Findings include recommendations to help banks implement practical frameworks for analysis and action
September 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today reveals the potential exposure from physical climate change impacts to just the syndicated loan portfolios of 28 of the largest U.S. banks could approach 10 percent annually.
August 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The mood music around sustainability issues has changed drastically in the past couple of years. Once seen as a niche issue to be relegated to operational managers, now it’s central to boardroom conversations all over the world. The more formal requirements on business are matching pace with a sea change in the sustainability regulatory landscape; this critical change for business will bring a plethora of new challenges and areas of investment for business.
“How ESG disclosures can support Investors’ decisions and a more Sustainable Economy. The need for a common ESG framework.”
May 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Center for Sustainability and Excellence held on May 18, 2021 a live event on “How ESG disclosures can support Investors’ decisions and a more Sustainable Economy. The need for a common ESG framework.” bringing together in a high level discussion the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, ESG Rating Agencies, Fortune 500 firms and the European perspective on the same issues.
Capital markets are an extraordinarily powerful tool in the fight against climate change. Government action is certainly critical. But ultimately, reducing emissions globally depends on the private sector recognizing the commercial opportunities that sustainability presents. That’s the inspiration behind a new partnership we are announcing today.
New multi-factor index utilizes the Rockefeller ESG Improvers ScoreTM to provide differentiated ESG factor exposure, offering potential to outperform market-cap weighted indices
NEW YORK, January 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Bloomberg and Rockefeller Asset Management today announced the launch of the Bloomberg Rockefeller U.S. All Cap Multi-Factor ESG Improvers Index, available through the Bloomberg Terminal. The index combines Bloomberg’s renowned risk model, data, and index capabilities with 40 years of ESG expertise from Rockefeller Asset Management. Unlike other ESG indices that emphasize screening around ESG leaders or laggards, this index ranks a company’s improvement in performance on material ESG issues relative to industry peers.
by Jennifer Coombs, associate professor at the College for Financial Planning and the founder of the financial blog, GradMoney. She is the creator, lead author, and lead instructor for the Chartered SRI Counselor™ (CSRIC™) designation program
NEW YORK, October 13, 2020 - Bloomberg announced today that MSCI ESG Ratings by MSCI ESG Research LLC is now available via the Bloomberg Terminal. Bloomberg Terminal users can access this MSCI data and use it alongside Bloomberg’s broader functionality across the Terminal, complementing Bloomberg’s existing ESG data sets.
by Amy Domini, Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments (Amy is widely recognized as the leading voice for socially responsible investing.)
Globally, socially responsible investing is flourishing. Almost as importantly, it means the same thing around the world. I begin with some recent quotes, which I noted over the past few weeks:
• Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, “As a frontline regulator and market operator, we want to provide an environment that encourages sustainable practices among our market participants.”