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  1. Invest in your values: Making an impact through U.S. fixed income

    trueThe field of impact investing is rich with creativity and enthusiasm. However, it can also strike institutional investors as too abstract and cumbersome to implement in a portfolio.

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  1. Joint venture to make environmentally friendly investments in Asia

    trueRobeco Institutional Asset Management will manage assets of a newly created private equity joint venture that will make investments in environmentally supportive, low-carbon projects throughout Asia.

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  2. Alliant shareholders reject firearms safety proposal filed by 2 pension funds

    trueAlliant Technologies Inc. shareholders Wednesday rejected by a 92.3% vote a shareholder proposal on firearms safety filed jointly by the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Connecticut Retirement Plans & Trust Funds, a company SEC filing shows.

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  3. Morningstar exec urges fossil fuel write-down

    truenvestors should write down the value of fossil fuel assets because of the environmental risks associated with hydrocarbon energy, even though there is no current viable replacement, Jason Stevens, director, energy equity and credit research at Morningstar, said at a CFA Institute financial analysts ...

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  4. ESG leaders

    truePolicies vary when it comes to ESG, but some institutions are leading the way.

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  5. ESG factors gaining global exposure

    trueInstitutional investors across the globe are becoming more aware of the environmental, social and governance effects both of, and on, their investment choices.

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  6. Croydon Pension Fund divests tobacco stocks

    trueLondon Borough of Croydon Pension Fund, Croydon, England, is divesting its stock in tobacco companies following a decision to move to an ethical investment fund.

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  7. Investors' paths diverge on fossil fuels

    truePublic pension funds are lagging behind endowments and foundations in divesting investments in fossil-fuel companies choosing instead to engage energy companies through discussions and shareholder resolutions.

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  8. Carlson finds creating SRI version relatively painless

    trueVeteran hedge fund manager Clint Carlson is no softie. But he does have an affinity for socially responsible investing — as long as it makes money.

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  9. MSCI buying GMI Ratings to integrate ESG and accounting research

    trueMSCI Inc. will acquire GMI Ratings for $15 million in cash under a definitive agreement between the two companies, they announced Friday.

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  10. Northern Trust Asset Management appoints global head of ESG investing

    trueMamadou-Abou Sarr was named global head of ESG investing at Northern Trust Asset Management.

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  11. ERAFP wants SRI equity, bond managers

    trueERAFP is searching for eight money managers to run a total of at least €2.9 billion ($3.85 billion).

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  12. University of Dayton to divest from fossil-fuel companies

    trueThe University of Dayton board of trustees approved a new divestment policy that will start with the divestment of coal and other fossil-fuel companies from the institution's $670 million investment pool

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  13. Calvert Investments CEO to step down at end of year

    trueBarbara J. Krumsiek will step down as president and CEO of Calvert Investments, effective Dec. 31, spokeswoman Annie Cull said.

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