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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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Master trust roundup: People’s Pension cuts £226m based on ESG standards   
October 14, 2021
Source: IPE - The People’s Pension, a UK-based master trust, has removed £226m (€266m) worth of investment in companies that have failed to meet its rigorous ESG standards. The workplace pension scheme has worked closely with...
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Kyiv International Economic Forum has been successfully held in the capital of Ukraine   
October 14, 2021
Source: Interfax-Ukraine - On October 7-8, the Kyiv International Economic Forum (KIEF) was held at the Parkovy Exhibition and Convention Center. Over 1,500 participants attended the event, during which 25-panel discussions took place.
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What to hold alongside one of investors’ favourite funds: Royal London Sustainable World Trust   
October 14, 2021
Source: FE Trustnet - Trustnet asked fund pickers what to hold alongside one of the most popular sustainable funds, Royal London Sustainable World Trust.
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Boutique group unveils cross-theme sustainable global strategy   
October 13, 2021
Source: Citywire - GIB Asset Management has further expanded its growth in the European funds markets with the launch of a strategy seeking to invest in companies that can create value by delivering on sustainability. The asset manager,
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Equities supported despite US yield spike   
October 13, 2021
Source: Money Management - The recent jump in US Treasury yields is a “benign adjustment” and ongoing negative real yields and the broadening US economic restart will still support equities and high-yield bonds, the BlackRock Investment...
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P&G investors, heirs pressure bounty maker over deforestation   
October 13, 2021
Source: Mint - Environmental groups push protest vote against board director; Procter & Gamble says its sourcing from Canadian woodlands is sustainable
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Impact investing: the importance of sustainable infrastructure in EM   
October 13, 2021
Source: Schroders - In this, the first of five articles on emerging market impact investing, we review the theme of sustainable infrastructure, why it is needed, and what companies are doing.
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GIB Asset Management launches sustainable world fund for Neil Brown   
October 12, 2021
Source: Investment Week - GIB Asset Management has launched a sustainable global equities fund for its. Brown, who joined the firm from Liontrust last November, will lead the strategy, which has been developed in partnership with Amundi Ireland.
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Fast-tracking action in support of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework   
October 12, 2021
Source: unep.org - Joint statement of support by the Global Environment Facility, United Nations Development Programme and United Nations Environment Programme
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T. Rowe, State Street, Nuveen Launch Active Bond ETFs   
October 12, 2021
Source: Think Advisor - In the last week alone, T. Rowe Price and State Street Global Advisors in partnership with Loomis Sayles launched actively managed ETFs after Harbor Capital did the same the week before.
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MSCI Upgrades Hess to AAA in Annual ESG Rating Assessment   
October 12, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) has received a AAA rating in the MSCI environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings for 2021 after earning AA ratings from MSCI ESG for 10 consecutive years. The AAA rating designates Hess as a...
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Microsoft Has Finally Given In To The Right To Repair Movement – Here Is How   
October 12, 2021
Source: Wonderful Engineering - Advertisement It was revealed in an initial report from Grist, that Microsoft is permitting the customers to repair the products of the company. Additionally, it will also look into the environmental effects of allowing...
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Sustainable Investment Report Q3 2021   
October 12, 2021
Source: Schroders - Our new-look quarterly review hones in on our active ownership activities and puts the spotlight on the actions we are taking on climate.
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China able to restore ecosystems: expert   
October 12, 2021
Source: Big News Network.com - Provided by Xinhua China can prove that protecting wildlife is not a burden to growth economic growth and prosperity The income per capita of China
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Interview: China able to restore ecosystems: expert   
October 12, 2021
Source: Big News Network.com - Xinhua writers Yang Shilong Hu Yousong WASHINGTON Oct 11 Xinhua -- China has been able to restore ecosystems and to deal with the restoration of landsca
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Lenzing secures sustainability rating upgrade   
October 11, 2021
Source: knittingtradejournal.com - Lenzing –Lenzing has been recognised for its sustainability work by ratings agency MSCI, with the manufacturer of Tencel branded lyocell and modal fibres improving its grade from A to AA. It places Lenzing among the...
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Sustainable food and water - why the current system needs to be transformed   
October 11, 2021
Source: Schroders - The food and water system must become more resource efficient and sustainable in the face of mounting challenges. We explain what needs to be done and the investment opportunities it brings.
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Ramy Berenblum: From Farm to Corporate Sustainability   
October 09, 2021
Source: Colgate Maroon-News - Colgate senior and environmental studies concentrator Ramy Berenblum has loved the outdoors since she started gardening with her mom in her hometown of Bedford, New York when she was little. Berenblum knew she wanted to continue...
