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INSIGHT by ShareAction A major investigation into the world’s 65 largest insurance companies from the responsible investment charity ShareAction shows that both people and planet...
INSIGHT by Gilles Dufrasne, the Carbon Market Watch Carbon Market Watch strongly condemns the SBTi Board of Trustees’ announcement to recognise carbon credits as a...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament The law will set-up an EU certification framework for carbon removals to boost their uptake and help achieve EU climate...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament To improve the health of EU soils, MEPs support efforts to monitor and improve the soil ecological status in the...
INSIGHT by Rights and Resources Initiative & Rainforest Foundation Norway The tenure rights of Indigenous Peoples, local communities, and Afro-descendant Peoples (IPs, LCs, and ADPs)...
INSIGHT by Kiva Allgood Head, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chains, World Economic Forum; Na Na China Lead, Advanced Manufacturing and C4IR, World Economic...
INSIGHT by the Climate Bonds Initiative Capital Markets Malaysia (CMM), an affiliate of the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) in collaboration with the Climate Bonds Initiative (Climate Bonds) today launched its...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research (PIK) Do states violate the human rights of citizens if they do too little to combat...
INSIGHT by Planet Tracker Betting on resource extraction over nature preservation is a financial mistake, according to Planet Tracker’s latest report, “How to Lose Half...
INSIGHT by Nicolas Poolen, Senior Manager, Nature Positive Finance, WWF International Effectively tackling major challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss requires breaking down systemic...
INSIGHT by the InfluenceMap New global public opinion research by GlobeScan, in collaboration with InfluenceMap, shows that retail investors support investment funds being more involved in addressing climate change,...
Q&A with Steffen Müller, Global Director, Sustainability Advisory, Salesforce | Can you provide insights into Salesforce's Nature Positive Strategy, especially its key objectives and how...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)  Coalmines are becoming increasingly exposed to water-related risks, driving up the costs and risks...
INSIGHT by the International Energy Agency New IEA analysis shows that fully implementing existing pledges on methane would deliver the majority, but not all, of...
INSIGHT by Mikaela Weisse, Elizabeth Goldman and Sarah Carter. Data created and updated by Peter Potapov, Svetlana Turubanova and Sasha Tyukavina – University of Maryland’s GLAD lab. This article...
INSIGHT by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Recent geopolitical shocks and economic uncertainties have highlighted the need for resilient supply chains. As we move away from...
INSIGHT by Carbon Tracker A combination of declining oil and gas production in Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin and weak new proposed bonding requirements from the...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by Katie Lebling, Jennifer Rennicks and Shannon Wood, the World Resources Institute. Rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the world’s top priority for combatting climate change. But scientists...
INSIGHT by Nala.Earth For too long, sustainability discussions in boardrooms, conferences, and ESG teams have been dominated by climate-related issues, a phenomenon known as "Carbon...
INSIGHT by Savimbo The author of this article, who is a member of an Amazonian Indigenous people, has chosen to remain anonymous. About 60% of...
INSIGHT by the CFA Institute New research published by the CFA Institute Research and Policy Center analyzes the many challenges implicit in transition finance as a mechanism for the...
INSIGHT by the Planet Tracker Planet Tracker has released a groundbreaking report uncovering the significant water-related risks faced by major fashion brands and retailers, including...
INSIGHT by Climate Action 100+ 〉Results highlight that current transition plans are insufficient for investors to accurately gauge transition risk, a material financial risk for...
INSIGH by Climate Bonds Initiative 〉86% of SLBs not aligned with climate best practice, but credibility and ambition are improving. 〉Steep rise in climate ambition since...
Q&A with James Alexander, Chief Executive of UKSIF; Treasurer of Eurosif | UKSIF shortly published a report warning that UK energy companies are considering moving...
INSIGHT by Deutsche Bundesbank and other institutions 〉An artificial intelligence (AI) application developed by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and its project partners, the...
INSIGHT by CarbonTracker To further empower investors and regulators, a new assessment scorecard released to enable investors to judge whether oil and gas companies are...
Q&A with Natasha Franks, Head of Natasha Franks, Head of Client Reporting at Alpha Associates and Ayoni Guda, Head of ESG & Compliance Officer,...
INSIGHT by CDP A majority (70%) of European companies align less than 25% of their capital expenditures (CapEx) toward transitioning towards a net-zero economy, new...
INSIGHT by Ceres Nature Action 100, the first global investor engagement initiative to address the urgent crisis of nature and biodiversity loss around the world,...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research (PIK) From as yet undiscovered biodiversity to resilient forests and the impact of food consumption on nature: 64...
SCIENTIST PERSPECTIVE by Jitendra Aswani, Post-Doctoral Associate at MIT Sloan. This insight is based on his article, “Group Identity and Agency Frictions: Evidence using Big Data,” available...
INSIGHT by CDP 〉Less than 1% of companies consistently disclose across key environmental adverse impacts1, indicating a gap in holistic assessment and reporting of impacts...
INSIGHT by Stuart Breyer, CEO mallowstreet When it comes to implementation of nature-related disclosures for pension funds, it is a question of ‘when’, not ‘if’. In October 2022, the...
INSIGHT by the World Bank Women enjoy just two-thirds of the legal rights that men enjoy The global gender gap for women in the workplace is...
INSIGHT by Cain Blythe, Founder and CEO at CreditNature and Ecosulis (BCorp), Author & Speaker The global financial landscape is undergoing a transformative shift towards...
INSIGHT by the International Energy Agency Global energy-related CO2 emissions increased as exceptional droughts hit hydropower, but rise was lower than in 2022 thanks to...
INSIGHT by GRI Sustainability professionals can now build and improve their expertise and knowledge of how to report their impacts on nature with the revised...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by the Carbon Tracker Oil and gas companies are still rewarding executives for increasing/expanding fossil fuel production, even when this conflicts with their energy...
brief INSIGHT by ShareAction During yesterday's COREPER meeting, EU Ambassadors did not give their approval to the passage of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive...
INSIGHT by Charlotte Edmond. This article was originally published on the World Economic Forum 〉Many plastics end up in the ocean, where they release greenhouse gases as...
Q&A with Snorre Gjerde, Lead Investment Stewardship Manager at Norges Bank Investment Management | NBIM has been an active member of the Taskforce on Nature-related...
