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New investment-led net zero framework

More than 70 investors have collaborated to produce a framework for an investment strategy led approach to decarbonising portfolios and maximising efforts to achieve net zero emissions globally by 2050. The IIGCC, which developed the framework, is seeking consultation.
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CalPERS’ role in tackling racism

CalPERS has a moral imperative to confront racism and economic inequality, according to its president, Henry Jones, who spoke to Amanda White in a www.top1000funds.com Sustainability series podcast about his own experiences growing up in the segregated south and the role of investors in shaping a future which is just, equal, inclusive and deeply grounded in fundamental human and civil rights.
Sustainability

Investors must act on DoL proposal

Investors  have only a few days to comment on the US Department of Labor’s proposed amendment to investment duties regulation and ESG – which many believe is out of step with the market and potentially damaging to retirees’ retirement income – with the window for comment closing on July 30.
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Fiscal recovery packages and climate

As we move from the rescue to the recovery phase of the COVID-19 response, policy-makers have an opportunity to invest in productive assets for the long-term. Recovery packages that seek synergies between climate and economic goals have better prospects for increasing national wealth, enhancing productive human, social, physical, intangible, and natural capital.
Sustainability

Finance industry behind no tobacco

The World Health Organisation's director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge the missing piece in the fight against tobacco. Credit Agricole and Amundi Asset Management have become the latest signatories to the pledge, in what is a timely decision ahead of World No Tobacco Day on Sunday.
Sustainability

Man v machine in ESG ratings

The battle between man and machine, that has played out in various arenas – such as Garry Kasporov versus IBM’s Big Blue, and when IBM’s supercomputer Watson out-dueled Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brian Rutter – is now taking place in sustainability research. So will AI prevail again?
Sustainability

Long-term approach needed more than ever

Chief investment officer of the world’s largest pension fund the $1.5 trillion GPIF, Hiro Mizuno, says large institutional investors must stay calm and maintain their long term investment course. He told Top1000funds.com that “long term investment is needed more than ever before”.
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