Socially responsible investing

Empire Life launches new Multi-Strategy and sustainable global equity fund options

Monday, January 18, 2021 - 5:16pm

The new funds include one global equity and one global balanced fund:

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  • The new funds include one global equity and one global balanced fund:
    Dave Paterson, CFA, portfolio manager of the Empire Life Multi-Strategy GIFs, says the new segregated funds will provide investors with exposure to growth-oriented global securities through a combination of passive, smart beta, and actively managed strategies.
  • "Through passive and active strategies, the Empire Life Multi-Strategy GIFs provide exposure across investment styles, geographies, and industry sectors to increase diversification.
  • A new standalone fund with a sustainable investing focus has also been added to the Empire Life Guaranteed Investment Funds contract.
  • Empire Life Global Sustainable Equity GIFinvests in global stocks that exhibit superior environmental, social and governance (ESG) characteristics.

Fossil Free Indexes (FFI) Rebrands to FFI Solutions to Reflect Expanded Focus on Sustainable Investing

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 9:00am

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Fossil Free Indexes (FFI), a firm committed to climate-aligned investing, has rebranded to FFI Solutions to better reflect the company's expanded product and service offerings for market participants intending to transition to more sustainable investment strategies.

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  • NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Fossil Free Indexes (FFI), a firm committed to climate-aligned investing, has rebranded to FFI Solutions to better reflect the company's expanded product and service offerings for market participants intending to transition to more sustainable investment strategies.
  • "Expanding our research product offerings across the sustainable investing spectrum is a natural extension of our climate-centric strengths," explains Michael Palmieri, CEO of FFI Solutions.
  • FFI Solutions ( http://www.ffisolutions.com ) is a research and analytics-driven advisory firm that empowers investors and asset managers to transition to more sustainable investments.
  • FFI Holdings LLC is the parent company of FFI Solutions and FFI Advisors, ( http://www.ffiadvisors.com ), a performance and mission-driven investment manager focused on developing climate-aligned strategies.

Mamadou-Abou Sarr Appointed to US SIF Board of Directors

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

V-Square Quantitative Management LLC ( V-Square) today announced that Mamadou-Abou Sarr has been appointed to the board of directors of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment.

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  • V-Square Quantitative Management LLC ( V-Square) today announced that Mamadou-Abou Sarr has been appointed to the board of directors of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment.
  • Sarr also will serve on the US SIF Foundation Board.
  • US SIF's 13-member board of directors provides strategic guidance to advance sustainable and impact investing across all asset classes.
  • I look forward to working with all of the new and returning members of our board, added Diederik Timmer, Chair of the Board of Directors of US SIF.

Church Pension Group to Host Virtual Conversation on Investing in Economically Disadvantaged Communities

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves The Episcopal Church, announced that it will host a virtual conversation on investing in economically disadvantaged communities as part of its Insights & Ideas series of discussions on socially responsible investing (SRI).

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  • The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves The Episcopal Church, announced that it will host a virtual conversation on investing in economically disadvantaged communities as part of its Insights & Ideas series of discussions on socially responsible investing (SRI).
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210106005156/en/
    The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves The Episcopal Church, announced that it will host a virtual conversation on investing in economically disadvantaged communities as part of its Insights & Ideas series of discussions on socially responsible investing.
  • CPG also will host a conversation entitled Faithful Investing: Approaches to Linking Faith and Finances on February 18.
  • The Church Pension Group (CPG) is a financial services organization that serves The Episcopal Church.

How 400 Year Old Blood Taxis Created A $5.7 Trillion Industry

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 1:00pm

At the time, many elites used his "fiacres" to move around Paris secretly and commit illegal acts without gaining attention.

Key Points: 
  • At the time, many elites used his "fiacres" to move around Paris secretly and commit illegal acts without gaining attention.
  • Many across Wall Street and beyond are touting the massive potential they see for the ESG mega-trend in the days ahead.
  • The estimated $5.7 trillion transportation service industry and big money's shift into sustainable investing, already over $30 trillion as of 2018.
  • Many are looking at Facedrive ( FD ; FDVRF ) to become the rideshare of the future -- grabbing hold of this $30 trillion mega-trend.

