ESG, Sustainability

There is no doubt that the proliferation of ESG investing has coincided with the raised profile of social and environmental sustainability, exacerbated or highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trump’s anti-ESG influence is quickly starting to unwind

Trump’s anti-ESG influence is quickly starting to unwind ESG debate moves swiftly forward in the SEC under Biden’s administration A wave of ESG-related changes in the US administration under Joe Biden’s leadership is unfolding this month, marking the beginning of an unwinding of policies set out by his predecessor Donald Trump.  While the Trump presidency […]

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Investors urge DoL to pull ESG proposals

Investors urge DoL to pull ESG proposals Institutional investors from around the world have urged the US Department of Labor to pull back on its proposed Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments Regulation and give them more time to feedback. Retirement schemes and pension plans from the US, UK, Italy and Spain have submitted evidence […]

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The US Impact Investing Alliance urges DOL to rethink ESG law

US investor group urges DOL to rethink ESG law The US Impact Investing Alliance has urged the Department of Labor to reconsider the introduction of a controversial law governing ESG in investment portfolios, asking them to suspend the rulemaking process until normality returns.  The group has written an open letter to the DOL, objecting to a proposed rule that would see severe restrictions imposed for US […]

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Pension fund readiness for new climate rules under question The UK’s pension watchdog, The Pensions Regulator, has uncovered a disturbing lack of readiness for the DWP’s upcoming ESG regulations. In a survey of the 100 largest schemes, 80% were found to have not taken steps to integrate climate change issues in their investment strategy statement. […]

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