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Northern Trust Asset Management Launches Sustainable Quantitative Solutions

Strategies Support Desire for Sustainability – Without Sacrificing Performance
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LONDON, January 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Northern Trust Asset Management, one of the world’s leading investment managers, has announced the further expansion of its sustainability strategies, enabling institutional investors to combine Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing solutions with the manager’s expertise in quantitative investing across developed and

What It Means When the World’s Largest Asset Manager Rings a Warning Bell About the Financial Risks of Climate Change

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BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, in his annual letter released this week to CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies wrote: “I believe we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance.”  I

Northern Trust's Global Sustainable Investing Team

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Northern Trust has developed in-house, specialized expertise through our longterm commitment to social, environmental and fnancial integrity. Our sustainable investing team is responsible for ESG research, innovation, product development and product management across our array of asset class capabilities. It proactively develops new ideas to ensure the centrality of sustainable investing thinking to our business development.

Get Your Free ESG Investment Briefing With Insides From BlackRock, JP Morgan and J&J

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January 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - There is increasing pressure on companies to disclose accurate data on impacts against material social and environmental issues - plus the future risks and opportunities that the company faces.  ESG information on companies is being utilised as a guide to the movement of capital. ESG is becoming mainstream.

Ecocentricity Blog: Who Are They?

By: John A. Lanier
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Hannon Armstrong’s simple and direct investment thesis: “We will earn better risk-adjusted returns by investing on the right side of the climate change line.”

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Hannon Armstrong’s simple and direct investment thesis: “We will earn better risk-adjusted returns by investing on the right side of the climate change line.”

COP25 Negotiation Results Fail to Respond to Calls to Close Ambition Gap and Step up Action at Speed and Scale the Paris Agreement Demands

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Sue Reid, vice president of climate and energy at Ceres, released this statement following the closing of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid (COP25) on Sunday.

Inside and outside the halls of COP25, investors, companies and leaders from a cross-section of society sent a clarion call to global governments: Close the ambition gap and step up climate action. Unfortunately, the results of the just-concluded negotiations do no such thing, coming nowhere close to the speed and scale the Paris Agreement demands.

The Power of your Holiday Purchase: Part I

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From December 1-31, select Whole Foods Market suppliers are donating a portion of sales to support microlending programs in the U.S. and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation. Their generous contributions will fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, giving them the opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

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From December 1-31, select Whole Foods Market suppliers are donating a portion of sales to support microlending programs in the U.S. and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation. Their generous contributions will fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, giving them the opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

The Importance of Good Credit in Achieving Financial Stability

Credit Builders Alliance is an innovative, nonprofit social enterprise that empowers hundreds of CDFIs and other nonprofit lenders to help low- and moderate-income individuals and families build strong credit and other financial assets.
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Our monthly Viewpoints series invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Dara Duguay, CEO of Credit Builders Alliance.

Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Awards for Africa and the Middle East

by Brian Doe, Regional Director For West Africa and the Middle East
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Unlike at traditional banks, portfolio managers for microfinance institutions need to travel daily to villages and often the homes of their clients as a key part of building a bond with the entrepreneurs they want to ensure succeed with the loans they take from Whole Planet Foundation's partners. This means long days in the field, unexpected dangers or obstacles and putting in overtime to help a client that may need some extra mentorship or support to succeed. The photo above shows a Field Officer assisting with a savings and loan meeting organized by Village Enterprise in Uganda.

Ceres Investor Water Toolkit

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The Investor Water Toolkit is the first-ever comprehensive resource to evaluate and act on water risks in investment portfolios. This ‘how-to’ guide includes links to resources, databases, case studies and other tools for all investors to use, from pension funds to endowments to asset managers. The Toolkit was developed in collaboration with more than 40 institutional investors from across the globe and is the ultimate resource on water integration written for investors by investors.

 

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