Thursday, September 23, 2021

Net-Zero Challenge: The supply chain opportunity

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Point of No Returns (Part III) – Climate Change – Research

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WHY AND HOW INVESTORS SHOULD ACT ON HUMAN RIGHTS

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Stagflation or Inflation? Labour – Green Energy – Electronics

Stagflation is an economic phenomenon not too many investors had to deal with in the past as most investors and asset managers active today...

SFDR: The start of a longer ESG classification journey

"The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which applies since March 10, requires asset managers to sort their funds into different sustainability categories based on...

Beating the Market with ESG: Cases, Interviews and Tools

Sustainability offers opportunities for businesses and investors alike − both in terms of profits and promoting sustainability. A newly published book Sustainable Investing: Beating the...

Lyxor broadens Green Bond ETF range with Corporate Green Bond ETF launch

Lyxor Asset Management today announces the launch of the Lyxor Corporate Green Bond (DR) UCITS ETF, allowing investors to contribute in the transition to...

The green finance revolution is underway in the bond market

Green bonds market on track for a record half trillion year Half a trillion already issued across all sustainable debt labels in H1 2021 as...

A Nature-Based Solution with Deforestation-Linked Sovereign Bonds?

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are increasingly seen by policy-makers and financial markets as powerful concepts to address, climate change, food security and other social issues...

Towards new EU sustainability reporting standards

GRI welcomes support from Caisse des Dépôts for its contribution to EFRAG’s technical work Following the July 2021 announcement of a Statement of Cooperation between...

Half of central banks still don’t integrate ESG

The Global Public Investor Report 2021 published by OMFIF presented a number of valuable datapoints and insights. Pension funds lead on ESG, deploying greatest variety...

EU proposes a Green Bond Standard (EUGBS)

The European Commission has today adopted a number of measures to increase its level of ambition on sustainable finance. First, the new Sustainable Finance...

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Stagflation or Inflation? Labour – Green Energy – Electronics

Stagflation is an economic phenomenon not too many investors had to deal with in the past as most investors and asset managers active today...

SFDR: The start of a longer ESG classification journey

"The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which applies since March 10, requires asset managers to sort their funds into different sustainability categories based on...

Beating the Market with ESG: Cases, Interviews and Tools

Sustainability offers opportunities for businesses and investors alike − both in terms of profits and promoting sustainability. A newly published book Sustainable Investing: Beating the...

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Stagflation or Inflation? Labour – Green Energy – Electronics

Stagflation is an economic phenomenon not too many investors had to deal with in the past as most investors and asset managers active today...

SFDR: The start of a longer ESG classification journey

"The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which applies since March 10, requires asset managers to sort their funds into different sustainability categories based on...

Beating the Market with ESG: Cases, Interviews and Tools

Sustainability offers opportunities for businesses and investors alike − both in terms of profits and promoting sustainability. A newly published book Sustainable Investing: Beating the...

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Stagflation or Inflation? Labour – Green Energy – Electronics

Stagflation is an economic phenomenon not too many investors had to deal with in the past as most investors and asset managers active today...

SFDR: The start of a longer ESG classification journey

"The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which applies since March 10, requires asset managers to sort their funds into different sustainability categories based on...

Beating the Market with ESG: Cases, Interviews and Tools

Sustainability offers opportunities for businesses and investors alike − both in terms of profits and promoting sustainability. A newly published book Sustainable Investing: Beating the...

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Stagflation or Inflation? Labour – Green Energy – Electronics

Stagflation is an economic phenomenon not too many investors had to deal with in the past as most investors and asset managers active today...

SFDR: The start of a longer ESG classification journey

"The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which applies since March 10, requires asset managers to sort their funds into different sustainability categories based on...

Beating the Market with ESG: Cases, Interviews and Tools

Sustainability offers opportunities for businesses and investors alike − both in terms of profits and promoting sustainability. A newly published book Sustainable Investing: Beating the...

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Stagflation or Inflation? Labour – Green Energy – Electronics

Stagflation is an economic phenomenon not too many investors had to deal with in the past as most investors and asset managers active today...

SFDR: The start of a longer ESG classification journey

"The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which applies since March 10, requires asset managers to sort their funds into different sustainability categories based on...

Beating the Market with ESG: Cases, Interviews and Tools

Sustainability offers opportunities for businesses and investors alike − both in terms of profits and promoting sustainability. A newly published book Sustainable Investing: Beating the...

Lyxor broadens Green Bond ETF range with Corporate Green Bond ETF launch

Lyxor Asset Management today announces the launch of the Lyxor Corporate Green Bond (DR) UCITS ETF, allowing investors to contribute in the transition to...

The green finance revolution is underway in the bond market

Green bonds market on track for a record half trillion year Half a trillion already issued across all sustainable debt labels in H1 2021 as...

A Nature-Based Solution with Deforestation-Linked Sovereign Bonds?

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) are increasingly seen by policy-makers and financial markets as powerful concepts to address, climate change, food security and other social issues...

Towards new EU sustainability reporting standards

GRI welcomes support from Caisse des Dépôts for its contribution to EFRAG’s technical work Following the July 2021 announcement of a Statement of Cooperation between...

Half of central banks still don’t integrate ESG

The Global Public Investor Report 2021 published by OMFIF presented a number of valuable datapoints and insights. Pension funds lead on ESG, deploying greatest variety...

EU proposes a Green Bond Standard (EUGBS)

The European Commission has today adopted a number of measures to increase its level of ambition on sustainable finance. First, the new Sustainable Finance...

VBV wird mit Preis für “Beste Umwelterklärung 2021” ausgezeichnet

Die VBV-Gruppe wird vom Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie am 27. September in der Kategorie "Beste Umwelterklärung 2021" durch Bundesministerin...

GAM launches new sustainable climate bond strategy – Environmental Transition

GAM launches new sustainable climate bond strategy investing in bonds supporting environmental transition New GAM strategy is one of the first to focus on green...

SKAGEN to reclassify equity funds as Article 8

SKAGEN to reclassify equity funds as Article 8 under EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation New categorisation as "environmental and socially promoting" funds to reflect the...

Social cost of CO2 emissions underestimated

Research published in Environmental Research Letters - IOP Science: The social cost of carbon dioxide under climate-economy feedbacks and temperature variability A key statistic describing climate...

Eurizon launches Sustainable Multiasset fund

The new Eurizon Fund - Sustainable Multiasset is a fund that invests globally in equities and bonds selected using in-house ESG criteria and considers...

Eurosif statement on Social and extended Environmental Taxonomy

Eurosif responded to the consultations of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance regarding the Social Taxonomy and an extended framework for the Environmental Taxonomy. Eurosif...

Nordea Asset Management to open an ESG hub in Singapore

Nordea Asset Management (NAM), a global leader in Responsible Investment, is planning to open an ESG hub in Singapore in response to its growth...

New York State Common Retirement Fund lowers assumed rate of return to 5,9 percent

The Comptroller of the New York State, Thomas DiNapoli, lowered the assumed rate of return of the New York State Common Retirement Fund to...

Invesco launches a Solar ETF

Invesco is excited to announce the launch of an ETF focused on global companies that are leading the world in solar energy technology. The...

Managing Through Shades of Gray: Stewardship and Impact in EM Equities

The world is complex, and for active investors, the “right” thing to do is not always defined in black and white, according to Franklin...

CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing

The CFA Institute Certificate in ESG Investing* offers you both practical application and technical knowledge in the fast-growing field of ESG investing — an opportunity to...

UNDP: Unlocking digital investments for a sustainable recovery

| By Elena Johansson Marcos Neto, director finance sector hub at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), talks to investESG.euabout the progress made on a sustainable...

German investors hold more than EUR 360 billion in sustainable funds

Sustainable funds managed EUR 361 billion on behalf of German investors at mid-year. This translates to an average amount of about EUR 4,500 for...

Pandemic sees business sustainability take centre stage | GRI

New podcast series dives beneath the surface of SDG reporting With the crucial ‘Decade of Action’ for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) already underway, how...

Goldman Sachs to Acquire NN Investment Partners

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (“Goldman Sachs”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire NN Investment Partners from NN Group...

The challenge of measuring and quantifying the impact

Institutional investors are wanting more from their sustainable investments and asset managers. This is one of the results revealed in the Schroders Institutional Investor...

Public perception of globalization has declined | World Economic Forum

Almost half of respondents unsure of its benefits and more than one-third advocating for trade barriers. Globalization questioned by almost half of those surveyed,...

Germany: Sustainable products account for 10 per cent of fund assets | BVI

As at mid-year, the fund industry managed assets totalling EUR 361 billion in sustainable funds, of which EUR 251 billion is managed by retail...

The Chief Sustainability Officer: organizational strategist and futurist 

| By Dr. Allinnettes Adigue, Head of GRI’s ASEAN Regional Hub   The perspective that meaningful and credible sustainability reporting is an essential requirement for any responsible business...

Using ESG data without big picture thinking generates patchy results | Church Commissioners for England

| By Elena Johansson Investors need to put ESG data in context of broader investment principles and see the bigger picture, an expert at the...

Zurich on crossing the environmental metrics frontier

| By Elena Johansson The industry is still on a “collective journey” regarding evolving data and metrics, an expert at Zurich Insurance Group who is...

Covid-19 – Risk, Reward and Impact | Vikram Gandhi | Harvard Business School

| By Elena Johansson Q: A report by the Climate Policy Initiative has assessed that results-based finance (RBF)*, including environmental impact bonds, is well suited...

IPCC – 6. Bewertungsbericht | Einschätzungen von ESG and Sustainability Analysten

John Ploeg, ESG Specialist bei PGIM Fixed Income: „Wer die Forschung zum Klimawandel in den letzten Jahren verfolgt hat, für den dürften die Ergebnisse...

ESG Herausforderungen im Private Credit-Bereich | Kartesia

Interview mit Coralie De Maesschalck, Head of CSR & ESG bei Kartesia Was sehen Sie heute als die größte Herausforderung im Hinblick auf ESG...

Sustainability and performance: Echiquier Positive Impact Europe

La Financière de l'Echiquier (LFDE) is one of the pioneers in sustainable investment funds. Launched in 2010, Echiquier Positive Impact Europe (ISIN: FR0010863688) was...

Emerging Markets Equity Research Strategie | MFS

Ein Aktienportfolio auf der Basis von Fundamentalanalysen und aktiver Einzelwertauswahl MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) hat einen neuen Fonds aufgelegt, den MFS Meridian® Funds – Emerging...

Besser als ihr Ruf: Das große Potenzial von Cat-Bonds | BKC

Der Klimawandel wird tagtäglich sichtbarer: Starkregen und Überschwemmungen in Deutschland und anderen Teilen Westeuropas und Chinas, extreme Hitze und Waldbrände in Kanada und den...