INSIGHT by the Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity Initiative (VCMI) Bain & Company makes a Carbon Integrity Platinum Claim, demonstrating its progress on internal decarbonization and...
INSIGHT by Veronica Chau, Partner & Director, Sustainable Investing & Social Impact, Toronto, Boston Consulting Group; Faheen Allibhoy, Managing Director & Global Head of Multilateral...
INSIGHT by the Global Reporting Initiative New analysis has revealed two-in-three large companies obtain assurance on at least some of their sustainability disclosures. While a...
INSIGHT by UNEP Plastic pollution could reduce by 80 per cent by 2040 if countries and companies make deep policy and market shifts using existing...
INSIGHT by the EU Parliament The EU nature restoration law, agreed with member states, will restore degraded ecosystems in all member states, help achieve the...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament The new directive, agreed with the Council on 16 November 2023, was adopted with 499 votes in favour, 100 against...
INSIGHT by Zaneta Sedilekova, Founding Director and CEO at Planet Law Lab, Jakob Mayr, Program Manager Sustainable Finance, WWF Austria; Philippe Youssef Garduño Diaz, SR...
INSIGHT by Carbon Tracker Investors are increasingly concerned about the financial impact of climate change and the energy transition, while market regulators and standard setters...
INSIGHT by ClientEarth A group of property owners and farmers in Colorado, burdened with polluting abandoned oil and gas wells on their properties, have filed...
INSIGHT by Isobel Alice O'Connell, Strategic Partner, Metagnosis After years of making progress on environmental issues – or the E part of ESG – businesses...
INSIGHT by Finansvalp  〉Finland ranked top as the best EU country for gender-equal workplaces, rating high for the percentage of women in the national government.  〉Portugal...
INSIGHT by ClientEarth Background: A report by FairFin revealed that several of the world’s biggest international banks have collectively invested almost €22 billion in just two petrochemical...
INSIGHT by the Grantham Research Institute A transformation of the $500 trillion global financial system is needed to deliver a just transition away from fossil...
Q&A by Gabriella Lovas with Oliver Milliner, Head of Sustainability for the University of Exeter and Falmouth University. Oliver has developed two sustainability strategies...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)  〉The gap between commercial imperatives and environmental objectives is one of the biggest obstacles...
Q&A with Heather Buchanan, Chief Executive Officer of Bankers for Net Zero | Heather, while many are familiar with the Net Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA),...
INSIGHT by Shivani Lakshman, the World Resources Institute (WRI) Demand for critical minerals is booming. Global efforts to fight climate change are driving up the...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by Kevin Leung, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)  The recently adopted European Green Bond Standard (EUGBS) promises to boost investor...
Q&A with Dr. Anna von Rebay, CEO and Founder of Ocean Vision Legal and Michelle Bender, Legal Counsel and Head of Ocean Rights | While...
INSIGHT by Eurosif Yesterday, Eurosif published a new methodology for the purpose of future market studies on sustainability-related investments across Europe. The methodology and accompanying...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament 〉New rules for companies to comply with EU ban on greenwashing of products 〉Companies to submit environmental marketing claims for verification...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament On Wednesday, MEPs in the Environment Committee adopted their position on the proposed revision of the Waste Framework Directive, by 72 votes...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research (PIK) The Amazon rainforest could approach a tipping point, which could lead to a large-scale collapse...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)  In 2023, the fossil fuel sector once again lost ground compared to the market...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Voluntary standards and initiatives for carbon management (VSICMs) can help fill a legal void in climate...
Q&A with Drea Burbank is an MD-technologist and founder/CEO of Savimbo which sells fair-trade carbon credits. Drea lives in the Colombian Amazon.  | How do...
INSIGHT by betterSoil Science Hub The carbon cycle is a crucial process that regulates the Earth's climate and sustains life on our planet. While carbon...
Q&A with Seb Beloe, partner and head of research at WHEB Asset Management | Seb, with three decades of experience at the crossroads of business,...
INSIGHT by the UK Government department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Rebecca Pow MP From today, all major housing developments are required to...
INSIGHT by Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (AIGSL), Global Canopy Biodiversity loss is an increasingly well-recognised driver of potential financial risks, and yet the financial...
INSIGHT by Mirova The founders of the initiative to standardize the calculation of avoided emissions Mirova and Robeco, announced that they have selected I Care...
INSIGHT by investESG Today's announcement and release of Barclays' energy policy, which follows engagement discussions with ShareAction and investors like Brunel Pension Partnership, is the...
INSIGHT by BloombergNEF (BNEF) BNEF’s Long-Term Carbon Offsets Outlook 2024 shows that the success of the carbon offset market will be determined by the strength of...
INSIGHT by the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) has raised concerns from investors globally on regulatory proposals which could...
INSIGHT by Schroders Schroders Greencoat, the specialist renewables and energy transition infrastructure manager of Schroders Capital, today announces the launch of Schroders Greencoat Global Renewables+...
INSIGHT by CDP 〉Just under 400 companies recognized as global leaders in environmental transparency on CDP’s annual A Lists, based on their Climate Change, Forests...
INSIGHT by Naomi Morenzoni, Senior Vice-President, Philanthropy, Salesforce. This article was first published by the World Economic Forum.  〉Corporate climate action is no longer just a...
INSIGHT by Reclaim Finance As more and more companies and financial institutions are expected to adopt what are known as “transition plans” in response to...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) In the 2050s, one-third of the world's rivers could be affected by water scarcity or...
INSIGHT by the European Council The Council and the European Parliament today reached a provisional deal on the regulation establishing a framework of measures for...
INSIGHT by the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) The UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance launched a call to action, sending a clear message to the...
INSIGHT by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) A first global standard to holistically address the sustainability impacts of the mining sector is now available. The...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Transforming food systems around the world would lead to socio-economic benefits summing up to 5...
INSIGHT by the Council of the EU The Council and European Parliament yesterday reached a provisional agreement on a proposal for a regulation on environmental,...
INSIGHT by Campbell Powers, Data Fellow , Salesforce; Claudia Ukonu, Growth Lead, Uplink, World Economic Forum. This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting and...
INSIGHT by PlanetTracker In a recent analysis of 3,900 documents, transcripts and filings from apparel-related companies, financial think tank Planet Tracker examined how the management...
INSIGHT by betterSoil Science Hub The concept of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors has gained significant traction in the investment industry. Investors are increasingly...
