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American College Takes Designations Abroad

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Article

Publication Date

6-4-2017

Abstract

Wall Street may step up to address environmental threats, even as President Trump's administration backs away. Fidelity Investments is the latest asset management firm to say it "may support shareholder proxy proposals requiring companies to better disclose sustainability, renewable energy and environmental impact factors," according to its proxy voting guidelines, as stated in Reuters. Fidelity joins BlackRock and State Street Corp. to say they may start throwing their shareholder weight around corporate boardrooms to demand companies account for how climate change could affect their business, according to Reuters. A Fidelity spokesperson says the move is driven by increasing client interest around issues of sustainability.

American College Takes Designations Abroad

The American College of Financial Services is taking its educational programs overseas through a partnership with GAMA International, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting professional development needs and leadership skills for the financial services industry. The organizations are developing two credentials for international markets that will take each about a year to complete: a three-course skills training designation for agents and advisors and a three-course management designation for leaders.