COP26 crucial to safeguard net-zero transition pathway, says AXA

| By Elena Johansson The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will mark a decisive point for investors supporting a net-zero emissions pathway,...

Asset owners’ duties involve rectifying inconsistencies in impact mandates

| By Elena Johansson As the law on impact investing evolves, so are the related duties of asset owners to pursue impact investing and ensure...

Kreislaufwirtschaft: von Müll zu Mehrwert – auch im Depot | Goldman Sachs

Von Alexis Deladerriere, Leiter International Developed Markets Equity bei Goldman Sachs Asset Management Kurz zur Veranschaulichung, wir haben auf diesem Planeten ein Wegwerfproblem: 300 Millionen...

Why Investors should rely more on Impact Investing than ESG Investing?

| By Dr Katarzyna Wilk, CEO of Swiss Impact Lead The paradigm shift towards impact investing is upon the finance sector. Impacting investing, as being...

Wenn der Klimawandel die globale Politik trifft | DPAM

Von Peter De Coensel, CIO Fixed Income, DPAM Die im November stattfindende UN-Klimakonferenz in Glasgow wird ein Moment in der Geschichte sein, den die...

Nordea Life & Pension transition plan factors in real economy impact

| By Elena Johansson The insurance group seeks to reduce emissions in the real economy as part of its responsible investment policies published in March,...

Climate as Core | Arabesque Asset Management

(1) Why do we need another Climate solution? We do not really. But we do need core equity allocations to start integrating climate considerations into...

ESG-Compliance: Vom Trend zum Standard

| von JUDr. Stanislava Saria, PhD Die Chance, mit CO2-lastigen Assets auch künftig Geld verdienen zu können, wird immer mehr zu einem Risiko Europas größter...

GRI ‘co-constructor’ of new EU sustainability reporting standards

GRI welcomes role as ‘co-constructor’ of new EU sustainability reporting standards Statement of Cooperation signed between GRI and EFRAG The announcement of a Statement of Cooperation...

ESG criteria crucial for outperformance

By Coline Pavot, Head of SRI Research at LFDE LFDE study: ESG criteria crucial for outperformance and resilience - especially in crisis year 2020 ESG criteria...

NEST invests USD 2 billion in Climate Transition Credit Strategy

Wells Fargo Asset Management Launches Climate Transition Credit Strategy Wells Fargo Asset Management (WFAM) announced the launch of its Climate Transition Global Investment Grade Credit...

Social sustainability connecting to social market economy | BST-Impact

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability Comments on the proposed DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND...

Diversity & Inclusion Tool | Main Issues | investRFP.com

| Research Tool for Asset Owners Based on diversity projects published by initiatives investRFP.com created a questionnaire in July 2020 to support asset owners in...

Striving for sustainability in global food systems | GRI

By Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, GRI As the global community gears up for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, it is significant that...

Only 10 percent of Investors active in EM | New Infrastructure Debt RFP

"Reducing carbon emissions and aiming for carbon neutrality have been identified as important milestones. Fifty years ago, today’s developed countries contributed two thirds of...

Why asset owners need a good sustainable investment policy and strategy?

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | ESG Policy & Strategy What is a good sustainability strategy...

ESG without “R” is incomplete | ARTS Asset Management

By Leo Willert, Founder and Head of Trading, ARTS Asset Management The consideration of ecological, social and governance-related criteria is gaining in importance in the...

Pressure on companies to achieve net-zero emissions | LGIM

LGIM renews pressure on companies to provide climate accountability and achieve net-zero emissions LGIM to divest from four companies for failing to respond satisfactorily...

Druck von Stakeholdern verändert Schweizer Versicherungen | ASI

Stakeholder-Management ist der Haupttreiber für die Implementierung von ökologischen, sozialen und Governance-Praktiken (ESG-Praktiken) bei Schweizer Versicherungen. Dies hat eine von Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI)...

SASB and IIRC merge into Value Reporting Foundation

The corporate reporting landscape has seen a number of forces moving forward over the past months. The Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and global...

The Search for a Global Baseline in Sustainability Reporting

International Standard Setters, Regulators and Jurisdictions are working towards finding a global baseline of standards for sustainability reporting as a global framework. The IFRS...

FNG-Marktbericht: Nachhaltige Investments in Deutschland steigen um 25 Prozent

Nachhaltige Geldanlagen bleiben auf Wachstumspfad Privatanleger*innen verdoppeln ihre nachhaltigen Kapitalanlagen Nachhaltige Investments steigen um 25 Prozent Die Gesamtsumme der Geldanlagen, die in Deutschland unter Berücksichtigung...

FNG-Marktbericht: Nachhaltige Geldanlagen bleiben in Österreich auf Wachstumspfad

Nachhaltige Geldanlagen bleiben in Österreich auf Wachstumspfad – Privatanleger*innen steigern ihre nachhaltigen Kapitalanlagen um 78 Prozent – Nachhaltige Geldanlagen legen um 29 Prozent zu Die...

APK Vorsorgekasse optimiert Nachhaltigkeit und Performance

Die APK Vorsorgekasse wurde zum wiederholten Male von der ÖGUT geprüft. Das aktuelle Ergebnis liegt nun vor: Zertifikat in Gold! Die GOLD-zertifizierte Nachhaltigkeitsausrichtung und die...

Taxonomie allein ist kein Maßstab für Nachhaltigkeit von Fonds | BVI

BVI-Studie, 1.6.2021 Marktübliche ESG-Strategien mit Mindestausschlüssen auch mit geringen Taxonomie-Quoten nachhaltig Höhe der Taxonomie-Quote abhängig von Fortentwicklung der EU-Kriterien Zielmarktkonzept bietet praktischen Standard für...

VBV als einzige Vorsorgekasse bereits zum elften Mal mit Gold-Standard bei ÖGUT

Die VBV-Vorsorgekasse freut sich über die erneute Top-Auszeichnung durch die ÖGUT – die Österreichische Gesellschaft für Umwelt und Technik. Die VBV erhält als erste...

The Challenge of Human Rights Due Diligence

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) introduces  environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure standards and definitions for financial market participants, advisors and  products. One of...

Neunte ÖGUT-Goldzertifizierung für Valida Vorsorgekasse

Valida Vorsorgekasse glänzt mit Nachhaltigkeit auf allen Ebenen: Bestmöglichste Auszeichnung für Nachhaltigkeit 100 Prozent der Assets nachhaltig veranlagt Investments nach strengen ESG-Kriterien Die Österreichische Gesellschaft...

Carbon Pricing & Net Zero Targets

The vision of many countries to reach carbon neutrality or "net zero" (mostly by 2050) includes a focus on carbon pricing and carbon taxation....

Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk | The White House

published by The White House, 20 May, 2021 Selected sections and paragraphs from the Executive Order on Climate-Related Financial Risk marked in green by investESG.eu.  "Section...

CFA Institute Publishes Exposure Draft of ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products

INSIGHT by CFA Institute New Standards seek to provide transparency and comparability of investment products with ESG-related features |CFA Institute, the global association of investment...

The Common Market, sustainability and the basic values of the EU

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability Comments on the proposed DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND...

This is living up to International Obligations

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability Comments on the proposed DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND...

Taxonomy-related sustainability disclosure | Eurosif

Victor van Hoorn, Executive Director, Eurosif: "We are broadly supportive of the proposal of the ESAs regarding the amendments to the regulatory technical standards...

Sustainability in EM Bond Strategies – Interpretation of data is crucial | GAM

By Stephanie Maier, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment at GAM Investments Integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into sovereign strategies requires a...

Institutional Investors: Human Rights & Due Diligence

The last few weeks and months were dominated by regulatory issues on disclosure and non-financial reporting data. A number of technical indicators were developed...

Certificate in ESG Investing | CFA Society Germany

CFA Society Germany führt das Certificate in ESG Investing in Deutschland ein: Neues globales Weiterbildungsprogramm setzt Maßstäbe und qualifiziert Investmentexperten, ESG-Faktoren zu analysieren und...

Assurance of Sustainability Reporting

The development of global reporting frameworks and disclosure regulations in the area of sustainbility is key. One of the most important aspects is disclosure...

ESG – The rules of alpha engagement in China | ASI

Today, China A-share companies engage with shareholders, which was not the case 10 years ago. Investor engagement used to be solely about dividend policies....

Eurosif welcomes proposal on the taxonomy and the corporate sustainability reporting

On 22 April, as the EU institutions reached an agreement on the landmark EU Climate Law enshrining the 2030 and 2050 GHG reduction objectives...

Transparency offers the pathway to a more sustainable Earth | GRI

Interview with Marco van der Ree, GRI Chief Development Officer and Bastian Buck, GRI Chief of Standards. Earth Day is an opportunity to put the...

University of Cape Town (UCT) | Rebuilding and Recreating | Chancellor’s Message

As a former student and MBA graduate of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town (UCT) I would like to...

ESG-Bestandsaufnahme für institutionelle Mandate | QNG

Neue regulatorische ESG-Vorgaben sind ein wichtiger ESG-Motivator für Pensionseinrichtungen und andere institutionelle Anleger. Auch für deren Interessensgruppen der Begünstigten, der Unternehmenskunden/Sponsoren und der Eigentümer...

China and ESG | Franklin Templeton

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have become increasingly important to many investors—including those in emerging markets. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s Michael Lai...

Investor priorities in a post-Covid-19 world | PRI

Presented by Fiona Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, PRI; Dustin Neuneyer, Head of Germany & Austria; Elise Attal, Head of EU Policy and Susanne Dräger,...

Can ESG metrics ever converge globally? A view from the U.S.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Hester M. Peirce issued a public statement on the SEC website on 14 April, 2021 with reference to global...

SASB Publishes Updated Climate Risk Technical Bulletin

Research shows climate risk is nearly ubiquitous but highly differentiated across 77 industries The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) today published an updated Climate Risk...

ESG goes towards Human Rights and the Social becomes Concrete. Finally

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | The COVID-19 pandemic and heightened concerns about climate change, racial...

Climate scenario analysis – a unique investment framework

| Climate change is one of the defining issues of our age. Its physical manifestations are negatively affecting ecosystems, human health and economic infrastructure....

A Practical Guide to Sustainability Reporting Using GRI and SASB Standards

Download here: https://www.globalreporting.org/media/mlkjpn1i/gri-sasb-joint-publication-april-2021.pdf

GRI and SASB reporting ‘complement each other’

Practical guide shares experiences of using both sets of standards together Joint research from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board...

Aviva Investors steigert ESG-Engagement-Aktivitäten

| 2020 stimmte Aviva Investors auf 6.457 Hauptversammlungen über 72.025 Beschlüsse ab, 24 Prozent fielen gegen die Vorschläge des Managements aus, einschließlich 43 Prozent...