INSIGHT by the EU Council The Council and the European Parliament reached today a provisional deal on the directive that promotes the repair of broken...
INSIGHT by CarbonTracker Private equity firms invested in the North Sea could see cash flow from oil and gas fall by more than 60% below...
Q&A with Elin Bergman, Circular Impact Officer & Vice Chair Cradlenet and Co-founder & Managing Partner Nordic Circular Hotspot | Elin, you haven't always worked in fields...
INSIGHT by ClientEarth The management of Polish energy giant Enea are suing the company’s former directors and its insurers for lack of due diligence over...
INSIGHT by the European Central Bank 〉Increasing impact of climate crisis on economy and financial system drives need for more action 〉ECB reaffirms commitment to ongoing...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
Q&A by Gabriella Lovas with EFRAG TEG's Philippe Youssef Garduño Diaz | People often ask me which sector standards to use while waiting for the...
INSIGHT by DEFINITE-CCRI As global temperatures rise and consumption trends steadily upwards, the circular economy—a concept that designs out waste, keeps materials in use for...
INSIGHT by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) As nature faces unprecedented pressures, with human activity the leading cause for one million animal and plant species...
INSIGHT by UNEP FI With over half of the world’s total GDP (circa $58 trillion of economic value) being moderately or highly dependent on nature, the degradation...
INSIGHT by the Circle Economy Foundation  Over the past five years, the number of discussions, debates and articles related to the circular economy has almost...
INSIGHT by Frank Elderson, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) and Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board of the ECB   The misalignment with...
INSIGHT by Ceres With the growing climate crisis creating significant risks and opportunities in capital markets, the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets released a...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)  The oil and gas industry and its petrochemical counterparts generate millions of tons of plastic waste...
INSIGHT by Jessica Smith (lead author), Alexander (Sasha) Wiese, Rhea Kochar, Anne-Marie Bor, Sylvaine Rols, Natacha Boric  For the third time in a row, United...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Tipping elements of the Earth system should be considered global commons, researchers argue in a new paper...
INSIGHT by investESG During a press conference on Friday, Friends of the Earth Netherlands, known for their historic victory against the oil company Shell in...
INSIGHT by the World Economic Forum 〉A new World Economic Forum report finds that closing the health gap would improve women’s health and enable them...
INSIGHT by the EU Parliament 〉Key issues include media freedom, corruption, and individual liberties 〉EU needs to safeguard rights of women, children, LGBTIQ+, other vulnerable persons 〉Specific...
INSIGHT by the World Benchmarking Alliance 〉The 2,000 companies – known as the SDG2000 – are those with the greatest potential to transform systems and...
INSIGHT by Dr Rebecca Drury and Gemma James, Chronos Sustainability. Photo credit: Dr Rebecca Drury (left): private; Gemma James (right): PRI That nature loss is...
INSIGHT by Greenpeace International Greenpeace Nordic and Natur og Ungdom (Young Friends of the Earth Norway) secured a historic win against the Norwegian State, rendering...
INSIGHT by the Global Reporting Initiative The Global Reporting Initiative and the IFRS Foundation have today jointly published a new analysis and mapping resource: Interoperability...
INSIGHT by Gim Huay Neo, Managing Director, World Economic Forum, Saroj Kumar Jha Global Director, Water Global Practice, The World Bank. This article is part of...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament Parliament has given its final green light to a directive that will improve product labelling and ban the use of...
INSIGHT by Ellen MacArthur Foundation Biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate and our extractive, wasteful, and polluting linear economy is increasingly recognised as one of...
INSIHGT by PwC 〉Proportion of CEOs optimistic about global growth prospects doubles from 18% to 38% as concerns about inflation and macroeconomic volatility fall 〉39% of...
INSIGHT by Nicolas Poolen, Senior Manager Nature Positive Finance, WWF International & Rebekah Church, Global Lead Biodiversity Stewardship, WWF Germany. Photo credit: Rebekah Church...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament 〉F-gases: total phase-out of hydrofluorocarbons by 2050 and move towards climate-friendly solutions 〉Higher EU ambition to further reduce emissions of ozone-depleting...
INSIGHT by Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, Mayor, City of Freetown; Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mayor, Monterrey; Lord Sally Capp, Mayor, Melbourne. This article was originally published on the World Economic Forum...
INSIGHT by the International Energy Agency (IEA) World added 50% more renewable capacity in 2023 than in 2022 and next 5 years will see fastest...
INSIGHT by ShareAction Today, ShareAction is releasing its fifth annual report analysing how the world’s largest asset managers voted in 2023 on shareholder resolutions that...
INSIGHT by Mili Fomicov, Lecturer and Co-Director - Climate Finance Academy, Imperial College London. Vietnam requires large-scale renewable energy investment to meet its ambitious climate...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament The proposed directive introduces an EU-wide Disability Card and revamps the European Parking Card for persons with disabilities to make...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) By prioritizing increases in rainfall, forestation programs may not only mitigate global climate change itself...
INSIGHT by the World Economic Forum 〉Misinformation and disinformation are biggest short-term risks, while extreme weather and critical change to Earth systems are greatest long-term...
INSIGHT by Copernicus Global temperatures reached exceptionally high levels in 2023. The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather...
INSIGHT by Florence Arke, Jr. Manager Regulatory Risk, Deloitte Netherlands With a technological revolution unfolding, there’s a global growing demand for microchips. These tiny piece...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by Stefanie Kaiser, Senior Environmental Markets Strategist at Okala. Photo:© Miranda Richey In 2023, a notable upswing in the promotion of private nature finance...
INSIGHT by Emil Sirén Gualinga, Natural Resources Researcher at Business & Human Rights Resource Centre; Impact Finance Analyst at Amazonia Impact Ventures. Emil is...
Q&A with Will Martindale, Co-founder and Managing Director at Canbury and former Director of Policy and Research at UN PRI | Your book, 'Responsible Investment: An Insider’s...
INSIGHT by Peter Herweck, Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric. This article is part of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution and was first published...
INSIGHT by Sophie Boehm and Clea Schumer, World Resources Institute.  March 20 marked the release of the final installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s...
INSIGHT by Climate Action Tracker Despite their promises, governments have not taken enough action to drive down warming projections, with some instead turning to false...
INSIGHT by Dan Lashof and Karl Hausker, World Resources Institute According to recent testimony from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and its allies in Congress, the solution to climate change...
