ESG

Spruce Point Capital Management Announces Investment Opinion: Releases Report and “Strong Sell” Research Opinion on Heska Corporation (Nasdaq: HSKA)

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 2:15pm

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Key Points: 
  • Download the report by visiting www.SprucePointCap.com and follow us on Twitter @SprucePointCap for additional information and exclusive updates.
  • As disclosed, Spruce Point has a short position in Heska and owns derivative securities that stand to net benefit if its share price falls.
  • Spruce Point Capital Management, LLC is a forensic fundamentally-oriented investment manager that focuses on short-selling, value and special situation investment opportunities.
  • Spruce Point Capital Management, LLC is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, CRD number 288248.

IBD Names the 100 Best ESG Companies of 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 3:00pm

Investors Business Daily (IBD), a leading financial news and research organization, today announced the results of its third annual Best ESG Companies list.

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  • Investors Business Daily (IBD), a leading financial news and research organization, today announced the results of its third annual Best ESG Companies list.
  • IBDs 100 Best ESG Companies honors overall leaders as well as the top three companies in nine categories.
  • All of IBDs Best 100 ESG Companies of 2021 mix profitability with ethical and social responsibility.
  • To come up with this list, IBD first screened Dow Jones ESG ratings, which included more than 6,000 companies.

Certificate in ESG Investing Adds to the Skills Landscape in Investment Management

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 2:00pm

Peg Jobst, Managing Director of Credentialing at CFA Institutecomments:

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  • Peg Jobst, Managing Director of Credentialing at CFA Institutecomments:
    "Against a backdrop of increasing client demand for ESG expertise, it is imperative for investment professionals to understand this subject matter.
  • The Certificate in ESG Investing offers a broad foundation of knowledge to help portfolio managers, analysts and sales teams integrate ESG considerations into products, policies and client conversations.
  • As we approach COP26, CFA Institute sees a clear role that the financial sector can play in integrating environmental, social and governance factors into investment portfolios.
  • The CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing seeks to upskill relationship managers and investment counsellors as they meet client demands.

BlockFi and Neuberger Berman Partner to Expand Range of Crypto Asset Management Solutions

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:30pm

As crypto assets continue to grow and develop, clients will seek solutions from firms that have demonstrated investment leadership and a deep understanding of the asset class.

Key Points: 
  • As crypto assets continue to grow and develop, clients will seek solutions from firms that have demonstrated investment leadership and a deep understanding of the asset class.
  • BlockFi | nb will seek to deliver on this objective, initially by offering crypto access solutions.
  • BlockFi | nb's crypto access solutions will exist alongside Neuberger Berman's growing suite of actively managed crypto strategies and BlockFi's retail and institutional crypto solutions.
  • "BlockFi | nb combines the crypto expertise of BlockFi with the institutional rigor of Neuberger Berman.

Hudson Pacific Properties Earns Top Recognition in 2021 GRESB Assessment for ESG Leadership

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 2:00pm

Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP) today announced that it has earned top honors in the 2021 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Real Estate Assessment for its ESG accomplishments.

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  • Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP) today announced that it has earned top honors in the 2021 Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Real Estate Assessment for its ESG accomplishments.
  • We are incredibly proud to be recognized by GRESB as an ESG leader in our industry, said Victor Coleman, Chairman and CEO of Hudson Pacific.
  • Hudson Pacific has been widely recognized for its industry leadership in sustainability.
  • The 2021 GRESB recognitions reflect Hudson Pacifics commitmentfrom our Board of Directors to frontline employeesto leadership in sustainability, said Natalie Teear, Senior Vice President of Innovation, Sustainability and Social Impact at Hudson Pacific.

ADS-TEC Energy GmbH, a Leading Ultra-fast Battery Charging Company, Enters into Joint Venture with Polar Structure AB

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:43pm

NÜRTINGEN, Germany, and STOCKHOLM, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ADS-TEC Energy GmbH ("ADS-TEC Energy" or "the Company"), a global leader in battery-buffered ultrafast charging technology, and Polar Structure AB ("Polar"), a platform for managing infrastructure related assets, today announced that they have entered into a Joint Venture Agreement under which Polar will be the preferred strategic distributor of ADS-TEC Energy technology platforms in the Nordic region. 

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  • Polar, as part of the agreement, will place its first order of an ADS-TEC Energy charging system as well as a commercial battery system for e.g., peak shaving and ancillary services.
  • "We are excited to work with the ADS-TEC Energy team to help deliver ultra-fast charging solutions and battery storage systems on service agreements to enable a more resilient and future-proofed energy infrastructure.
  • We are thrilled to create this Joint Venture and look forward to delivering our charging and battery technology platforms to new markets and customers."
  • ADS-TEC Energy also announced its intention to list on the Nasdaq Capital Market ("Nasdaq") upon the closing of the business combination.

Banorte Chairman Carlos Hank González represents Mexico at International Chamber of Commerce forum advancing fight against climate change

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:21pm

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Carlos Hank Gonzlez, chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Financiero Banorte, will be the sole Mexican representative participating Tuesday in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) virtual summit to rally business support for strong climate action.

Key Points: 
  • MEXICO CITY, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Carlos Hank Gonzlez, chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Financiero Banorte, will be the sole Mexican representative participating Tuesday in an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) virtual summit to rally business support for strong climate action.
  • "As the ICC rightly has declared, climate action is everyone's business," Carlos Hank Gonzlezsaid.
  • Carlos Hank Gonzlez is the only Mexican representative on the ICC panel of 19 international chief executives, business leaders and policymakers.
  • In recent years, Carlos Hank Gonzlez has prioritized sustainability across Banorte's business development and innovations.

Envestnet and YieldX Announce Strategic Partnership, Expanding Access to Solutions for Simplifying Investment in Income and Protection Products

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

Envestnet will distribute YieldX technology and products through its platform, empowering advisors to help clients achieve better fixed-income investment outcomes.

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  • Envestnet will distribute YieldX technology and products through its platform, empowering advisors to help clients achieve better fixed-income investment outcomes.
  • Completing a year of significant growth and opportunity, YieldX also closed its round of Series A funding led by Envestnet.
  • "Through our strategic partnership with YieldX, and investing to expand its capabilities, we are able to bring more income related solutions to market for helping advisors meet a critical client need."
  • The YieldX solutions enable:
    FinTechsto create investment and savings products around targeted yield and risk parameters, and do so on-demand.

Ribbon Issues 2020 Global Sustainability Report

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of real time communications software and IP optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced the publication of its latest Global Sustainability Report, which covers its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance in 2020 and early 2021.

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  • PLANO, Texas, Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of real time communications software and IP optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, today announced the publication of its latest Global Sustainability Report , which covers its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance in 2020 and early 2021.
  • Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers communications software, IPand optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally.
  • For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Ribbon Communications' business, please refer to the "Risk Factors" section of Ribbon Communications' most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the SEC.
  • While Ribbon Communications may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Ribbon Communications specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

Viasat Releases Inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced it issued its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, detailing the Company's ESG strategy, initiatives and key performance metrics.

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  • CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced it issued its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, detailing the Company's ESG strategy, initiatives and key performance metrics.
  • Leading with integrity:Viasat employs robust corporate governance frameworks, which have built a long-standing history oftrust among itsstakeholders.
  • To learn more aboutViasat, visit: www.viasat.com , go to Viasat'sCorporate Blog , or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn , Twitter or YouTube .
  • Viasat, the Viasat logo and the Viasat signal are registered trademarks of Viasat, Inc. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.