Climate Action in the MENA Region | Regional Dialogue in UAE

|Securing the success of the Paris Agreement High representatives of the countries United Arab Emirates, United States, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Jordan, Sudan and...

European investors acting for a responsible future | Responsible Investment Live 2021

Matti Leppälä, Secretary General PensionsEurope Matti is a member of the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group of EIOPA and he has been the Chair and Vice-Chair of...

LGIM’s company engagements rise due to COVID-19 and climate change threat

| Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of the world’s largest asset managers, has today released its tenth annual ‘Active Ownership’ report. LGIM reveals...

ESG and Emerging Markets | J.P. Morgan Asset Management

By Tilmann Galler, Global Market Strategist, J.P. Morgan Asset Management in Frankfurt | The case for ESG integration when investing in EM  In our 2021 Investment...

Virtueller Tag des Stiftungsvermögens am 12. Mai 2021

Am 12. Mai 2021 versammeln sich - noch einmal virtuell - hochkarätige Experten aus dem Stiftungswesen und der Kapitalanlage zum Informationsaustausch beim "Virtuellen Tag...

ESG Policy & Strategy – Key Questions

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | You may want start asking yourself the following –...

Cyclical Process

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | For any investor and company who want to be...

Green bonds are on the rise | AXA Investment Managers

A closer look at the current market dynamic and where to find growth At the end of January, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced to...

Non Financial Reporting under regulatory or market pressure? | Victor van Hoorn | Executive Director of Eurosif

INTERVIEW with Victor van Hoorn, the Executive Director of Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum.  | investESG.eu: We have seen a lot of recent activity...

ESG Disclosure and Scoring – a new feature on the CEO dashboard

INSIGHT by Martha Oberndorfer | As of March 2021, the regulation on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector is in place across the European Union....

Awareness and attention towards rights and standards

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | Start with your strategy/policy. Stating that you “work toward...

ESG as a real sustainability tool

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | Considering ESG as a real sustainability tool enables investors...

New Stewardship and Sustainability Council | Franklin Templeton

A key benefit from the acquisition of Legg Mason and its specialist investment managers is that Franklin Templeton now has one of the industry’s...

Private Impact

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | Respect of Human Rights There is no doubt that business...

Bring it down to “earth”

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | It is important to understand that many internal violations...

ESG Investments and proxy voting by employee benefit plans | U.S. DOL

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STATEMENT REGARDING ENFORCEMENT OF ITS FINAL RULES ON ESG INVESTMENTS AND PROXY VOTING BY EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS On November 13, 2020,...

ESG Disclosure Best Practice for Municipal Bonds

In the U.S. the Government Finance Officers Association ("GFOA") recommends that governments evaluate the development and disclosure of information regarding the primary environmental risks...

Due Diligence, Supervision and Enforcement Mechanisms

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability Enforcement Mechanisms | Concerning enforcement mechanisms, it is being discussed whether...

Right, necessary and urgent | Nordea

By Michael Maldener, Managing Director Nordea Investments Funds S.A. The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and the need to look beyond the rim of the tea...

ESG ratings: diving into divergences | DPAM

By Arne Kerst, Fund Manager at DPAM | ESG, corporate responsibility and sustainable investing now hold a top spot in the financial lexicon. As with...

Eurosif very supportive of European Single Access Point (ESAP)

European Commission Consultation on a European single access point (ESAP) for financial and non-financial information publicly disclosed by companies | Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment...

Working towards the SDGs – at 360 degrees

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | Green vs. Sustainable  | There is also a heightened awareness...

EU requirements for impact-focused sustainability reporting are one step closer | GRI

GRI sees clear alignment with EU’s sustainability standard setting efforts – and is ready to assist | Recommendations for the creation of European sustainability reporting standards...

The EU Taxonomy – Fostering an honest debate | Eurosif

With their short paper on the Taxonomy Eurosif aims to dispelling myths around the Taxonomy as they are concerned by the poor quality of discussions...

The Impacts of SFDR on the European Distribution Landscape

INTRODUCTION Investors will see important changes in the way their asset managers provide sustainability-related information on their products and updated sustainability policies. This is the result...

SFDR aims at preventing greenwashing and ensuring data comparability

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | EU Regulation: SFDR On 27th November 2019 EU Regulation No.2019/2088...

Jede Stiftung hat eine ESG Investment Policy

| Aktuell beschäftigen sich Stiftungen vorrangig mit dem Thema Niedrigzinsumfeld, Ausschüttung, Nachhaltigkeit und der Integration von ESG Faktoren in den Investmentprozess. Dabei liegt sehr...

SFDR vs. CFA Institute ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products

A brief comparison of the CFA Institute ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products ("the Standards”) and SFDR The most obvious difference between the Standards and...

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ESG DISCLOSURE IN THE EU

Download: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ESG DISCLOSURE IN THE EU

Corporate Governance and ESG Disclosure Challenge for Investors in EU

CFA Institute calls on European policymakers, companies and investors to improve corporate governance in the European Union CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals,...

The Responsible Investing Podcast Ep. 14: Assessing the impact of different climate pathways – with Jeremy Lawson

In latest episode of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Responsible Investing Podcast, Jeremy Lawson, Chief Economist and Head of ASI’s Research Institute, talks all things...

Expert/Specialist Feedback on investRFP | Kristina Touzenis | BST-Impact

By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | Expert/Specialist Feedback on investRFP InvestRFP has decided to open the platform...

ESG-Politik aus Anlegerperspektive | Konzentration oder Überdiversifikation?

INSIGHT by Prof. Dirk Söhnholz, Diversifikator GmbH Problem und Lösungsansatz | Vor Environmental, Social und Governance (ESG) Angeboten kann man sich kaum noch retten. ESG wird...

ESG Drives Better Financial Performance | NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business

Research team aggregates findings from more than 1,000 research papers authored between 2015-2020 Today, the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, partnering with Rockefeller Asset Management, announced...

ESG AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE: Uncovering the Relationship by Aggregating Evidence from 1,000 Plus Studies Published between 2015 – 2020

The NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business, partnering with Rockefeller Asset Management, announced the findings from a new meta-study examining the relationship between environmental, social and corporate governance...

What is the portfolio manager thinking? | ESG Investing in 2021

INSIGHT by Pras Gengatharan, Investment Specialist 2021 is the year of Sustainability and ESG investing, and investment managers are taking turns in announcing their new...

EU: Mandatory Reporting System With Global Reach Required | GRI

INSIGHT by Peter Paul van de Wijs, Chief External Affairs Officer, GRI EU efforts to achieve transparency on corporate impacts require mandatory reporting system with...

How Investors can implement rights | Working towards the SDGs with true ESG

INSIGHT by Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | It is no longer a shocking notion that non-state...

Supply Chain Decarbonization | Opportunities for Companies | World Economic Forum

Supply Chains Decarbonization Offers Game-Changing Opportunity for Companies to Fight Climate Change. The commitment to tackling climate change is accelerating in all sectors of society,...

Social Bond for Impact | Mission-related Investments | Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation was founded in 1936 and currently manages an endowment of USD 13 billion, spending 5 percent per year on grants and...

VBV Gruppe | EU-Öko-Audit „EMAS“ zertifiziert | Seit 2018 klimaneutral

Mehrfach ausgezeichnet für Nachhaltigkeit und Qualität Die VBV konnte sich im Jahr 2020 über zahlreiche Auszeichnungen für gelebte Nachhaltigkeit und Top-Qualität freuen. So wurde zum...

USA Back on the Road to Net Zero | Accelerate Innovation | John Kerry’s Keynote

One of the most important statements for ESG investors, asset managers and regulators was definitely John Kerry's keynote today at the Inception Meeting of...

Impact Investment & the Role of SDGs, Global Standards and Regulation

"Considering the urgent need to scale up environmentally sustainable investments to successfully deliver on the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the UN 2030...

Labour Rights & Regulation of Less Concern in Asia | Climate Change & Public Health Dominate

2020 was a challenging year like no other in most countries globally and the impact of the Covid19 pandemic will be felt throughout 2021....

The importance of being active on climate change

As well as being the greatest long-term threat to the planet, climate change presents huge risks to investment portfolios. Here, we explain why being...

Natural Capital Investment Alliance | HRH The Prince of Wales | Sustainable Markets Initiative

HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management, Lombard Odier and Mirova announced as Founding Partners of the Sustainable Markets Initiative’s Natural Capital Investment Alliance The Alliance has...

Double Materiality and Taxonomies | Internal Assessment vs. External Reporting & Disclosure

The concept of "materiality" is key to ESG investing. As part of the evolution of new sustainability reporting standards investors and asset managers will...

Sustainability Reporting as a Global Governance Challenge | Perspectives & Comments

Over the past few weeks the IFRS Foundation received more than 400 responses to the recent consultation paper. In response to the opening question with...

Net-Zero Challenge: The supply chain opportunity

Download here: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Net_Zero_Challenge_The_Supply_Chain_Opportunity_2021.pdf

Scaling Sustainable Finance Through Integrated Corporate Finance | Jerome Lavigne-Delville | IFC | UN Global Compact

INSIGHT by Jerome Lavigne-Delville, Senior Consultant at the International Finance Corporation, Senior Advisor on Sustainable Finance at United Nations Global Compact, and Co-lead of the...

Correlation between XDC Temperature Alignment and Financial Performance | right. based on science

INSIGHT by Sebastian Müller, LL.M., is co-founder, in-house lawyer and head of law & regulation at right. based on science | Why Temperature Alignment For years,...

Climate Financial Risks: Assessing Convergence, Exploring Diversity

Download here: https://www.cepweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/CEP-DN-Comparing-climate-risk-metrics-Final-2.pdf

Climate Risk Metrics Can And Should Be Integrated Into Risk Assessments | ETH Zurich | CEP

INSIGHT by Chiara Colesanti Senni (Council on Economic Policies) and Julia Anna Bingler (ETH Zurich) | Climate risks are material financial risks for financial institutions. This fact is widely recognised by...

2020 Responsible Investment Annual Review

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Why The Pensions Industry Should Be Ambitious In Tackling Climate Risk | Joanne Etherton | ClimateEarth

INSIGHT by Joanne Etherton, Climate Finance Lead at ClimateEarth Looking back on 2020, one thing is clear: the imperative for pension providers to act on...

ESG in Private Equity: Value Creation, Misperceptions and Solutions | Jeff Cohen | SASB Standards

INTERVIEW with Jeff Cohen, Director of Capital Markets Integration | SASB recently published a paper to support private equity (PE) investors looking to evaluate or integrate ESG considerations into the...

Corporate Climate Responsibility: From Reputational to Liability Risk | Andreas Hoesli

INSIGHT by Andreas Hoesli, attorney-at-law, LL.M., PhD Candidate at University of Zurich. This article builds on a piece written by the author together with Prof....

