Thursday, January 26, 2023

INTERVIEWS & INSIGHTS

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A New Deal for Pollinators to tackle their decline by 2030 | European Commission

INSIGHT by European Commission The European Commission is presenting 'A New Deal for Pollinators' to tackle the alarming decline in wild pollinating insects in Europe, revising...

GFANZ, quo vadis? Net-Zero alliance members still financing fossil fuel expansion

INSIGHT by Reclaim Finance After committing to net zero by joining the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), financial institutions have continued pouring hundreds...

Four biggest asset managers’ voting performance inconsistent with public climate commitments

INSIGHT by ShareAction New research published by ShareAction has exposed that the world’s largest asset managers are blocking progress on environmental and social issues. The fourth edition...

Insurers becoming more transparent about climate risks |  ClimateWise

INSIGHT by Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership The ClimateWise Principles Independent Review 2022 shows member insurance industry firms have made progress in disclosing their preparedness and response...

Net-zero Target-Setting Protocol for the insurance industry launched

INSIGHT by UNEPFI The United Nations-convened Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA) launched the Alliance’s first Target-Setting Protocol at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. As...

Integrating the climate principles into gas and oil dealmaking

INSIGHT by Ceres | A new report published by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Ceres outlines the first-ever climate-related guidance for oil and gas companies entering merger and acquisition...

Biggest methane emission funders? World’s top financial institutions.

INSIGHT by Planet Tracker  A new report from financial think tank Planet Tracker and the Changing Markets Foundation has uncovered the 40 financial institutions responsible for...

Circularity Gap Report 2023: Cutting material consumption to tackle climate change

INSIGHT by Circularity Gap Reporting Initiative | Circularity Gap Report 2023 Of the landmark 100 billion tonnes of virgin materials extracted from Earth annually, only 7.2%...

The greenwashing hydra getting more sophisticated

INSIGHT by Planet Tracker New report from financial think tank examines the different forms greenwashing is taking and the associated global scrutiny. Corporate greenwashing involves a...

The Inevitable Policy Response (IPR) launches first integrated nature and climate scenario

The Inevitable Policy Response (IPR) has launched FPS + Nature, (FPS+N) the first integrated nature and climate scenario published for use by investors. FPS+N...

Global collaboration between PRI and GSIA to develop ESG terminology

INSIGHT by the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia A new global collaboration to align and refine ESG terminology between the UN Principles for Responsible Investment,...

COP15 – Landmark UN Biodiversity Agreement

COP15: NATIONS ADOPT FOUR GOALS, 23 TARGETS FOR 2030 IN LANDMARK UN BIODIVERSITY AGREEMENT By 2030: Protect 30% of Earth’s lands, oceans, coastal areas, inland...

Energy of the future and nature

The use of renewable forms of energy remains the best solution As Walter Hatak, Head of Responsible Investments at Erste Asset Management, points out, there...

The challenge of reporting on GHG emissions

Market participants, standard setters, regulators and supervisory authorities might have different views on how to best set up a sustainability reporting framework - and...

ISSB will consider nature-related standards and disclosures

As part of the work of the ISSB to develop the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards (due to be published in 2023) it was decided...

COP15: Momentum for corporate transparency

GRI engagements during the UN biodiversity summit in Montréal With the UN Convention on Biodiversity (COP15) underway, over 20,000 delegates from 190 countries are meeting...

CSDDD – promoting environmentally and socially responsible business practices

Eurosif released a joint statement to support the European Commission’s proposal on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). Eurosif co-signed this statement with...

New ESG index series for the Chinese market

FTSE Russell, a leading global index, data, and analytics provider, and Ping An, a leading technology-powered retail financial services group, today jointly announce the...

ESG and sustainability fund names under review

ESMA, the European Securities and Markets Authority initiated a consultation until 20 February 2023 to develop guidelines on funds' names with ESG or sustainabilty-related...

“What’s in a fund name?” Shakespeare would ask

When playwright William Shakespeare asked the question, “What's in a name?” in Romeo and Juliet, he was referring to the idea that names themselves are...

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