Ethical investment

RIMES Adds ESG Solution to Its Managed Data Services

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 11:24am

Today, RIMES , a strategic data partner for financial institutions, launches its ESG data management solution, powered by RIMES Managed Data Services (MDS).

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  • Today, RIMES , a strategic data partner for financial institutions, launches its ESG data management solution, powered by RIMES Managed Data Services (MDS).
  • It is a fully managed, end-to-end cloud-based service that offers transparent and actionable ESG data through;
    A suite of desktop and analytics tools.
  • Elisabeth Seep, ESG Product Manager, RIMES commented: RIMES ESG solution was developed to remove the burden of ESG data management from asset management firms who are challenged with identifying sustainable assets and actionable ESG data effectively.
  • RIMES ESG solution is built on three core principles:
    Improve business outcomes: Deliver trusted, timely, accurate and complete data seamlessly across the enterprise.

RBC re-invents investment solutions for Canadians by launching RBC ESG Market-Linked GIC and RBC North American MarketSmart GIC

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 11:17am

RBC's first GIC based on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors, the RBC ESG Market-Linked GIC is purpose-built for investors who want to help make a difference in the world by including ESG considerations in their investment decisions.

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  • RBC's first GIC based on ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors, the RBC ESG Market-Linked GIC is purpose-built for investors who want to help make a difference in the world by including ESG considerations in their investment decisions.
  • This ESG GIC is linked to a global index of environmentally and socially responsible organizations, all of which must first pass a set of rigorous ESG standards.
  • The RBC North American MarketSmart GIC is the first GIC of its kind at RBC to track the performance of a customized basket of stocks in 20 North American companies.
  • There are no minimum or maximum returns for those who invest in the RBC ESG Market-Linked GIC; there is a maximum cap, with a guaranteed minimum return, for those who invest in the RBC North American MarketSmart GIC.

Duke Realty Publishes 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 4:17pm

Though 2020 presented some unprecedented challenges in every aspect of our operations, we never lost sight of our commitment to ESG, said Jim Connor, chair and chief executive officer of Duke Realty.

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  • Though 2020 presented some unprecedented challenges in every aspect of our operations, we never lost sight of our commitment to ESG, said Jim Connor, chair and chief executive officer of Duke Realty.
  • Throughout our company, we continue to focus on ESG and feel we have made significant progress in improving our environmental, social, and governance impacts, said Megan Basore, vice president of corporate responsibility for Duke Realty.
  • To read and download Duke Realtys 2020 Corporate Responsibility report, please visit: https://www.dukerealty.com/corporate-responsibility/ .
  • Duke Realty Corporation is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is a component of the S&P 500.

Capital Group Joins the United Nations Global Compact

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:08pm

LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Group, home of the American Funds and one of the world's largest investment management firms, has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.

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  • LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital Group, home of the American Funds and one of the world's largest investment management firms, has joined the United Nations Global Compact initiative a voluntary leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible business practices.
  • These are embodied in its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which address many of the world's most pressing needs and apply to all nations.
  • "The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are a critical framework for asset managers and the companies we invest in to quantify their impact," said Jessica Ground, Capital Group's Global Head of ESG.
  • We are committed to providing more transparency on our processes around ESG integration," said Robert W Lovelace, Vice Chairman and President of The Capital Group Companies.

DGAP-News: Linde Recognized as a Leader in 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:01pm

Guildford, UK, July 23, 2021 - Linde (NYSE: LIN; FWB: LIN) today announced it has been named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021, which identifies the top companies for environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.

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  • Guildford, UK, July 23, 2021 - Linde (NYSE: LIN; FWB: LIN) today announced it has been named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021, which identifies the top companies for environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
  • The 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021 was compiled based on thorough analysis of the public disclosures, policies and performance of the 1,000 largest, publicly traded U.S. companies.
  • In the Environment category, Linde ranked second overall and was highest ranked amongst the members of the Materials sector.
  • "We are honored to be recognized as a leader in ESG," said Tamara Brown, Senior Director Sustainability, Linde."

