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COP 28 could stimulate performance of clean energy funds

The Bottom Line: Fast tracking the energy transition at COP 28 could stimulate the performance of clean and renewable energy funds, overcoming recent poor performance.

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Interest in sustainable investing not diminishing

The Bottom Line: The campaign against ESG considerations by investment managers and investors shows no evidence so far that interest in sustainable investing is diminishing.

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Top 10 sustainable fund firms account for 70% of segment’s assets

The Bottom Line: Investors considering scale in their investment decision making can choose from at least ten firms whose sustainable assets reached almost $230 billion.

Have renewable energy funds reached bottom?

The Bottom Line:  Beaten down prices of clean energy stocks and related securities may be approaching a buying opportunity for intermediate and long-term fund investors.

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SEC plans to finalize four sustainable investing and disclosure rules in 2023

The Bottom Line:  The SEC will finalize rules in 2023 covering corporate climate disclosures, executive compensation proxy voting, sustainable fund classifications and fund naming conventions.

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Q&A: What is ESG investing and ESG integration?

The Bottom Line: ESG investing has morphed from ESG integration to encapsulate socially responsible investing considerations.  Lack of standards has led to widespread misunderstanding and confusion.

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Investing in carbon credits with a long-term view and diversification

The Bottom Line:  New carbon credit futures investment options posted outstanding 2021 results and diverged in 2022, but a long-term view and diversification are warranted.

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Recent developments impacting ESG strategies

The Bottom Line: Dow Jones survey reports that recent developments like the pandemic, the Ukraine conflict and the energy crisis are influencing sustainable investing practices.


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