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  1. PRI exec harnessing the power of $45 trillion

    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 ...

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  1. Lofty ambitions require sharp teeth for PRI

    trueIn order to continue the fight toward a sustainable future, the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment must grow sharper teeth, its leadership maintains.

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  2. McKnight Foundation hires Mellon for carbon efficiency strategy

    trueMcKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, hired Mellon Capital Management to run $100 million in a U.S. equity carbon efficiency strategy.

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  3. AP2 to divest from coal, oil and gas companies

    trueAP2, Gothenburg, Sweden, is to divest from coal and oil and gas production companies to reduce its financial risk in fossil-fuel-based energy, said a spokeswoman.

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  4. MSCI launches fossil-fuel free indexes

    trueMSCI introduced Thursday a set of indexes excluding fossil-fuel companies.

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  5. Calvert Investments names new CEO

    trueJohn Streur Monday was named CEO of Calvert Investments.

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  6. Yale puts students to work analyzing low-carbon investing

    trueYale University, New Haven, Conn., will host its “National Low-Carbon Portfolio Case Competition” at the Yale School of Management's Evans Hall on Nov. 14.

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  7. University of Glasgow to divest from fossil-fuel companies

    trueUniversity of Glasgow is the first university in the U.K. to promise to fully divest from fossil-fuel industry companies, said a spokesman.

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  8. Hermes survey: ESG factors will trump investment opportunities

    trueIncreasing institutional investor awareness of environmental, social and corporate governance factors will come at the expense of investment opportunities, a new survey of institutional investors found.

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  9. Groups demand more action on green investing

    trueInstitutional investors and international organizations are coming together to get energy companies to divest from carbon-based investments and governments worldwide to stop subsidizing fossil fuels.

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  10. Rockefeller fund uses outsourced CIO to help achieve mission-related investing goals

    trueA key part underlying the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s process to divest its fossil-fuel holdings and shift its investments closer to its philanthropic aims was moving to an outsourced CIO structure.

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  11. CalPERS pledges to disclose carbon footprint in investment portfolio

    trueCalPERS on Thursday became one of the initial signatories to a new global carbon pledge, committing to measure and publicly disclose the carbon footprint of its investment portfolio.

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  12. ERAFP puts carbon dioxide emissions filter on eurozone equity portfolio

    trueL'etablissement de Retraite Additionnelle de La Fonction Publique added a decarbonization filter to a €750 million ($955 million) passive eurozone large-cap equity portfolio managed by Amundi Asset Management.

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  13. MSCI creates carbon exposure indexes

    trueMSCI Inc. launched a new family of indexes consisting of companies with lower carbon exposure than the rest of the market, MSCI announced in a news release.

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