ESG News

September 2019

Peabody Scraps $800 Million Bond Amid Investor Pushback on Coal
Bloomberg

Peabody Energy Corp. scrapped an $800 million junk-bond sale meant to refinance existing debt and pave the way for a joint venture as investors increasingly wary of the prospects for coal producers demanded double the average yield of similar BB rated peers.

August 2019

Inside North Carolina’s Big Effort to Transform Health Care
The New York Times

Case study from North Carolina how value-based care is being implemented at the individual provider level, and some of the issues to be worked through.

Transformative Capital: How Mission-Related Investing Can Deepen Foundations’ Impact
Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation lays out its approach to mission-related investing, and makes the point that if all U.S. foundations were to allocate 8% of their assets to MRI investing, together they would have $72 Billion to pressure corporations to broaden their focus from shareholders to include all stakeholders.

Founder’s Grip on WeWork May Be Hard for Investors to Stomach
Reuters

Investors in the upcoming initial public offering of The We Company are being asked to lower their standards for corporate governance beyond what other technology startups have demanded, say securities law experts.

The Last Straw: Will Plastic Become the Next Stranded Asset?
MSCI

MSCI analyzes what tighter anti-plastics regulation and negative consumer sentiment could mean for the oil and gas companies producing petrochemicals - the main inputs for plastics. The financial impact could be significant.

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