboe Global Markets and MSCI Inc. Expand Relationship, Extend Licensing Agreement Through 2031   
October 22, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), a leading provider of global market infrastructure and tradable products, and MSCI Inc., a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment...
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China Markets Begin Turnaround After Being Priced for Collapse   
October 22, 2021
Source: BloombergQuint - Investors have been running scared of China this year as a regulatory crackdown and fears of financial contagion have roiled the nation’s assets. They now look to be making their way back. The result was a dramatic...
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Stocks open broadly lower as Wall Street’s momentum slows   
October 22, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher as investors waited Tuesday for U.S. corporate results to see how companies are coping with supply disruptions and the past quarter's surge in coronavirus infections.
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How do retail investors feel about returns from sustainable investing'   
October 21, 2021
Source: Schroders - Although the potential for higher returns matters, the main driver of retail interest in sustainable funds is environmental impact.
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Pembina Pipeline Corporation Announces GHG Reduction Target and Releases Annual Sustainability Data Update   
October 21, 2021
Source: Electric Energy Online - Pembina Pipeline Corporation ("Pembina" or the "Company") (TSX: PPL) (NYSE: PBA) is pleased to announce its commitment to reduce the Company's greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions intensity by 30 percent by 2030,
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Business leaders join UN chief to ramp up delivery of critical investment tools for sustainable development   
October 21, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - At the annual meeting with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, on Tuesday, the Global Investors for Sustainable
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Aegon Global Sustainable Equity Fund: The firm investing in early stage companies to help save the planet   
October 21, 2021
Source: i - The company introduced its first responsible investing fund 32 years ago and now has more than half of its assets in sustainable and ethical investments
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Business leaders join Secretary-General to ramp up delivery of critical investment tools to mobilize investment in sustainable development   
October 20, 2021
Source: UN News Centre - At their annual meeting with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today, the Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance issued a joint statement outlining concrete actions for the future.
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Big business means business on sustainable investment   
October 19, 2021
Source: UN News Centre - You know something is shifting in the markets when global business heavyweights move to issue standards, industry-specific metrics and even ready-to-invest financial vehicles, all aligned with one trend.
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Business Leaders Join Secretary-General To Mobilize Investment In Sustainable Development   
October 19, 2021
Source: Scoop - Business leaders join Secretary-General to ramp up delivery of critical investment tools to mobilize investment in sustainable development. New York – At their annua
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BGRIM is listed on "Thailand Sustainability Investment (THSI)"   
October 19, 2021
Source: nationthailand - BGRIM, a Thailands leading industrial power producer, gained recognition from the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) as being "sustainable" in nature in the Resources group for 2021.
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Gecina’s ESG Performance Levels Once Again Confirmed by the GRESB and MSCI   
October 19, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Gecina (Paris:GFC) has made further progress in the GRESB rankings, with an overall rating of 93/100, and seen its triple A rating confirmed by MSCI.
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GEF commits $15m to Food Securities Fund   
October 19, 2021
Source: Environmental finance - The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a $15 million commitment, provided through Conservation International, to the Food Securities Fund, which aims to support increased transparency and accountability in...
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Financial Planning and Analysis Services Market Next Big Thing : Major Giants Vanguard, Citigroup, Capital Group   
October 19, 2021
Source: openpr.com - Some of the Major Companies covered in this Research are BlackRock, Legal & General Investment Management America, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors, Prudential Financial ...
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New protected area buffers Mauritania’s shifting sands   
October 18, 2021
Source: unep.org - Alongside the Great Green Wall, a new protected area in Mauritania will help combat desertification and climate change.
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Lyxor’s Singapore-listed China ETF switches to MSCI ESG benchmark   
October 18, 2021
Source: Asia Asset Management - France’s Lyxor Asset Management has changed the underlying benchmark of its 15-year-old Singapore-listed China-focused exchange-traded fund to an environmental, social and governance benchmark compiled by MSCI Inc to cater...
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Feature: MSCI’s Ed White looks at European healthcare real estate in context   
October 18, 2021
Source: laingbuissonnews - European Healthcare Real Estate is increasingly seen as an asset class, not least because of its performance during the pandemic. Ed White, Client Consultant within the MSCI Coverage Team, looks at healthcare in context of the...
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UBS Asset Management hires new country head   
October 18, 2021
Source: Investor Daily - Alison Telfer has been named country head Australia and New Zealand.   UBS Asset Management has announced the appointment of Alison Telfer to the role of country head Australia and New Zealand. Ms T
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Africa’s Seychelles Blue Bond Economy Inspires Belize   
October 16, 2021
Source: Forbes - Seychelles blue bond economic roadmap using an integrated approach to the sustainable development of ocean resources, has inspired Belize to attempt a similar approach to lower its $553 million Eurobond debt with the concurrent...
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BlackRock votes against CBA resolution   
October 15, 2021
Source: Financial Standard - Despite its vocal stance on sustainability and net zero ambition, BlackRock voted against a Commonwealth Bank shareholder resolution to stop the bank financing fossil fuels.
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Interview: COP15 Kunming Declaration to help advance agenda on climate, nature conservation -- expert   
October 14, 2021
Source: N.C.N. Limited on MSN.com - Aerial photo taken on Sept. 30, 2021 shows the view of the Hainan Tropical Rainforest National Park in south China's Hainan Province. (Xinhua/Pu Xiaoxu) "The Kunming Declaration will help us not just to generate ambition in the...
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What Is Ethic, The Sustainable Investing Firm Harry and Meghan Are Promoting'   
October 14, 2021
Source: InsideHook on MSN.com - There are two frameworks to consider when looking at environmental impact: personal and institutional. The Aston Martin that Prince Charles has been converting to run on wine and cheese instead of gas'
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