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Verdict follows an investigation by law firm White & Case into claims of anti-Israel activities at ESG data and ratings subsidiary Sustainalytics. 
Israeli soldiers guarding a barrier, silhouetted against afternoon sun
Concern comes as Norwegian pension KLP calls on investors to evaluate – and in some cases divest from – companies linked to the region.
The firms are to be placed on the Restricted Financial Institution List in 45 days unless they provide information demonstrating they are not engaged in a boycott of energy companies.
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World’s largest banks and managers deny they meet Texas’s legal threshold for boycotting fossil fuels
The Dutch asset manager's Greta Fearman highlights the potential of alternative data and tech for holding firms to account.
The firm is conducting an investigation led by independent directors and an outside law firm.
Regulators in the EU could learn from US and Asian peers on climate and social, says Petra Hielkema.
The latest developments in sustainable finance: Japanese regulator establishes taskforce for sustainability reporting; California's Fossil Fuel Divestment bill passes Senate; Vanguard stays close to fossil fuel industry.
European Defence Agency seeks to “measure and benchmark” defence industry’s contributions to sustainability goals.
An earlier version, seen by Responsible Investor, seems to have been watered down to predominantly cover portfolio companies.

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