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Is Your ESG Mutual Fund or ETF Really “Green” – More Disclosure May Be Coming

June 15, 2022 Issue

What is it about an investable product – a mutual fund, an exchange traded fund (ETF) – that would qualify it as an "ESG," "green" or "sustainable" investment offering to retail or institutional investors? That’s a question... Read full issue >Read full issue >


Pushback Against ESG – What About the SEC Draft Rule?

June 1, 2022 Issue

No regulatory agency’s draft rule to address important issues can be expected to sail through and be warmly welcomed by all involved stakeholders. In March, the Securities and Exchange Commission released its draft rule for... Read full issue >Read full issue >


Corporations Are Taking Steps to Address Climate Change Challenges

May 15, 2022 Issue

Remember the revisions to The Business Roundtable Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation (a mission statement) back in August 2019? The CEOs of the top 200 companies in the U.S. redefined “purpose” away from the 1997 statement... Read full issue >Read full issue >


Fitch Incorporates Low-Carbon Transition Risks Into Credit Scores

May 1, 2022 Issue

Fitch Ratings, one of the “big three” credit risk rating agencies, is busy identifying “sector exposures to low-carbon transition risks,” with recently-assigned scores reflecting the rating agency’s view of the potential impact... Read full issue >Read full issue >


“It’s Now or Never” on Global Warming - IPCC’s Working Group III Makes Findings Public

April 15, 2022 Issue

The Sixth Assessment Report (AR65) of the United Nations Intergovernmental Report on Climate Change (IPCC) is nearing publication later this year after being delayed for two years. These assessments, as presented in the final... Read full issue >Read full issue >


The Wait is Over - SEC Announces Draft Rule on Climate-Related Disclosures

April 1, 2022 Issue

The long-anticipated new rule for corporate climate change disclosures in registrations and certain periodic reports (such as 10-K filings) has been issued by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. The 500+ page draft is now... Read full issue >Read full issue >


What is “Good Corporate Citizenship” For Companies Operating in Russia?

March 15, 2022 Issue

It is often not easy for western companies to live up to the principles of “good corporate citizenship” when they have operations in or are investing in countries without democratic governments. As the unprovoked military... Read full issue >Read full issue >


IPCC Issues Dire Warning on Climate Change: Time Is Running Out

March 1, 2022 Issue

The scientific consensus is that climate change is responsible for warming of temperatures, rising seas as icebergs melt, greater intensity of storms (hurricanes, cyclones, and super rainstorms), and more such impacts on Planet... Read full issue >Read full issue >


Emissions Targets Set by Large Firms: Promises Made – Promises Kept?

February 16, 2022 Issue

“Put your stakes in the ground to set expectations with your company’s investors and other stakeholders.” That is among the pieces of expert advice often offered to newly-named CEOs. Concept: Set a goal or two as you start out as... Read full issue >Read full issue >


World’s Largest Asset Management Firm Sees Opportunity in Stakeholder Capitalism & Sustainability

February 1, 2022 Issue

“I believe the de-carbonization of the global economy is going to create the greatest investment opportunity of our lifetime.”  This bold prediction is part of the annual letter sent to CEOs of publicly-traded companies by CEO... Read full issue >Read full issue >


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