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Britain's biggest fund manager expands engagement on climate

14 Oct 2020

LONDON Britain’s biggest asset manager plans to increase the number of companies it assesses and engages with over climate change to help to accelerate global efforts to move to a low-carbon economy, it said on Wednesday.

U.S. activists seek data to test corporate diversity pledges

14 Oct 2020

BOSTON/LONDON More data disclosure will help investors, employees and customers judge the pledges many American companies have made to diversify their workforces and boardrooms, activists and analysts said on Tuesday.

BlackRock backs harmonising sustainability reporting rules

13 Oct 2020

LONDON/BOSTON BlackRock , the world's biggest asset manager, said it supports harmonising sustainability accounting rules and standards globally so investors can better track how companies are transitioning to a lower-carbon economy.

Investors urge heavy carbon emitters to set science-based reduction targets

13 Oct 2020

LONDON Investors managing around $20 trillion in assets on Tuesday called on the heaviest corporate emitters of greenhouse gases to set science-based targets on the way to net zero carbon emissions by mid-century.

Investors urge heavy carbon emitters to set science-based reduction targets

13 Oct 2020

LONDON Investors managing around $20 trillion in assets on Tuesday called on the heaviest corporate emitters of greenhouse gases to set science-based targets on the way to net zero carbon emissions by mid-century.

$5 trillion investor group sets tougher portfolio carbon targets

12 Oct 2020

LONDON Thirty of the world's largest investors managing a combined $5 trillion (3.8 trillion pounds) said on Tuesday they plan to set targets to lower their portfolio carbon emissions by as much as 29% over the next five years.

Exclusive: HSBC targets net zero emissions by 2050, earmarks £772 billion green financing

09 Oct 2020

LONDON HSBC will target net zero carbon emissions across its entire customer base by 2050 at the latest, and provide between $750 billion and $1 trillion (772 billion pounds) in financing to help clients make the transition, Chief Executive Noel Quinn told Reuters. | Video

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