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AM Best to Join Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Focused Panel at the Re/Insurance Lounge

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 1:31pm

AM Best will join a virtual panel session focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues on Sept. 24, 2020, as part of the Re/Insurance Lounge, a forum for insurance- and reinsurance-related discussions.

Key Points: 
  • AM Best will join a virtual panel session focused on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues on Sept. 24, 2020, as part of the Re/Insurance Lounge, a forum for insurance- and reinsurance-related discussions.
  • Mahesh Mistry, senior director, Credit Rating Criteria, Research and Analytics, will join a panel session, titled, Respond to Pressure from Stakeholders for Environmental, Social and Governance.
  • This session will look at the growing importance of ESG concerns and requirements facing the insurance industry.
  • Panelists will discuss the different approaches being taken by companies as they come under increasing pressures from a range of ESG-related issues.

DGAP-News: ESGTI AG: Semi-annual reports

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 5:02pm

The Board of Directors of ESGTI AG today released the 2020 half-yearly reports for publication.

Key Points: 
  • The Board of Directors of ESGTI AG today released the 2020 half-yearly reports for publication.
  • The reports are available for download on the company's website in the download centre (https://esgti.com/for-investors/).
  • ESGTI also made significant progress in its ESG agenda.
  • A first independent analysis scored ESGTI's portfolio performance above average on environmental and social impact sectors.

IsoMetrix Releases New Solution To Manage ESG Risks

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 2:00pm

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IsoMetrix , a global EHS software leader, today announced the launch of a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) solution.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IsoMetrix , a global EHS software leader, today announced the launch of a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) solution.
  • Designed to help organizations effectively understand and manage their ESG performance, the solution allows companies to report more efficiently and in line with stakeholder and compliance requirements.
  • In addition, the solution must help organizations understand their ESG risks, findings, incidents or grievances, said Robin Bolton, Executive of Sustainability at IsoMetrix.
  • For the last 20 years, global companies have trusted IsoMetrix to manage their environmental, health, safety and social risks.

V-Square Quantitative Management Becomes Signatory to the UN-Supported Principles for Responsible Investment

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 2:00pm

V-Square Quantitative Management LLC ( V-Square ) announced today (Tuesday, September 15, 2020) that it has become a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, joining the worlds leading network of investors committed to work towards implementing ESG considerations in investment processes.

Key Points: 
  • V-Square Quantitative Management LLC ( V-Square ) announced today (Tuesday, September 15, 2020) that it has become a signatory of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, joining the worlds leading network of investors committed to work towards implementing ESG considerations in investment processes.
  • Advocacy for V-Square means playing an active role to advance standards, learning from peers and driving change in the asset management industry.
  • The PRI is an international global network of asset managers, owners and service providers working together to put responsible investment into practice.
  • The principles, which are voluntary, aim to provide a framework for integrating environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) considerations into investment decision-making and ownership practices.

Moody’s Launches Comprehensive ESG Solutions Group; Appoints Global Head

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 12:00pm

Moodys Corporation (NYSE: MCO) announced today the formation of an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Solutions Group to serve the growing global demand for ESG insights.

Key Points: 
  • Moodys Corporation (NYSE: MCO) announced today the formation of an Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Solutions Group to serve the growing global demand for ESG insights.
  • The group leverages Moodys data and expertise across ESG, climate risk, and sustainable finance, and aligns with Moody's Investors Service (MIS) and Moody's Analytics (MA) to deliver a comprehensive, integrated suite of ESG customer solutions.
  • The ESG Solutions Group develops tools and analytics that identify, quantify, and report on the impact of ESG-related risks and opportunities.
  • Moodys ESG capabilities expanded following its investments in Vigeo Eiris (VE), a global pioneer in ESG assessments, data and tools, and sustainable finance, and Four Twenty Seven, a leader in climate risk analysis, in 2019.

