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In Stunning Vote, Shareholders Elect Two New Directors Put Forth by Shareholders at ExxonMobil, Seeking Climate Expertise and Action

Chevron shareholders reach majority vote for a proposal calling for Scope 3 emissions reduction targets
Press Release

In a dramatic shake up signaling an accelerating transition away from a fossil fuel economy, a majority of ExxonMobil shareholders voted to replace two of the oil major’s board of directors with an alternative slate of candidates experienced in clean energy and energy transitions. 

Two directors were elected from the slate nominated by climate activist shareholder Engine No. 1: Gregory Goff, former CEO of Andeavor oil refining company and Kaisa Hietala, former executive vice president of renewable products at Neste. 

Global Initiative Grows to 87 Investors Managing $37 Trillion, With the World's Three Largest Asset Managers Now Committing to Net Zero Goal

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Ahead of Earth Day and Leaders Summit on Climate, the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative announces it now includes BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors Asset managers promise to work with clients to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner and set 2030 emissions reduction targets

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Ahead of Earth Day and Leaders Summit on Climate, the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative announces it now includes BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors Asset managers promise to work with clients to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner and set 2030 emissions reduction targets

TechUnited:NJ Will Celebrate Earth Day by Announcing $50k BetterPlanet Challenge with NJ Governor Murphy, Blackrock President, PSEG CEO, & More in Virtual Launch Event

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April 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - TechUnited:NJ will be announcing the launch of their 2nd annual BetterPlanet Challenge on April 22, 2021 at 12pm ET, virtually. The innovation challenge will award one winner with a $50K prize and applications with mentorship, press, and business opportunities.

43 New Asset Managers Commit to Net Zero Emissions Goal

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Net Zero Asset Managers initiative now has 73 signatories representing $32 trillion in AUM, 36 percent of the global total

Signatories will work in collaboration with clients to achieve 2030 emissions reduction targets and reach net zero by 2050 or sooner

Press Release

Net Zero Asset Managers initiative now has 73 signatories representing $32 trillion in AUM, 36 percent of the global total

Signatories will work in collaboration with clients to achieve 2030 emissions reduction targets and reach net zero by 2050 or sooner

Key Insights From BlackRock's Annual Letter to CEOs

WSP USA climate leaders explain why justice, equity, diversity and inclusion should take greater prominence in long-term business strategies addressing resilience.
Blog

The first few months of 2021 have been active with climate announcements by the White House, corporations and investors.

As Sustainability Gains Urgency, ESG Strategy Takes Center Stage

How the Pandemic Has Elevated Sustainability and ESG
Blog

It was going so well. 

Before the pandemic hit, many companies were starting to recognize the increased prioritization on ESG investments. Budgets were being allocated, initiatives were being planned, steps were being taken. 

But when a global health disaster hits - priorities change fast.

GreenMoney Interviews: Liesel Pritzker Simmons on Impact Investing

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Interviewed by Cliff Feigenbaum, GreenMoney Journal 

Welcome to the latest in the 'GreenMoney Interviews' series. Recently I spoke with Liesel Pritzker Simmons of Blue Haven Initiative, as part of our new "Millennials and Money" issue. Liesel oversees an impact investing portfolio structured to generate financial returns and address social and environmental challenges.

Ceres Welcomes BlackRock's Call to Corporations to Support a More Equitable, Net-Zero Future

CEO Larry Fink demands companies commit to net-zero emissions by 2050 and disclose how they plan to achieve this goal
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Today’s call from BlackRock CEO Larry Fink to the world’s largest corporations to swiftly transition their businesses to net-zero emissions by 2050 and disclose how they plan to do it is “welcomed and will influence a growing global movement that is already underway to drive a more just and sustainable economy,” Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber said. 

SRI and ESG Investors on Advocacy and Shareholder Engagement

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From 2018 through the first half of 2020, according the the US SIF on Trends Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends, 149 institutional investors and 56 investment managers collectively controlling nearly $2.0 trillion in assets at the start of 2020 filed or co-filed shareholder resolutions on ESG issues. 

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