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An article by Vito J. Racanelli entitled “A Setback for ESG in California” that appeared in last week's November 5, 2018 edition of Barron’s on the subject of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) election last month that resulted in...
The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (USSIF) released its 2018 Biennial Foundation’s “Report On US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends.” The Report, based on data collected and analyzed through the beginning of 2018, disclosed that assets linked...
About a year after closing on the acquisition of Pioneer Investments by Amundi Asset Management, the combined Amundi Pioneer Asset Management entity in the US amended the prospectuses of two of its leading funds as of July 1, 2018...
On April 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Again Attempts to Clarify Social Investing Rules for Plan Fiduciaries On April 23, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a Field Assistance Bulletin intended to give further guidance...
Sustainable Investors Should Have a Way to Track and Evaluate Fund Outcomes Sustainable investors who seek to achieve a positive societal outcome with their investments should have a way to track, evaluate and compare the range of outcomes, if any,...
Synopsis: Equivalent to any other type of bonds except that the proceeds are earmarked toward financing projects with sustainable environmental benefits, green bonds are uniquely suited to meet the objectives of sustainable investors generally and impact oriented investors in...

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