ESG

Broadridge Launches ESG Advisory Services

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:59am

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --To better help companies and investors enhance their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader, and Third Economy , a leader in sustainable investment research and advisory services, have launched an ESG Advisory Service.

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  • NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --To better help companies and investors enhance their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a global Fintech leader, and Third Economy , a leader in sustainable investment research and advisory services, have launched an ESG Advisory Service.
  • This new service, leveraging proprietary data, will help corporate issuers and asset managers improve sustainability strategies while effectively positioning their ESG programs with stakeholders.
  • "Companies are making corporate responsibility initiatives part of their business strategy as more retail and institutional investors raise ESG concerns and seek the long-term performance advantages and benefits of ESG-focused businesses," said Dorothy Flynn, President of Corporate Issuer Solutions at Broadridge.
  • "Investors and other stakeholders are increasingly looking at ESG disclosures as a fundamental expectation, driving the need for additional connectivity between companies, investors and other stakeholders."

UGI Appoints VP, ESG; Continues to Advance its Commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance Function

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 10:30pm

UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) announced today that it created a dedicated ESG function to lead UGIs Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives.

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  • UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) announced today that it created a dedicated ESG function to lead UGIs Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives.
  • UGI has promoted Brendan M. Heck to Vice President, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) to lead the ESG initiatives.
  • Mr. Heck joined UGI in 2014 and most recently served as Director, Investor Relations.
  • During his time with the Company, he has held various positions in corporate finance and treasury, business development, and strategic pricing.

RepRisk Provides ESG Risk Data to Yuanta Securities Investment Trust (Yuanta Funds)

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 3:42pm

In keeping with their commitment to provide consistently accurate, up-to-date, and insightful research and investment tools, Yuanta Funds will integrate RepRisk data in its investment analysis across portfolio screening and monitoring processes.

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  • In keeping with their commitment to provide consistently accurate, up-to-date, and insightful research and investment tools, Yuanta Funds will integrate RepRisk data in its investment analysis across portfolio screening and monitoring processes.
  • Additionally, RepRisks daily-updated data will be used as a factor in generating Yuanta Funds proprietary fund-level ESG risk ratings.
  • We are proud to be an integral tool in Yuanta Funds mission to provide innovative investment solutions, said Alexandra Mihailescu Cichon, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at RepRisk.
  • ESG integration into investment strategy has seen explosive growth over the past few years.

Atkore International Group Inc. Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 11:05pm

Atkore International Group Inc. (the Company) (NYSE: ATKR), a leading provider of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions, today announced the Company released its inaugural 2020 Sustainability Report.

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  • Atkore International Group Inc. (the Company) (NYSE: ATKR), a leading provider of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions, today announced the Company released its inaugural 2020 Sustainability Report.
  • The report highlights many of Atkores programs and initiatives related to Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics.
  • Sustainability has always been part of our culture at Atkore, remarked Bill Waltz, Atkore President and Chief Executive Officer.
  • About Atkore International Group Inc.
    Atkore is forging a future where our employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders and communities are building better together a future focused on serving the customer and powering and protecting the world.

Avista publishes 2021 Corporate Responsibility report

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 9:29pm

SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Avista (NYSE: AVA) launched its renewed corporate responsibility disclosure effort, publishing the 2021 corporate responsibility report and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) information on its corporate website, avistacorp.com.

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  • SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Avista (NYSE: AVA) launched its renewed corporate responsibility disclosure effort, publishing the 2021 corporate responsibility report and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) information on its corporate website, avistacorp.com.
  • Avista has long been committed to corporate responsibility and reporting on these topics.
  • Avistas corporate responsibility and ESG reporting can be found here and at avistacorp.com.
  • Avista Utilities is our operating division that provides electric service to 397,000 customers and natural gas to 363,000 customers.

Diginex Solutions announces first blockchain-enabled enterprise SaaS solution for ESG data reporting across the globe

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 5:47pm

HONG KONG, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Diginex Solutions, an ESG data software company, today announced that it has launched a first-to-market enterprise SaaS solution that sets a new standard for simple and affordable ESG reporting.

