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ESG and Sustainable Investing

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CFA Society Chicago member Monique Thanos, CFA, talks with Emily Lawrence, Director of Sustainable Investing at Northern Trust Asset Management on the evolution of ESG in investing.

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Northern Trust Accounts for ESG Factors Now in the Spotlight

by LIZ SKINNER
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Mike Hunstad, head of quantitative strategies for Northern Trust Asset Management, has watched socially responsible investing move way beyond negative screens that defined the space 30 years ago and he contends that investors “can have their cake and eat it too.” 

Land Betterment Corporation's Land Betterment Exchange Featured on Inside Indiana Business

Statewide business network highlights the Company’s efforts in creating an efficient marketplace for environmental and social investments
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FISHERS, Ind., February 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, today announced its featured article on Inside Indiana Business highlighting its Land Betterment Exchange (LBX).    

4 Steps to Sustainable Investing

These four steps can guide a dynamic sustainable investing strategy for the long term.
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For institutional asset owners, the case for incorporating sustainable investing into portfolio management is only getting stronger. As the wide-ranging implications of sustainability issues, such as public health, climate change and social justice, become more apparent, so too have they become essential to effectively assessing investment risks and opportunities.

Moody's - Sustainable Bond Issuance to Hit a Record $650 Billion in 2021

Summary: 
  • Moody's forecasts $375 billion of green bonds, $150 billion of social bonds, $125 billion of sustainability bonds in 2021
  • Sustainable bonds could represent 8-10% of total global bond issuance in 2021
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  • Moody's forecasts $375 billion of green bonds, $150 billion of social bonds, $125 billion of sustainability bonds in 2021
  • Sustainable bonds could represent 8-10% of total global bond issuance in 2021

Uneven Progress: How Attitudes and Actions Are Evolving and What Continues to Hold the VC Industry Back

Traditional VCs are less likely to prioritize or take action toward investing in multicultural-founded companies when compared to women or multicultural VCs.
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While we have observed a shift in attitudes and actions to address racial inequality in the VC space in the past year, that shift hasn’t prevailed among white men, who make up the majority of the VC industry.(3)

Study Reveals Responsible Business Potential of Hispanic America

Sustainability reporting is spreading in the region, according to new research
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February 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Research into corporate transparency practices in Hispanic American capital markets has set a benchmark for the prevalence of sustainability reporting in the region. The GRI study involved all 762 listed companies in five countries – Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru – and found that 37.5% produce a report.

CBRE Global Investors Closes First Bond Issuance in EMEA, Based on Green Credentials

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LONDON, January 29, 2021 /3BL Media / – A fund sponsored by CBRE Global Investors has priced its inaugural Green Eurobond debt offering of senior unsecured notes raising €500 million. The issuance marks the first ever Issuance Direct from a SICAV Structure in the Investment Grade Corporate Bond Market, as well as the first issuance executed directly from a fund-level entity.

Get the Right Results by Doing the Right Thing

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The turbulent events of year 2020 have fundamentally changed the way many people see the world. They have stirred up a growing desire for change and for action to tackle the burning issues confronting us, such as climate change, inequality, and injustice.

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.  

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