Ulf Erlandsson isn’t your typical climate campaigner: He prefers the trading desk to the picket line.
Casey Harrell, the campaigner whose sustained pressure was instrumental in pushing BlackRock Inc. to act against climate change, approaches his work as if locked in a race against time. That was true even before the 42-year-old environmental activist was diagnosed last year with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Morgan Stanley will begin reporting the carbon emissions resulting from its lending and investments, providing greater clarity than any of its major American peers on how the bank contributes to climate change.
It identified 244 companies during the 2020 annual proxy season that weren’t doing enough to either prepare their businesses for a warming planet or inform investors about the climate-change risks.
BlackRock Inc. added its contribution to a growing body of research showing that ESG portfolios outperformed traditional market benchmarks in the recent market downturn.
Linking executive pay with performance is set to gain much greater traction following the coronavirus outbreak, according to asset manager Nuveen.
They say the pandemic has only strengthened their convictions and the performance of sustainable portfolios should vindicate their strategy.