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ESG Investing Scores Another Ringing Endorsement

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing received another boost when global research and data provider MSCI challenged the investment community to increase its support of sustainable investing.

BlackRock CEO Predicts That Climate Change Will Influence Finance

Founder and CEO of BlackRock investments Larry Fink, in his annual letter to chief executives, announced that future investment decisions would be made with sustainability as a core goal. While many companies and investors have committed to environmentally-focused investments, the largest firms have previously shied away from making such a commitment.

Senior Officials Discuss the Future of ESG

In a recent Citywire Selector article, senior officials at Goldman Sachs, Hermes IM, and Lazard AM discussed the future of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.

Investment Advisers Welcome SEC Examination for ESG

As investment advisers report that client interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is on the rise, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched an investigation into the criteria and methodology used to select the organizations that are considered to be under the ESG umbrella.

SFA Publishes Key Takeaways from ESG Symposium

On December 5, SFA held its inaugural Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) symposium that brought together nearly 200 engaged members, market participants, and other industry experts for a day long discussion on promoting ESG principles within the structured finance market.

SEC Examines ESG Criteria

While many firms are moving their investments towards ESG funds, critics have questioned how closely these funds actually adhere to ESG principles. Recently, in response to these criticisms, the SEC has sent examination letters to firms to determine if these funds are as socially responsible as they claim.

ABA Mentions SFA as Industry Leaders in ESG Principles

A recent Asset-Backed Alert from ABAlert.com outlined SFA’s plans to form a task force centered around creating a standard disclosure and reporting approach for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles for structured finance products.

Inaugural SFA ESG Symposium Fosters Crucial Dialogue

On, December 5, SFA welcomed close to 200 participants, including investors, issuers and other key industry members, to a daylong roundtable focused on facilitating the application of Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) principles to the structured finance market.

SFA to Host ESG Symposium

With increasing market focus on Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (“ESG”) investing, SFA has launched an ESG initiative to engage membership on this topic.

ESG Market Sees Rapid Expansion Through First Half of 2019

Money market funds that incorporate ESG metrics saw significant growth through the first half of 2019, surpassing total market expansion through the previous year.