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Lenzing given improved sustainability rating   
October 08, 2021
Source: Ecotextile News - Austrian fibre manufacturer Lenzing has been recognised for its sustainability work by ratings agency MSCI, who’s bumped up the producer’s grade from A to AA. It places Lenzing among the world’s top six per cent...
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Microsoft will expand Right to Repair options   
October 08, 2021
Source: GadgetGuy.com.au - After a shareholder resolution, Microsoft will expand Right to Repair options by the end of 2022. The first step to bring big tech into line.
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MSCI Launches Climate Lab to Help Investors Measure and Manage Climate Risk Across Investment Process   
October 08, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of investment decision support tools and services, today announced the launch of MSCI Climate Lab, a new application for enterprise-level monitoring and management of climate and...
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What is sustainable investing'   
October 08, 2021
Source: Madison.com - The financial services industry has taken note of these concerns and has begun offering more investment opportunities designed to channel money into fostering a safer, fairer, and more sustainable world.
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Brokerage Services Market to Eyewitness Massive Growth by 2026 | Allianz, Amundi, BlackRock   
October 08, 2021
Source: openpr.com - Global Brokerage Services Market Report 2020 by Key Players, Types, Applications, Countries, Market Size, Forecast to 2026 (Based on 2020 COVID-19 Worldwide Spread) is latest research study ...
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North American Metals & Mining first: BMO helps Sandstorm Gold Royalties achieve ESG goals with Sustainability-Linked Loan   
October 07, 2021
Source: Associated Press - Sandstorm is the first precious metals royalty company and one of the first North American metals & mining companies to have a Sustainability-Linked Loan structured with internal and customized Key Performance Indicators New...
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Sandstorm Gold Royalties Increases Credit Facility to $350 Million, First Royalty Company Sustainability-Linked Loan   
October 07, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - Sandstorm Gold Ltd. ("Sandstorm Gold Royalties", "Sandstorm" or the "Company") (NYSE: SAND) (TSX: SSL) is pleased to announce that it has increased its revolving credit agreement allowing the Company to borrow up to $350 million,
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State Street Corporation [STT] gain 21.90% so far this year. What now'   
October 07, 2021
Source: dbtnews - STT] gained 3.02% on the last trading session, reaching $88.72 price per share at the time. The company report on September 28, 2021 that State Street Global Advisors Expands Fixed Income ETF Offering with Debut of SPDR®...
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Mirova launches Global Sustainable Equity fund   
October 07, 2021
Source: Investment Week - Natixis’s ESG division Mirova has launched the Natixis Mirova Global Sustainable Equity fund, a UK version of its €4bn Mirova Global Sustainable Equity SICAV, launched in 2013.
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CNBC's Sustainable Future Forum 2021: The agenda   
October 07, 2021
Source: CNBC on MSN.com - Building on the success of our special report, the week commencing Monday Oct. 18 will see CNBC’s first ever “Sustainable Future Forum.
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State Street Global Advisors ETF Channel   
October 06, 2021
Source: ETF - With 134 ETFs traded on the U.S. markets, State Street Global Advisors ETFs have total assets under management of $998.02B. The average expense ratio is 0.27%. State Street Global Advisors ETFs ...
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Why a sudden spike in 10-year Treasury yields to around 1.5% shouldn’t spook investors, says BlackRock   
October 05, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - Low Treasury yields are up sharply because they have been 'overdue for a correction,' says Jean Boivin's team at the BlackRock Investment Institute,
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State Street Global Advisors Expands Fixed Income ETF Offering with Debut of SPDR ® Loomis Sayles Opportunistic Bond ETF   
October 04, 2021
Source: Business Wire - BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--State Street Global Advisors, the asset management ... “The low interest rate environment is driving demand for non-traditional fixed income investments.
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MSCI releases film to boost investors' efforts on climate   
October 04, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Investors interested in learning more about the challenges and opportunities of making their portfolios more sustainable can do so by going to the movies. MSCI Inc.'s new documentary, "Net-Zero Now," covers big picture issues...
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Ford's Shareholder Meeting Targeted By Environmentalists   
October 03, 2021
Source: IndustryWeek - In one move, Green Century Capital Management of Boston will present at the meeting May 11 a proposal that would require Ford to disclose how much it has spent on lobbying federal officials in support of fuel-economy standards...
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AAPL shareholder resolution calls for company to support right to repair   
October 03, 2021
Source: 9to5Mac - An AAPL shareholder resolution calls for Apple to "cease its anti-repair policies" to avoid damage to the company's reputation.