Measuring What Matters: A New Approach to Assessing Sovereign Climate Risk | Four Twenty Seven

INSIGHT by Nik Steinberg Managing Director, Research | Four Twenty Seven More frequent and severe extreme events driven by climate change pose a significant threat...

Lessons from the Great Recession for a COVID-19 Green Recovery | World Resources Institute | WEF

INSIGHT by Joel Jaeger, Research Associate, World Resources Institute. This article was first published by the World Economic Forum. 〉The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in...

Are U.S. Corporates Ready for Climate Risk Disclosures? | Four Twenty Seven | Natalie Ambrosio Preudhomme

INSIGHT by Natalie Ambrosio Preudhomme, Director, Communications at Four Twenty Seven | The results from the U.S. presidential elections signal an impending radical shift in U.S....

Sustainability in Investment Management at a Pivotal Juncture | Demand Will Drive Growth if Industry Adapts | CFA Institute

INSIGHT by CFA Institute COVID-19 pandemic has focused investors on the interconnectedness of the financial system and intensified discussions on sustainability | CFA Institute, the global association...

Proxy Voting Records Challenge Asset Managers’ Responsible Investment Claims | ShareAction

INSIGHT by ShareAction Voting laggards BlackRock and Vanguard Group among those holding back investor support for shareholder resolutions on climate and social issues. 〉Just 15 out...

MANAGING FOR IMPACT

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Investors Are Not Always Sold As Much Impact As They Want | Daniela Barone Soares, CEO | Snowball IM

INTERVIEW with Daniela Barone Soares, CEO at Snowball IM. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | While experts discuss the increase of...

Measuring What Matters: A New Approach to Assessing Sovereign Climate Risk

Download here: http://427mt.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Measuring-What-Matters-Sovereign-Climate-Risk_427_12.2020.pdf

Green Bonds: Thinking Beyond Standardization | Christa Clapp | CICERO Shades of Green

INSIGHT by Christa Clapp, a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CICERO Shades of Green Ltd. | As the green bond market moves towards more standardization in the...

FUTURE OF SUSTAINABILITY IN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT: FROM IDEAS TO REALITY

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Long Read | Short-Termism Revisited | CFA Institute | Matt Orsagh, Jim Allen, and Kurt Schacht

INSIGHT by Matt Orsagh, Director, Capital Markets Policy, CFA Institute Jim Allen, Head of Americas Capital Markets policy, CFA Institute Kurt Schacht, Managing Director of the Standards and...

This Is How COVID-19 is Affecting Europe’s SMEs | McKinsey & Company

INSIGHT by Karim Tadjeddine, Partner, McKinsey Ruchi Sharma, Associate Partner, McKinsey Zdravko Mladenov, Partner, McKinsey Jonathan Dimson, Senior Partner, McKinsey This article was first published by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with...

FNG-Siegel wächst noch stärker | Der Qualitätsstandard Nachhaltiger Geldanlagen gibt Verbrauchern Orientierung

Mit nochmaliger Wachstumsbeschleunigung ist der Zulauf für das FNG-Siegel, der Qualitätsstandard Nachhaltiger Geldanlagen, ungebrochen. Auf der diesjährigen virtuellen Vergabefeier wurden 168 Fonds mit dem...

Developing Countries Cannot Achieve Net Zero Emissions Alone, Creating Unique Opportunities for Investors | Entelligent

INSIGHT by Pooja Khosla, Vice President Client Development at Entelligent | Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could grow 50% by the year 2050, driven by...

IIRC and SASB Announce Intent to Merge in Major Step Towards Simplifying the Corporate Reporting System

INSIGHT by SASB The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) today announced their intention to merge into a unified...

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) Examines Financial Stability Implications of Climate Change

INSIGHT by The Financial Stability Board (FSB) | The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today published a report that examines the potential implications of climate change...

Vergabe des FNG-Siegels – der Qualitätsstandard für Nachhaltige Geldanlagen | Live Streaming am 26.11.2020

INSIGHT von FNG, Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen | Mit der anstehenden Beratungsverpflichtung zur Nachhaltigkeit in der Geldanlage wird das Interesse an Nachhaltigen Geldanlagen aller Voraussicht nach...

First Investors with Over $7 trillion AUM Join Initiative to Unite against ‘Super-Sized’ Threat of Antibiotic Resistance

INSIGHT by FAIRR 〉Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) already causes 700,000 deaths each year. COVID-19 is intensifying the threat. Emerging evidence from around the world suggests that antibiotics...

ESG From a Norms-Based Perspective | Kristina Touzenis | Managing Partner BST-Impact

INSIGHT by Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | The environment (E) has a polar bear on...

Investors Must Act to Address Biodiversity Loss | Gemma James, Head of ESG Issues | PRI

INSIGHT by Gemma James, Head of ESG Issues at Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). This article was originally published on unpri.org.  | The recently released Living...

Private Equity and ESG: Moving Beyond Box-Ticking? | Claudia Zeisberger | INSEAD

INSIGHT by 〉Claudia Zeisberger, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise at INSEAD and Academic Co-Director of INSEAD’s PE/ VC center (GPEI) 〉Ian Potter, Distinguished Fellow at...

Climate Action 100+ Adds to Focus List of Companies

INSIGHT by Climate Action 100+ Climate Action 100+, a global initiative involving over 500 signatories responsible for more than USD 47 trillion assets under management,...

What’s a Carbon Credit? | Douglas Broom | The World Economic Forum

INSIGHT by Douglas Broom, The World Economic Forum, Senior Writer This article is part of the Green Horizon Summit: The Pivotal Role of Finance and was...

Closing The Climate Skills Gap | Will Goodhart | CEO of the CFA Society UK | Impact Investing Institute

INSIGHT by Will Goodhart, CEO of the CFA Society UK, the awarding body for the new Certificate in ESG Investing and Board member at the...

55 Leading International Asset Owners and Asset Managers Ask Companies to Use SASB Standards | SASB

INSIGHT by SASB | The Investor Advisory Group (IAG) of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) today issued an updated statement calling on companies to use...

Double Materiality Should Be The Ultimate Goal | Victor van Hoorn | Executive Director of Eurosif

INTERVIEW with Victor van Hoorn, the Executive Director of Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Do you expect...

WHY AND HOW INVESTORS SHOULD ACT ON HUMAN RIGHTS

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How Investors Can Take Human Rights Into Account | Dustin Neuneyer | PRI

INSIGHT by Dustin Neuneyer, Head of Germany & Austria, PRI Principles of Responsible Investment Sustainable development, sustainable finance and responsible investment are at the heart also...

Virtual Event | The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance 4th Annual ESG EM Conference

  REGISTER HERE The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance New York and London EM ESG Conferences are joining forces for one virtual event this 9 & 10...

NGOs Release the 2020 Global Coal Exit List: 935 Companies That Banks, Investors and Insurers Need to Avoid

INSIGHT by Urgewald Today, Urgewald and 30 partner NGOs released a new update of the “Global Coal Exit List” (GCEL), the world’s most comprehensive database...

IMF: How COVID-19 Will Increase Inequality in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies

INSIGHT by Gabriela Cugat, Economist, and Futoshi Narita, Senior Economist | Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. This insight was first published by the World Economic...

Why Doesn’t The World’s Largest Infrastructure Investor Have a Coal Policy? | Justin Guay

INSIGHT by Justin Guay, the Director for Global Climate Strategy at the Sunrise Project | Australia | Over 142 globally significant financial institutions have enacted a coal...

COVID-19 Could Distract the World from Even Greater Threats | Peter Giger, Chief Risk Officer | Zurich Insurance Group

INSIGHT by Peter Giger, Group Chief Risk Officer, Zurich Insurance Group. This article was first published by the World Economic Forum.  〉COVID-19 disrupted healthcare delivery, which...

Forum: Driving Corporate Reporting for the SDGs | The Global Reporting Initiative

INSIGHT by the Global Reporting Initiative A new forum will leverage the power of corporate reporting to drive action towards accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals...

Promoting Consistency in Corporate Sustainability Reporting | Marsh & McLennan | Davis Polk

INSIGHT by 〉Katherine J. Brennan | Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc 〉Connor Kuratek | Chief Corporate...

Across The Globe, Major Investor Groups Call on The United States to Rejoin The Paris Agreement | Ceres

INSIGHT by Ceres The founding partner organizations of a major global initiative aimed at worldwide investor action on climate change are calling on the United...

“Plastic Bubble”: New Investments Risk Becoming Stranded Assets | Yoni Shiran | SYSTEMIQ

INTERVIEW with Yoni Shiran, the lead author and Program Director of Breaking the Plastic Wave | SYSTEMIQ. For further expert opinions please use the...

Superpowers, Covid-19 and ESG | Andrew White | Sustainable Investment Consultant

INSIGHT by Andrew White, Sustainable Investment Consultant | The outcome of the US election will have ramifications for the ESG landscape across the globe, not...

Stranded Assets and The Next Generation of ESG | Charlie Donovan | Imperial College Business School

INTERVIEW with Charlie Donovan, Executive Director of the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment at Imperial College Business School and Academic Director of the MSc...

Emerging Markets Sovereign Debt and ESG: Where Investors Can Shape Today and Tomorrow | Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

 INSIGHT by Ashok Parameswaran, Founder and President, Emerging Markets Investors Alliance | Emerging Markets present unique challenges to ESG investors.   The environment, social and governance lens...

EU | Commission Report: Europe’s Nature Under Threat as World Suffers Worst Year on Record for Forest Fires

INSIGHT by European Commission | The Joint Research Centre of the Commission presented the 20th edition of its Annual Report on Forest Fires in Europe, the Middle East...

Der Klimawandel wartet nicht – höchste Zeit, aktiv zu werden

Der Klimawandel wartet nicht - höchste Zeit, aktiv zu werden.pdf Der Klimawandel wartet nicht – höchste Zeit, aktiv zu werden Aviva Investors, Rick Stathers und Steve...

The importance of being active on climate change

The importance of being active on climate change.pdf The importance of being active on climate change Aviva Investors, Rick Stathers and Steve Venton GHG emissions: Where...

SDGs: Implementation, Impact Measurement and Greenwashing | Charlotte Portier | GRI

INTERVIEW with Charlotte Portier, GRI, Manager – Sustainable Development. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | What actions do you find relevant to...

How to Spot SDG-Aligned Opportunities, Related Risks & Greenwashing? | Shelagh Whitley,  Director of ESG and SDGs | PRI

INTERVIEW with Shelagh Whitley, Director of ESG and SDGs with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For further expert opinions please use the question-level...

