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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...
Ein Aktienportfolio auf der Basis von Fundamentalanalysen und aktiver Einzelwertauswahl MFS Investment Management® (MFS®) hat einen neuen Fonds aufgelegt, den MFS Meridian® Funds – Emerging...
Der Klimawandel wird tagtäglich sichtbarer: Starkregen und Überschwemmungen in Deutschland und anderen Teilen Westeuropas und Chinas, extreme Hitze und Waldbrände in Kanada und den...
| 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,...
| By Elena Johansson As the law on impact investing evolves, so are the related duties of asset owners to pursue impact investing and ensure...
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...
| By Dr Katarzyna Wilk, CEO of Swiss Impact Lead The paradigm shift towards impact investing is upon the finance sector. Impacting investing, as being...
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...
| By Elena Johansson Investors need to put ESG data in context of broader investment principles and see the bigger picture, an expert at the...
| By Elena Johansson The industry is still on a “collective journey” regarding evolving data and metrics, an expert at Zurich Insurance Group who is...
| By Elena Johansson The insurance group seeks to reduce emissions in the real economy as part of its responsible investment policies published in March,...
(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...
| 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
| 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...
By Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, GRI As the global community gears up for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, it is significant that...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
The corporate reporting landscape has seen a number of forces moving forward over the past months. The Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and global...
International Standard Setters, Regulators and Jurisdictions are working towards finding a global baseline of standards for sustainability reporting as a global framework. The IFRS...
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...
Nachhaltige Geldanlagen bleiben in Österreich auf Wachstumspfad – Privatanleger*innen steigern ihre nachhaltigen Kapitalanlagen um 78 Prozent – Nachhaltige Geldanlagen legen um 29 Prozent zu Die...
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...
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...
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 Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) introduces  environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosure standards and definitions for financial market participants, advisors and  products. One of...
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...
The vision of many countries to reach carbon neutrality or "net zero" (mostly by 2050) includes a focus on carbon pricing and carbon taxation....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Victor van Hoorn, Executive Director, Eurosif: "We are broadly supportive of the proposal of the ESAs regarding the amendments to the regulatory technical standards...
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...
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...
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...
The development of global reporting frameworks and disclosure regulations in the area of sustainbility is key. One of the most important aspects is disclosure...
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....
On 22 April, as the EU institutions reached an agreement on the landmark EU Climate Law enshrining the 2030 and 2050 GHG reduction objectives...
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...
As a former student and MBA graduate of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town (UCT) I would like to...
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...
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...
Presented by Fiona Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, PRI; Dustin Neuneyer, Head of Germany & Austria; Elise Attal, Head of EU Policy and Susanne Dräger,...
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...
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...
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 change is one of the defining issues of our age. Its physical manifestations are negatively affecting ecosystems, human health and economic infrastructure....
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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...
| 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...
|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...
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...
| Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of the world’s largest asset managers, has today released its tenth annual ‘Active Ownership’ report. LGIM reveals...
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...
Am 12. Mai 2021 versammeln sich - noch einmal virtuell - hochkarätige Experten aus dem Stiftungswesen und der Kapitalanlage zum Informationsaustausch beim "Virtuellen Tag...
By Kristina Touzenis, Managing Partner BST-Impact and Head of the investRFP Expert Group on Sustainability | You may want start asking yourself the following –...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
By Arne Kerst, Fund Manager at DPAM | ESG, corporate responsibility and sustainable investing now hold a top spot in the financial lexicon. As with...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
| Aktuell beschäftigen sich Stiftungen vorrangig mit dem Thema Niedrigzinsumfeld, Ausschüttung, Nachhaltigkeit und der Integration von ESG Faktoren in den Investmentprozess. Dabei liegt sehr...
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...
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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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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,...
The Ford Foundation was founded in 1936 and currently manages an endowment of USD 13 billion, spending 5 percent per year on grants and...
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...
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...
"Considering the urgent need to scale up environmentally sustainable investments to successfully deliver on the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the UN 2030...
2020 was a challenging year like no other in most countries globally and the impact of the Covid19 pandemic will be felt throughout 2021....
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...
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...
The concept of "materiality" is key to ESG investing. As part of the evolution of new sustainability reporting standards investors and asset managers will...
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...
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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...
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,...
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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...
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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...
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...
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....
INSIGHT by Nik Steinberg Managing Director, Research | Four Twenty Seven More frequent and severe extreme events driven by climate change pose a significant threat...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
INSIGHT by Pooja Khosla, Vice President Client Development at Entelligent | Global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could grow 50% by the year 2050, driven by...
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...
INSIGHT by The Financial Stability Board (FSB) | The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today published a report that examines the potential implications of climate change...
