ESG Will Define the Post-COVID Era

Michael Hasenstab Offers His 2021 Global Macro Outlook

Article by Michael Hasenstab, Ph.D. Executive Vice President, Portfolio Manager Chief Investment Officer, and originally published on franklintempleton.com on December 9, 2020 

Franklin Templeton Employees Move to Virtual Volunteering


Franklin Templeton’s business resource groups (BRGs) have transitioned to virtual volunteering, supporting worthwhile causes this holiday season.

Franklin Templeton Recognizes Employees for Community Service in Poland, Canada and USA


Every year since 2007, Franklin Templeton has recognized employees who make extraordinary contributions to their communities with the Harmon E. Burns Award. This year’s winner has made a deep impact on his community in Poznan, Poland. The company also honored finalists in Canada and the U.S. for their community service efforts.

Commentary: How to Impact European Real Estate in a COVID-19 World

By John Levy, Director of Impact Investing for Franklin Real Asset Advisors

Originally published on September 22, 2020 in Pensions & Investments

The economic implications of COVID-19 are yet to be fully realized, but the expectations of the detrimental impact are sobering. The pandemic has not only shaken up reality but has woken the world up to addressing underlying societal and economic issues that may have previously been dismissed.

Franklin Templeton Endorses Canadian Coalition for Good Governance's Stewardship Principles


"As a founding member of the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG), Franklin Templeton’s endorsement of the Stewardship Principles is a reflection of our company’s corporate commitment to integrating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors into the investment process across our Canadian and global strategies,” said Duane Green, president and CEO, Franklin Templeton Canada and CCGG board member. 

Our View on the Department of Labor's ESG Proposal: Sustainability is Essential

by Julie Moret, Global Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton

Published on MarketWatch(US) on October 9 , 2020.

DOL’s ESG proposal: sustainability is essential
Franklin Templeton: Integrating ESG is good, prudent investing

Join Franklin Templeton's Julie Moret as She Discusses New EU rules on Sustainability, COVID-19's Impact on ESG Issues and More

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On October 16, 2020, Julie Moret, Franklin Templeton Global Head of ESG, will be participating in a panel discussion as part of Chatham House’s Conference Series, in partnership with Investment Company Institute (ICI) Global and sponsored by Franklin Templeton, on Ageing Societies 2020.  

The event is virtual and attendees can now attend for free.

Should you or your clients be interested to attend and hear from Julie on this topic, you may access the conference by registering by clicking the link below:

Creating Impact in a Covid-19 World

by John Levy, Director of Impact, Franklin Templeton
Press Release

October 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  While the pandemic has shocked the world and ignited carnage across markets, it has also proven the importance of supporting society, employee protections and many other ESG principles

Social infrastructure is crucial to the health and vibrancy of communities and these vital assets have become indispensable during the crisis.

Franklin Templeton Responds to Connecticut's Call to Address Economic and Racial Disparities

Press Release

SAN MATEO, Calif., October 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Franklin Templeton is proud be part of the Corporate Call to Action Working Group, joining leading financial services companies that are committed to addressing structural racism and racial inequity in the United States.

An Investor's Perspective on the Proposed Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance

by Julie Moret, Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton

Can stakeholders (regulators, policymakers and market participants) deliver a sustainable finance framework that serves the end-client well? The European Union’s technical expert group has just published its final recommendations on the taxonomy for sustainable finance, establishing common criteria to classify environmentally sustainable activities that support the transition to a low-carbon economy.


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