Clarion Partners' Commitment to Sustainable Buildings Recognized by Leading Industry Organizations

Clarion Partners Recently Named a 2020 GOLD Green Lease Leader by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance and the Institute for Market Transformation and a Fitwel Champion by the Center for Active Design
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The Institute for Market Transformation (IMT) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance has announced Clarion Partners, LLC  as a GOLD-level 2020 Green Lease Leader.

Martin Currie Calls for Asset Management Coalition to Drive Change

Group Efforts Multiply Value of ESG Investing
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May 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Martin Currie, the active equity specialist and steward of £9,703 billion (USD12,031 billion) in assets under management, calls on other asset managers to create coalitions in order to drive change.

COVID-19 and ESG: Prepare for the New Normal


By Bonnie M. Wongtrakool
Global Head of ESG Investments/Portfolio Manager
Western Asset Management Company, LLC

As we claw out of the rubble from the pandemic, it is increasingly clear that we will not suddenly resume our pre-COVID ways of life. Though some of the changes made in response to the pandemic may ultimately revert back to normal, in other areas our understanding of what is “normal” has been irreversibly altered. One such case is our understanding of the role of the corporation in society, and the real drivers of enterprise value.

Legg Mason Partners With Ascend, 100+ Corporations and Non-Profits to Combat Bias and Stigma Associated With Novel Coronavirus

Diversity Champions Collaborate to Address Social and Economic Impacts on Vulnerable Communities
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BALTIMORE, May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE: LM) is partnering with Ascend, the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian membership organization for business professionals and executives in North America, and a large number of other business and non-profit organizations to address the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

ESG Strategies Are Working in the Downturn

By Derek Deutsch, Portfolio Manager, ClearBridge Investments

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?

ClearBridge Addresses Environmental Risks and Potential Solutions With Publicly-Traded Companies

Carbon Emissions, Plastic Waste and Water Management Also Featured in Annual Impact Report
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NEW YORK, May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – ClearBridge Investments has identified environmental changes as the most significant risk to the long-term health of publicly-traded companies, and remains committed to engaging with the companies in its portfolios to improve reporting and business performance.

#GivingTuesdayNow Is Here – How Will You Support It?


Every day of the COVID-19 pandemic has both shown a light on the vulnerabilities in our communities and on the many generous people across those communities that are taking action to make a difference.  The global #GivingTuesdayNow movement is a powerful reminder of how we can come together to support our communities. 

School Operations Changed Almost Overnight Due to COVID-19

Nonprofit is Helping Educators Adapt in Real Time and Many Resources are Available on the Web

School and system leaders across the country are seeking solutions to a set of problems no educator ever envisioned.  Leadership matters more than ever – but how do educators lead?

New Leaders has worked with educators in more than 30 communities nationwide to develop leadership skills through a variety of programs, and many of their resources are online.  New Leaders’ mission is to ensure that educators have the leadership skills critical to raising academic achievement for all children, especially students in poverty and students of color. 

Corporate Facilities Managers Can Donate Excess Paper Staples


Heard about that shortage of paper towels and toilet paper?  Everyone’s social media feed has been filled with pictures of empty shelves and “Not Currently Available” labels in the Amazon store.  But there actually is enough supply, and corporations can help ease it by donating some of the inventory they will not need to non-profits that are working directly with those negatively impacted by the fallout from COVID-19.

Our Commitment to Sustainability: Earth Day and Beyond


For more than a decade, Legg Mason has taken the time each year to celebrate Earth Day. Beginning with the founding of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function in 2008, our annual Earth Day activities have become increasingly important. While we may be celebrating a bit differently this year, we remain just as committed to key sustainability initiatives.


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