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Shareholders propose that Exxon Mobil return capital to offset climate change risk
trueA shareholder proposal filed Tuesday calls for Exxon Mobil Corp. to return capital to shareholders to protect investor value from potential risk of stranded fossil-fuel assets from climate change disruption.
NAPF: More U.K. pension funds screen money managers' stewardship
trueEighty percent of pension funds in the U.K. screen money managers for stewardship activity — that is, the active monitoring of and engagement with companies, as well as exercising their voting rights, the National Association of Pension Funds found in its annual engagement survey, published Monday.
American University nixes fossil-fuel divestment measure, plans search for green fund
trueAmerican University's board of trustees rejected divesting fossil-fuel holdings from the Washington-based school's $550 million endowment fund, concluding the move would raise costs and not satisfy fiduciary responsibility standards, a trustees' memorandum stated.
Impact investors shifting gears to accommodate specific goals
trueThe trend of impact investing — into companies, organizations and funds with the aim of investing for social and environmental good, as well as a financial gain — is becoming more specific.
Outgoing Calvert CEO Krumsiek honored for her work on SRI
trueBarbara J. Krumsiek, chairwoman, president and CEO of Calvert Investments Inc., won the 2014 SRI Service Award at the 25th annual SRI Conference on Nov. 11 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
University of British Columbia faculty eyes fossil-fuel divestment for endowment
trueUniversity of British Columbia Faculty Association members early next year will vote on whether to ask the university's board of governors to divest its C$1.35 billion (US$1.19 billion) Vancouver-based endowment's holdings in fossil-fuel stocks within five years.
Students sue Harvard over fossil-fuel investments
trueA group of seven Harvard University students filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Harvard University and Harvard Management Corp. among others demanding the university divest all of its holdings in fossil-fuel companies.
U.S.-domiciled socially responsible investing assets jump 76% in 2 years
trueU.S.-domiciled sustainable, responsible and impact investing assets under management were up to $6.57 trillion at the beginning of 2014, an increase of 76% from two years previously, said a report from the US SIF Foundation.
American University endowment mulls fossil-fuel divestment
trueAmerican University's board of trustees could vote at its meeting next week on divesting fossil-fuel holdings from the university's $550 million endowment fund.
Taking a more proactive approach to socially responsible investing
trueMany non-profit organizations with growing endowments and foundation investments pools can use SRI to make impactful contributions to their mission and work.
Mercer posts listing to replace Metrick
trueMercer is seeking a senior consultant to lead its responsible investment business in the U.S. in a move to replace Craig Metrick, who joined Cornerstone Capital.
Chart Central: ESG's momentum
trueEnvironmental, social and governance factors continue to gain ground among U.S. and European asset owners.
Panelists talk about responsible investment at WorldPensionSummit
truePension funds around the world should do more to improve the markets and the planet, thereby improving sustainability and potentially helping to restore trust in the financial system.
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trueThe woman at the helm of the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and her team are on a mission to get asset owners to use their influence — and trillions of dollars in collective assets — to bring responsible investment into the mainstream, flex their engagement muscles ...
Money managers create firm to cater to Catholic investors
trueSome big names in institutional investing have joined forces to provide Catholic-affiliated pension funds, endowments and other non-profit organizations with money management that follows the tenets of their faith.