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ESG Stock Watch: BlackRock in the Middle, Pepsi’s New Farms

BlackRock Rises as Revenue, Earnings Top Estimates

Photographer: Bloomberg 

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Welcome to the first edition of ESG Stock Watch, a weekly story examining the environmental, social and governance risks -- and opportunities -- that companies around the globe encounter. 

BlackRock may face investor questions on this week’s earnings call, amid increasing scrutiny from US politicians over its energy investments. Elsewhere, Pepsi struck a farming partnership to mitigate its carbon impact, while US Bancorp successfully avoided backlash from West Virginia’s treasurer for its stance on fossil fuels.