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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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Industry Voice: Sustainable ETFs… a friend (not foe) for pension schemes   
September 29, 2021
Source: Professional Pensions - Trustees already face a myriad of challenges and today, most schemes now face a timeline for compliance with various climate and ESG regulations, which vary by country, scheme type and scheme size. Meanwhile,
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ESG leaders focus on sustainability and business fundamentals   
September 29, 2021
Source: Investment Executive - Europe leads the way in sustainability focus, says Tim Woodhouse, portfolio manager with J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
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Bhutan begins efforts to become a model ecotourism destination   
September 29, 2021
Source: Kuensel Online - The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) launched “Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation into the Tourism Sector in Bhutan”, a new project with the beginning of a three-day inception workshop in Trashigang on September...
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BlackRock’s Boivin says firm is dipping its toes in Chinese assets amid ‘pro-risk’ stance despite market jitters   
September 28, 2021
Source: MarketWatch on MSN.com - "We reaffirm our tactical pro-risk stance'' even though the path for further gains in risk assets has narrowed, Boivin, head of the BlackRock Investment Institute, and others wrote in a note.
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Debt Ceiling Showdown Redux   
September 28, 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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McDonald surfaces at MSCI after leaving HSBC AM   
September 27, 2021
Source: GlobalCapital - HSBC Asset Management's former head of responsible investment, Melissa McDonald, has started a new job as global head of ESG (environmental, social and governance) and climate indexes in London at US index provider MSCI.
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Green finance promotes Vietnm’s sustainable growth   
September 26, 2021
Source: dtinews.vn - Due to the adverse impacts of climate change, green growth financing projects play a very important role for the sustainable development of Vietnam, experts have said. Capital flows into green growth projects are still quite...
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Mali’s elephants show how people and nature can share space in a complex world   
September 26, 2021
Source: The Conversation - Elephants avoided areas where others were poached and where armed groups were present. This pushes them into more populated areas, where we use our model to mitigate conflict.
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Vietnam: Green finance promotes sustainable growth in country   
September 26, 2021
Source: The Star - Due to the adverse impacts of climate change, green growth financing projects play a very important role for the sustainable development of Vietnam, experts have said.
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Right-to-repair advocates see Biden support and consumer frustration leading to more legislative action   
September 25, 2021
Source: Waste Dive - Right-to-repair laws are moving forward with or without manufacturer engagement, according to iFixit, and advocates say there's an open seat at the table for earnest negotiation.
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A State Street, Invesco deal would provide ‘critical mass’ to take on BlackRock   
September 25, 2021
Source: Financial News - Fast forward nine months, and the US custody bank appears to want to keep a tight grip on State Street Global Advisors and build scale by taking part in the M&A frenzy currently sweeping the fund management sector.
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Highlands awarded by UBCM for work in sustainable asset management   
September 25, 2021
Source: BC Local News - The West Shore municipality received an honourable mention in the asset management category, for its work in sustainable asset management. The qathet Regional District won for its natural asset ...
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Environment Conservation And Wildlife Organizations Market Trends, Strategies, And Opportunities In The Market 2021-2030   
September 25, 2021
Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network - Environment, Conservation And Wildlife Organizations Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact And Recovery The Business Research Compan
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How Solar Power is Boosting Business, Education in the Cook Islands   
September 24, 2021
Source: Asian Development Bank - Life in the outer islands of the Cook Islands has been transformed with the transition to clean, affordable, and reliable solar power.
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CORRECTION: Huhtamaki completes the acquisition of Elif, a major supplier of sustainable flexible packaging to global brand owners   
September 24, 2021
Source: Benzinga.com - Huhtamaki completes the acquisition of Elif, a major supplier of sustainable flexible packaging to global brand
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3 questions to ask your financial adviser if you are serious about sustainable investing   
September 23, 2021
Source: Morningstar, Inc. - Interested in sustainable investing but not comfortable tackling all the extra due diligence that goes into picking stocks and funds' A financial adviser may be able to help find funds that use environmental,
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New Partners’ Group to Build Upon U.S., Thai Success to Counter Wildlife Trafficking   
September 23, 2021
Source: nationthailand - A wide range of partners—including donors, international and regional bodies, and government and conservation organizations—aim to develop a partners’ group to more effectively collaborate and align planned...
