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FSB Announces Membership of Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

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Originally posted on fsb.org

Financial Stability Board (FSB) Chair Mark Carney announced in Paris on 4 December 2015 the establishment of an industry-led Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), with Michael R. Bloomberg as chair, and that the initial membership of the Task Force would be announced in due course.

Capital Markets Heading for Value 2.0

by Dr. Maximilian Martin
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“Impact Investing is still a small part of the capital markets. But the returns on these investments are good enough to attract vastly larger amounts of capital. And governments, through financial and other incentives, can further encourage the allocation of capital to investments using environmental, social and governance criteria.”

—Robert Glauber, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, former U.S. Under Secretary of the Treasury

Regions Foundation Gift Buys Bloomberg Terminals for Haslam College of Business

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Originally posted on TNToday

A recent gift from the Regions Foundation has allowed UT’s Haslam College of Business to purchase four additional Bloomberg terminals, a system that allows finance professionals to monitor and analyze real-time market data, and place trades.

Michael Bloomberg to Head Global Taskforce on Climate Change

Former New York City mayor charged with helping companies gauge exposure to global warming costs
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Originally posted on The Guardian

Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, is to head a new global taskforce aimed at highlighting the financial exposure of companies to the risk of climate change.

Bloomberg Markets Strategies Guide 2016: ESG Performance

Keeping Tabs on Your ESG Performance
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This originally appeared in Bloomberg Markets Magazine

Getting a handle on environmental, social, and governance information has become more crucial for investor relations officers and other corporate executives. A lot of money is invested in accordance with ESG-related guidelines these days. The 1,380 institutions that have signed the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment, for example, oversee $59 trillion of assets.

Bloomberg GADFLY: The Do-Gooder Premium

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com/gadfly

It's hard not to root for people like Deborah Winshel at BlackRock and others who are championing the notion of making the world a better place through what's known as "impact investing."  

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