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Advancing the ‘E’ in ESG: Hands-on strategies for measuring, communicating and achieving your goals.

Advancing the ‘E’ in ESG: Hands-On Strategies for Measuring, Communicating and Achieving Your Goals

The push toward net-zero carbon is putting a lot of pressure on corporations to step up ESG performance. But the link between environmental considerations and durable financial performance is not always clear. Join 3E’s Chad Spitler and a panel of experts on Thursday, 3/31 at 1pm ET for a conversation on strengthening the environmental (‘E’) component of your ESG strategies. This webinar is part of a three part series on learning pragmatic approaches to “E”, “S” and “G”.

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3E Summary: SEC Releases New Climate Change Disclosures

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced a landmark proposal to advance and standardize disclosures related to climate change, requiring public companies to disclose certain climate-related risks in their statements and reports. Underneath the 500 page proposal, what does this mean for corporate issuers and investors? We pull out the fine print on today’s announcement and what this means for companies in 2022 and beyond.

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2022 IPCC Report: Corporate Considerations and Call to Action

This week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability report. This report draws attention to 127 key risks associated with climate change, and the urgency around taking adaptive measures to build more resilient infrastructure.

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Setting the Narrative on ESG

The six most important lines from the 2022 State Street and BlackRock Annual Letters.

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The Case for the Corporate Climate Pledge

More businesses are taking the climate pledge: Net zero by 2040. Should your organization step up too? Below, in partnership with Broadridge, we share the case for signing onto the climate pledge and highlight proven strategies to make sure your organization is ready.

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Optimizing Your ESG Strategy and Disclosure in 2021

Learn how companies like successfully defined their ESG goals and objectives, implemented the resulting strategy and effectively positioned their ESG program with institutional investors and other stakeholders.

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Investing for Global Development

Our newest VIA3 rating is focused on global equity and this month’s webinar on how fund managers align their portfolios with the UNSDG’s. This conversation, rather than a technical look at how a fund comes together, will be a look forward at the changes these funds are making in the world.

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UN Investor Summit Highlights

The storyline emerging from this year’s conference was the pressing need for companies to be proactive in engaging with investors.

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BlackRock’s Engagement Priorities

BlackRock’s new engagement priorities address traditional areas of investor engagement such as governance, strategy and compensation alongside developing areas like climate risk and human capital management.

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Investors Want to Engage on Sustainability-Are you Prepared?

The rise of sustainability as a governance imperative is inextricably tied to the growing influence of large institutional investors, particularly index funds, and the governance teams within them.

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Panel Talks Sustainability in Business, Effects of Climate Change

The Erb Institute, a collaboration between the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability, hosted an event to discuss how businesses can promote sustainability in their work

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CEO Chad Spitler Responds to Challenges in Applying SEC Names Rule

Letter submitted to the SEC to address the challenges raised in applying the Names Rule to the use of the term ESG in fund names.

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CEO Chad Spitler Discusses a Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule Change

CEO response to a Department of Labor proposed rule change affecting ESG investment funds.