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Apr 9, 2021

Heading into the 2021 proxy season, investors are increasingly focused on equity issues, climate change, and the broader role of companies in society. Shareholders filed at least 435 ESG-related shareholder proposals for the 2021 proxy season, according to the respected Proxy Preview report.

 
In this episode, we...


Apr 2, 2021

Last week, State Street Global Advisors released its annual asset stewardship report. With nearly $3.5 trillion in assets under management, the firm is one of the world’s largest asset managers. In 2020, it voted in more than 19,000 meetings and engaged with over 2,400 companies.

In this episode, we hear from Ben...


Mar 25, 2021

World Water Day was March 22nd, and we’re marking the occasion by looking at the looming threat of water scarcity and the lack of investor appetite for financing water-related projects.

According to the United Nations, 2.2 billion people globally lack safely managed drinking water, and 4.2 billion people do not have...


Mar 22, 2021

New sustainable finance disclosure regulations came into force in Europe on March 10 as part of the EU’s push towards making the economy greener. The new Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, or SFDR, is expected to drastically change the scope of sustainable investing by providing greater clarity and...


Mar 12, 2021

Investors, customers and employees are paying increasing attention to corporate diversity. That was true for gender in the wake of the #MeToo movement, and it has been increasingly true of race following the death of George Floyd in the U.S.

But data is lacking, especially around racial and ethnic diversity. In this...