INSIGHT by L. Delta Merner, PhD, Lead Scientist, Science Hub for Climate Litigation, Union of Concerned Scientists Last year, I made three predictions for what would happen...
INSIGHT by Emma Elobeid, Senior Editor, and Miranda Schnitger, Climate Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation “Adapt or perish” – so says nature’s inexorable imperative, science fiction’s original earworm, and many...
INSIGHT by PlanetTracker 〉Latest Planet Tracker research finds BASF and Solvay worst culprits for toxic emissions in trilateral chemical region (Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands), responsible for...
Q&A by Gabriella Lovas with Donal Daly, the founder and CEO of Future Planet | What are the ESRS reporting boundaries for sustainability reporting why...
INSIGHT by Gireesh Shrimali, University of Oxford; Labanya Jena, Climate Policy Initiative. Views are personal and do not represent that of our employers. Explore the...
REPORT by the World Economic Forum. This insight was originally published on the WEF. This report identifies 10 high-priority risk management strategies for access to...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
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INSIGHT by Dr Nicola Ranger, Resilience and Development programme lead and Dorian van Raalte, Research Assistant, University of Oxford Recent analysis by the UN Environment...
INSIGHT by ClientEarth Many of the UK’s biggest pension providers are failing to use a critical financial lever in their engagement with fossil fuel companies...
INSIGHT by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s financial markets regulator and supervisor, has published...
INSIGHT by EFRAG EFRAG and the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement, highlighting the importance of addressing nature-related issues to...
Q&A with Doris Pennetzdorfer, the Environmental Umbrella Organization (Umweltdachverband), Austria. Photo credit: Julia Spicker | The Environmental Umbrella Organization (Umweltdachverband) has turned 50 years old...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA)  〉The U.S. Department of Energy is negotiating with several selected companies to establish regional...
INSIGHT by ClientEarth Dutch airline KLM appeared before the District Court of Amsterdam yesterday to defend its climate-related advertising, in response to allegations of unlawful...
INSIGHT by the European Environment Agency The EU 8th Environment Action Programme (EAP) builds on the European Green Deal and sets the framework for EU...
INSIGHT by the European Central Bank 〉 Banks significantly exposed to high-emitting firms and households, with future climate risks underpriced and underinsured 〉Macroprudential policy can keep systemic risk...
INSIGHT by ShareAction Major UK investors, co-ordinated by responsible investment charity ShareAction, have  written to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) urging the regulator to act...
INSIGHT by Savimbo The author of this article, who is a member of an Amazonian Indigenous people, has chosen to remain anonymous. About 60% of...
INSIGHT by the Greening Financial Regulation Initiative (GFRi), WWF 〉New findings of the WWF Sustainable Financial Regulations and Central Bank Activities (SUSREG) Tracker 2023 show...
Q&A with Mag. Sabine Gaber, Member of the Executive Board, the Development Bank of Austria, AG (OeEB) | Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG - (OeEB) – the Development Bank of Austria...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by the Council of the EU Today the Council has reached an agreement ('general approach') on a proposal for a regulation on packaging and...
INSIGHT by the International Energy Agency Latest IEA market report sees lower demand to 2026, based on current policies, but stronger actions are needed to...
INSIGHT by the University of Oxford 〉“Nature is not the elephant in the room, it’s the huge green scorpion running towards us” – Dr Nicola...
INSIGHT by the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) shortly published a Technical Document providing Recommendations...
INSIGHT by the Climate Action Data Trust  The Climate Action Data Trust (CAD Trust), a Singapore-based not-for-profit initiative founded by the World Bank, IETA, and...
INSIGHT by ShareAction Political negotiations on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) have concluded today. Commenting on the outcome, Isabella Ritter, EU Policy Officer at...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament 〉Applies to EU and non-EU companies with a turnover over 150 million euro and smaller companies in sectors such as...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) 〉Risks are on the rise for communities in the PJM power market that host fossil fuel plants, as...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) 〉Failings of SFDR stem from a disconnect between its intended use as a system for identifying fund disclosure...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) After two weeks of negotiations, the UN climate summit COP28 in Dubai closed. More than 70.000 people...
INSIGHT by Zero One Hundred Conferences Private Equity and Venture Capital investors, in their comprehensive review of the 2023 balance and strategic planning for 2024,...
INSIGHT by The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) has published a Technical Document on Scaling Up Blended...
INSIGHT by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) A new analysis conducted by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) uncovered the presence of...
INSIGHT by ShareAction Yesterday, ShareAction, the responsible investment charity, launched its second guidance paper in its Responsible Investment Standards and Expectations (RISE) series aiming to...
INSIGHT by the World Benchmarking Alliance Wednesday, 13 December trilogue negotiations related to the EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive resume. One of the key...
Q&A with Andrej Ceglar and Simone Boldrini, European Central Bank | The ECB recently published reports titled 'Living in a world of disappearing nature: physical...
Q&A by Gabriella Lovas with EFRAG TEG's Philippe Youssef Garduño Diaz about the challenges related to reporting on biodiversity and ecosystems | How do you...
INSIGHT by Scottish Widows 〉Switching to a green pension can save emissions equal to 11 return flights to New York per year. 〉However, over two thirds...
INSIGHT by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Close to $7 trillion is invested globally each year in activities that have a direct negative impact on nature...
INSIGHT by the Stockholm Environment Center (SEI) Emerging novel alternatives to animal products such as meat and dairy may contribute to significantly reducing the environmental...
INSIGHT by Carbon Tracker Global policy makers are currently gathered at COP28 in Dubai pursuing a managed phase out of fossil fuel production and use,...
INSIGHT by Mariassunta Giannetti, Martina Jasova, Maria Loumioti, Caterina Mendicino;  the European Central Bank Banks are talking more about the environment. But does such talk...
INSIGHT by the Climate Policy Initiative 〉First tool to aggregate, standardize and assess progress of financial actors on actions beyond commitments 〉Data filtered by countries, actor...
INSIGHT by the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance | UNEP FI 〉Following momentum of latest Progress Report, the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance strengthens guidance and...
INSIGHT by CDP Data released today by the global non-profit, CDP, provides fresh insight into how companies and investors are responding to the global water...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Tipping points pose some of the biggest risks to our planet’s life-support systems and the stability of...
INSIGHT by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a new initiative at COP28 to support developing countries’...