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Embracing ESG: HPE Counsel Talk Effective Board Oversight   
October 02, 2021
Source: Law360 - Law360 (September 20, 2021, 5:28 PM EDT) -- Environmental, social and corporate governance ... sustainability mandates, engagement and ESG expertise at the board level, and State Street Global ...
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UBS WM to invest $1.5bn in Robeco's sustainable development goals fund   
October 02, 2021
Source: Citywire - The strategy is managed by AA-rated Michiel Plakman and heavily focuses on the engagement with invested companies.
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Liberia: UNDP Gep Small Grants Program Climaxes With Call to Protect Liberia's Biodiversity   
October 02, 2021
Source: AllAfrica.com - UNDP Liberia and community based civil society groups are urging the government and People of Liberia to take concrete steps aimed at protecting Liberia's biodiversity.
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Honduras to restore 295,000 hectares of protected land   
October 01, 2021
Source: La Prensa Latina - Honduras will restore 295,000 hectares of protected land with an almost $10-million project financed by the Global Environment Facility and supported by the United Nations. An agreement was signed Thursday in Tegucigalpa by the...
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Brambles delivers important ESG achievements in the first year of its 2025 sustainability targets   
October 01, 2021
Source: PR Newswire - Brambles, the global supply chain solutions company operating in 60 countries through the CHEP brand, has released its annual
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How Covid moved views on sustainability   
October 01, 2021
Source: Schroders - Has Covid-19 changed your attitude to sustainability' How would you feel about a 100% sustainable portfolio' Who is responsible for tackling climate change' Schroders’ Global Investor Study spans these questions and more.
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State Street Global Advisors Expands Fixed Income ETF Offering with Debut of SPDR Loomis Sayles Opportunistic Bond ETF   
September 30, 2021
Source: wallstreet online - State Street Global Advisors, the asset management business ... “The low interest rate environment is driving demand for non-traditional fixed income investments. OBND seeks to meet investors ...
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Improved ESG ratings: NKT recognized for sustainability practices   
September 30, 2021
Source: publicnow.com - NKT is constantly increasing sustainability in all its activities, and the dedicated work has now been recognized by three independent agencies improving the ESG ratings of the company. The updated ratings from EcoVadis,
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Collaborative management partnerships: How PPPs help advance conservation & development in Africa   
September 30, 2021
Source: publicnow.com - Eugene Mutangana is the conservation management expert with the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the department in charge of Rwanda's incredible parks and wildlife. Prior, Eugene was the chief park warden of Akagera National Park,
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SPDR ETFs head appointed   
September 30, 2021
Source: Money Management - State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset management business of State Street Corporation, has appointed Kathleen Gallagher as head of its standard and poor's depository receipt (SPDR) exchange traded funds (ETFs) business...
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BlackRock's Boivin says firm is dipping its toes in Chinese assets amid 'pro-risk' stance despite market jitters   
September 30, 2021
Source: Morningstar%2c Inc. - BlackRock Investment Institute is the firm's research arm -- helping to inform portfolio managers, who make their own decisions."We believe the path for further gains in risk assets has narrowed ...
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Here's Why I Think MSCI (NYSE:MSCI) Is An Interesting Stock   
September 30, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - In the age of tech-stock blue-sky investing, my choice may seem old fashioned; I still prefer profitable companies like MSCI (NYSE:MSCI). Now, I'm not saying that the stock is necessarily undervalued today;
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FG, UN develop proposal to eliminate mercury in mining   
September 30, 2021
Source: The Punch Newspapers - The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation in collaboration with the Federal Government and Global Environment Facility have met to develop a proposal to eliminate mercury in Nigeria’s artisanal and small scale...
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In Pictures: How Africa is using nature to adapt to climate change   
September 30, 2021
Source: unep.org - Across Africa, communities are drawing on the systems of the natural world to counter floods, droughts and other fallout from climate change.
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Robeco partners with UBS to launch Engagement Fund focused on Sustainable Development Goals   
September 30, 2021
Source: UBS - Additionally, the fund aims to provide long term capital growth and to integrate ESG considerations, while at the same time integrating sustainability risks in the investment process. The benchmark is the MSCI All Country World...
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State Street Global Advisors Expands Fixed Income ETF Offering with Debut of SPDR® Loomis Sayles Opportunistic Bond ETF   
September 29, 2021
Source: YAHOO!Finance - State Street Global Advisors Expands Fixed Income ETF Offering with Debut of SPDR® Loomis Sayles Opportunistic Bond ETF
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