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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Biodiversity Briefing

Today, investors are increasingly aware that all forms of capital, including natural capital, contribute to long-term sustainable growth. To mark Earth Day 2021, Minerva published a Briefing on Biodiversity and Stewardship to help investors consider the role of natural capital in their investments.

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MEPs pave the way for higher environmental standards

MEPs pave the way for higher environmental standards New EU law on due diligence will also cover human rights issues MEPs are urging companies and investors to focus on sustainability by paving the way for a new EU law that requires them to address human rights and environmental standards. A legislative report, published on 10 […]

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SEC reviewing decade-old climate disclosure rules

SEC reviewing decade-old climate disclosure rules Original rules on climate-related disclosure were originally published in 2010 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reviewing its climate-related disclosure rules for companies, which have not been updated since 2010. In a statement, acting chair Allison Herren Lee said the regulator’s staff would be assessing how extensively companies […]

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Royal Assent locks in ESG duties for pension funds

Royal Assent locks in ESG duties for pension funds The act furthers the government’s green agenda by supporting progress towards net zero The Pension Schemes Bill has received Royal Assent, creating new laws covering areas including defined benefit scheme protections, pensions dashboards and climate change. Pension schemes will now be required to take account of […]

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Purpose can help companies improve stakeholder confidence

Purpose can help companies improve stakeholder confidence Experts discussed the importance of purpose at The Investor Forum’s 2021 annual webinar Companies that focus on purpose have a more comprehensive understanding of value creation and sustainability, which can increase stakeholder confidence in business, according to The Investor Forum. Focussing on purpose can help companies and investors […]

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SEC creates new senior climate change role

SEC creates new senior climate change role Regulator likely to pursue policies to incorporate climate risk as part of corporate disclosures President Joe Biden’s pledge that his inauguration would mark a sea change for climate policy is already in action with the creation of a new top-ranking climate role in the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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Minerva launches pooled fund split voting service: ‘VotePlus’

AMX and DWS adopt Minerva’s split voting technology ‘VotePlus’ in upcoming launch New solution rapidly accelerates sustainable stewardship Minerva Analytics, Europe’s leading independent proxy voting agency, has embedded its VoteTech in a new, ground-breaking solution designed to help investors better meet their stewardship commitments. The Asset Management Exchange (AMX), part of the Willis Towers Watson […]

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CFA Institute: How to take the next steps in ESG integration

CFA Institute: How to take the next steps in ESG integration Investment organisations need to improve their handling and analysis of ESG data and ensure it is truly embedded across their processes, the institute says  The UK is a leader in environmental, social and governance investing – but the investment sector needs to do much more to improve its […]

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IRRI Survey 2017

Manifest has achieved a Top 4th ranking for the independent provider that is best at delivering Proxy Voting Execution in the IRRI Survey 2017, the globally-authoritative review of trends in independent SRI & corporate governance research. The IRRI survey 2017 has asked carefully targeted questions to a broad cross-section of SRI, corporate governance and investment […]

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