INSIGHT by Oxfam Global climate finance levels are woefully insufficient to keep warming below 1.5°C or protect people from the devastating impacts of climate breakdown...
INSIGHT by Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Leading representatives from within the community of international regulators and experts have today announced their participation in a...
INSIGHT by IFRS Close to 400 organisations from 64 jurisdictions have committed to advancing the adoption or use of the International Sustainability Standards Board’s climate-related...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Global warming can still be limited to 1.5°C by 2100 while ensuring that the poor are not...
INSIGHT by EFRAG and GRI Following a successful partnership between EFRAG and GRI over the past three years, a new Memorandum of Understanding has been...
INSIGHT by IFRS The IFRS Foundation has launched the IFRS Sustainability knowledge hub to support use of the ISSB Standards from next year. The hub went...
INSIGHT by the Church of England Pensions Board The Church of England Pensions Board has published its inaugural Climate Action Plan, demonstrating its continued ambition...
INSIGHT by investESG Today, the Finance for Biodiversity (FfB) Foundation launched the beta version of the Nature Target Setting Framework for Asset Managers and Asset...
INSIGHT by Global Canopy 〉Ahead of COP28, Global Canopy’s Deforestation Action Tracker paints a picture of poor performance on deforestation from financial institutions with high profile climate...
INSIGHT by BirdLife International Today, the members of the Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Nature Restoration Law as...
INSIGHT by the Financial Conduct Authority. Photo by Chris Boland With an estimated $18.4 trillion of ESG-orientated assets now being managed globally, the FCA is...
INSIGHT by Voluntary Carbon Markets Integrity Initiative (VCMI) 〉High-integrity voluntary carbon markets are critical to increase flow of private sector climate finance. 〉VCMI releases ‘Carbon Integrity’...
INSIGHT by the EU Council The Council and the European Parliament’s negotiators today reached a provisional political agreement on the revision of the directive on...
INSIGHT by the Council of the EU The EU is about to create a single point of access to public financial and non-financial information about EU...
INSIGHT by Sherpa, Center for Climate Crime Analysis, Harvest and Transparency International Sherpa, supported by Harvest, the Center for Climate Crime Analysis (CCCA), Repórter Brasil...
INSIGHT by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science (GRI) The UK Government...
INSIGHT by Climate Analytics A new report finds that global greenhouse gas emissions could start falling in 2024, if current clean technology trends continue. If...
INSIGHT by Climate Analytics Global climate damages from emissions associated with the top 25 oil and gas ‘carbon majors’ between 1985 and 2018 are estimated...
INSIGHT by the Climate Bonds Initiative Public and private sector issuers looking to finance their climate transition activities can benefit from a new guide on...
INSIGHT by the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) The International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) explores whether climate-related matters are adequately reported, specifically in financial statements,...
INSIGHT by InfluenceMap A new study from InfluenceMap released ahead of this year’s COP Climate Summit in Dubai reveals that 58% of the world’s largest...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by Carbon Tracker Strategy of natural depletion, returning money to shareholders or diversification for some may be best way forward as big impact to...
INSIGHT by CDP 〉Consistent representation on A List shows climate action is the new norm for many cities, including in Global South 〉New cities in Global...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Extreme events like tropical cyclones have immediate impacts, but also long-term implications for societies. A new study...
INSIGHT by Robert Gardner, Co-Founder of Rebalance Earth Have you ever wondered what the most valuable asset class in the world might be? Is it...
INSIGHT by the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance For asset owners, aiming to both achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their portfolio by 2050 and...
INSIGHT by Greenpeace The third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC3) for a Global Plastics Treaty ends on a disappointing note for the fight...
INSIGHT by ClientEarth ClientEarth lawyers have warned the UK’s environmental watchdog that the government may have breached environmental law by approving a pesticide which poses...
brief INSIGHT by the CFA Institute CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, announces the launch of a new Climate Risk, Valuation, and Investing...
INSIGHT by Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) Offshore Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is no solution to fossil fuel pollution, according to a new...
INSIGHT by the UNFCCC A new report from UN Climate Change finds national climate action plans remain insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1.5...
INSIGHT by PwC 〉Three-quarters of investors say sustainability is important to their investment decisions, while more than half (57%) back greater clarity and consistency in...
INSIGHT by the World Benchmarking Alliance 〉The World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) assessed 55 of the world’s most influential apparel companies, including Adidas, Fast Retailing, Kering,...
INSIGHT by the InfluenceMap New InfluenceMap analysis shows that policy priorities of the US House Republicans ESG Working Group closely mirror the tactics and narratives...
INSIGHT by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) 〉Predicted 2030 emissions must fall by 28-42 per cent for pathway to 2°C and 1.5°C  〉Relentless mitigation and low-carbon...
INSIGHT by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) 〉A review by the FCA has found that while most Authorised Fund Managers (AFMs) have made efforts to...
Q&A with Franz-Paul Horn, project manager and sustainability expert at Security KAG   | How are the social tranches structured to provide the best possible support...
INSIGHT by the European Commission The European Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached yesterday between the European Parliament and the Council on the protection of...
INSIGHT by Zaneta Sedilekova, Founding Director and CEO at Planet Law Lab and Eniye Igbanibo, Project Officer at the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative Nature-related risks...
INSIGHT by the European Union  The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached last night between the European Parliament and the Council on waste shipments, which will ensure that...
INSIGHT by the Planet Tracker 〉Nitrogen fertiliser usage is outstripping planetary boundaries two-fold while producing up to 5% of global GHGs 〉Nitrogen is a critical input...
INSIGHT by the WWF 〉New report estimates low-income countries, despite consuming less plastic, incur a total lifetime plastic cost that is 10 times higher than...
INSIGHT by the European Commission The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached yesterday between the European Parliament and Council on a new EU Regulation to...
Q&A | Gabriella Lovas was chatting with Mike Jennings, Director in Sustainability and ESG Consulting at Anthesis Group, about ESRS threshold setting and new...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) 〉UK government incentives for carbon capture are disproportionately supporting the development of ‘blue’ hydrogen projects, increasing long-term...
INSIGHT by the Circular Investment Readiness Network In an era where sustainability has taken centre stage, the CircularInvest project gives cities and regions the chance...
INSIGHT by the World Resources Institute. Report authors: Sophie Boehm, Louise Jeffery, Judit Hecke, Clea Schumer, Joel Jaeger, Claire Fyson, Kelly Levin, Anna Nilsson, Stephen...
brief INSIGHT by the World Benchmarking Alliance The close collaboration of businesses, policymakers, and workers is critical to ensure the implementation of just transition strategies...
