Finance & Investment CSR News

Metrio Empowers Companies to Adapt to Changing Climate Disclosure Regulations

Leading sustainability reporting software provider helps businesses cut through framework fog during climate transition
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Four Ways Investors Can Act on Climate Change

Climate change presents risks, but there are ways for investors to take part in positive change.
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By Lily Trager
Wealth Management, Head of Investing with Impact

Should ESG Investors Own Cryptocurrency?

The growing popularity of cryptocurrency has created a new wrinkle for investors—how to balance its potential upside against its inherent environmental and social impacts. A look at both sides of the issue.
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Despite the recent exponential growth in the cryptocurrency industry, this emerging asset class leaves many open questions for investors who integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into their portfolios.

While crypto can offer some societal benefits—such as financial inclusion and the ability to “be your own bank”—there are also potential downsides, including its carbon footprint, prevalence of theft through hacks and lack of centralized governance.

Investics to Provide CSRHub ESG Data

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Posted with permission from Investics. For Further Information, please contact: +1.781.472.2163 or info@investics.com.

Weston, MA – April 12, 2022. Investics Data Services Company, Inc. is pleased to announce an expansion of ESG data and analytics capabilities with the addition of data from CSRHub.

New Ceres Report Identifies Seven Sectors Putting Global Freshwater Resources at Risk

Findings include seven corporate actions and investor considerations to address global water threats and reduce financial risks
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April 11, 2022 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today by the sustainability nonprofit Ceres reveals how industry practices are driving five critical threats to global freshwater systems – groundwater depletion, metal contamination, plastic pollution, water diversion and transfer and eutrophication.

AllianceBernstein: Carbon Handprints: A New Approach to Climate-Focused Equity Investing

By David Wheeler & Daniel C. Roarty
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How can investors gain confidence that an equity portfolio is invested in companies that are really helping to address climate risk? Focus on a company’s carbon handprint, which measures the positive impact, or carbon avoided, by using its products. By combining an assessment of carbon handprints with research of business fundamentals, we believe investors can create a portfolio of companies with superior long-term return potential that are providing solutions to the world’s biggest climate challenges.

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How can investors gain confidence that an equity portfolio is invested in companies that are really helping to address climate risk? Focus on a company’s carbon handprint, which measures the positive impact, or carbon avoided, by using its products. By combining an assessment of carbon handprints with research of business fundamentals, we believe investors can create a portfolio of companies with superior long-term return potential that are providing solutions to the world’s biggest climate challenges.

AllianceBernstein: Understanding Your Bond Portfolio's Carbon Footprint

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Transitioning to a net-zero carbon economy* is vitally important, and corporate bonds will play a critical role in the transition. To support that journey, sustainable investors should monitor the carbon impact of the corporate bonds in their portfolios. But there’s a lot more to understanding a bond portfolio’s carbon footprint than conventional metrics can show.

Start with Simple Metrics

Changing Your Relationship With Money for Good

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by Dani Pascarella, CFP® and Founder of OneEleven Financial Wellness 

How to Avoid Greenwashing When Choosing ESG Investments

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by Lori Keith, the Director of Research at Parnassus Investments and Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Mid Cap Fund 

ESG strategies are rapidly gaining popularity as interest in supporting companies that manage their carbon footprints, invest in their employees, and promote diversity surges. As more and more funds claim the ESG label, how can investors effectively decide which investments are genuine?

Avoiding Investments that Masquerade as ESG Choices

For Investors With Net Zero Commitments, the SEC's Proposed Mandatory Climate Disclosure Rule Is Crucial

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By Rev. Kirsten Snow Spalding, Senior Program Director, Investor Network

With its landmark new draft rule, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has taken a critical step in making our markets more secure and reducing financial risks by proposing that climate risk disclosure be mandatory for all publicly traded companies.

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