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ESG Strategies Are Working in the Downturn

By Derek Deutsch, Portfolio Manager, ClearBridge Investments
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The financial market downturn has negatively impacted most U.S. companies and their stocks, some more than others. Essentially out of nowhere, companies are being forced to respond to an almost completely new public health reality. Management teams are trying to conserve costs while treating employees compassionately, ensuring safety and allocating capital appropriately.

At times like this, do environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment strategies matter?

Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020

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by Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI; Meggin Thwing Eastman, Research Editorial Director, MSCI; and Ric Marshall, Corporate Governance Research (ESG), MSCI. 

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching Five Trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade:

1) Climate Change Innovators: Spotting the Sleeping Giants

Investors Have a Fiduciary Responsibility to Combat the Climate Crisis

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by Jessye Waxman, Green Century Capital Management 

As a shareholder advocate for an environmentally-responsible mutual fund company, I directly engage companies on their supply chain strategies and have successfully convinced them to adopt practices that have real-world impacts that protect a triple bottom line. I’ve collaborated with Aramark and Tyson Foods to develop robust no-deforestation commitments, and have successfully pressed Kroger, the largest grocery chain in the US, to adopt a no-deforestation policy that will cover its private label products.

Carnival Corporation Recognized for Corporate Social Responsibility by Newsweek

Public companies honored following extensive process including review of published sustainability materials, independent survey of 6,500 people nationwide
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MIAMI, December 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, yesterday announced it was recently named by Newsweek and analytics firm Statista to the inaugural list of America's Most Responsible Companies for 2020. Of the 300 organizations recognized as top-performing companies in corporate social responsibility in the U.S., Carnival Corporation was the highest ranked company in the cruise sector.

Looking Beyond ESG Integration With the Matthews Asia ESG Fund

Uncovering investment opportunities with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across the world’s fastest-growing region.
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by Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia 

In Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the Matthews Asia ESG Fund more than four years ago. Managed by Vivek Tanneeru, the Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens.

Developing Future Leaders Through Nonprofit Board and Community Service

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July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Companies and their investors recognize the imperative to develop leaders to create and implement effective sustainability strategies. The challenge is providing meaningful and productive opportunities for employees to grow skills and experience to advance sustainability.

Carnival Corporation Named Among America's 100 Best Corporate Citizens

World's largest leisure travel company receives fourth consecutive recognition in Corporate Responsibility Magazine's annual survey of 1,000 largest U.S. public companies
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MIAMIJune 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, was recently named among Corporate Responsibility Magazine's (CR Magazine) 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2019.

Working Responsibly

As our impact grows, so does our responsibility.
Summary: 

Through a global network of partners, our products, therapies, and services
improve the health of millions of patients around the world. We understand
that as our impact grows, so does our responsibility. In 2018: 

  • $1.8B was spent with small and diverse companies
  • 95% of global employees completed annual quality training certification
  • 15,500+ marketing and sales employees trained on ethical promotion
  • 96% of distributors received our Distributor Code of Conduct training
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Through a global network of partners, our products, therapies, and services
improve the health of millions of patients around the world. We understand
that as our impact grows, so does our responsibility. In 2018: 

  • $1.8B was spent with small and diverse companies
  • 95% of global employees completed annual quality training certification
  • 15,500+ marketing and sales employees trained on ethical promotion
  • 96% of distributors received our Distributor Code of Conduct training

Without a Crystal Ball, Companies Need to Reset to Anticipate the Next Viral Video Crisis

by Leon Kaye, Executive Editor, TriplePundit
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Surely you have seen the videos over the past few years. During the spring of 2017, United Airlines’ reputation was battered after smartphone videos caught a passenger being roughed up after he was adamant that he would not give up his seat to accommodate another passenger.

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