INSIGHT by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) As our window to prevent catastrophic climate impacts narrows, technological fixes like direct air capture (DAC)...
INSIGHT by the Global Canopy Launched this month, Forest IQ is a powerful new data platform for financial institutions that for the first time brings...
brief INSIGHT The decline of biodiversity and the degradation of natural environments pose a substantial risk to the broader economy and financial stability, an issue...
INSIGHT by the Sustainable Finance Coalition South Africa has done it again! We have activated another tax incentive dedicated to the environment. The Department of...
INSIGHT by the Climate Bonds Initiative Climate Bonds Initiative has released a mapping of corporate transition frameworks to demystify the landscape of transition finance frameworks. This...
INSIGHT by Fidelity International Nature loss is one of the most severe risks humanity faces over the next decade according to the World Economic Forum,*...
INSIGHT by Greenpeace Oil giant Shell has launched an intimidation lawsuit against Greenpeace UK and Greenpeace International – demanding Greenpeace stop protests at its infrastructure...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) Impact investments in the energy sector decrease scopes 1 and 2 carbon dioxide emissions at the median...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament Late on Thursday evening, negotiators from the Parliament and Council reached a provisional political agreement on the EU nature restoration...
INSIGHT by FAIRR 〉3.28% rise in year-on-year emissions disclosed by 20 of the largest listed meat and dairy producers – including suppliers to household names such...
INSIGHT by the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) published the fourth vintage of its long-term...
INSIGHT by Rob Gardner, Co-Founder of Rebalance Earth, enables the flow of private capital to protect and restore nature and help create a world...
INSIGHT by the World Economic Forum 〉A new report from the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders calls on businesses and governments to further slash carbon...
INSIGHT by the Stockholm Environment Institute Stockholm, 8 November 2023 – A major new report published today finds that governments plan to produce around 110% more fossil fuels in...
INSIGHT by CDP The cooperation will maximize alignment of CDP’s global environmental disclosure platform with the EU's environmental reporting standards and build capacity among companies...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by ClientEarth 〉External alert targets use of misleading statements and imagery on plastic water bottles. 〉Claim filed to the European Commission argues that common ‘100%’...
INSIGHT by UNEP The biggest global voluntary effort to tackle plastic pollution and waste shows it is possible to make progress on a pressing environmental...
INSIGHT by the Stockholm Environment Center 〉Progress on climate adaptation is slowing on all fronts when it should be accelerating to catch up with rising...
INSIGHT by Carbon4finance and CDC Biodiversité 〉Using the Biodiversity Impact Analytic powered by the Global Biodiversity Score database on a STOXX Europe 600 portfolio Biodiversity-related financial...
INSIGHT by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) CFA Institute, the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance (GSIA), and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have issued a...
INSIGHT by the Blue Climate Initiative Yesterday, the Blue Climate Initiative announced the publication of a white paper entitled “Next Generation EV Batteries Eliminate the...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) 〉Europe has added 36.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of new LNG capacity since the beginning of 2022, while...
INSIGHT by the International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook shows there are set to be almost 10 times as many electric cars on the...
INSIGHT by the University of Leeds Humanity is rapidly reaching the limit for how much additional carbon can be emitted into the atmosphere to keep...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) 〉STEAG’s 2023 sustainability commitment to phase out its German coal-fired power generation by mid-2026, well ahead of the...
INSIGHT by Ceres Ceres welcomes the harmonized Principles for Climate-Related Financial Risk Management for Large Financial Institutions from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors (Fed), Office of...
INSIGHT by Zero Waste Europe A new report released yesterday has criticised a so-called “miraculous” method of plastic waste management that has been shown to be...
INSIGHT by EFRAG EFRAG submitted the first set of draft ESRS to the European Commission this week in its role as technical adviser to the...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) In 2023, anomalies like high temperatures, ocean-warming and more frequent wild fire events have reached unprecedented records...
INSIGHT by the European Commission | Why is the Commission coming forward with a new initiative to support the wind sector? The current situation in the...
INSIGHT by Ceres A new benchmark analysis of 72 companies from four water-intensive industries—apparel, beverage, food, and high-tech—shows encouraging progress on corporate water management, but underscores collectively,...
INSIGHT by David B. McGinty. This article was first published by the World Resources Institute in 2022.  More than 100 billion tons of resources enter...
INSIGHT by Rosalind Fergusson and Alison Dundjerovic, Deloitte At a glance: 〉On 9 October 2023, the UK’s Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) published its finalised Disclosure Framework and supporting guidance,...
INSIGHT by the Investor Leadership Network The Investor Leadership Network (ILN), a global coalition of 14 leading institutional investors representing over $10 trillion AUM, is...
INSIGHT by GFANZ New regional network will support engagement with financial institutions and policymakers across Latin America and the Caribbean to capitalize on the net-zero...
INSIGHT by the Forest Declaration A new study by a coalition of civil society and research organizations assessing progress toward pledges by countries, companies and...
INSIGHT by Climate Action 100+ 〉Updated and more ambitious Benchmark used to assess focus companies on their net zero transition plans. 〉Assessments show incremental progress on...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA Australia) 〉Large, diversified miners will not avoid growing investor pressure to act on their...
Q&A with Tommy Piemonte, Head of Sustainable Investment Research at Bank für Kirche und Caritas (BKC), a Catholic church Bank based in Paderborn, Germany |...
INSIGHT by Dr. Mark C. Trexler. Mark directs climate risk knowledge management at the Climatographers and has served as a lead author for the...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA U.S.) 〉The changing regional power environment is likely to shift the outlook for pension...
INSIGHT by the Stockholm Environment Institute A team of scientists have presented a five-step approach to through which governments can plan a transition away from...
INSIGHT by WWF 〉First ever annual estimate of economic value of water and freshwater ecosystems is US$58 trillion - equivalent to 60% of global GDP 〉Degradation...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) The health benefits from walking and cycling are so significant that they should be included...
INSIGHT by the Competition and Markets Authority 〉Guidance to give firms greater clarity about agreements addressing environmental sustainability including climate change 〉CMA to offer open-door policy...
INSIGHT by Planet Tracker 〉Dow is on a pathway aligned with +3°C although the company claims it is ‘aligned with a 1.5°C world’ 〉72% of emissions...
