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    1. SSE Reportedly Close to Being Split Up After Activist Campaign

      SSE Reportedly Close to Being Split Up After Activist Campaign

      SSE plc (LSE:SSE) is close to being split into two separate blue-chip companies following pressure from a Wall Street activist. The Daily Telegraph has learnt that SSE, chaired by former civil service head Sir John Manzoni, could announce the plans in the coming weeks at the company's interim results. Insiders cautioned that the split was yet to be finalised and the board could still decide to sell to one of the businesses to private equity or scrap the plans altogether...

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    2. Chevron CEO: Shareholder Returns Are More Important Than Solar, Wind Investment

      Chevron CEO: Shareholder Returns Are More Important Than Solar, Wind Investment

      Shareholder returns are more important for Chevron than investing in wind and solar energy, chief executive Mike Wirth told CNBC in an interview. "These [wind and solar] are technologies that are relatively mature. There is plenty of capital that's available. The returns in wind and solar are actually being bid down, and we've concluded that management in our company can't create value for shareholders by going into wind and solar."

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    3. SEC Issues $114 Million to Two Whistleblowers

      SEC Issues $114 Million to Two Whistleblowers

      The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission awarded about $114 million in total to two whistleblowers, including one who provided independent analysis to the regulator that helped substantially advance investigations, the SEC said. With the latest awards, the SEC whistleblower program has paid out more than $1 billion to 207 whistleblowers since issuing its first award in 2012, the agency said. That marks a milestone for the SEC whistleblower program created by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act...

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    4. SEC Chief Defends Plan for ESG Disclosure Despite Republican Opposition

      SEC Chief Defends Plan for ESG Disclosure Despite Republican Opposition

      Views differ on what information is financially material for an investment, and it is the Securities and Exchange Commission’s job to draw this line, deciding what companies must disclose, and what they don’t have to. Over the years, the requirements have changed to include risk factors, executive compensation, and other new information. The latest debate is whether environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues should be added to the list...

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    5. Activist Bluebell Urges Solvay's Board to Oust CEO Over Sea Discharge

      Activist Bluebell Urges Solvay's Board to Oust CEO Over Sea Discharge

      LONDON (Reuters) - Activist Bluebell Capital Partners has urged Belgian chemicals company Solvay to replace Chief Executive Ilham Kadri, saying she had failed to stop the discharge into the sea of waste from a soda ash production plant in Italy. The move is part of Bluebell's campaign aimed at creating change at companies it says are falling short on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and reflects a growing trend among activists to target companies over ESG shortcomings...

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    6. Wall Street’s ESG Loans Charge Corporate America Little for Missed Goals

      Wall Street’s ESG Loans Charge Corporate America Little for Missed Goals

      (Bloomberg) -- When American Campus Communities Inc. announced the signing of a $1 billion sustainability-linked credit line in May, its executives decided to take a victory lap. For the first time, they said, the company was tying its borrowing costs to targets ranging from improved energy efficiency to workforce and boardroom diversity. The largest owner of college apartments in the U.S. even put out a press release touting its commitment to environmental, social and governance goals...

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    7. Private Equity-Backed Firms Shut Out Black Directors, Data Show

      Private Equity-Backed Firms Shut Out Black Directors, Data Show

      (Bloomberg) -- Companies that have gone public in the last two decades have had few minorities on their boards, a new report finds. Black directors have held only 49 of about 4,700 board seats created at companies backed by the top 18 private equity and venture capital firms, according to the report released Tuesday by the Board Diversity Action Alliance. The group is working to boost boardroom representation...

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