A new project to rank the worlds largest companies on the United Nations sustainable development goals has gained the backing of European governments. The World Benchmarking Alliance will grade companies valued at more than $1 billion on sustainability factors such as climate change, health care and efforts to reduce inequalities. Aviva Investors has agreed to finance the initiative, which will be announced Thursday at the UN General Assembly in New York.
U.K. sustainable fund firm Impax Asset Management is to buy U.S. group Pax World Management in a deal worth $90 million in cash and shares, to create a combined business managing some £10.3 billion ($13.4 billion) in assets. Impax is paying $52.5 million in the deal, with an additional $37.5 million due in 2021, subject to Paxs performance.
Theres a battle brewing among firms that compete to manage assets for European pension plans, according to a new survey. More than 70 percent of European pensions said they are most likely to hire BlackRock for new or existing mandates, including more than 90 percent of those surveyed in Nordic countries and Germany, according to Cogent Reports 2017 International Institutional Investor Brandscape study. The firm probed 824 defined benefit schemes across Europe from June 19 to July 12.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".