INSIGHT by ShareAction ShareAction’s vision is a world where the financial system serves our planet and its people, and we are excited to announce the...
INSIGHT by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) 〉Responsible investment funds reach $183 billion 〉Engagement and shareholder action drive ESG behavior 〉Norms-based screened funds increase...
INSIGHT by NatureMetrics NatureMetrics is the first company in the world to launch a Nature Intelligence subscription service powered by environmental DNA (eDNA) technology, converting...
INSIGHT by the Planet Tracker 〉The downstream end of the textile supply chain attracts the most funding from major developed market lenders, mostly in the...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by ICMA Since the release of the Green Bond Principles in 2014, ICMA and its members have played a central role in nurturing and...
INSIGHT by Finance for Biodiversity The Finance for Biodiversity (FfB) Foundation published a guide for financial institutions on Tuesday, 10 October, on how to manage...
INSIGHT by the Ecosystem Marketplace Businesses purchasing voluntary carbon are more likely to report lower gross emissions year-on-year, and invest more in emissions reductions, than...
INSIGHT by the European Commission The Commission welcomes today's adoption of two final pillars of its ‘Fit for 55' legislative package for delivering the EU's...
Q&A with David Carlin, Head of Risk at UNEP FI | How does UNEP FI support financial institutions in their climate risk management efforts? UNEP...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament MEPs on Thursday adopted a new voluntary standard for the use of a “European Green Bond” label, the first of...
INSIGHT by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) The impacts of global warming, deforestation and intensified land use are pushing the South American...
INSIGHT by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) and the Centre for Impact Investing and Practices (CIIP) announced today...
INSIGHT by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) For a long time, little attention was paid to soil temperatures. In contrast to air temperatures...
INSIGHT by Planet Tracker 〉Planet Tracker’s new framework proposes a ‘blue recovery bond’ – a novel financial product offering capital to fisheries in exchange for a temporary...
INSIGHT by FAIRR FAIRR investor network conducts first-of-its-kind analysis into commitments on regenerative agriculture by 79 global food and retail giants, worth over $3 trillion...
INSIGHT by the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) The Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) released a Conceptual Note on Short-term Climate...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by Climate Action 100+ Climate Action 100+, the world’s largest investor engagement initiative, has released its latest assessments of 14 heavy-emitting Australian companies against...
INSIGHT by ClientEarth 〉Nine Big Food corporations served notice last year are still failing to tackle plastic pollution. 〉New report analyses how the companies are living up to...
INSIGHT by the Climate Bonds Initiative Climate Bonds Initiative has released pivotal guidance on the European Union's Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products. This comprehensive guide equips corporates and...
INSIGHT by the WWF Last week at the Global Ethical Finance Conference 2023, WWF launched a new tool to help financial supervisors, asset managers and...
INSIGHT by Katie Wood and Oliver Ashford, the World Resources Institute With climate extremes dominating the global news cycle in 2023, from record heat both on land and at sea...
INSIGHT by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Update of IEA’s landmark Net Zero Roadmap shows greater ambition and implementation, supported by stronger international cooperation, will...
INSIGHT by Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and Trudy Harrison MP Government has set out next...
INSIGHT by ClientEarth The approval of a massive new ‘carbon bomb’ oil and gas field in the North Sea risks making it even more difficult...
Q&A by the European Commission   What is the microplastics ban the Commission adopted recently? The Commission took a big step towards fighting microplastics pollution by...
INSIGHT by Nature Action 100 Nature Action 100, the first global investor engagement initiative to address the urgent crisis of nature and biodiversity loss around...
INSIGHT by Zero Waste Europe The EU has a surplus in waste incineration capacities and a moratorium on new incinerators must be considered, urges a...
INSIGHT by Fiona Pedeboy, Researcher, Global Canopy  As a co-founder and official piloting partner of the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD), Global Canopy has welcomed the...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by the Climate Bonds Initiative  A new report from the UN Global Compact and Climate Bonds Initiative, The role of the Chief Financial Officer in...
INSIGHT by First Street Foundation First Street Foundation has released a report, entitled “The 9th National Risk Assessment: The Climate Insurance Bubble”, highlighting the contribution...
INSIGHT by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) For net-zero policies to be successful, it is key that they succeed in shaping the expectations...
INSIGHT by the European Commission The European Commission will invest €90 million in 17 new research projects  contributing to the EU Mission: ‘A Soil Deal...
INSIGHT by Principles for Responsible (PRI) The Inevitable Policy Response’s (IPR) latest forecast of global climate policies, expected to be put in place in major...
INSIGHT by the Climate Bonds Initiative A comprehensive guide, ‘Guidance to Assess Transition Plans,’ has been released today to assist stakeholders in understanding the fundamental...
INSIGHT by Dr. Moritz Kraemer is Chief Economist at LBBW Bank, Germany, and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS University...
INSIGHT by the CDP 〉CDP, which runs the global environmental disclosure platform for corporations, has announced its intention to align with the newly released TNFD...
INSIGHT by Ceres Ceres applauds the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on its adoption of a new rule that strengthens accuracy and reliability in...
INSIGHT by the European Parliament 〉Generic environmental claims and other misleading marketing tricks will be banned 〉Ban will also apply to commercial communications about goods that...
INSIGHT by the WWF New initiatives and finance to tackle the world’s biodiversity crisis were announced at a high-level event convened on the sidelines of...
REMARKS by Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen in New York, on Treasury’s Principles for Net-Zero Financing & Investment The physical impacts of climate...
INSIGHT by The Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) After two years of development, the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) has released its final Framework,...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...
INSIGHT by Kyriakos Triantafyllidis, Head of Growth and Strategy, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chains, World Economic Forum; Tessa Bysong, Partner, Bain &...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) 〉Blue hydrogen is not clean, not a low-carbon source of energy and not...
INSIGHT by the The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) has launched the world’s first science-based decarbonization framework for...
INSIGHT by TNFD The TNFD Recommendations are a key milestone in the relationship between nature, business and financial capital, positioning nature risk alongside financial, operational...
INSIGHT by the Zero Waste Europe Reusable take-away packaging could present a compelling climate case over single-use alternatives if return and washing systems are properly...
INSIGHT by Carbon Tracker The world’s biggest oil giant, Saudi Aramco, has the weakest climate pledges among major listed oil and gas companies, finds a report...