Orenda partners with SIX to deliver leading ESG data to financial markets

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 2:00pm

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Orenda announced that it has signed a redistribution agreement with SIX to deliver its innovative Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data as of today to financial markets.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Orenda announced that it has signed a redistribution agreement with SIX to deliver its innovative Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data as of today to financial markets.
  • Orenda's leading ESG datasets, as well as its research in ethical investing is a powerful resource to ensure valuable insights and actionable ESG data.
  • Many investors have struggled with poor ESG data coverage, inconsistent metrics, and data gaps.
  • Orenda's technology elevates ESG investing and asset management by bypassing voluntary company disclosures and sourcing its ESG data directly from social media.

Conning Achieves Top Score for ESG Strategy & Governance from PRI

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 1:32pm

Leading global investment management firm Conning has received an A+ score for its overarching approach to ESG Strategy and Governance in its 2020 Assessment Report from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

Key Points: 
  • Leading global investment management firm Conning has received an A+ score for its overarching approach to ESG Strategy and Governance in its 2020 Assessment Report from the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
  • Global Evolution also achieved an A+ rating for its Strategy and Governance in the UN PRI Assessment Report for 2020.
  • Our dedicated focus on responsible investing also allows Conning to further customize the investment solutions we provide to our clients globally.
  • Connings global team of analysts applies a proprietary ESG factor-weighting matrix to better understand the impact ESG factors have on each issuer based on its industry.

ARC Resources Ltd. Announces Release of 2020 ESG Report

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 11:00pm

CALGARY, AB, Aug. 31, 2020 /CNW/ - (TSX: ARX)ARC Resources Ltd. ("ARC" or the "Company") announces the release of its 2020 ESG Report, which details the Company's leading environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") performance and the increasingly important role that ARC's ESG practices serve in the Company's purpose, long-term strategy, and its strong financial and operational results.

Key Points: 
  • CALGARY, AB, Aug. 31, 2020 /CNW/ - (TSX: ARX)ARC Resources Ltd. ("ARC" or the "Company") announces the release of its 2020 ESG Report, which details the Company's leading environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") performance and the increasingly important role that ARC's ESG practices serve in the Company's purpose, long-term strategy, and its strong financial and operational results.
  • The 2020 ESG Report advances the Company's previous ESG disclosures and is fully aligned with the Sustainability Accounting Standard Board's framework and with recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.
  • To maintain and grow its industry-leading ESG performance, ARC has set additional targets across all aspects of ESG, which are discussed in detail within the report.
  • ARC will be providing an update on its ESG strategies and performance and will be discussing highlights from the 2020 ESG Report on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. MDT.

Crown Ranked By Sustainalytics As Number One Organization With Low ESG Risk In Metal And Glass Packaging Sector

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:00pm

YARDLEY, Pa., Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings provider Sustainalytics has ranked Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) ( www.crowncork.com) as the number one low-risk organization of the 48 reviewed companies operating in the metal and glass packaging sector.

Key Points: 
  • YARDLEY, Pa., Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings provider Sustainalytics has ranked Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown) ( www.crowncork.com) as the number one low-risk organization of the 48 reviewed companies operating in the metal and glass packaging sector.
  • In the overall global containers and packaging industry, the Company holds the second position out of 80 companies assessed.
  • Sustainalytics' ESG Risk Ratings measure a company's exposure to industry-specific material ESG risks and how well a company is managing those risks.
  • "Crown is a great example of a company successfully leveraging its sustainability initiatives and ESG Risk Rating," said Ian Howard, Director of Sustainable Finance Solutions at Sustainalytics.

Barclays Launches Systematic Study of ESG-Focussed US Equity Funds

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 2:00pm

In a systematic study of US equity funds, Barclays Quantitative Portfolio Strategy (QPS) team finds that ESG-labelled funds do not necessarily provide more ESG exposure than conventional funds.

Key Points: 
  • In a systematic study of US equity funds, Barclays Quantitative Portfolio Strategy (QPS) team finds that ESG-labelled funds do not necessarily provide more ESG exposure than conventional funds.
  • In this new report, our QPS team combed through two decades of funds holding data and found a lack of difference in holdings and investment styles between ESG-focussed and non-ESG US equity funds.
  • Other key findings of todays report include:
    ESG-labelled funds have attracted a higher percentage of inflows than other equity funds.
  • Barclays offers investment banking products and services in the US through Barclays Capital Inc. For further information about Barclays, please visit our website home.barclays.