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ESG Supercharged: $235B and $835B on clean energy & social safety net

Before we get to the article, thought you’d like to check out some websites to get your ESG skill set up:

•Principles for Responsible Investment: www.unpri.org/sustainability-issues

•UN Sustainable Development: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals

•Sustainability Accounting Standards Board: www.sasb.org/standards-overview/materiality-map

•Global Reporting Initiative: www.globalreporting.org/how-to-use-the-gri-standards

•Task Force on Climate Related Financial disclosures: www.fsb-tcfd.org/about/


Source: WaPo

Both the Fed and Biden had big meetings this week. Biden gave a “this-is-not-a-state-of-the-union” state of the union address on part 2 of his “infrastructure” plans. The Fed had a “we’re-not-tapering-and-inflation-is-temporary” meeting on monetary policy. …


Is it big? Yes. Is it bold? Yes. And we can get it done.

President Joe Biden on the American Jobs Plan

Fact Check: these are all true.

At the Carpenters Pittsburgh Training Center, President Biden formally announced his $2 trillion plus “American Jobs Plan” (AJP) targeted at increasing growth…


Will the Global Chain Be Broken?

“This quarter, and I think we’ll continue to see that a little bit in Q2 and Q3, had some of the most difficult supply chain challenges that we’ve ever experienced in the life of Tesla and same difficulties with supply chain, with parts — over the whole range of parts…


The key factors driving demand

As the torrent of money into ESG vehicles continues to flow, the question running through many people’s minds is “why now?” To me, there are three major factors driving the interest. First, COVID and climate change related natural disasters. Second, the recent assessment report from…


It’s all about education, but not the kind you think…

The Great Experiment

There is a global infection surge of the Delta COVID variant driving governments and companies to enact policies to reduce the risk. New Zealand, China (selective provinces/ports) and Hawaii are prime examples of governments moving to control the outbreak. Companies…


If it’s too hot, get out of the…

Typically, a good preacher will understand what is causing concern and angst in their community and more broadly, the world. Then she/he will connect this to faith and how it can provide strength to overcome the difficult times. COVID, earthquakes in Haiti and forest fires in California all come to…


The US releases its monthly unemployment rate and non-farm payroll data on Friday. The charts below show the rapid recovery in jobs since the reopening as over 14.7m jobs have been created. …


Source: BBC

Yesterday, the European Union released a sweeping 30-year plan to achieve net zero and reshape the economy. This has broad implications for every EU sector. The plan also has implications for the world including the United States infrastructure plans.

The EU plan includes carbon pricing as the key component to…


How Sen. Joe Manchin now controls the US Senate and the Federal Reserve

(All the research articles’ urls used to create this are at the end)

Let’s do a quick run through two topics impacting the economy and markets.

Federal Reserve monetary policy. On Wednesday, the Fed left interest rates…

Andrew Busch

Andrew B. Busch is the former 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US government.

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