Green Finance: How Competition Can Bring Polluting Firms Into the Fold | Imperial College Business School

INSIGHT by Milica Fomicov, Research Associate, Imperial College Business School’s Centre for Climate Finance & Investment No company wants to be the dirtiest on the...

INVITATION: How to Secure Partnerships for Action on the SDGs | GRI & Enel

INVITATION by GRI & Enel GRI and Enel announce three regional engagement events | How is COVID-19 impacting on efforts by companies and stakeholders to support...

In Case You Missed It: TCFD Climate Strategy Assessment Released by Vigeo Eiris

INSIGHT by Vigeo Eiris  Vigeo Eiris has launched its TCFD Climate Strategy Assessment. The new assessment is designed to measure the extent to which climate...

Tailings Management & Steps Investors Can Take to Assess Tailings Risk | Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

INSIGHT by Emerging Markets Investors Alliance | This Brief is part of a series looking into sustainability issues in the corporate sector relevant for emerging markets investors. Major...

SDGs à la Carte: Part of Greenwashing? | Q&A with Michael Green, CEO | Social Progress Imperative

INTERVIEW with Michael Green, Chief Executive Officer, Social Progress Imperative. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Do you expect the pandemic...

Unemployment Main Concern for Business Leaders but Climate is Moving Up List of Top Risks | World Economic Forum

INSIGHT by Aylin Elci, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum 〉Unemployment is main concern among executives, closely followed by infectious diseases, while fiscal crisis is third...

Sustainability in the EU Financial System Between Classifications and Disclosures | Bianca Nalbandian

INSIGHT by Bianca Nalbandian, a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law. This article was first published on blogdroiteuropeen. | Even before...

Strategic Asset Allocation: ESG’s New Frontier | Aberdeen Standard Investments

brief INSIGHT by Aberdeen Standard Investments | Many investors use a strategic asset allocation (SAA) process to shape their portfolios over the long term. We believe...

Investing in a Changing Climate | Aberdeen Standard Investments

brief INSIGHT by Aberdeen Standard Investments | The effects of climate change are impossible to ignore. Reports of record temperatures hit the news on a...

Solar: The New King of Electricity? World Energy Outlook 2020 Shows How The Response to The Covid Crisis Can Reshape The Future of Energy

INSIGHT by International Energy Agency Amid deep disruption and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, a surge in well-designed energy policies is needed to put the...

Myths About the EU | #4: An Article 9 Product is an Impact-Product, an Article 8 Product Not | QNG

INSIGHT SERIES by Roland Kölsch, Quality Assurance Company for Sustainable investments (QNG), Germany | New, exciting topics, which become increasingly complex in the course of a development,...

Consolidation, Climate Change, Technology and Saver Engagement The Key Future Trends for UK Pensions

INSIGHT by Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) 〉New report highlights consolidation, climate change, the use of technology and saver engagement as the most important...

The EU-Taxonomy as The Next Step in the Evolution of Corporate Non-Financial Reporting | Kerstin Lopatta

INSIGHT by Kerstin Lopatta, a full professor at the School of Business, Economics and Social Science at the University of Hamburg.      | The EU-Taxonomy, a light...

Aviva Investors SDG Case Study | PRI

INSIGHT by AVIVA Investors | This was originally featured as part of the PRI’s SDG outcomes work. | Why we use the SDGs As long-term investors in real...

Unpuzzling ESG from Impact Investing | Hedda Pahlson-Moller | Private Investor & CEO of TIIME

INSIGHT by Hedda Pahlson-Moller, CEO of TIIME | In the momentum around the evolution of sustainable finance and its alphabet soup of acronyms, Hans Rosling’s (R.I.P.)...

Callan’s 8th Annual ESG Survey Shows Record Number Considering ESG in Future Investment Decisions

INSIGHT by Callan | Callan, a leading institutional investment consulting firm, announced the results of its eighth annual ESG Survey, noting a consistent commitment to...

Eurex to Launch Next Generation of ESG Derivatives

INSIGHT by Eurex 〉New ESG futures and options on DAX 50 ESG and EURO STOXX 50 ESG Indices 〉A step forward from ESG screening to an...

The Risk Management Association Survey Finds ESG Investing and Securities Lending Can Coexist

INSIGHT by The Risk Management Association (RMA) | A new survey of leading institutional investors released today by The Risk Management Association (RMA) revealed that 95%...

The Great Connector for Smart Associations to Map the Future Together | Joachim von Halasz

INSIGHT by Joachim von Halasz, Founder and Chairman, Tuesday Club | The investRFP.com platform has been chosen by PLSA and TISAtech to launch a joint ESG...

Ceres Introduces the Ceres Roadmap 2030: A 10-year Action Plan for Sustainable Business Leadership

INSIGHT by Ceres In a pandemic-battered economy, where the climate, water and human rights crises threaten the prospects of success for corporations, Ceres today unveils a...

How Metrics Can Operationalize Europe’s Heightened Emissions Ambitions | Janine Guillot | SASB

INSIGHT by Janine Guillot | CEO, The SASB Foundation | Sustainability Accounting Standards Board | sasb.org | With wildfires burning in California and record temperatures seen this...

Investors Are Advised to Look at Systemic Issues Rather Than Singular Solutions | GRI

INTERVIEW with Anna Krotova, Senior Manager – Standards, GRI. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | What actions do you find relevant...

Ceres and Berkeley School of Law Announce New Executive Education Course for Corporate Directors on Overseeing ESG Risks

INSIGHT by Ceres | The sustainability nonprofit Ceres and the Business in Society Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, are proud...

ESG in the UK: Regulatory Pressure Continues to Grow, but Schemes May Need More Support to Engage | PPI

INSIGHT by Lauren Wilkinson, Senior Policy Researcher, Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) | Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risk-factors are becoming an increasingly important part of...

Integrating ESG Holistically In Private Equity: A Strategic Approach

Download here: https://www.sasb.org/knowledge-hub/integrating-esg-holistically-in-private-equity-a-strategic-approach/

Investors Are Hungry for More Than Just Low-Methane Burgers | FAIRR

INSIGHT by FAIRR Vocal demands from investors, consumers and policymakers to tackle the damaging levels of emissions from livestock have become impossible for meat companies...

SHORT-TERMISM REVISITED: Improvements made and challenges in investing for the long-term

Download here: https://www.cfainstitute.org/-/media/documents/article/position-paper/CFA-SHORT-TERMISM_Web.ashx      

New WorldGBC Report Outlines How The Asia Pacific Can Build Back Better by Tackling Embodied Carbon in Built Environment

INSIGHT by GRESB The World Green Building Council launches new report outlining the climate and business benefits of tackling embodied carbon in Asia Pacific and...

Circular Economy – Capturing the Opportunity | Ellen MacArthur Foundation | Michiel De Smet

INTERVIEW with Michiel De Smet, Finance Programme Lead with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Ellen MacArthur...

New Sustainability Curriculum Launched by GRI | Certified Training for the Sustainability Profession

brief INSIGHT by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) A suite of high-quality and globally applicable training courses for sustainability reporting specialists are available, following the...

Physical Climate Risk Amplifies Financial Risk | CICERO

INSIGHT by Christa Clapp, Head of Climate Finance at CICERO and Jana Sillmann, Research Director for Climate Impacts at CICERO Physical impacts of climate change are observed...

Competing Standards, Private Retirement Systems and Sustainability | PRI

INSIGHT by Nikolaj Pedersen, senior researcher in PRI’s sustainable markets department | Many jurisdictions currently work on ESG-related standards aiming at leadership in the field. What...

Rebooting The Economy With Circular Solutions | The Ellen MacArthur Foundation | INVITATION

INVITATION by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is partnering with The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra - Rebooting the economy with circular solutions. Taking...

Ghana, Indonesia, Viet Nam on Leadership Track in Fight Against Plastic Pollution | World Economic Forum

INSIGHT by Amanda Russo, World Economic Forum 〉Dealing with the plastic pollution crisis requires an overhaul of supply chains and a fast-track of sustainable plastics...

Sustainable Development Goals – Solution or Part of the Problem? | Fabian Scholda | Vienna University of Economics and Business

INSIGHT by Fabian Scholda, researcher at the Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) | Anyone working...

European Commission to Boost Europe’s Capital Markets | Single Access Point to Company Data for Investors

INSIGHT by The European Commission The European Commission has today published a new, ambitious Action Plan to boost the European Union's Capital Markets Union (CMU)...

NGOs Perspective: PRB Banks Responsible for Over US$1.25 Trillion in Climate-Destructive Financing Since Paris Agreement

INSIGHT by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) | As the UN Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) marks its one-year anniversary, a review of signatory banks’ financing...

Why Reporting Can Be a Force for Social Good – And Where to Start | Robert E. Moritz | Global Chairman, PwC

INSIGHT by Robert E. Moritz | Global Chairman, PwC This article is part of the Sustainable Development Impact Summit and was first published on the World...

Sustainability Metrics Debate Must Include Multi-Stakeholder Input | GRI

INSIGHT by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) GRI responds to white paper from World Economic Forum  | GRI has cautiously welcomed a report from the World...

New Consumer Goods Coalition – Remove Deforestation and Forest Degradation

INSIGHT by World Economic Forum | Yesterday, alongside the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2020, the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) officially launched the...

Business World Now Able to ‘Walk the Talk’ on Stakeholder Capitalism, Says World Economic Forum Chairman Klaus Schwab

INSIGHT by Amanda Russo, World Economic Forum 〉Global call at the Sustainable Development Impact Summit for business to adopt universal metrics will allow companies to...

With Peak Plastic Looming, Investors Are at a Crossroads | Tatiana Luján | Plastics Lawyer, ClientEarth

INSIGHT by Tatiana Luján, Plastics lawyer at ClientEarth As the global transportation sector decarbonises, oil and gas stakeholders have been pinning their hopes for survival on...

Measuring Stakeholder Capitalism Towards Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation

Download here: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_IBC_Measuring_Stakeholder_Capitalism_Report_2020.pdf

European Commission adopts revised EU Emission Trading System State Aid Guidelines*

INSIGHT by the European Commission | In line with the European Green Deal and the EU's objective to become the first climate neutral economy by...

ESAs Launch Survey On Environmental and/or Social Financial Product Templates

The European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA - ESAs) published a survey seeking public feedback on presentational aspects of product templates, pursuant to Article 8(3), Article...

These Charts Show How Little the Global Energy Supply Has Changed Since the 1970s | World Economic Forum

INSIGHT by Andrea Willige, World Economic Forum. This article is part of the Sustainable Development Impact Summit. 〉New statistics from the IEA show that our...

The European Banking Authority Seeks Input from Institutions on Their ESG Disclosure Practices

INSIGHT by The European Banking Authority The European Banking Authority (EBA) shortly published an online survey to receive input from credit institutions on their practices...

