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How firm leaders can rejuvenate DEI efforts

The panelist referenced the popular musical 'Hamilton' by Lin-Manuel Miranda, saying that diversity needs to be in 'the room where it happens.'

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Vanguard comes up short on climate, think tank says

Vanguard has just one employee to monitor climate issues for every 300 of its portfolio companies and it lacks a policy to divest some funds from coal producers, according to a report from Universal Owner.

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For this adviser, socially responsible investing comes first

James Katz tailors his RIA, Humankind Investments, to serve clients who place the greater good at the top of mind.

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Gensler defends ESG disclosures against Republican backlash

GOP senators assert that the SEC's effort to expand ESG reporting pushes a social policy agenda, while the SEC chair says agency is reacting to investors' demands for more information.

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VanEck launches first sustainable muni ETF

Municipal bond exchange-traded funds have attracted a record amount of cash this year as investors try to shield income from potentially higher levies under the Biden administration.

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ESG loyalty will be tested as performance starts to lag

A report shows that the ESG investment category 'got lucky' by benefiting from high-profile climate disasters.

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Top ESG metrics to boost profitability

Asset managers need to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as a core ingredient of a sustainable business model, experts say.

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Financial advisers hone their focus on ESG strategies

As investor demand grows, advisers are realizing they need to step up their ESG game.

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Are asset managers giving plain old funds a green tint?

The greenwashing trend is raising eyebrows among advisers who wonder whether firms are just jumping on the ESG bandwagon.

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Janus Henderson enters ESG field with five active ETFs

All of the asset manager's new exchange-traded funds integrate sustainable investing criteria, with three investing in equities and two focusing on fixed income.

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US SIF updates ESG guidance ahead of Labor Department proposal

The guide has new information about the Department of Labor’s forthcoming regulations, which are expected to effectively reverse rules implemented last year that had a chilling effect on the use of ESG in 401(k)s.

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SEC marketing rule causes advisers most compliance concerns

Even though advisers don’t have to comply with the rule for more than a year, it ranked as the hottest compliance topic, according to a survey; cybersecurity and climate change/ESG were other areas worrying advisers.

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Investing in a disruptive climate

Adapting to the changing climate also includes taking into account advances in technology, such as in medicine, energy, transportation, space travel, artificial intelligence and computing. We need to analyze our current investments and consider updating our portfolios.

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Fund managers feel heat as SEC cracks down on inaccurate ESG labels

For several months, SEC examiners have been demanding that money managers explain the standards they use for classifying funds as environmental, social and governance-focused.

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SEC’s Gensler orders review of funds’ ESG disclosures

The agency is considering more stringent disclosure requirements for investment funds amid concerns that some fund managers are making unfounded ESG claims.

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Building a better portfolio with ESG ETFs

ESG ETFs have investments related to solving social issues in the country such as racial disparities and better health care.

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Regulators scrutinize ESG more closely as greenwashing explodes

Researchers have raised questions about the credentials of money managers who claim they are marketing funds designed to address the climate crisis and social injustice.

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Deutsche Bank’s DWS rejects claims it overstated ESG assets

On Thursday, the asset manager's shares had plunged as much as 14.2% on the news that Germany’s financial markets regulator, BaFin, and U.S. prosecutors were probing claims by a former sustainability executive that DWS overstated the amount of assets adhering to social and environmental criteria.

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UBS, State Street among firms whose green funds fall short

More than half the climate-themed funds reviewed by a nonprofit failed to live up to the climate goals set out in the Paris Agreement, while just over 70% of funds promising ESG goals fell short.

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Bain Capital to create ESG hedge fund

Long-short strategy launching by October to focus on global consumer, tech, financial and healthcare stocks with $1 billion or more.