Ethical investment

S&P Global launches Data Solution to Support the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) requirements

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:57pm

b'LONDON, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Global has announced today the launch of the SFDR Data Solution to support the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

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  • b'LONDON, April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --S&P Global has announced today the launch of the SFDR Data Solution to support the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).
  • Investment managers are seeking a comprehensive range of ESG data to meet their requirements under SFDR.
  • "\nS&P Global\'s SFDR Data Solution includes Trucost Environmental data, Sovereign Carbon Exposure, Physical Risk, S&P Global ESG Scores, and other datasets from the S&P Global Capital IQ platform.
  • S&P Global has been providing essential intelligence that unlocks opportunity, fosters growth and accelerates progress for more than 160 years.

Ping An and Imperial College Business School Hosting Virtual Conference on ESG and Climate Risks in Investment Management

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 4:01am

b'The conference discussions will cover challenges in corporate ESG disclosures, ESG applications in investment decisions and regulatory compliance and tools to integrate ESG into investment decisions.\nPing An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. ("Ping An") is a world-leading technology-powered retail financial services group.

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  • b'The conference discussions will cover challenges in corporate ESG disclosures, ESG applications in investment decisions and regulatory compliance and tools to integrate ESG into investment decisions.\nPing An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. ("Ping An") is a world-leading technology-powered retail financial services group.
  • With over 218 million retail customers and 598 million internet users, Ping An is one of the largest financial services companies in the world.
  • In 2020, Ping An ranked 7th in the Forbes Global 2000 list and ranked 21st in the Fortune Global 500 list.
  • Ping An also ranked 38th in the 2020 WPP Kantar Millward Brown BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list.\n'

Custodian REIT plc : Constitution of ESG Committee

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 8:00am

Custodian REIT (LSE: CREI), the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce the constitution of an environmental, social and governance ("ESG") Board Committee ("the ESG Committee").

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  • Custodian REIT (LSE: CREI), the UK property investment company, is pleased to announce the constitution of an environmental, social and governance ("ESG") Board Committee ("the ESG Committee").
  • The ESG Committee comprises Hazel Adam as Chair, Elizabeth McMeikan and Chris Ireland, all of whom are independent non-executive directors of the Company.
  • Commenting on the constitution of the ESG Committee, David Hunter, Chairman of Custodian REIT, said:
    "The Board recognises that its decisions have an impact on the environment, people and communities and understands the risks imposed if we do not incorporate robust ESG practices into the way we do business.
  • The Board is also acutely aware of the increased stakeholder interest and compliance requirements around ESG management.

Adoption of Privacy Management Programme included in the newly published Guide for Independent Non-Executive Directors

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 7:00pm

The adoption of Privacy Management Programme by companies has been included in the Guide for Independent Non-Executive Directors (the Guide) newly published by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD)! Companies are encouraged to put in place a Privacy Management Programme as one of the drivers for the adoption of “Environmental, Social and Governance” (ESG) management.

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The adoption of Privacy Management Programme by companies has been included in the Guide for Independent Non-Executive Directors (the Guide) newly published by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD)! Companies are encouraged to put in place a Privacy Management Programme as one of the drivers for the adoption of “Environmental, Social and Governance” (ESG) management.

Sycamore Tree Capital Partners Signs United Nations Backed Principles for Responsible Investment

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 4:00pm

Sycamore Tree Capital Partners (Sycamore Tree),an asset manager with private and alternative credit investment expertise, today announced that it is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), an investor initiative focused on responsible investment.

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  • Sycamore Tree Capital Partners (Sycamore Tree),an asset manager with private and alternative credit investment expertise, today announced that it is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), an investor initiative focused on responsible investment.
  • At Sycamore Tree, we believe that incorporating non-financial factors, including responsible investing and ESG principles, are important in making both good business and investment decisions, said Mark Okada, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sycamore Tree.
  • Fiona Reynolds, CEO of PRI said, We are honored to have Sycamore Tree Capital Partners become a PRI Signatory.
  • The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is a world leading proponent of responsible investment.

