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  1. BlackRock, Ceres create ESG governance guide for institutional investors

    trueBlackRock teamed up with Ceres to create a guide for U.S. institutional investors on engaging with companies and policymakers on sustainability issues, the two institutions announced Thursday.

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  1. Large pension fund fiduciaries fire back at share-buyback policies

    trueThe chief financial officers of two large states and two large cities on Wednesday issued an open letter in their role as pension fiduciaries criticizing the practice of share-buybacks by corporations and questioning whether companies “are adequately reinvesting for sustainable returns over the ...

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  2. Pension funds take different sides on political lobbying proposal at Aetna

    trueAetna Inc. shareholders face voting Friday on a New York State Common Retirement Fund proposal calling for the company to disclose spending on political lobbying, and pension funds are lined up on different sides of the issue.

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  3. N.Y. State Common emerging managers director to return to Illinois Municipal fund

    trueRosalinda Vasquez will return June 15 to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Oak Brook, as investment officer, emerging managers program and total portfolio, pending completion of a pre-employment review, said John Krupa, spokesman for the $34.9 billion pension fund.

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  4. New York State Common slates $1.37 billion for 5 managers

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, made $1.37 billion in commitments or investments, said Matthew Sweeney, a spokesman for state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, the sole trustee of the $181.7 billion pension fund.

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  5. New York State Common slates $940 million for 5 managers

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, made new hires or commitments totaling $940 million, a recently released transaction report said.

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  6. 2 companies expand board diversity policies following N.Y. State Common proposals

    trueThe New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, reached agreements with Monster Beverage Corp. and Standard Pacific Corp. on revisions of policies to expand diversity in choosing members of the corporate boards, Thomas DiNapoli, the state comptroller and sole trustee of the $181.7 billion ...

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  7. New York comptrollers call on SEC to enforce climate change disclosures at companies

    trueNew York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Friday said the SEC should “consider enforcement and other actions” to make fossil-fuel companies improve disclosure of “material risks” that climate change “poses to their business.”

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  8. ADM adopts anti-deforestation policy following N.Y. State Common proposal

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany, announced Tuesday that Archer Daniels Midland agreed to adopt policies under which it will accept from suppliers only soybean and palm oil products that aren't due to deforestation.

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  9. N.Y. State Common commits additional $30 million to in-state venture capital

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund made an additional $30 million commitment to Primary Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm, to invest in companies within the state.

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  10. eBay revises governance guidelines for board diversity; pension funds withdraw proposal

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund and Trillium Asset Management withdrew a shareholder proposal at eBay Inc., after the company agreed to revise its governance guidelines to include gender and racial diversity among qualities its seeks in its board directors.

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  11. New York State Common picks BlackRock for $2 billion unconstrained bond allocation

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund made $2.55 billion in investments and commitments in January.

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  12. New York State Common Retirement Fund hunting for due diligence investigators

    trueNew York State Common Retirement Fund issued an RFP for at least one firm to conduct investigative due diligence.

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  13. Baring Private Equity Asia closes sixth fund at $4 billion, 60% higher than Fund V

    trueBaring Private Equity Asia closed its Baring Asia Private Equity Fund VI at about $4 billion, a record amount for the Hong Kong-based firm and up 60% from the prior fund it closed in 2011.

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