INSIGHT von FNG, Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen | Mit der anstehenden Beratungsverpflichtung zur Nachhaltigkeit in der Geldanlage wird das Interesse an Nachhaltigen Geldanlagen aller Voraussicht nach...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
  REGISTER HERE The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance New York and London EM ESG Conferences are joining forces for one virtual event this 9 & 10...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
INSIGHT by 〉Katherine J. Brennan | Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc 〉Connor Kuratek | Chief Corporate...
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...
INTERVIEW with Yoni Shiran, the lead author and Program Director of Breaking the Plastic Wave | SYSTEMIQ. For further expert opinions please use the...
INSIGHT by Andrew White, Sustainable Investment Consultant | The outcome of the US election will have ramifications for the ESG landscape across the globe, not...
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...
 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...
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.pdf Der Klimawandel wartet nicht – höchste Zeit, aktiv zu werden Aviva Investors, Rick Stathers und Steve...
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...
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...
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...
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 by GRI & Enel GRI and Enel announce three regional engagement events | How is COVID-19 impacting on efforts by companies and stakeholders to support...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
brief INSIGHT by Aberdeen Standard Investments | The effects of climate change are impossible to ignore. Reports of record temperatures hit the news on a...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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.)...
INSIGHT by Callan | Callan, a leading institutional investment consulting firm, announced the results of its eighth annual ESG Survey, noting a consistent commitment to...
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...
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%...
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...
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...
INSIGHT by Janine Guillot | CEO, The SASB Foundation | Sustainability Accounting Standards Board | sasb.org | With wildfires burning in California and record temperatures seen this...
INTERVIEW with Anna Krotova, Senior Manager – Standards, GRI. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | What actions do you find relevant...
INSIGHT by Ceres | The sustainability nonprofit Ceres and the Business in Society Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, are proud...
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...
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
INSIGHT by CDP 〉Of 136 fashion & textile companies requested by investors and customers to disclose water impacts through CDP, less than half (62) provided...
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...
  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...
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,...
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...
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...
INSIGHT by Peter Paul van de Wijs (Global Reporting Initiative) and Cornis van der Lugt (University of Stellenbosch Business School) | Environmental, social and governance...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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Greetings from the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance! | We have just published a report on Community Consent in the emerging markets extractive industries. This is...
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 |...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
The Best Practices 2020 report showcases examples from our portfolio of green bond second opinions and our company assessments. These examples highlight best practice...
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,...
Over the next two years, the NGFS plans to continue its work on supervision, climate scenario analysis and scaling up green finance. The NGFS...
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...
  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...
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...
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...
INSIGHT by UN PRI The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) – together representing asset owners, investment...
| The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) is launching a research series to identify practical ways to improve ESG engagement among trustees and contract-based scheme...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 by SASB | The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) released proposed revisions to two documents - the SASB Conceptual Framework and the...
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 by UK's Department for Work & Pensions Taking action on climate risk: improving governance and reporting by occupational pension schemes | This consultation seeks views...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 | 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...
| 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...
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...
INSIGHT by PAX, Amnesty International, Save the Children and Oxfam Novib | The evaluation by the Independent Monitoring Committee of the Dutch Banking Sector Agreement...
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 | World Water Week | Water management is critical for adapting to and mitigating climate change. This event discusses water interactions, implementation and financing...
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...
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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...
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...
| INSIGHT by UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) Some of the biggest names in mobile gaming today – with a combined active user base of 250...
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...
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...
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. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Many jurisdictions currently work on ESG-related standards aiming at leadership in...
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...
brief INSIGHT by Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) | The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) and international law firm Simmons & Simmons have worked with some...
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...
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...
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...
  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...
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...
  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...
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...
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...
  | About the BKC - Bank for Church and Caritas eG The Bank for Church and Caritas is one of the pioneers in the market for...
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...
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...
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...
brief INSIGHT by Carbon Tracker | Announcing a massive quarterly loss of close to $7 billion and a 50% dividend cut BP also committed to...
INSIGHT by bp | bp recently introduced a new strategy that will reshape its business as it pivots from being an international oil company focused...
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...
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...
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...
INSIGHT by Janine Guillot | CEO, The SASB Foundation | Sustainability Accounting Standards Board | sasb.org | A new report from the US Government Accountability Office...
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...
INSIGHT by UNEP FI | A survey among 78 financial institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean holding 54% of the total assets managed by...
​ | Business Leadership Forum offers opportunity to build knowledge and expertise ​How is your organization meeting growing expectations to measure and report on waste prevention,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
INSGHT by Ed Cook, Costas Velis | University of Leeds | World Economic Forum 〉New research shows without action 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste...
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...
