PROFILING KEY GLOBAL CAPITAL MARKET PLAYERS AND INFLUENTIALS SHAPING MARKETS, CORPORATE REPUTATIONS AND VALUATIONS.
ESG / Sustainable & Responsible Investment

Asset Owners & Managers, Ratings Agencies

Shipping industry faces ESG heat from lenders   
October 21, 2021
Source: Reuters - Banks are demanding much stricter environmental criteria when financing shipping companies as investor pressure grows on the sector to accelerate going greener, according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
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Trillion-Dollar ESG Boom Is Punishing Old-School Energy Stocks   
October 14, 2021
- The commodity rally may be the talk of Wall Street, but old-school energy producers are still lagging the oil price big time -- a tell-tale sign the era of green investing is in full swing.
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Corporate Sector Leads Pack in Record-Breaking Year for Sustainability Bonds   
October 14, 2021
Source: Environment & Energy Leader - The corporate sector was responsible for 57% of the record-breaking number of sustainability bonds issued in the first nine months of 2021 — a 93% increase year over year, according to a Q3 2021 sustainable finance review by...
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Global sustainable bonds see record issuance in Jan-Sept 2021   
October 13, 2021
Source: Reuters - Global issuance of sustainability bonds surged to a record high in the first nine months of this year, amid demand for investments addressing climate risks and social inequality.
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Will the Energy Crisis Be ESG’s Great Reset?   
October 13, 2021
Source: National Review - There’s no shinier jewel in the woke corporate crown than the fight against climate change, and the success of ESG frameworks around the world are likely to be judged by how much they move the needle on related policy.
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Nearly $150 Million Being Invested in 15 Sustainable Agriculture Projects   
October 12, 2021
Source: AgNet West - U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced significant funding for sustainable agriculture research projects. More than $146 million is being invested under the National Institute of Food and...
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KPMG invests $1.5B in multiyear ESG program   
October 07, 2021
Source: Accounting Today - KPMG says the move will work to support the firm's clients "in making a positive difference," as well as the firm's "responsibility to improve its impact on the world and the ESG commitments outlined in KPMG: Our Impact Plan."...
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Climate-Friendly Investment Funds Are a Scam   
October 07, 2021
Source: New Republic - At the most basic level, ratings firms grade companies on their impact on the environment, the quality or equity of their internal governance, and, uh, their impact on “society.” Then a bunch of those companies might get bundled...
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We must reform trade to build a sustainable, inclusive global recovery   
October 06, 2021
Source: World Economic Forum - The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened inequalities in and across countries. Recent record heatwaves remind us that we must address the climate crisis before it’s too late. And digitalization is providing new ways of delivering goods...
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Ford Renews $15.5 Billion in Revolving Corporate Credit Lines, Aligning Them With Sustainability Priorities in Ford+ Strategic Plan   
October 01, 2021
Source: Yahoo Finance - Ford today announced the extension of $15.5 billion in revolving credit lines, which now include key metrics that further align the company’s financing actions with its commitment to operate a safe, sustainable and successful...
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