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Hegemony, holding a slightly sinister meaning in most contexts, defines an asymmetrical power relationship, in which there is social, cultural, ideological, or economic influence exerted by one group over others. Where better to see hegemony in practice than in the world of hedge funds, when the behemoth bests the niche fund, in terms of investor attention, assets gathered, and institutional scrutiny

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Investor interest in Responsible Investing is on the upswing, but investors continue to cite ongoing frustrations with definitions, data and materiality as lingering barriers to RI adoption. In addition, a number of the institutional investors with whom we speak remain unaware of how their peers are implementing RI initiatives, which also contributes to any discomfort around adoption of Responsible Investment measures

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Already well known for its global stock indexes, MSCI has recently established itself as “the market standard for ESG,” according to Amy Orr, the director of capital markets at the Heron Foundation. MSCI’s most notable ESG success came back in 2015, when Volkswagen was dropped from the MSCI ACWI ESG Index

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