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BlackRock has record ETF launch with carbon transition fund

Investors plowed $1.25 billion into the BlackRock U.S. Carbon Transition Readiness ETF Thursday, making it the biggest launch in the ETF industry’s three-decade history.

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What investors should know about the sustainability revolution

The impact of addressing sustainable issues, from climate change to racial and social justice, has become a compelling investment case and, just as important, not factoring in these issues represents an investment risk.

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Schwab files for first actively managed ETF

The fund will be employ ESG criteria and will be sub-advised by Ariel Investments.

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Bond vigilante calls out credit investors on climate

Ulf Erlandsson spends his time pushing fixed-income investors and bankers to face up to the risks posed by climate change and their role in underwriting a warmer planet.

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Women clients twice as likely as men to favor ESG

74% of women are interested in increasing the share of environmental, social and governance investments in their portfolio, according to an RBC survey of U.S. clients.

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BlackRock plans racial audit, in break with Wall Street peers

The asset manager will undergo a third-party audit of its operations following a request from a shareholder.

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Vanguard, BlackRock join investors pledging to hit net zero

The two asset management giants were among 43 firms with more than $22.8 trillion of assets that signed onto the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative.

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State attorney general threatens to sue SEC over ESG disclosures

State and federal GOP officials continue to push back against what they call regulatory overreach. The SEC says it is trying to meet investor demand for ESG information.

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Fed forming committee to prepare for climate risks

The central bank wants to look at the dangers that a warming planet poses to the financial system.

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SEC webpage tracks agency’s ESG activity

The site is part of the agencywide response to what the SEC says is soaring demand from investors for information about climate and ESG issues.

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Vice proves hard habit to kick as ESG enters credit markets

Companies in sectors that many ESG funds would exclude, such as tobacco, fossil fuel and gaming companies, can still access credit markets with relative ease, investors say.

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BNY Mellon files for first active ETFs

The three ESG-oriented equity funds will be sub-advised by Newton.

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SEC’s emphasis on ESG creates friction between members

Republican Hester Peirce says ESG disclosure mandates undermine materiality and harm investors. Democrat Caroline Crenshaw says 'consistent, comparable' ESG disclosure helps investors.

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GOP lawmakers warn financial regulators to back off climate-change policies

Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, takes aim at the Fed, SEC for 'mission creep.'

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Acting SEC Chair Lee calls for more proxy voting disclosure by funds

Lee said there may be a disconnect between passive index funds' proxy voting and their investors’ ESG inclinations.

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ESG investing is just investing

With the Biden administration ramping up the focus on climate change, ESG investing is expected to see another wave of growth.

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Chevron greenwashing complaint filed with FTC

Complaint is first time environmental groups have brought such claims to the Federal Trade Commission against an oil giant.

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T. Rowe Price launches global ESG fund

The active fund for US investors will try to beat a global index, the MSCI All-Country World Index.

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CFA Institute offers certificate in ESG investing

The certificate focuses on analyzing ESG factors and integrating them into portfolios. It also provides ESG fluency for people working in functions such as sales and distribution, wealth management, product development, financial advice, consulting and risk.

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SEC seeks public comment on climate risk disclosures

Acting SEC Chair Allison Herren Lee suggested the agency should consider new policies and procedures regarding ESG for investment advisers. The agency is evaluating how a disclosure framework can be flexible enough to keep up with the latest market and scientific developments.