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Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021
A biweekly topical newsletter from PLANADVISER
Greetings PLANADVISER readers! Among the most persistently popular topics we cover on is the rise of environmental, social and governance (ESG) themed investing within retirement plans and by institutional investors. Collected below is our latest coverage and analysis of this important and evolving topic. We hope you share some of what you read with a client or colleague.
S&P Global Finds Little Evidence of 'Greenwashing' of Sustainable Investments
It says work is underway to bring uniformity, clarity and accountability to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing market.
ESG and Shareholder Rights Rule Under White House Review
The language of the regulation has not yet emerged, but the title published by the Department of Labor suggests it will address both ESG and proxy voting matters.
An ESG Refresher as DOL Makes Progress on New Regs
Industry experts are watching for the imminent filing of new Department of Labor regulations pertaining to the use of environmental, social and governance themed portfolios by tax-advantaged retirement plan investors.
Bill Would Allow Retirement Plans to Use ESG Investments
The legislation, which follows a year of back-and-forth on ESG investing, would amend ERISA to make it clear that plans may consider ESG factors in their investment decisions.
GAO Studied Retirement Plan Climate Change Risk Assessments
The agency recommended that the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) evaluate the risk of climate change on the Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)'s investment offerings.
Paper Offers Tips for Incorporating ESG Investing in DC Plans
DCIIA says it aims to provide practical steps consistent with fiduciary obligations.
Natixis Studies Investment Outlooks for 2021
Investment experts said changes in supply and labor, rising wages and housing prices are key trends to keep watching, along with ESG investing and cryptocurrency.
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