SAI Released the 2021 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Sustainable Development Report

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 5:58pm

SAI's corporate sustainability program is comprised of its environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives that focus on material issues to positively impact the key stakeholders.

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  • SAI's corporate sustainability program is comprised of its environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives that focus on material issues to positively impact the key stakeholders.
  • SAI was established in 2019 and has been committed to solving the problem of energy costs of computing.
  • If SAI stretches the timeline, SAI will find that energy costs will account for the largest proportion.
  • According to the recent SAI Carbon Footprint Report, SAI is able to achieve carbon neutrality in 2022.

New York Life’s Impact Investment Initiative Commits $50 million to IMPACT Community Capital in support of affordable housing preservation

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

New York Life, Americas largest1 and most admired2 mutual life insurer, today announced a $50 million investment to support the preservation of affordable housing rental properties throughout the United States via an equity investment with IMPACT Community Capital.

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  • New York Life, Americas largest1 and most admired2 mutual life insurer, today announced a $50 million investment to support the preservation of affordable housing rental properties throughout the United States via an equity investment with IMPACT Community Capital.
  • This is the latest investment by New York Lifes $1 billion impact investment initiative announced in April 2021.
  • The investment with IMPACT Community Capital will provide short-term bridge loans to borrowers and owners of affordable housing seeking to preserve the properties affordability status.
  • This investment with IMPACT Community Capital follows New York Lifes initial impact investment initiative commitment of $150 million to Fairview Capital in support of diverse and emerging fund managers and hundreds of small businesses.

Wilsonart Publishes First Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 2:02pm

AUSTIN, Texas, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilsonart , a world-leading engineered surfaces company, today published its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which is now available on the Companys website .

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  • AUSTIN, Texas, July 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wilsonart , a world-leading engineered surfaces company, today published its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report, which is now available on the Companys website .
  • Chief Executive Officer Timothy J. OBrien commented, Even as our world faced many shared challenges, we remained focused on pursuing positive change here at Wilsonart by managing and measuring our social and environmental impacts.
  • To learn more about WilsonartsESG policies, initiatives and performance,pleaseread the full 2020 Environmental, Social and Governance Report .
  • Wilsonart, a world-leading engineered surfaces company, is driven by a mission to create surfaces people love, with service you can count on, delivered by people who care.

AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Named a Top 10 Manager with ESG Mandates

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 10:00am

The HIT welcomed this recognition as ESG has been part of the mission of this $7billioncore fixed income manager since itsfounding in 1984.

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  • The HIT welcomed this recognition as ESG has been part of the mission of this $7billioncore fixed income manager since itsfounding in 1984.
  • The company invests in affordable and workforce housingprojects that help create a portfolio focused onhigh credit quality multifamily mortgage-backed securities.
  • Studies show ESG is becoming increasingly important to institutional investors ," HIT CEO and CIO Chang Suh said.
  • "We are pleased to be recognized among the nation's largest ESG managers that generate competitive returns, improve communities and attract institutional investment," Suh said.

Monarch Private Capital Announces Inaugural Social Bond Issuance

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

ATLANTA, July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monarch Private Capital , a nationally recognized tax-advantaged investment firm that develops, finances, and manages a diversified portfolio of projects that generate both federal and state tax credits, is pleased to announce its inaugural $235 million social bond issuance.

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  • ATLANTA, July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monarch Private Capital , a nationally recognized tax-advantaged investment firm that develops, finances, and manages a diversified portfolio of projects that generate both federal and state tax credits, is pleased to announce its inaugural $235 million social bond issuance.
  • The Monarch Social Bond directly aligns with the firms sustainability initiatives and its mission to positively impact communities.
  • As a part of its commitment to sustainability, Monarch created its Social Bond Framework to guide current and future issuance of social bonds by Monarch and its subsidiaries.
  • Monarchs social bond is a natural progression from our ESG funds, said Ian Chomat , Chief Financial officer at Monarch.