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Axis Bank commits to positive climate action and Sustainable Development Goals   
September 23, 2021
Source: Business Standard - Axis Bank, India's third-largest private sector bank, announced a series of commitments aligned to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), supporting India's commitments under
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Redefine plans to access less expensive funding through better sustainability   
September 23, 2021
Source: IOL News - Redefine Properties has approved a R200 million investment to expand its solar PV programme in the 2022 financial year to exceed the targets set in its first sustainability-linked bond issue, the group said in a presentation on...
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More Than 50 Companies — Including Yelp, Lyft, Ben & Jerry’s — Speak Out Against Texas Abortion Law   
September 22, 2021
Source: Forbes - The companies said the abortion law “threatens the health, independence, and economic stability of our workers and customers.”
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SPDR® Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill ETF   
September 21, 2021
Source: Dividend.com - Todd Bean, CFA, is a Vice President of State Street Global Advisors (“SSGA”) and the Adviser and Head of U.S. Traditional Cash Strategies in the U.S. Cash Management Group within the Global Fixed Income, Cash and...
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7 Best Energy Stocks to Buy to Cash in on the Alternative Energy Boom   
September 21, 2021
Source: Nasdaq - The bull case for alternative energy stocks is directly tied to humanity’s ability to cut back on their contributions to climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in the UN more or less...
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Ahold Delhaize achieves AA MSCI ESG rating   
September 21, 2021
Source: International Supermarket News - Ahold Delhaize is pleased to share that we have achieved an AA MSCI ESG rating. We have held an A rating for the past five years, which means that being upgraded to a AA is a great success. An MSCI ESG rating measures a...
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The Importance Of Getting Granular   
September 21, 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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UBC Investment Management Trust Commits $120M to a Reduced Carbon Investment Fund as part of ongoing Responsible Investing Strategy   
September 20, 2021
Source: Benzinga.com - CNW/ - UBC Investment Management Trust Inc. (UBC IMANT) is pleased to report it has committed, on behalf of The University of British
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Power, price, and products: What an Invesco-State Street merger might mean   
September 20, 2021
Source: Citywire - The deal would create an ETF powerhouse, but gatekeepers see little room for prices to fall and questioned if a merger would create antitrust issues.
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Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards finalist's interview: Invesco MSCI USA ESG Universal Screened UCITS ETF   
September 20, 2021
Source: Investment Week - The Invesco MSCI USA ESG Universal Screened UCITS ETF is a finalist in the Best Sustainable & ESG ETF category at the Investment Week Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2021.
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ESG-focused ETFs target quant methods, transparency   
September 20, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - ESG exchange-traded funds are leaning on quantitative methodologies and portfolio transparency to continue to attract assets.
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Planes, trains and automobiles: how is Europe’s transport sector curbing its emissions'   
September 20, 2021
Source: Schroders - Transport is a sector where harmful emissions are growing but innovative companies can help Europe meet its climate targets.
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Invesco in merger talks with State Street Global Advisors - WSJ   
September 19, 2021
Source: Citywire - NEW YORK: Invesco is in talks to merge with State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), according to reports. The Wall Street Journal reported that the two companies are in talks but that the deal was ...
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Invesco and State Street Global Advisors in early merger talks   
September 19, 2021
Source: Money Marketing - Invesco is in early talks with State Street Corp’s asset management business – State Street Global Advisors – towards a potential merger. Sources told the Wall Street Journal a deal is ...
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MSCI launches implied temperature tool   
September 18, 2021
Source: Financial Standard - MSCI has launched an implied temperature tool, which will assess how companies are aligning with global temperature targets as the effects of climate change are felt.
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Invesco reportedly in talks with State Street regarding asset management unit   
September 18, 2021
Source: InvestmentNews - Invesco is in talks with State Street about a merger with State Street Global Advisors, the Boston-based bank’s asset management business.
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PONT-CEPF partnership for conservation effectiveness   
September 17, 2021
Source: BirdLife International - CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, and the World Bank; CEPF receives...
