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Three GRI Standards Come Into Effect for Sustainability Reports in 2021

New topic Standards on Tax, OHS and Water to be used
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January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Companies disclosing their impacts through the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards are to adhere to three new and updated standards, for reports they publish from this year onward.

In 2018, two revised GRI Standards launched – for occupational health and safety, and water and effluents. In December 2019, the first global standard for tax transparency published. Effective from 1 January, companies identifying any of these topics as material are now to apply the new Standards.  

Acre & John Elkington | Building Back Better: From Sustainability to the 'Regenerative Economy' Live Stream

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As the world peeks beyond the COVID-19 crisis and Joe Biden’s administration takes up residence in Washington, D.C., humankind faces an existential challenge: How do we reignite the global economy while prioritizing infrastructure investments that slow the march of climate change?​

Join us for an interactive, far-reaching live-streamed conversation with John Elkington, a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable capitalism, and the bestselling author of books including “Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism.”

Net Zero Gaining Momentum Like Never Before Among Investor and Business Community

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2020 can't get behind us fast enough. But the shocking realization we've all faced about how vulnerable our society and global economy is also one of the reasons we've seen the remarkable embrace of ‘net zero’ by the business community this year.

Nest Pensions Takes Another Step on Net-Zero Journey

Northern Trust AM to manage new climate aware strategy investing in emerging markets
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  • Northern Trust AM to manage new climate aware strategy investing in emerging markets
  • Nest estimated to nearly double investment in emerging market equity (shares)
  • Nest’s Head of RI: “Emerging markets are an exciting growth area, and we believe we can continue to successfully invest while working towards our net-zero goal”

Nest, the workplace pension scheme representing a quarter of the UK workforce, will take another step in reducing its carbon footprint while increasing investment in emerging market equities.

WEC President & CEO, Glenn Prickett In-depth Interview With Georg Kell, Arabesque

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December 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Recently, Glenn Prickett, WEC’s President & CEO sat down to speak with the Chairman of one of its members, Arabesque Partners, Georg Kell. Georg has a new book that he has co-edited with others on the topic of sustainable investing. Glenn & Georg had an in-depth discussion about the book that provides a framework on ESG investing and about the need for leadership and collaboration for change to happen.

Investment Theme: Stay Focused on Climate Risk

Although the pandemic fallout has been the focal point of markets and politicians, climate risk remains important.
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By Director of Asset Allocation Strategy Daniel Phillips, CFA

Over the next five years, climate risk will continue to translate into market risk, as policymakers will come under pressure to preserve environmental progress and retool economies in a more sustainable way.

Climate Risk Upward Trend Remains

Leading Asset Managers Commit to Net Zero Emissions Goal With Launch of Global Initiative

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30 founding investor signatories to Net Zero Asset Managers initiative will work in collaboration with clients to achieve target-based net zero goal by 2050 or sooner

Other asset managers encouraged to join initiative, to demonstrate sector leadership and commitment to sustainable future

CIT Serves as Coordinating Lead Arranger for $256 Million Texas Solar Financing

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NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) recently announced that its Power and Energy business served as coordinating lead arranger on a $256 million financing for the 250-megawatt (MW) Taygete I Energy Project owned by 7X Energy, Inc (7X) and located in Pecos County, Texas.

Connecticut Green Bank and Its EV Charging Partners Register the First Validated Multi-Partner Carbon Offset Credit Project

Project Paves Way for More EV Charging Stations and Partners Across the U.S.
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HARTFORD, Conn., December 9, 2020 /3BL Media/— Connecticut Green Bank (“Green Bank”) and its partners are proud to announce a unique collaboration that is the first joinable, grouped carbon offset credit project registered under the new methodology for electric vehicle (EV) charging systems.

CBRE Global Investors Achieves Exceptional GRESB Results Including Recognition of Three Funds as Global Sector Leaders

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NEW YORK, December 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – CBRE Global Investors today announced another year of exceptional results in the 2020 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, with three funds recognized as the global sector leaders in the industrial, retail and hotel categories. The results underscore the firm’s continued progress toward being a market leader in sustainability.

With robust sustainability initiatives in place, CBRE Global Investors’ GRESB assessment highlights include:

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