Just 1 in 10 Fashion Companies Show Awareness of Water Pollution Across Whole Value Chain

INSIGHT by CDP 〉Of 136 fashion & textile companies requested by investors and customers to disclose water impacts through CDP, less than half (62) provided...

Jurisdictions Can Build on the Best of What’s Already Available | Tim Mohin, GRI Chief Executive

INTERVIEW with Tim Mohin, GRI Chief Executive. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Many jurisdictions currently work on ESG-related standards aiming...

How to Follow The Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2020

  INSIGHT by Beatrice Di Caro, World Economic Forum This article is part of the Sustainable Development Impact Summit | The COVID-19 crisis wreaked havoc on societies...

In Case You Missed It | Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) Launches UK Coalition

INSIGHT by Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) Initial members are the International business of Federated Hermes, Triodos Bank UK, NatWest Group, Lloyds Banking Group,...

Report: The Graying of Japan and ESG Credit Implications | Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA)

brief INSIGHT by Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases research on the credit implications of Japan’s aging (graying) population. In...

Refinitiv Announces the 2020 D&I Index Top 100 Most Diverse & Inclusive Organizations Globally

INSIGHT by Refinitiv 〉Refinitiv D&I Index measures relative performance against multiple factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces. 〉Industries leading this year’s index: 18 banking, investment...

The carrot or the stick? Trends Towards Better ESG Disclosure | GRI & University of Stellenbosch Business School

INSIGHT by Peter Paul van de Wijs (Global Reporting Initiative) and Cornis van der Lugt (University of Stellenbosch Business School) | Environmental, social and governance...

Coronavirus and Climate Change Crises Under EU Law | Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law

INSIGHT by Alessandra Donati a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law  | The Insight was first published on blogdroiteuropéen. One...

State of the Union: Commission Raises Climate Ambition and Proposes 55% Cut in Emissions by 2030

INSIGHT by the European Commission The European Commission presented yesterday its plan to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared...

New Zealand first in the world to require climate risk reporting | Hon James Shaw, the Minister for Climate Change, New Zealand

INSIGHT by Hon James Shaw, the Minister for Climate Change, New Zealand New Zealand will be the first country in the world to require the...

Transition Finance Managing Funding to Carbon-Intensive Firms

Download here: https://imperialcollegelondon.app.box.com/s/d942xic0fiju5dvzjinwn0nxondub3dl

Global Climate Groups Issue Guidance to Finance Giants on Aligning with Paris Agreement Goals

INSIGHT by Rainforest Action Network ‘Paris Principles’ document lays out steps needed to transform finance commitments into action The world’s biggest banks, insurers and money managers...

Carbon Pricing is Effective in Reducing Emissions, Largest-Ever Study Finds | Australian National University

INSIGHT by Frank Jotzo, Director, Australian National University, and Paul Burke, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. This article is part of the Sustainable Development...

Largest US Investors Undermine Efforts to Halt Rainforest Destruction, New Report Finds

INSIGHT by Friends of the Earth (US) Rainforests face unprecedented fires, yet BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard have consistently voted in favor of deforestation. | As...

Charting a New Climate | TCFD Banking Pilot Project Phase II

Download here: https://www.unepfi.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Charting-a-New-Climate-UNEP-FI-TCFD-Banking-Physical-Risk.pdf

Plastic: A Holistic and Systemic Approach is Needed | Gemma James | Head of Environmental Issues | PRI

INTERVIEW with Gemma James, Head of Environmental Issues at Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. |  Already back...

Emerging Markets Investors Alliance | Invitations and Announcements

brief INSIGHT by Emerging Markets Investors Alliance   | Carbon Transition in Emerging Markets The Alliance is launching a new program focused on the impact of the...

The World Will Not Achieve SDGs Until 2082 | 2020 Social Progress Index

INSIGHT by The Social Progress Imperative | We shortly released the 2020 Social Progress Index results, which provide a comprehensive picture of the lived experience of more...

What is Needed for Progress Towards Comprehensive Corporate Reporting? | Global Organisations’ Perspective

INSIGHT by CDP, CDSB, GRI, IIRC, and SASB Five global organisations, whose frameworks, standards and platforms guide the majority of sustainability and integrated reporting, announce...

What Is the Connection Between SASB and the SDGs? | Janine Guillot | CEO, SASB Foundation

INSIGHT by Janine Guillot | CEO, The SASB Foundation | Sustainability Accounting Standards Board | sasb.org It has never been more clear that success in business depends...

Financing the Circular Economy – Capturing the Opportunity | Ellen MacArthur Foundation

INSIGHT by Ellen MacArthur Foundation Representing over USD 18 trillion in assets under management, over 30 CEOs and senior executives from leading asset managers and banks are...

Financing the circular economy Capturing the opportunity

Download here: https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/assets/downloads/Financing-the-circular-economy.pdf

Testing The Taxonomy: Insights From the PRI Taxonomy Practitioners Group | Recommendations to Investors | UN PRI

INSIGHT by UN PRI This report shares insights from the first comprehensive set of case studies around how to use the EU taxonomy. Starting in...

The Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis on The Corporate World | Marc Randolph, Co-founder of Netflix | NN Investment Partners

Join us on 24 September at 15.00 CET to hear Marc Randolph, co-founder of Netflix, and Maarten Geerdink, NN Investment Partners Head of European...

Helge Wulsdorf | Bank for Church and Caritas | ESG Cannot Be Implemented Overnight

INTERVIEW with Helge Wulsdorf, Head of Sustainable Investments at the Bank for Church and Caritas eG (BKC). For further expert opinions please use the question-level...

NGFS Promotes Environmental Risk Analysis in Financial Industry

INSIGHT by NGFS There is a growing consensus among members of the Central Banks and Supervisors’ Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) that climate-related...

Green Recovery & Circular Economy | NN Investment Partners | Webinar

Join us on 22 September at 15:00 CET for the last in the series of NN Investment Partners’ Responsible Investing Summer Course to hear...

INTERWOVEN RISKS, UNTAPPED OPPORTUNITIES The business case for tackling water pollution in apparel and textile value chains

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Emerging Markets Investors Alliance | Questions & Recommendations for Investors | Brief on Community Consent

Greetings from the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance! | We have just published a report on Community Consent in the emerging markets extractive industries. This is...

Ceres Welcomes Climate Risk Report from Subcommittee of CFTC, as Calls to Regulate Climate Change as a Systemic Financial Risk Grow Louder

INSIGHT by Ceres Report finds climate change poses a major financial risk to U.S. economy, calls on financial regulators to incorporate climate-related risk into supervision |...

CFTC’s Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee Releases Report

INSIGHT by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee of the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) today released...

INVITATION | Five Considerations For a Sustainable Recovery | OMFIF | Virtual Panel

Virtual panel | London, Europe Wed 16 Sep 2020  16:00-17:15 (London) 11:00-12:15 (New York) | The Covid-19 crisis requires a global coordinated response. William White, former chairman of the...

NGO’s Perspective | New Analysis Tool Sheds Light on Financial Institutions’ Coal Policies

INSIGHT by Reclaim Finance Reclaim Finance, in partnership with 26 other NGOs1, is releasing the first online tool to identify, assess, and compare the policies adopted by...

CFA Institute ESG Disclosure Standards: The Difference and The Aim | Gary Baker | Managing Director for EMEA, CFA Institute

INTERVIEW with Gary Baker, Managing Director for EMEA at the CFA Institute | CFA Institute shortly published a consultation paper on ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products....

Bank of America Takes Steps to Increase Representation of Diverse Asset Managers Across the Industry

INSIGHT by Bank of America Adds Diversity Analysis Into Review and Selection of Asset Managers on Its Investment Platform | Bank of America announced that the...

The Covid-19 Recovery Requires a Resilient Circular Economy | Ellen MacArthur Foundation

INSIGHT Jocelyn Blériot, Executive Lead, International Institutions & Governments, Ellen MacArthur Foundation The Covid-19 crisis has disastrous human and economic consequences, revealing our system’s exposure...

Perspective | ING THINK Economic and Financial Analysis | ESG to Outperform in the Long Term

INSIGHT by Timothy Rahill, Jeroen van den Broek, ING THINK Economic and Financial Analysis Despite little differential between green and grey at current spread levels, over...

CICERO Shades of Green’s new report: Best Practices 2020

The Best Practices 2020 report showcases examples from our portfolio of green bond second opinions and our company assessments. These examples highlight best practice...

Myths About the EU | #3: The ESG-Score of a Fund Shows How Sustainable an Investment Is | QNG

INSIGHT SERIES by Roland Kölsch, Quality Assurance Company for Sustainable investments (QNG), Germany | New, exciting topics, which become increasingly complex in the course of a development,...

NGFS Publishes Its 2020-2022 Work Program and Announces Changes in the Governance

Over the next two years, the NGFS plans to continue its work on supervision, climate scenario analysis and scaling up green finance. The NGFS...

Banks Funnelled Over USD 150 Billion Into Companies Driving Deforestation Since Paris Agreement, New Data Analyses Shows

INSIGHT by Forests & Finance First-ever database reveals true scope of financing of forest-risk commodity companies, amidst global rainforest fires | Amid a tropical forest fire...

Climate Risk Analysis Requires Common Standards | ETH Zurich and The Council on Economic Policies

  INSIGHT by Julia Anna Bingler (ETH Zurich) and Chiara Colesanti Senni (CEP) | Updated on September 24, 2020 It is time for joint assessment principles, standardised...

Cbus is the First Australian Member of the UN-Convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance | UNEP FI

INSIGHT by UNEP FI Australian building and construction industry pension fund Cbus has announced its membership of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. The fund is...

In Case You Missed It | Over 70% of Animal Agriculture Firms at “High Risk” of Fostering Future Zoonotic Pandemics

INSIGHT by FAIRR Research from $20 trillion investor network warns of COVID-19’s lasting impact on the meat industry 〉44 (73%) of the world’s 60 largest meat, fish...

PRI and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Join Forces to Drive Corporate-Investor Action on Sustainable Development

INSIGHT by UN PRI The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) – together representing asset owners, investment...

Pensions Policy Institute to Explore Ways of Overcoming Barriers to Scheme Consideration of ESG | UK

| The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) is launching a research series to identify practical ways to improve ESG engagement among trustees and contract-based scheme...

Ticking the Box is Not Enough | François Bergère | Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA)

INTERVIEW with François Bergère, Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA), Executive Director. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Do you expect the pandemic to...

Improved Climate Action on Food Systems Can Deliver 20 Percent of Global Emissions Reductions Needed by 2050 | UNEP

INSIGHT by United Nations Environment Programme | Policymakers can improve the chances of achieving climate goals and limiting global warming to 1.5oC by making more...

