A brief video on the basics of Responsible Investing

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Is the integration of Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) criteria into mainstream investment decision-making. Often used as an umbrella term, responsible investment encompasses a range of approaches and investment options, from exclusionary screens to targeted investments to active ownership strategies.

Heartland has compiled a RESOURCE CENTER to include aggregated lists of responsible investment friendly organizations, global best investment practices, and a glossary of relevant terms.


February 12, 2020

How often are 150 people turned away from an IRS hearing on Valentine's

Day? Almost never. But in standing-room only fashion, the much anticipated public hearing on Opportunity Zones took place last week in Washington, D.C., after being delayed 35 days because of the partial government shutdown.

Three major takeaways stood out among the issues raised throughout the course of the five-hour-long hearing:

1. The 50% test for invest...

February 12, 2020

Congress is turning up the heat on the opportunity zone program.

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is introducing a bill that would eliminate around 200 opportunity zones deemed too affluent to need tax breaks as encouragement to invest, The New York Times reports. The census tracts in question initially qualified because they were adjacent to tracts that met the low-income requirements of the program.

Wyden's move comes days after a tr...

The Rybovich superyacht marina lies on the West Palm Beach, Florida, waterfront, a short drive north from Mar-a-Lago. Superyachts, floating mansions that can stretch more than 300 feet and cost over $100 million, are serviced at the marina, and their owners enjoy Rybovich’s luxury resort amenities. Its Instagram account offers a glimpse into the rarefied world of the global 0.1% — as one post puts it, “What’s better than ownin...

January 30, 2020

Atlas And Blue Wolf Outline Urgent Need For Their Three Highly Qualified, Independent Directors To Help Fix Verso

Vote on the BLUE Card for the Election of Tim Lowe, Sean Erwin and Jeffrey Kirt

GREENWICH, Conn. and NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Lapetus Capital II LLC (together with its affiliates, "Atlas"), along with other participants in its solicitation, including BW Coated LLC (together with its affiliates, "Blue W...

January 29, 2020

In 2019 alone, our research found over 80 policy reforms that require or

encourage responsible investment. In the past month we have seen stewardship codes proposed or revised in India and Japan. We expect these trends to continue in 2020.

While it's two steps forwards in many markets, it's one step backwards in the US. Of particular concern to the PRI are policy proposals by the SEC on shareholder ownership and re-submission t...

January 29, 2020

he U.S. Securities Exchange Commission is trying to change the rules that govern shareholder proposals and sustainable finance luminaries are pushing back.

In November, the independent federal government agency whose stated mission is to “protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation” announced that it would be toughening the rules surrounding shareholder resolutions – a crit...

For all the lip service that corporate executives pay to the principle of honoring shareholder rights and interests, it’s not uncommon for them to signal that their lives would be easier if they didn’t have to deal with busybody investors.

That’s the subtext of a pair of rules the Securities and Exchange Commission is pondering that would “limit public-company investors’ ability to hold corporate insiders accountable,” accordin...

January 14, 2020

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is providing financing of over $68.2 million for two new projects in the Boston area. The two projects will create over $113 million of development in the City of Boston, generating 211 units of housing and creating over 927 million hours of union construction work. Like all HIT construction-related investments, both projects will be built using 100% union labor. The two projects will...

Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC ("Blue Wolf"), the New York-based private equity firm, today announced that Glenn Cummins has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Cummins previously served as Co-Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer of Star America Infrastructure Partners – a private equity fund specializing in large scale infrastructure investing.

"We are thrilled to welcome G...

William Greider, an editor and author known for a contrarian skepticism of prevailing political and economic policy in his writings at magazines, newspapers and books, died Dec. 25 at his home in Washington. He was 83.

The cause was congestive heart failure, said his son, Cameron Greider.

Mr. Greider was the author of eight books with such anti-establishment-sounding titles as “Secrets of the Temple: How the Federal Reserve Runs...

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Raquel Palmer is a Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP, Chairperson of its Investment Committee and member of its Management Committee.  KPS Capital Partners, LP is the manager of KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds with approximately $5.4 billion of assets under management focused on making controlling equity investments in manufacturing and industrial companies across a diverse array of industries, including basic materials, branded consumer, healthcare and luxury products, automotive parts, capital equipment and general manufacturing. [READ MORE]

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