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  • HONG KONG, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Diginex Solutions, an ESG data software company, today announced that it has launched a first-to-market enterprise SaaS solution that sets a new standard for simple and affordable ESG reporting.
  • Diginex Solutions' latest product streamlines essential ESG data reporting, so that companies can efficiently respond to investors, executives, regulators and the public at large.
  • Getting ahead of the game with an organization's ESG reporting is therefore essential as investors look to this data to future-proof their portfolios.
  • "DiginexESG is democratizing sustainability by introducing an ESG tech reporting solution that is both highly scalable and affordable," says Mark Blick, CEO of Diginex Solutions.

Orbia Announces Executive Leadership Appointment

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 1:22am

de C.V. (BMV: ORBIA*) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Sameer S. Bharadwaj as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1st, 2021.

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  • de C.V. (BMV: ORBIA*) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Sameer S. Bharadwaj as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1st, 2021.
  • Mr. Bharadwaj joined Orbia in 2016, and brings over 20 years of leadership experience in technology-led innovation, operational excellence and talent development across the advanced materials, technology, energy and pharmaceutical industries to this role.
  • He possesses a deep understanding of Orbia and our vision and will remain focused on continuing the transformation of Orbia into a high-return, sustainability-centric company, driving the important purpose-led cultural leadership work we began in 2019, said Juan Pablo del Valle Perochena, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Orbia.
  • Daniel has been instrumental in redefining Orbia as a purpose-driven company, developing our Play-to-Win strategy, building a strong leadership team and significantly accelerating our ESG focus.

Investor’s Business Daily Names Comfort Systems USA as a Top ESG Company

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 9:07pm

Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE: FIX) today announced that it has been included on Investors Business Dailys (IBD) 2020 Top 50 Best Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Companies List.

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  • Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE: FIX) today announced that it has been included on Investors Business Dailys (IBD) 2020 Top 50 Best Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) Companies List.
  • Comfort Systems USA was ranked number nine among the top 50 companies and is the highest ranked construction and building products company.
  • IBDs 2020 Top 50 Best ESG Companies List is limited to companies with ESG ratings of AAA or AA from MSCI ESG Research as of August 3, 2020.
  • Brian Lane, Comfort Systems USAs Chief Executive Officer, commented, We are very pleased to announce our inclusion in Investors Business Dailys 2020 Top 50 Best ESG Companies List.

Bitvore Announces Availability of Cellenus® ESG Dataset

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 1:37pm

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bitvore , a leading provider of AI-powered intelligence for financial institutions, today announced availability of a new Cellenus Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) dataset.

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  • IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bitvore , a leading provider of AI-powered intelligence for financial institutions, today announced availability of a new Cellenus Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) dataset.
  • "We're excited to announce our new Bitvore Cellenus ESG Dataset," said Jeff Drake, CEO, Bitvore.
  • The Cellenus ESG dataset is derived from more than 60K unique unstructured data sources, including both publicly available and licensed subscription sources.
  • To understand what companies are actually doing related to ESG, Bitvore's Cellenus platform performs continuous, AI-powered analysis of unstructured data sources, linking the right companies to specific ESG events or signals and deriving ESG sentiment scores so our customers can quickly identify emerging risk and opportunity related to ESG.

PSEG Launches Its First ESG Performance Report

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 12:39pm

We're pleased to offer the first-ever PSEG ESG Performance Report as a centralized source of data available to anyone who wants to better understand our business strategy and evaluate our business' impact.

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  • We're pleased to offer the first-ever PSEG ESG Performance Report as a centralized source of data available to anyone who wants to better understand our business strategy and evaluate our business' impact.
  • "The PSEG ESG Performance Report aims to capture and share a fuller picture of what we've accomplished as a company.
  • The PSEG ESG Performance Report complements our more extensive reports and reporting frameworks.
  • Headquartered in Newark, N.J., PSEG's principal operating subsidiaries are: Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G), PSEG Power and PSEG Long Island.