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BlackRock 2022 Letter to CEOs Highlights the Importance of Sustainability

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The world’s largest asset manager stressed that sustainability issues will continue to be fundamental to companies’ long-term economic outlook. On 17 January 2022, Larry Fink, the founder and chief executive of...more

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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Advocates Use of TCFD Climate Disclosures

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In his annual letter to CEOs, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink asked that CEOs "issue reports consistent with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures." As the head of the biggest asset manager in the world, Fink's...more

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Putting the "S" in ESG: Investors Place Increased Responsibility on Employers to Foster Diversity and Positive Corporate Culture

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ESG — or Environmental, Social, and Governance — refers to a wide range of considerations that impact a company’s performance, both in the public markets and within its internal culture. In the wake of the #MeToo and Black...more

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Financial Daily Dose 10.8.2021 | Top Story: Tesla Makes Good on Threat to Move HQ from Cali to Texas

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Jobs Report Friday! Here’s what analysts are looking for in the numbers, with the Delta variant’s impact on the recovery still looming large - MarketWatch and NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Elon Musk & Co. are decamping from...more

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Blog: Blackrock to permit some clients to vote—what will be the impact?

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According to the Financial Times, “[p]ension funds and retail investors have complained for years over their lack of ability to vote at annual meetings when using an asset manager.” Last week, BlackRock, the largest asset...more

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Dentons Flashpoint - August 17, 2021

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Key Takeaways - BlackRock recommends that China should no longer be considered an emerging market. Pfizer/BioNTech submit to the FDA data needed to approve a booster shot for the general public. President Biden defended...more

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Will More Money Managers Start Voting Shares Based on Climate Issues? Fidelity International Gets in the Game

In the wake of Engine No.1’s successful effort to elect more climate-friendly directors at Exxon and the increasingly aggressive action by BlackRock to take climate into account in its investment management decisions, the...more

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Blog: BlackRock flexes its muscles during the 2020-21 proxy period

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Although BlackRock, which manages assets valued at over $9 trillion, and its CEO, Laurence Fink, have long played an outsized role in promoting corporate sustainability and social responsibility, BlackRock has also long been...more

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The Day The Energy World Changed

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May 26, 2021 was the day the energy world changed. On the same day that a Dutch court in The Hague ruled that Royal Dutch Shell could be held liable for climate change and ordered it to reduce its greenhouse gas...more

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Blog: BlackRock uses its voting power to support environmental and social issues

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The outside pressure has been on. As reported by Bloomberg, “[e]nvironmental advocates in cities including New York, Miami, San Francisco, London and Zurich targeted BlackRock for a wave of protests in mid-April, holding up...more

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ESG Agenda

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BlackRock Doubles Down on Sustainability - • BlackRock signals substantially more assertive posture on climate-related issues • New approach to shareholder proposals saw BlackRock support 54% of environmental and social...more

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Findings of the final Hampton-Alexander Review

The Final Hampton-Alexander Review regarding women on boards has been published. This business-led independent Review has achieved significant progress - women now make up around 40%, in aggregate, of the non-executive...more

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BlackRock and State Street Proxy Voting Guidelines Update

Key Pointss - Large asset managers like BlackRock and State Street have recently published updates to their proxy voting guidelines primarily focusing on diversity and inclusion and climate risk disclosures. -...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

Is BlackRock Starting to Walk the Walk?

Climate risk is investment risk. So says BlackRock. And when you manage $8.7 trillion, people tend to listen to what you say. I’ve been noting for some time that BlackRock’s statements seemed to presage increasing...more

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Blog: BlackRock details its climate expectations

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In his 2021 letter to CEOs, BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink asked companies to disclose a “plan for how their business model will be compatible with a net zero economy”—that is, “one that emits no more carbon dioxide than it...more

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Financial Daily Dose 1.14.2021 | Top Story: Intel Ousts CEO Robert Swan After Just Two Years

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Intel has ousted CEO Robert Swan “as the company faces pressure from an activist investor and grapples with the loss of leadership in producing ultrafast chips.” Swan had been at the helm since January 2019...more

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BlackRock’s 2021 Policy Guidance

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Each January, BlackRock typically previews its stewardship priorities in CEO Larry Fink’s annual letter to portfolio companies, followed soon thereafter by updated proxy voting guidelines. Given BlackRock’s position as the...more

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Financial Daily Dose 12.2.2020 | Top Story: Treasury, Fed Paint Divergent Views of Economic Recovery

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Tuesday’s Senate Committee hearing with Fed Chair Powell and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin showed the growing rift between the two over their views of “challenges facing the United States economy in the months ahead.” ...more

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Financial Daily Dose 11.24.2020 | Top Story: Biden Taps Former Fed Chair Yellen as Treasury Pick

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Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen is “poised to become the first female Treasury secretary and one of few people to ever have wielded economic power from the White House, the Federal Reserve and the president’s cabinet.” If...more

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Financial Daily Dose 8.31.2020 | Top Story: New Chinese Tech Law Threatens U.S. Bids for TikTok

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Whoever emerges as the victor in the competition for TikTok will have to contend with another complication—this time from China, where on Friday the country “updated its export control rules to cover a variety of technologies...more

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ESG takes center stage amid economic crisis and social unrest

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Strong ESG credentials and long-term plans to improve their relationship with society and the environment are increasingly important to ensure companies’ access to capital. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters...more

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Financial Daily Dose 8.4.2020 | Top Story: Twitter to Pay FTC Up to $250 Over Privacy Violations

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Twitter will pay the Federal Trade Commission up to $250 million to “resolve new charges . . . that the social media giant breached a 2011 consent decree by using data provided for security purposes to target users with...more

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Currents - Energy Industry Insights: Issue 28, July 2020

Chevron’s Patience Pays Off with Bargain Deal for Noble Energy - "Like Anadarko, Noble is also a major player in the oil-rich DJ Basin of Colorado, as well as the oil-rich southwestern piece of the Eagle Ford Shale region." ...more

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Blog: BlackRock reports on investment stewardship activities in connection with climate change

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Although it may seem like the last millennium, it was only in January of this year that the CEO of BlackRock, Laurence Fink, in his annual letter to CEOs, announced a number of initiatives designed to put “sustainability at...more

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JP Morgan ponies up $9 million

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A settlement has been in a lawsuit accusing fiduciaries of the JPMorgan Chase 401(k) Savings Plan of self-dealing. Records show that a settlement of $9 million will be made to “fully, finally and forever resolve, discharge...more

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