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
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
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
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
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.
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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