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US Department of Labor Implements Rule Permitting ESG Investments for Retirement Plans

The US Department of Labor finalized a rule allowing US retirement plans to use ESG investments, reversing a Trump administration rule.  The new regulation will take effect the end of ...

2022 Euro IRP Member Survey: IRPs Remain Concerned over Predatory Pricing from Sell-Side Research Groups

The recently released 2022 Euro IRP Member Study revealed a number of key findings, including concerns from over 70% of survey participants about predatory pricing from sell-side investment banks regarding ...

S&P Partners with ESG Data Firm Novata

Novata, a recent startup that helps private equity firms collect ESG data about their portfolio companies, will be integrating its data with a portfolio monitoring application offered by S&P Global ...
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US Demand for ESG Continues to Wane

Investment flows into US sustainable funds remained tepid in the third quarter of 2022, adding to concerns that US ESG investing has peaked.  A survey conducted by Schroder Investment Management ...

Asset Owners Conflicted About Relevance of ESG to Investing

In a recent survey conducted by Morningstar Indexes and Morningstar Sustainalytics of asset owners, a majority said that ESG factors are material to their investment process.  However, at the same ...

Net Purpose Raises £10 mln Series A Funding Round

Net Purpose, the London-based provider of social and environmental performance data for sustainable investors, recently announced it has closed a £10 million Series A funding round led by ETF Partners. Series ...

US Department of Labor Finalizes Rule Permitting ESG Investments for Retirement Plans

US retirement plans will be allowed to use ESG investments under regulation sent by the Department of Labor to the Biden administration for final approval.  The new rules are expected ...

Impak Ratings – Yet Another ESG Rater – Raises €4.5 Million

Impak Finance, an ESG rating agency that launched in 2019, completed a Series A financing round led by Societe Generale and an ESG-oriented venture fund, Altalurra Ventures.  As its name ...
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Has US ESG Investing Peaked?

US investors, long skeptical about sustainable investing, have more recently embraced ESG investments.  However, a new survey conducted by Schroder Investment Management suggests that US investors have been mainly chasing ...
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Forrester Names Clarity AI and EcoVadis ESG Data Leaders

Forrester Research published a report on ESG data providers which labeled emerging vendors Clarity AI and EcoVadis as top performers in the ESG data space, along with Bloomberg and S&P.   ...
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