Closure Systems International Taps ESG Strategist as New Global Sustainability Lead

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

Closure Systems International (CSI) announced that Jenna Rowe has joined the company in the newly created position of Global Sustainability Lead.

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  • Closure Systems International (CSI) announced that Jenna Rowe has joined the company in the newly created position of Global Sustainability Lead.
  • Rowe is an experienced environmental, social, governance (ESG) professional with extensive global expertise working with companies and investors to develop growth strategies which also drive sustainability outcomes.
  • Rowe is responsible for the development and implementation of Closure Systems Internationals sustainability strategy, goals, and reporting.
  • Closure Systems International Inc. (CSI) is a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative closures for a wide range of applications in consumer and industrial markets.

Foot Locker, Inc. Releases 2019-20 Impact Report Highlighting Environmental, Social, And Governance Priorities

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, today released its Impact Report, which describes the Company's efforts to advance its environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities.

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  • NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York-based specialty athletic retailer, today released its Impact Report, which describes the Company's efforts to advance its environmental, social and governance (ESG) priorities.
  • "As a purpose-driven organization, Corporate Social Responsibility is not a separate mandate for our business.
  • Instead, it is embedded in our fabric and fuels our ability to achieve our strategic imperatives," said Richard Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Foot Locker, Inc. "Our inaugural Impact Report highlights our ongoing commitment to advancing Corporate Social Responsibility and building a more sustainable future while delivering meaningful impact for all our stakeholders."
  • Foot Locker, Inc. leads the celebration of sneaker and youth culture around the globe through a portfolio of brands including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Eastbay, Footaction, and Sidestep.

Osisko Releases Inaugural ESG Report and Files Management Information Circular

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

Sandeep Singh, President and CEO of Osisko commented, ESG sustainability principles have always been core tenets of the Osisko group of companies.

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  • Sandeep Singh, President and CEO of Osisko commented, ESG sustainability principles have always been core tenets of the Osisko group of companies.
  • Our inaugural ESG report entitled Growing Responsibly and voluntary commitment to the UN Global Compact improve stakeholder communication of our ESG successes, risks, and mitigation activities and highlight our belief in the importance of corporate responsibility.
  • Osiskos goal, with the release of its ESG report, is to facilitate ongoing discussions of our risk management processes and help stakeholders assess our relative exposure to, and performance managing, ESG issues.
  • Osisko has filed its Management Information Circular for its upcoming Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held, virtually, on May 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm (EDT).

BTV Uncovers ESG Focused Companies

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 11:00am

Discover Companies to Invest In - Click company name to watch their TV feature:

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  • Discover Companies to Invest In - Click company name to watch their TV feature:
    BMO Global Asset Management Canada (TSX: BMO) (NYSE: BMO) - as trends indicate people are replacing their portfolios with ESG products, BMO fills the void with their ESG focused ETFs.
  • Gran Colombia Gold Corp. (TSX: GCM) (OTCQX: TPRFF) - Colombia's largest underground gold and silver producer shares their ESG principles with BTV.
  • Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX: AVL) (OTCQB: AVLND) - BTV visits one of the first rare earth mineral explorers to develop best practices in ESG.
  • On air for over 20 years, BTV - Business Television, a half-hour investment TV show, features analysts and emerging companies on location.

Eversource Energy Announces Leadership Changes Effective May 5, 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 9:45pm

Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) today announced that Jim Judge, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will become the companys Executive Chairman of the Board, effective May 5, 2021.

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  • Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES) today announced that Jim Judge, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will become the companys Executive Chairman of the Board, effective May 5, 2021.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210407005957/en/
    Joe Nolan, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Customer and Corporate Relations, will be promoted to President and CEO of Eversource Energy.
  • Under his leadership, Eversource introduced its corporate clean energy strategy and carbon neutrality vision, and earned industry-leading #1 recognitions for ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) as well as corporate responsibility.
  • Joe has been a crucial contributor to Eversources record of strong performance and industry leadership, and to the development of our clean energy vision and future strategy, said Judge.