ESG Monthly archive

Aug 30, 2022
Ceres seeks tweak to SEC’s ESG funds plans
Ceres has welcomed the SEC’s two ESG fund proposals but is asking it to consider changes that address, among other things, investors’ engagement practices.   The SEC in May proposed two sets of rule changes dealing with different aspects of ESG-related investing. One proposal involves changes to rules and reporting forms designed, the SEC says, ‘to promote consistent, comparable and reliable in...
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Aug 12, 2022
ESG in transition: Can sustainability still save the world?
Financial investment with ESG criteria has entered a first phase of maturity in which some preconceived ideas about this type of investment are beginning to be questioned. The revaluation of companies understood to be associated with ESG objectives was spectacular during 2020 and 2021 thanks to the rotation of money under management toward these companies. There was a feeling that investors could save the world. ...
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Aug 11, 2022
Three important ESG factors reviewed for the 2022 proxy season
The proxy voting season is the time from April to June where many publicly traded companies host their AGMs. This is also the time when shareholders, or their delegated proxy, vote on issues put forth on the company’s ballot. In the case of mutual funds, when investee companies have their AGMs, the asset manager may vote proxies on behalf of the funds’ unitholders. As a result, proxy voting can be an important aspect to consider when choosing an asset manager. T...
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Aug 09, 2022
Unilever, Nestlé and NatWest named top for website ESG communications
New research has assessed 1,000 IR and corporate communications websites to produce a top 100 list of the firms offering the best publicly available ESG information. Investis Digital scored companies across 50 ESG criteria, including: A dedicated ESG and/or sustainability section ESG strategy and approach, quantified Statement of ESG principles and policies Climate change topics and related risks Greenhouse gas emissi...
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Aug 02, 2022
Stephen Nightingale of Britvic talks ESG strategy and near-term headwinds
IR Magazine caught up with Stephen Nightingale, director of IR at soft drinks company Britvic, at the IR Magazine Awards – Europe 2022, where the business was nominated for best ESG materiality reporting (mid-cap). ‘We relaunched our strategy at the end of 2019, and a key part of our strategy is sustainability,’ said Nightingale. ‘We use the framework ‘healthier people, healthier planet’. And if you look at our website and IR materials, you’ll...
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