Norwegian SWF gets active in activism

Norwegian SWF gets active in activism The fund voted in 98% of shareholder meetings for portfolio companies Norges Bank Investment Management, responsible for portfolio allocation of the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, met with nearly 3,000 companies last year as part of its active ownership strategy. According to a report on this initiative, it held […]

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Senate working group targets corporate governance reform

Senate working group targets corporate governance reform Four Democrat US senators have formed a working group with the aim of shifting corporate America away from shareholder capitalism. Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts), Tom Carper (Delaware), Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin) and Mark Warner (Virginia) want to develop legislative proposals and conduct oversight focused on reforming corporate governance. The group […]

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UK government sets out sustainability standards for investment managers

The UK government has issued a new set of sustainable finance standards for investment managers. The new voluntary UK standard, PAS 7341:2020, sets out the requirements to establish, implement and manage the process of integrating responsible and sustainable considerations into investment management. It has been laid out by the national standards body, the BSI, in […]

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IMF warns equity investors over climate risk

IMF warns equity investors over climate risk Equity investors will increasingly have to consider the physical impacts of climate change on their portfolios, according to recent guidance from the International Monetary Fund. In a written update on its website, the IMF outlined the direct cost of severe weather events such as floods, forest fires and […]

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Minerva partners with Ryedale for ESG investment solution

Minerva Analytics has entered into a collaborative partnership with portfolio management technology provider Ryedale to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) data into the fund management investment process. The joint work is aimed at asset owners, asset managers and regulators to help them incorporate ESG and sustainability data into their respective processes. The collaboration comes […]

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This week saw the publication of the latest progress report as part of the  Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative sponsored by Aviva Investors.  The report by Responsible Research surveyed 27 of the largest stock exchanges across world markets to assess attitudes towards the role of stock exchanges in promoting corporate sustainability reporting. The research showed an increase in […]

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  Manifest’s friends GES invite you to their London 20th anniversary seminar and new website. GES celebrates its 20th anniversary by hosting a high-profile seminar in London exploring the future for Responsible Investment. At the same time, GES launches a redesigned website. Under the title “What works in ESG Engagement?”, GES has invited a number of […]

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February’s Guest Article is by Louise Rouse, FairPensions’ Director of Investor Engagement and looks at their recent initiative to engage with leading oil producers about their oil sands projects The 2010 AGM season could herald both a new era of public accountability for companies and their investors and a template for future shareholder activism.  Having […]

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