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  1. Shell endorses shareholder proposal on climate risk disclosure

    trueRoyal Dutch Shell PLC on Thursday endorsed a shareholder proposal at the company filed by a group of global pension funds and other institutional investors calling for more disclosure by the company on climate risk.

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  1. Climate change a risk, not an uncertainty

    trueInvestors should no longer categorize the climate change issue as uncertainty, that is, an issue whose impacts can't be quantified. Rather it should be categorized as a risk, in which impacts, particularly of government intervention, can be estimated.

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  2. University of Maine System divesting from coal companies

    trueUniversity of Maine System is divesting all direct holdings of coal companies in its various investment pools.

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  3. Group of 16 U.K. pension funds publish responsible investment guide

    trueA group of 16 U.K. pension funds, representing more than £200 billion ($300.9 billion) of assets, has thrown its weight behind a new guide to responsible investment.

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  4. ESG strategies largely absent from ETF landscape

    trueAs the integration of passive strategies into institutional portfolios accelerates, another unequivocal trend — the consideration of environmental, social and governance factors in investment decisions — remains primarily a pivot point for more socially aware, active investment decisions.

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  5. United Methodist board issues investment guidelines on climate change, human rights violations

    trueGeneral Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church and the Wespath Investment Management division of the $21 billion pension fund announced on Thursday two new investment guidelines regarding climate change and countries involved with human rights violations.

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  6. Pension funds, asset owners file BP shareholder proposal on climate change risk

    trueA group of more than 150 global pension funds and other assets owners on Wednesday co-filed a shareholders proposal at BP PLC, calling for the company to assess and manage the risk of climate change on its business, including reforming executive compensation incentives, said members of the ...

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  7. Goddard College divesting fossil-fuel holdings from endowment

    trueGoddard College, Plainfield, Vt., is divesting its $1 million endowment of fossil-fuel holdings.

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  8. Stanford professors call on endowment to divest fossil-fuel holdings

    trueMore than 300 tenured professors at Stanford University are calling on the school to divest all fossil-fuel investments in its $21.4 billion endowment.

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  9. Investment will help firm cut its coal usage

    trueThe manager of Quebec's pension funds is plugging into an energy provider for the capital of the Hoosier State.

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  10. Ontario requiring all DB funds to disclose ESG data

    trueA regulation enacted by the Ontario Parliament late last year will require trustees of all occupational defined benefit pension plans in the province to disclose whether environmental, social and governance factors are incorporated in the pension fund’s investment policies and procedures.

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  11. ERAFP on lookout for Asia-Pacific SRI equity managers to run €400 million

    trueEtablissement de Retraite Additionnelle de la Fonction Publique, Paris, is searching for three money managers to run a total of €400 million ($501 million) allocation to a socially responsible investing strategy for Asia-Pacific equities.

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  12. California state senator seeks to require CalPERS, CalSTRS to divest coal

    trueCalPERS and CalSTRS would be required to divest their holdings in companies that produce coal under a bill to be introduced by the leader of the state Senate.

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  13. U.N. Joint Staff Pension Fund seeds low-carbon ETFs managed by BlackRock, SSgA

    trueUnited Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund provided initial funding for two low-carbon exchange-traded funds, one launched by BlackRock and another by State Street Global Advisors.

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