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JSC Halyk Bank: MSCI Upgrades Halyk Bank's ESG rating to 'BB' from 'B'   
September 17, 2021
Source: Finanznachrichten - MSCI Upgrades Halyk Bank's ESG rating to 'BB' from 'B' JSC Halyk Bank (HSBK) JSC Halyk Bank: MSCI Upgrades Halyk Bank's ESG rating to 'BB' from 'B' 17-Sep-2021 / 11:33 CET/CEST
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DJ Fund Manager Roundup: Inflation, Tapering Prospects Are Key For Bond Investors   
September 17, 2021
Source: Sharecast - Dow Jones & Company, Inc. High inflation in developed markets keeps bond investors wary as they wait to see whether the rise is temporary or sustainable. This will be key to determining the speed with which global central...
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Apple challenged over Right to Repair with new shareholder resolution   
September 17, 2021
Source: iMore - Apple shareholders are seeking a resolution that will force the company to account for its "anti-competitive repair policies."
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PLDT affirms commitment to governance and sustainability   
September 17, 2021
Source: Manila Standard - Five years since being one of the first Filipino companies to begin sustainability reporting on a voluntary basis, PLDT Inc., the countrys largest fully integrated telecommunications company, continues to show consistent progress...
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Caresyntax Gets BlackRock Investment in Upsized Funding Round   
September 17, 2021
Source: BloombergQuint - Caresyntax, a digital platform aimed at reducing deaths from surgery-related complications, has added $30 million to an earlier funding round from investors including accounts and funds managed by BlackRock Inc.
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Apple shareholders press company to reverse 'anti-competitive repair policies'   
September 17, 2021
Source: AppleInsider - A recently filed Apple shareholder resolution is pressuring the company to reverse its "anti-repair practices," which it says conflicts with Apple's reputation as a climate leader.
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Apple and John Deere Shareholder Resolutions Demand They Explain Their Bad Repair Policies   
September 16, 2021
Source: iFixit - Activist shareholders want two of the biggest Right to Repair opponents to explain why, exactly, they’re trying so hard to get bad press and harm the earth.
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ATRenew Addresses Sustainable Development of Pre-owned Consumer Electronics Industry at 2021 CITIC CLSA Flagship Investors' Forum   
September 16, 2021
Source: Asia One - AiHuiShou International Co. Ltd. ("ATRenew" or the "Company") (NYSE: RERE), a leading technology-driven pre-owned consumer electronics transactions
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New directors welcomed to Eastland Group board   
September 15, 2021
Source: Gisborne Herald - Two new directors have been appointed to the Eastland Group board. Company shareholder Trust Tairawhiti appointed Hamish Bell and Debbie Birch to the board of the Gisborne-based infrastructure,
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First Sentier Investors and MUFG appoint Head of First Sentier MUFG Sustainable Investment Institute   
September 15, 2021
Source: Hubbis - First Sentier Investors and MUFG have appointed Velina Karadzhova to lead the recently-launched First Sentier MUFG Sustainable Investment Institute. Karadzhova will be responsible for developing the institute’s research...
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Massively Reducing Food Waste Could Feed the World   
September 15, 2021
Source: Scientific American - Globally, 30 to 40 percent of food intended for human consumption is not eaten. Given that more than 800 million people go hungry every day, the scale of food loss fills many of us with a deep sense of anguish.
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MSCI Launches Implied Temperature Rise to Help Investors Align Their Portfolios With Global Climate Goals   
September 15, 2021
Source: Le Lézard - MSCI, a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, has announced the launch of its Implied Temperature Rise (or "Temperature Rise") solution,
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UBCM awards recognize excellence in governance   
September 15, 2021
Source: Richmond News - The Union of British Columbia Municipalities’ community excellence awards presented Sept. 14 recognized eight municipalities for excellence in governance, service delivery, asset management and sustainability.
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SSGA's global head of global fiduciary solutions retires   
September 14, 2021
Source: Pensions&Investments - Dave Wiederecht, executive vice president and global head of global fiduciary solutions at State Street Global Advisors, retired Sept. 1.
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MUFG, First Sentier hire sustainable investment lead   
September 14, 2021
Source: Financial Standard - MUFG and First Sentier Investors have announced who will lead the recently launched First Sentier MUFG Sustainable Investment Institute.
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White papers and reports by State Street Global Advisors and InvestmentNews Research   
September 14, 2021
Source: InvestmentNews - The 2019 Elite RIA Study reports on the key elements that differentiate the RIA firms that are growing more productively than their peers.
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