department of labor

The US Department of Labor (DoL) has reversed a controversial measure implemented under former president Donald Trump that would have inhibited pension funds from considering climate change and other environmental, social and governance factors when selecting investments and exercising shareholder rights.

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human rights

Investors back human rights efforts ahead of EU rules October 15, 2021 A group of 94 investors with more than $6 trillion in assets have announced support for human rights and environmental due diligence ahead of new rules expected from the EU and recent support from the UN. The Investor Alliance for Human Rights, a […]

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US regulators seek to untangle ESG duty as UK pushes ahead

International accounting standards group Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) is seeking input from corporate finance and investment chiefs on trends and views on the evolving ESG investment landscape.

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Investor Forum embraces ‘stakeholder capitalism’

In a second blog post in our series on Australia’s upcoming AGM season, Minerva provides an overview of the remuneration strike system and identifies key remuneration votes to look out for in 2021. This blog article is based on analysis from Minerva’s upcoming Australia Peak Season Preview briefing – say hello@minerva.info for more information.

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With Australian AGM season around the corner, ESG issues look set to take centre stage as shareholder activism on environmental and social issues increases. This blog article is based on analysis from Minerva’s upcoming Australia Peak Season Preview briefing – contact hello@minerva.info for more information. 

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winner, award, minerva

Responding to Minerva’s vital contributions to the new pooled fund proxy voting service from DWS, Investment Week has announced Minerva as the winner of the ‘Best Sustainable & ESG Investment Initiative’ for 2021.

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The Taskforce on Pension Scheme Voting Implementation (TPSVI) has published new recommendations to give pension savers a voice in how their savings are being looked after and encourages asset managers to engage with their clients.

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Shareholder-focused capitalism beginning to fray

Banks holding shares on behalf of clients are still responsible for human rights due diligence at the companies whose shares they hold, according to the UN.

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Letter

Over 600 of the world’s largest companies are calling on G20 leaders to strengthen their national climate targets and deliver climate financing at the G20 and COP26 summits.

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The International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) plans to establish a framework for members to understand and mitigate potential risks in working with ESG ratings and data providers.

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