Deforestation data tool launched for financial institutions
An open-data platform has been launched to help financial institutions track company exposure and performance on deforestation.
The Future of ESG Data conference: BlackRock was 'underweight Silicon Valley Bank due to complaints data'
BlackRock was underweight Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) before it collapsed in March 2023 due to the asset manager identifying an "inordinate" number of customer complaints at the ill-fated bank.
The Future of ESG Data conference: BlackRock: Military veteran hiring 'one of the best performing ESG signals'
High levels of US military veteran hiring was "one of the best" performing environmental, social and governance (ESG) signals in 2022 and continues to outperform in 2023, according to BlackRock.
BlackRock launches transition private debt fund
BlackRock has launched a climate-focused private debt fund, as it continues to ramp up its focus on the transition to a net zero economy.
ESG in Fixed Income Americas 2023: BlackRock: 'transition investments are green'
BlackRock considers credible transition projects to be 'green', rather than putting them into a transition category, an Environmental Finance conference heard.
BlackRock and SGX launch Asian 'climate action' ETF
Natural Capital Investment Americas - next week in New York City
Environmental Finance's inaugural Natural Capital Americas conference arrives in New York City next week.
US asset managers decline to back 'over-reaching' E&S resolutions
Support for environmental and social shareholder resolutions fell by 10 percentage points in the 2023 proxy season, with asset managers arguing the motions were often 'overly prescriptive' or 'redundant', Morningstar Manager Research has found.
BlackRock rejected Glencore's climate plan
BlackRock voted against Swiss miner Glencore's climate plan, documents have revealed.