Climate Change After COVID-19: Harder to Defeat Politically, Easier to Tackle Economically | David Klenert, European Commission | Franziska Funke, Vox EU

INSIGHT by David Klenert, Economist, European Commission | Franziska Funke, Writer, Vox EU | World Economic Forum 〉COVID-19 and climate change share a similarity in that...

INVITATION | Conceptual Framework & Rules of Procedure: Public Comment Launch | SASB | Webinar

Conceptual Framework & Rules of Procedure: Public Comment Launch September 10, 7:00am - 8:00am PST     The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) has proposed revisions to two...

Strong Institutions for Responsible Investing: Business Integrity in ASEAN | NN Investment Partners | Webinar

Join us on 17 September at 10:00 CET for the seventh in the series of NN Investment Partners’ Responsible Investing Summer Course to hear...

Contribute to the evolution of the GRI Standards | The Consultation is Open for 10 More Days

The consultation on revisions to the Universal Standards, the reporting that is at the foundation of all sustainability reporting through GRI, is open for...

INVITATION for Public Comment | SASB Released Proposed Revisions to the SASB Conceptual Framework and the SASB Rules of Procedure

INVITATION for Public Comment by SASB | The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) released proposed revisions to two documents - the SASB Conceptual Framework and the...

Blended Finance Can Fill Capital Gaps and Prove the Investment Market by Financing Scalable and Impactful Opportunities | Circulate Capital

INTERVIEW with Rob Kaplan, Founder and CEO of Circulate Capital. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Why should plastic waste be seen as...

Consultation Announcement | Mandatory TCFD Reporting For Occupational Pension Schemes? | UK’s Department for Work & Pensions

Consultation ANNOUNCEMENT by UK's Department for Work & Pensions Taking action on climate risk: improving governance and reporting by occupational pension schemes | This consultation seeks views...

The 2020 GRESB Benchmark Expands its Coverage to US $5.3 Trillion AuM Amid Growing Demand for Comparable and Reliable ESG Data

INSIGHT by GRESB We’re excited to announce that participation in the GRESB Assessments has grown by 18% this year to cover the ESG performance of...

INVITATION | Climate Week NYC 2020 Webinar: The Future’s Not in Plastic, Benjamin | Carbon Tracker

Webinar INVITATION Climate Week NYC 2020 Webinar: The Future’s Not in Plastic, Benjamin 24 September | 14:00 BST | 09:00 EDT   Carbon Tracker is hosting this webinar...

Myths about the EU | #2: The Planned EU Ecolabel Will Identify Sustainable Investments

INSIGHT SERIES by Roland Kölsch, Quality Assurance Company for Sustainable investments (QNG), Germany | New, exciting topics, which become increasingly complex in the course of a development,...

Moving Towards Transformative Resilience | NN Investment Partners | Summer Course | Webinar

Join us on 9 September at 15:00 CET for the sixth in the series of NN Investment Partners’ Responsible Investing Summer Course to hear...

Green Bonds Fade While Social Bonds Blaze | ING THINK Economic and Financial Analysis

INSIGHT by Nadège Tillier, Benjamin Schroeder, ING THINK Economic and Financial Analysis | We estimate sustainability bond issuance to have reached the equivalent of €135bn in...

There Are No Silver Bullets to Solving the Challenges of Plastics | Tobias Dan Nielsen | IVL

INTERVIEW with Tobias Dan Nielsen | Policy Expert at IVL (Swedish Environmental Research Institute). For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | What should...

Charter for Sustainability Action in South Asia | Milestone Reached as Organizations Commit to Support the SDGs | GRI

INSIGHT by The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Efforts across the South Asia region to raise ambition for sustainable development have been boosted following the agreement of a...

3 Innovations Which are Leading the Fight to Save Our Ocean | World Economic Forum

INSIGHT by Kaya Bulbul, World Economic Forum 〉Our ocean faces an unprecedented set of interconnected challenges. 〉The winners of the Ocean Solutions Sprint, a competition to...

INVITATION | TCFD Reporting in Private Equity: A Practitioner’s Guide to GP Reporting | PRI | Webinar

INVITATION | Webinar Date: Thursday, 10 September 2020 Time: 14:00 - 15:00 BST Join the PRI and industry guests for a webinar on September 10th  2020, which will explore...

Plastics, the Circular Economy and Global Trade | World Economic Forum | White Paper

| brief INSIGHT by World Economic Forum  Plastic pollution has become a pressing challenge with damaging effects on human health and environmental well-being. Many governments...

Risks Can Be Minimised by Adopting Comprehensive Recovery Strategies | Vasileios Rizos | CEPS

brief INTERVIEW with Vasileios Rizos, Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources and Circular Economy at CEPS (Centre for European Policy Studies). For further expert...

NGOs After Evaluation of Dutch Banking Sector Agreement: Legislation Needed to Ensure Respect for Human Rights

INSIGHT by PAX, Amnesty International, Save the Children and Oxfam Novib | The evaluation by the Independent Monitoring Committee of the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement...

Myths about the EU | #1: The EU Defines Sustainable Investments | Roland Kölsch | QNG

INSIGHT SERIES by Roland Kölsch, Quality Assurance Company for Sustainable investments (QNG), Germany | New, exciting topics, which become increasingly complex in the course of...

INVITATION | Water and Green Recovery Opportunities | Addressing Water and Climate Interactions | World Water Week

INVITATION | World Water Week | Water management is critical for adapting to and mitigating climate change. This event discusses water interactions, implementation and financing...

INVITATION | Preventing the Next Pandemic: How Can Investors Manage Deforestation Risks? | UN PRI | Webinar

Wednesday, 2 September 2020 Time: 16:00 - 17:00 BST    | During this webinar, we will discuss the link between deforestation and viruses such as Covid-19. We will also...

Climate Change and Wildfires: Projecting Future Wildfire Potential

Download here: http://427mt.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Projecting-Future-Wildfire-Potential_427_8.2020-2.pdf

Asset Manager Submission Deadline: 31 August | Diversity Project Releases a Digital Diversity and Inclusion Request for Asset Owners

brief INSIGHT | The UK-based Diversity Project, an investment and savings industry initiative to help create a more inclusive culture, has worked with asset owners, asset managers and consultants to develop a best...

CFA Institute Publishes Consultation Paper on ESG Disclosure Standards for Investment Products

INSIGHT by CFA Institute Standard seeks to provide transparency and comparability of the ESG-related features of investment products | CFA Institute, the global association of investment...

Video Game Industry and ESG? | 250 Million Players to Protect the Planet | UN Environmental Programme

| INSIGHT by UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) Some of the biggest names in mobile gaming today – with a combined active user base of 250...

Climate Change and Wildfires: Projecting Future Wildfire Potential | Four Twenty Seven | Report

INSIGHT by Four Twenty Seven (427mt.com) Western Australia could endure three more months of wildfire potential annually by 2030- 2040, while far northern latitudes, like...

INVITATION | Projecting Future Wildfire Potential | Four Twenty Seven | Webinar

Thursday August 20 at 17:00 CET / 11:00am EST / 8:00am PST  Climate Change is already making wildfires more severe and Four Twenty Seven's new analysis...

The Climate Problem Stays Connected with Corona | Volker Weber | CEO, FNG

INTERVIEW with Volker Weber, the chairman of the board for the “Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen e.V” (Forum for sustainable investment). For further expert opinions please use...

Interview with Janine Guillot | CEO, SASB | No Single Set of Standards Suffice

INTERVIEW with Janine Guillot, CEO, SASB. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Many jurisdictions currently work on ESG-related standards aiming at leadership in...

INVITATION | 10th New Energy Investor Summit

August 24 and 25, 2020 at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue Zurich, Switzerland The New Energy Investor Summit is an annual meeting for senior...

In Case You Missed It | Short Selling is an Essential Tool for Responsible Investment | AIMA | Paper

brief INSIGHT by Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) | The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and international law firm Simmons & Simmons have worked with some...

Barclays Expands Leadership in ESG Banking With Appointments in ECM, DCM and Advisory

INSIGHT by Barclays | Barclays announced new additions to its Investment Bank teams leading work on environmental, social and governance-related finance work with clients, with...

First ESG Guidelines for European High Yield Market | The Association for Financial Markets in Europe

brief INSIGHT by The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) AFME recently published the first ever set of ESG guidelines for the European high...

Trump Administration Rollback of Methane Standards is Unconscionable and Ill-Advised | Ceres

brief INSIGHT by Ceres The Trump administration’s rollback of reasonable and effective oversight of methane emissions “is unconscionable – akin to saying to auto makers...

INVITATION | Solar Fuels Research & Invest | Centre for European Policy Studies | Webinar

  Solar Fuels Research & Invest Defining and developing the global solar fuel value chain 09:00 - 17:00 / 30 SEPTEMBER 2020 09:00 - 17:00 / 01 OCTOBER...

David Epstein | Making the Case for Investors to Work Towards Reducing the Risks of Nuclear Weapons

INTERVIEW with David Epstein | You recently released the report Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe: Making the Case for Investors and the Private Sector to Work Towards Reducing the...

How China is Stimulating the Transition to a More Sustainable Society Post Covid-19 | NN Investment Partners | Webinar

  Join us on 26 August at 16:00 CET for the fourth in the series of NN Investment Partners’ Responsible Investing Summer Course to hear...

European Banks Financing Trade of Controversial Amazon Oil to U.S. | Banks Respond | Amazon Watch

INSIGHT by Amazon Watch | Banks in Switzerland, France and the Netherlands facilitate trade from Amazon Sacred Headwaters region in Ecuador, where oil extraction contributes to...

In Case You Missed It | 56% of Investors Say Sustainable Investments are a New Safe-Haven | deVere Group

INSIGHT by deVere Group Sustainable and responsible investments (ESG) are now regarded as ‘safe havens’ by the majority of investors, reveals one of the world’s...

Bank für Kirche und Caritas in the Spotlight

  | About the BKC - Bank for Church and Caritas eG The Bank for Church and Caritas is one of the pioneers in the market for...

Fourfold Increase in Projects to Combat Marine Litter | The Global Plastics Alliance

INSIGHT by PlasticsEurope, The Global Plastics Alliance  | The Global Plastics Alliance (GPA) released its 5th Progress Report announcing approximately 395 marine litter prevention projects have been planned, underway, or...

Aberdeen Standard Investments | Strategy in the Spotlight

Information provided to Professional Investors (In Switzerland to Qualified Investors) only   | How to have a positive ESG impact At Aberdeen Standard Investments, we are responsible...

Private Equity and the Importance of Responsible Investment | Aberdeen Standard Investments

brief INSIGHT by Aberdeen Standard Investments Information provided to Professional Investors (In Switzerland to Qualified Investors) only | By their very nature, private equity firms find themselves...