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,...
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 | 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...
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...
| The PLSA has today published guidance to help DB and DC trustees navigate the new requirements to publicly disclose their investment and responsible...
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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...
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...
INVITATION | Symposium | The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and international science partners are hosting a virtual global symposium from 4 to 6 August to...
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  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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
INSIGHT by Helge Wulsdorf, Head of Sustainable Investments at the Bank for Church and Caritas eG (BKC) | Investments with a clear ethical compass of...
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...
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INTERVIEW with Mirza Baig, Global Head of Governance, joined Aviva Investors | With annual general meetings now taking place virtually, shareholders, employees and suppliers...
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,...
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...
INTERVIEW with Raj Thamotheram, Preventable Surprises, Founder | You have been an advocate of stewardship for 20 years. It now - finally - seems to be...
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....
| Emerging market pioneers & leadership over the 2010-2020-decade featured in the 5th Annual Green Bond Pioneer Awards (GBPA) announced by the Climate Bonds...
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)...
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 |...
INSIGHT by Amanda Russo and Max Hall | The World Economic Forum | The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented job losses and economic uncertainty....
INSIGHT by Krystyna Springer, ShareAction | Since the coronavirus crisis began unfolding across the world, the message from leading biodiversity experts about the root cause...
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| Aberdeen Standard Investments is dedicated to helping investors around the world reach their desired investment goals and broaden their financial horizons. Today, we manage a total of...
| Key facts 〉 Single strategy investment boutique 〉 Mid-cap global equities exclusively investing in companies whose products or services have a positive impact and are...
| What are your ESG-related policies and commitments that apply to the respective strategy? Our responsible investment policy is detailed here: https://www.whebgroup.com/media/2019/03/20190318-RI-Policy.pdf Our stewardship and engagement...
| Company Overview Aviva Investors is a global asset manager who chooses the power of integration. It has $415bn assets under management across fixed income,...
INSIGHT by Climate TRACE | Carbon Tracker  | Nine organizations from around the world and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore announced a cutting-edge initiative that...
| IN BRIEF Responsible Investors Live will gather European asset owners to discuss and develop their understanding of suitable and sustainable ESG policies. Alongside other...
INSIGHT by Martha Oberndorfer | Impact of COVID on voting at shareholder meetings underlines the importance of electronic voting and proxy voting services Shareholders‘ Meetings without the...
INSIGHT by the World Meteorological Organization | The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least 1° Celsius above pre-industrial levels (1850-1900) in...
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|  ShareAction is a UK-based campaigning organisation pushing the global investment system to take responsibility for its impacts on people and planet, and use...
INSIGHT by Fabian Scholda, researcher at the Competence Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Social Entrepreneurship at WU | ‘Impact investments’ in social projects and especially...
| The Diversity Project was founded in the UK in 2016 by a group of leaders in the investment and savings industry to promote...
brief Q&A with Michael Staudinger, Executive Director at ZAMG | Taking into account the current pace of the low-carbon transition, what kind of climate-related threats and...
INSIGHT by Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas | The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to transform our behaviors, attitudes, and policies in many areas. For...
INSIGHT by Mark Cliffe, Head of Global Research at the ING Group | With the COVID-19 pandemic having triggered a deep global recession, talk of...
INTERVIEW with Vikram Gandhi, senior lecturer at Harvard Business School. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Do you expect significant impact investing...
  | About The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance (“The Alliance”) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that enables institutional emerging market investors to support good governance, promote...
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  | Tuesday Club, the interdisciplinary ESG think tank, is mapping the future By Joachim von Halasz, Founder of Tuesday Club, London. Tuesday Club is unbiased, non-partisan...
The UK-based FAIRR Initiative holds that intensive animal production poses material risks to the global financial system and hinders sustainable development. | Our mission is...
Standard Life Investments Global Equity Impact Fund | Investment objective 〉The Fund aims to generate growth over the long term by investing in equities which aim...
INTERVIEW with Albert Reiter, Chief Executive Officer at investRFP.com and investESG.eu | Twenty years after launching your first platform e-fundresearch.com, which today is one of the...
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INTERVIEW with Armin J. Kammel. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | The EU and UK, as well as many others, work on ESG-related...
INTERVIEW with Matti Leppälä, Secretary General/CEO, PensionsEurope. For further expert opinions please use the question-level hyperlink. | Do you expect the pandemic to have a tailwind...
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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Toolkit explores the practical opportunities and risks that rapidly emerging technologies represent for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. The...
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Download here: https://www.cfainstitute.org/en/research/foundation/2020/esg-and-responsible-institutional-investing This survey examines the vibrant academic literature on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing. While there is no consensus on the exact list...
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