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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.
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.
The fund will be employ ESG criteria and will be sub-advised by Ariel Investments.
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.
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.
The asset manager will undergo a third-party audit of its operations following a request from a shareholder.
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.
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.
The central bank wants to look at the dangers that a warming planet poses to the financial system.
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.
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.
The three ESG-oriented equity funds will be sub-advised by Newton.
Republican Hester Peirce says ESG disclosure mandates undermine materiality and harm investors. Democrat Caroline Crenshaw says 'consistent, comparable' ESG disclosure helps investors.
Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, takes aim at the Fed, SEC for 'mission creep.'
Lee said there may be a disconnect between passive index funds' proxy voting and their investors’ ESG inclinations.
With the Biden administration ramping up the focus on climate change, ESG investing is expected to see another wave of growth.
Complaint is first time environmental groups have brought such claims to the Federal Trade Commission against an oil giant.
The active fund for US investors will try to beat a global index, the MSCI All-Country World Index.
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.
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.
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