ESG does neither very well nor very well

ESG does neither very well nor very well

Trillions of dollars have flowed into environmental, social and government funds in recent years. In 2021 alone, the figure grew by $8 billion a day. Bloomberg Intelligence projects that more than a third of all global assets under management could carry explicit ESG labels by 2025, amounting to more than $50 trillion. But for a … Read more

Break up the ESG investment giants

Break up the ESG investment giants

Illustration: David Klein Three of the biggest investment boutiques in the US – BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street – have long used their dominance in passive investment funds to force companies to comply with their preferred set of environmental, social and government policies. Their reign may be coming to a rightful end, however, as America’s … Read more

BlackRock buys renewable natural gas producer for $700 million

BlackRock buys renewable natural gas producer for $700 million

Black stone is buying a company that turns food waste and cow manure into renewable natural gas, a deal that adds momentum to the industry during the war in Ukraine, company officials said. The world’s largest asset manager is buying Vanguard Renewables, a Boston-area company that works with dairy farmers and food companies to produce … Read more

Bidens ESG tax on your pension fund

Bidens ESG tax on your pension fund

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink wrote in 2020 that “sustainable investment is the strongest foundation for customer portfolios.” Al Gore said in 2021 that “you do not have to swap values ​​for value. Green can increase returns.” These claims have not aged well: ESG funds (environmental, social and managerial) have followed the market since the beginning … Read more

Philip Morris can use tobacco taboos to his advantage

Philip Morris can use tobacco taboos to his advantage

There are good reasons why activist investors usually steer clear of the tobacco industry. Elliott Investment Management has built up a stake in the manufacturer of oral nicotine bags Swedish Match, Bloomberg reported earlier this month. Philip Morris International has offered to pay $ 16 billion in cash for the Stockholm-based company.

Crypto Crash Stalls WeWork founder Adam Neumann’s Climate Venture

Crypto Crash Stalls WeWork founder Adam Neumann’s Climate Venture

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Elon Musk’s inner circle shaken by battle for his $ 230 billion fortune

Elon Musk’s inner circle shaken by battle for his $ 230 billion fortune

AUSTIN, Texas – At the end of last year, Jared Birchall took his boss, Elon Musk, into a corner. Mr. Birchall, a straight-laced, 48-year-old asset manager who rose to become Mr. Musk’s top deputy and head of his family’s office, had growing concerns about a new power player in Tesla CEO’s circuit.

Elon Musk’s inner circle shaken by battle for his $ 230 billion fortune

Elon Musk’s inner circle shaken by battle for his $ 230 billion fortune

AUSTIN, Texas – At the end of last year, Jared Birchall took his boss, Elon Musk, into a corner. Mr. Birchall, a straight-laced, 48-year-old asset manager who rose to become Mr. Musk’s top deputy and head of his family’s office, had growing concerns about a new power player in Tesla CEO’s circuit.

Crypto Crash Stalls WeWork founder Adam Neumann’s Climate Venture

Crypto Crash Stalls WeWork founder Adam Neumann’s Climate Venture

Earlier We work CEO Adam Neumann re-emerged with a new company earlier this year in a busy, young industry that aims to use cryptocurrencies to combat climate change. Months later, the company, Flowcarbon, as well as a large number of similar startups, slowed down operations and product rollout – the latest fall from the tanker … Read more