House majority gives Republicans a chance to take on ESG investing

Republicans are expected to crack down on environmental and socially conscious investing, known as ESG, when they retake the House next year. ESG, which stands for environmental, social and governance investing, is a broad term for attempts to invest ethically, and can include actions by the government, investment firms and...

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Sustainable Funds Face Big Challenges. Only Some Will Be Winners

Investors couldn’t get in fast enough. In April 2021, BlackRock launched a new exchange-traded fund aimed at identifying the winners of the transition to a low-carbon world. It raised a record $1.25 billion in one day, making it the largest-ever ETF debut. The success underscored the exploding demand for...

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Asian shares rise as jitters over China protests subside

Asian shares have regained ground as investors’ jitters over protests against “zero-COVID” measures in China subside. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng on Tuesday jumped 4 percent to 17,981.31, while the Shanghai Composite added 2.3 percent to 3,148.17. China’s property-related shares also received a boost from a decision by the securities regulator to...

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Why, when and how should startups in India move to ESG?

As environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, policies, and regulations continue to evolve, new-age startup company executives are contemplating embarking on the ESG journey and asking several important questions like – why move to ESG reporting and sustainability initiatives? Should there be a formal corporate ESG strategy? What are...

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What is ESG? Environmental, social, and governance commitment explained

What is ESG and why is it important? Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) is a strategic framework for identifying, assessing, and addressing organizational objectives and activities ranging from the company’s carbon footprint and commitment to sustainability, to its workplace culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion, to its overall...

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