BP’s Production Cut of 40% by 2030 Makes Them Unquestionably the Industry Leader | Carbon Tracker

brief INSIGHT by Carbon Tracker | Announcing a massive quarterly loss of close to $7 billion and a 50% dividend cut BP also committed to...

In Case You Missed It | BP Sets Out Strategy for Decade of Delivery Towards Net Zero Ambition

INSIGHT by bp | bp recently introduced a new strategy that will reshape its business as it pivots from being an international oil company focused...

Change Agency for a Sustainable Future | NN Investment Partners’ Responsible Investing Summer Course

Join us on 12 August at 15:00 CET to hear Satu Teerikangas of the Turku School of Economics discuss: Change agency for a sustainable future This...

In Case You Missed It | Making Sense of Climate Scenarios: Toolkit for Decision-Makers | Stockholm Environmental Institute

INSIGHT by Stockholm Environmental Institute | To make climate scenarios work for decision-makers an international team of researchers developed a comprehensive interactive online platform. It...

US: Major Investors Oppose Proposed Rule That Would Impede ESG Investing | Ceres

INSIGHT by Ceres | Major pension funds and other fiduciaries representing millions of beneficiaries oppose a new proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor...

US GAO: ESG Disclosure Is Prevalent but Problematic | Janine Guillot | CEO, The SASB Foundation

INSIGHT by Janine Guillot | CEO, The SASB Foundation | Sustainability Accounting Standards Board | sasb.org | A new report from the US Government Accountability Office...

In Case You Missed It | The Rise of ESG in Passive Investments in the US | US SIF Foundation Report

INSIGHT by US SIF Foundation | The US SIF Foundation released The Rise of ESG in Passive Investments, a report that explores the growth of passive ESG...

How the Banks of Latin America and the Caribbean Incorporate Climate Change in Their Risk Management | UNEP FI & CAF

INSIGHT by UNEP FI | A survey among 78 financial institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean holding 54% of the total assets managed by...

INVITATION | Circular Economy & Waste Reporting | Business Leadership Forum | GRI

​ | Business Leadership Forum offers opportunity to build knowledge and expertise ​How is your organization meeting growing expectations to measure and report on waste prevention,...

First Global Standard Drives Financial Institutions to Measure and Track the Climate Impact of Their Lending and Investment Portfolios | Consultation

INSIGHT by the he Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) 16 financial institutions led development as part of the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials | The Partnership for Carbon...

Circular Economy To The Rescue? | Centre for European Policy Studies | Webinar

14:00 - 15:00 / 10 SEPTEMBER 2020 (CEST)   | Faced with unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments in Europe and beyond will need...

$16 Trillion Investors Develop First-Ever Framework For Net Zero Investing | Consultation | IIGCC

INSIGHT by IIGCC 〉‘Net Zero Investment Framework’ developed with over 70 leading global investors & issued for consultation. 〉Aims to maximise investor contribution to decarbonisation of...

Guy Opperman | UK Pensions Minister | Fiduciary Duty: Someday is Now

INTERVIEW with Guy Opperman, UK, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Do you...

ESG Handbook for Institutional Investors | The Long-Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA)

brief INSIGHT by LTIIA In just a few years, ESG investing, also known as sustainable or responsible investing, has moved from a slightly idealistic niche...

Scientific Perspective | How Earth’s Plastic Pollution Problem Could Look by 2040 | University of Leeds

INSGHT by Ed Cook, Costas Velis | University of Leeds | World Economic Forum 〉New research shows without action 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste...

The 2020 Consumer | NN Investment Partners’ Responsible Investing Summer Course

Join us on 5 August at 16:00 CET to hear Emma MacDonald of the University of Warwick discuss: The 2020 Consumer This is the second in...

INVITATION | Sustainability-Linked Bonds: A Pathway to a Lower Carbon Economy | CFA Society NY

Wednesday, Aug. 12 / 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT) | Since the first sustainability-linked bond was issued by Italian energy company ENEL in September 2019,...

Aberdeen Standard Investments | Sustainability as a Global Investment Opportunity

brief INSIGHT by Aberdeen Standard Investments | The world faces three significant challenges: climate change; rising social inequality; and the unprecedented rate at which we...

INVITATION | Biodiversity: What Are The Pathways for Priority Sectors? | Webinar by UNEP FI & PRI

INVITATION | Webinar 1 September 2020 10:00 EDT | 07:00 PDT | 16:00 CEST | During this webinar, the PRI will reveal findings from a report on Investor...

Investor Tool for Natural Capital Risk Assessment | Created by UN Scientists

INSIGHT by the The Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) | The world’s first comprehensive tool linking environmental change with its consequences for the economy has...

PLSA Launches Guide on New Trustee Investment Disclosure Duties

| The PLSA has today published guidance to help DB and DC trustees navigate the new requirements to publicly disclose their investment and responsible...

Climate-Related Risk Exposure: Can We Count on Hydrogen ? | Free eBook by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

brief INSIGHT by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group | Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group’s latest market insight into the technologies that will support hydrogen in its bid...

Carbon Tax or Emissions Trading – which one works best? | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

brief INSIGHT by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Most climate economists agree that it makes sense to put a price tag on the emission...

Pandemic: Another Climate-Related Risk? | The Role of Weather, Climate and Environmental Factors in COVID-19 | WMO Symposium

INVITATION | Symposium | The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and international science partners are hosting a virtual global symposium from 4 to 6 August to...

Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe: Making the Case for Investors and the Private Sector to Work Towards Reducing the Risks of Nuclear Weapons

Download here: https://www.sustainablefinance.ch/upload/rm/preventing-nuclear-catastrophe-july-2020-1.pdf?_=1595340264953

TODAY | Webinar | Racial Justice and Climate Change | Moody’s & Four Twenty Seven

  INVITATION | Webinar How do climate change and racial justice intersect? There is still time to register to join Four Twenty Seven and Moody's Sustainability in Focus...

Research: Deforestation Risk in the Brazilian Soy Supply Chain | Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

brief INSIGHT by Nadine Cavusgoulu, COO and Managing Director, and Andrew Howell, Director | The Alliance has published a research brief on Deforestation Risk in the...

Natalie Ambrosio Preudhomme | 427 | Director, Communications | Racial Justice and Climate Change: Adaptation

INSIGHT by Natalie Ambrosio Preudhomme | Introduction Black communities and other people of color are disproportionately exposed to the impacts of climate change and also tend to have...

‘S’ Will Be Accepted as a Risk In The Near Future | University of Hamburg | Kerstin Lopatta

INTERVIEW with Kerstin Lopatta, a full professor at the School of Business, Economics and Social Science at the University of Hamburg. For further expert opinions please...

TODAY | Debt, Sustainability and Governance Forum | Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

DEBT, SUSTAINABILITY AND GOVERNANCE FORUM Future Sovereign Defaults: Systemic Solutions and ESG Considerations Thursday, July 30 11 am EDT/ 4 pm BST   | A Panel Discussion with: 〉Lee Buchheit  University of...

40% of leading food firms, including Kroger, Tesco, Nestle and Unilever, now have dedicated teams for plant-based products

INSIGHT by FAIRR | Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, reveals $13 trillion investor coalition engaging with 25 food manufacturers and retailers 〉FAIRR’s engagement on sustainable proteins...

World Economic Forum Toolkit for Leaders | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in post-COVID-19 Workplace

INSIGHT by World Economic Forum | The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Toolkit explores the practical opportunities and risks that rapidly emerging technologies represent for diversity, equity and...

Deutsche Bank’s New Fossil Fuel Policies: Much Needed Movement, Still a Long Way to Paris

INSIGHT by Urgewald Germany’s largest private sector bank has published fossil fuel policies to reduce its financial dealings with coal, oil and gas companies. 〉Bank intends to reduce financing...

White Paper on the Emerging Markets Debt Crisis | Emerging Markets Investors Alliance

brief INSIGHT by Emerging Markets Investors Alliance | As of July 14, the IMF had approved $244 million in debt relief and $77 billion in emergency financing to...

Helge Wulsdorf | Bank for Church and Caritas | Investments With a Clear Ethical Compass of Values

INSIGHT by Helge Wulsdorf, Head of Sustainable Investments at the Bank for Church and Caritas eG (BKC) | Investments with a clear ethical compass of...

Positive Impact, Superior Growth, Better Returns | WHEB Asset Management | George Latham

INTERVIEW with George Latham, ASIP, Managing Partner. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Among other recognitions, WHEB Asset Management was announced as the winner...

Appetite for Disruption: A Second Serving | FAIRR

Download here: https://www.fairr.org/article/appetite-for-disruption-a-second-serving/

COVID-19, Comp and Doing the Right Thing: Why Corporate Values Have Never Been More Critical | Mirza Baig | AVIVA Investors

INTERVIEW with Mirza Baig, Global Head of Governance, joined Aviva Investors | With annual general meetings now taking place virtually, shareholders, employees and suppliers...

Megumi Terayama | NIKKO Research Center | Japan’s Challenging ESG Journey

INTERVIEW with Megumi Terayama, Managing Director, ESG expert at the Nikko Research Center. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | The EU and UK,...

Daniel Gros | Centre for European Policy Studies | Europe’s Good Crisis

INSIGHT by Daniel Gros | A few months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the economic and financial crisis it has caused, looked like it...

Safeguarding Beta with Stewardship | Raj Thamotheram | Preventable Surprises

INTERVIEW with Raj Thamotheram, Preventable Surprises, Founder | You have been an advocate of stewardship for 20 years. It now - finally - seems to be...

Valdis Dombrovskis | Executive Vice-President | European Commission

Special thanks to Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President for An Economy that Works for People, European Commission, for joining the expert perspective exchange on investESG.eu....

In Case You Missed It | 2020 Green Bond Pioneer Award Winners

| Emerging market pioneers & leadership over the 2010-2020-decade featured in the 5th Annual Green Bond Pioneer Awards (GBPA) announced by the Climate Bonds...

CFA Institute Webinar | ESG and Responsible Institutional Investing Around the World

04 Aug 2020, 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm EDT Hosted by CFA Institute, CFA Institute Research Foundation | Corporate exposure to environmental, social, and governance (ESG)...

Meat Companies May Face $11bn Carbon Tax Bill | FAIRR

INSIGHT by FAIRR Initiative $20 trillion network highlights investment risk if greenhouse gas taxes extended to animal agriculture; and factors tax into first-of-its-kind financial modelling |...

World Economic Forum | 395 Million New Jobs by 2030 if Businesses Prioritize Nature

INSIGHT by Amanda Russo and Max Hall | The World Economic Forum | The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented job losses and economic uncertainty....

Halting Biodiversity Loss is Key to Preventing the Next Pandemic | Krystyna Springer | ShareAction

INSIGHT by Krystyna Springer, ShareAction | Since the coronavirus crisis began unfolding across the world, the message from leading biodiversity experts about the root cause...