How 400 Year Old Blood Taxis Created A $5.7 Trillion Industry

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 1:00pm

At the time, many elites used his "fiacres" to move around Paris secretly and commit illegal acts without gaining attention.

Key Points: 
  • At the time, many elites used his "fiacres" to move around Paris secretly and commit illegal acts without gaining attention.
  • Many across Wall Street and beyond are touting the massive potential they see for the ESG mega-trend in the days ahead.
  • The estimated $5.7 trillion transportation service industry and big money's shift into sustainable investing, already over $30 trillion as of 2018.
  • Many are looking at Facedrive ( FD ; FDVRF ) to become the rideshare of the future -- grabbing hold of this $30 trillion mega-trend.

First Affirmative Financial Network partners with YourStake.org to equip large network of ESG-focused financial advisors with YourStake.org's impact reporting solution

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 1:40pm

Active First Affirmative Network Members will be able to access the YourStake.org suite of services at a substantial discount.

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  • Active First Affirmative Network Members will be able to access the YourStake.org suite of services at a substantial discount.
  • Clients don't resonate with a simple number score in the same way that they resonate with tangible metrics and stories.
  • Launched at the 2019 SRIConference, YourStake.org's suite of tools help financial advisors walk a client through their sustainable investing journey.
  • Through their Member Network, First Affirmative helps advisors achieve their clients' financial and impact objectives, while building a strong community amount its national membership base.

Sistema PJSFC: Sistema adopts responsible investment approach

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 9:01am

Moscow, 21 December 2020 - Sistema PJSFC (hereinafter, "Sistema" or "the Corporation") (LSE: SSA; MOEX: AFKS), a publicly-traded diversified holding company, announces that its Board of Directors has approved an updated set of investment criteria as part of a review of the Corporation's strategy.

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  • Moscow, 21 December 2020 - Sistema PJSFC (hereinafter, "Sistema" or "the Corporation") (LSE: SSA; MOEX: AFKS), a publicly-traded diversified holding company, announces that its Board of Directors has approved an updated set of investment criteria as part of a review of the Corporation's strategy.
  • Among other things, the revised criteria will integrate ESG factors that reflect Sistema's corporate responsibility principles and international ESG standards into the investment process for the first time, solidifying Sistema's strategic approach to responsible investment.
  • At the portfolio building stage, Sistema excludes "sin stocks" (such as tobacco, gambling and others) and will consider the ESG profile of acquisition targets in other industries when making investment decisions.
  • The integration of responsible investment principles into the investment process is one of the KPIs set by the agreement.

First Rate Selects FinMason to Deliver Third-Party ESG Data

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

OWL Analytics , an alternative data company that focuses on environmental, social, and governance ESG research, became a FinMason data-redistribution partner back in June.

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  • OWL Analytics , an alternative data company that focuses on environmental, social, and governance ESG research, became a FinMason data-redistribution partner back in June.
  • "FinMason's state-of-the-art APIs will allow us to integrate and deliver OWL's proprietary ESG rankings with minimal effort, reducing cost and accelerating time to market."
  • By being a first-mover to provide ESG analytics seamlessly in their technology, First Rate further cements themselves as an industry innovator."
  • OWL Analytics is a data and indexing company that offers environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data and socially responsible investing (SRI) data on global equities, corporate bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs.

First Rate Selects FinMason to Deliver Third-Party ESG Data

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 1:58pm

OWL Analytics, an alternative data company that focuses on environmental, social, and governance ESG research, became a FinMason data-redistribution partner back in June.

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  • OWL Analytics, an alternative data company that focuses on environmental, social, and governance ESG research, became a FinMason data-redistribution partner back in June.
  • "We're excited to be bringing ESG data to our users, enabling them to paint a more holistic picture of their clients' financial situations and options," said Bo McWilliams , Chief Technology Officer of First Rate.
  • "FinMason's state-of-the-art APIs allows us to integrate and deliver OWL's proprietary ESG rankings with minimal effort, reducing cost and accelerating time to market."
  • OWL Analytics is data and indexing company that offers environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data and socially responsible investing (SRI) data on global equities, corporate bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs.