ESG

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NAPA launches ESG certificate program

The training is designed to help retirement plan advisers evaluate environmental, social and governance investing opportunities.

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Too much regulatory oversight seen threatening ESG growth

Experts acknowledge the "Tower of Babel" criticism regarding ESG guidelines and nomenclature, but are concerned too much structure could be harmful.

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Dimensional Funds’ ESG expert says consistent rules would improve ratings

Companies that do well on one ESG criteria may not do as well on others, thus the value of opaque ratings can be confusing and frustrating for investors.

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SEC advisory committee recommends diversity, ESG disclosures

Chairman Gary Gensler says agency is looking into what asset managers mean when they call funds 'sustainable.'

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AMG acquiring $47 billion ESG manager Parnassus

Parnassus Investments will continue to operate independently with CEO and CIO remaining in place.

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Federal government’s retirement plan to add ESG funds

Starting in 2022, the Thrift Savings Plan will offer a new mutual fund window that will include ESG funds.

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J.P. Morgan acquisition of OpenInvest gives wealth managers another ESG tool

The bank is expected to pair OpenInvest with 55ip to enhance its private banking technology platform.

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SEC disclosure plan sets up clash with Amazon and others

Rules under consideration by the SEC that would require corporations to disclose climate risks will lead to shareholder lawsuits, according to Wall Street.

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Winklevoss cryptocurrency exchange buys $4 million in carbon credits

Gemini Trust's Climate Vault donation will prevent 341,000 metric tons of carbon from entering atmosphere.

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Funds and financial services firms need ESG strategies

U.S. sustainable funds attracted more than $50 billion in capital last year, doubling from 2019.

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Federal retirement plan should consider climate change: GAO

The board overseeing the Thrift Savings Plan, which has 6 million active and retired participants, says that it subscribes to a strict indexing discipline.

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Stay ahead of ESG regulatory changes

After climate rule changes, expect similar disclosure requirements on other ESG issues like biodiversity, workforce diversity and political spending.

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Latest thematic ETF homes in on cleaner living

Amplify DTOX fund tracks an index of 78 companies that derive at least 80% of revenues from one of five cleaner living market segments.

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Bitcoin rebounds after dropping below $30,000

Chart-watchers said Bitcoin, which failed to retake $40,000 last week, could have a tough time finding support in the $20,000 range following its drop below $30,000.

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House Republicans warn SEC against climate disclosure requirements

GOP members of House Financial Services Committee question whether climate risk meets the materiality standard.

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ESG investing can be volatile — but doesn’t have to be

Investors in concentrated ESG strategies have experienced crashing lows from the highs of last year, while broadly diversified strategies have offered a smoother ride and still beat the S&P 500.

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Fund managers in world’s greenest market struggle with ESG rules

Europe’s new Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation requires the industry to label how green an investment product is so that end investors know what they’re buying. But the requirements have yet to be finalized, leaving plenty of room for questions.

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ETF tracking LGBTQ index is launched

The exchange-traded fund tracks an index of U.S. large-cap companies that have a commitment to LGBTQ diversity and inclusion.

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‘Womenomics’ researcher to bring ESG to Japanese startups

Kathy Matsui, formerly of Goldman Sachs, starts female-run venture fund to support health care, fintech and other young firms.

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Companies more receptive to diversity-related investor proposals

IBM, First Solar, and DuPont among the companies pressured by shareholders this year to pledge diversity changes.