INSIGHT by PRI The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has released “ESG incorporation in direct lending: a guide of private debt investors,” a new report...
INSIGHT by Bank für Kirche und Caritas (BKC), a Catholic church Bank based in Paderborn, Germany Preamble Engagement has the potential to bring about social-ecological transformation....
INSIGHT by Ceres Last week, Ceres published a report that provides guidance for investors to effectively influence and support utility companies in decarbonizing the gas...
briefINSIGHT by UNEP Finance Initiative Authored by UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI) and Nature Teams, this briefing paper articulates the role...
INSIGHT by Morningstar Morningstar recently published the Morningstar ESG Commitment Level Landscape, a qualitative assessment of 108 global asset managers’ determination to incorporate ESG factors into...
INSIGHT by The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) Following the hottest three months ever recorded, the need for urgent, robust climate action has never been...
INSIGHT by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) For the first time, an international team of scientists is able to provide a detailed outline...
INSIGHT by Alex Morrison, University of Exter Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) and the University of Exeter have released a new report calling for a radical...
INSIGHT by Diane B. Holdorf, Executive Vice President, Pathways, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); Akanksha Khatri, Head, Nature and Biodiversity, World Economic...
INSIGHT by Jolene Tan, Communications Lead, Trase Forests are central to addressing the world’s climate and biodiversity crises. They capture and store carbon, play a...
INSIGHT by Ceres Last week, a new guidebook was released to provide companies with a resource to support responsible corporate engagement efforts in the electric vehicle...
INSIGHT by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Antarctica’s vast ice masses seem far away, yet they store enough water to raise global sea...
INSIGHT by the Network for Greening Financial System (NGFS) Yesterday, the Network for Greening the Financial System (NGFS) published the beta version of its Conceptual...
Q&A with Fiona Reynolds, an independent director and advisory board member; former CEO of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI); Chair of the UN...
INSIGHT by the The Nature Positive Initiative (NPI) Today, 27 of the world’s largest nature conservation organizations, institutes, business and finance coalitions have come together...
INSIGHT by the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) EFRAG and GRI publish today a joint statement on the high level of interoperability achieved between the European...
INSIGHT by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)   〉Over 20% of mapped global species richness are found in World Heritage sites, despite...
INSIGHT by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has today published a new report that assesses the climate data that investors...
INSIGHT by Planet Tracker 〉Pharmaceutical and biotechnology giant’s current emissions trajectory is on track for a +3 °C climate scenario by 2030. 〉Bayer’s Scope 3 emissions account for 76%...
INSIGHT by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Economies already under stress respond more strongly to weather events like heat waves, river floods and...
INSIGHT by ShareAction ISSB pressed to design international reporting standards for human capital and human rights issues by investors including Scottish Widows, La Française Group,...
INSIGHT by AEGON AM The Diversity Project has announced the launch of the Diversity Project Europe (‘DPE’) this Autumn to pave the way for a...
PERSONALITY IN PENSIONS INSIGHT by Lee Backhouse, Senior Responsible Investment Manager; Nature and Biodiversity Lead at Scottish Widows How can pensions operationalize 'transformative change' in the context...
INSIGHT by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)   〉Impact investors report meeting performance expectations in 2022 and plan to allocate more capital to emerging...
INSIGHT by Sue Lloyd, Vice-Chair, International Sustainability Standards Board. This article was originally published on the World Economic Forum.    〉A set of standards released...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) Australia   〉RBC’s climate and sustainable finance program fails to address ending fossil fuel...
INSIGHT by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Abrupt climate changes have affected rainfall patterns worldwide in the past, especially in the tropical monsoon...
INSIGHT by Simon Black,Ian Parry, Nate Vernon.This article was first published on the IMFBlog.   〉Scaling back subsidies would reduce air pollution, generate revenue, and...
INSIGHT by ClientEarth United Nations human rights experts have sounded the alarm over the significant human rights impact Saudi Aramco and its financial backers have...
INSIGHT by the The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) reported a sharp rise in companies setting science-based targets in...
INSIGHT by the Global Environment Facility During the GEF Assembly, Canada and the United Kingdom announced contributions to the new Global Biodiversity Framework Fund, created...
INSIGHT by Ceres A new benchmark analysis of 13 of the largest banks operating in the United States reveals significant inconsistencies between the banks’ public...
INSIGHT by FAIRR 〉Investors call on G20 to meet COP15 biodiversity obligation to phase out or repurpose harmful agricultural subsidies by 2030 〉Statement sets out four practical...
INSIGHT by CDP Data collates last five years of water disclosures to CDP from global companies.  Brands reporting opportunities include Volkswagen, Samsung, and Danone.  ...
INSIGHT by The Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) The Investor Group on Climate Change, whose members manage more than $30 trillion globally, yesterday launched...
INSIGHT by the International Union for Conservation Nature’s World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN WCPA) The International Union for Conservation Nature’s World Commission on Protected...
INSIGHT by California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) For the 2023 proxy season, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System—the world’s largest educator-only pension fund with...
INSIGHT by the World Resources Institute This article was updated on July 31, 2023 to reflect the current status of the International Seabed Authority's ongoing...
INSIGHT by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) Australia 〉Campaigns to promote ‘renewable gas’ could leave Victoria’s gas distribution networks exposed to...
INSIGHT by Carter Roberts, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund in the US, and Rosa Lemos de Sá, CEO, Brazilian Biodiversity Fund (FUNBIO). This...
INSIGHT by the European Commission The European Commission adopted yesterday the rules governing the implementation of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) during its transitional...
INSIGHT by the Stockholm Environment Institute The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have launched a new...
INSIGHT by the Climate Bonds Initiative ISS Corporate Solutions(link sends e-mail) (ICS), a leading provider of compensation, governance, cyber risk monitoring, and sustainability offerings to help...
INSIGHT by James Richens, Trase Trase and Proforest have published recommendations for establishing a fair and effective risk benchmarking to underpin the EU deforestation regulation. On...
INSIGHT by WWF Many food companies have begun looking to their supply chains for help in reaching their own emissions targets, offering incentives to their...
INSIGHT by Dr. Ralf Seiz, CEO and founder, Finreon, Lecturer University of St.Gallen, Dr. Christian Vial, Head of Innovation & Research, Finreon, Arnaud Gougler, Head...
INSIGHT by the Planet Tracker 〉Although the vast majority (83%) of documents do not mention plastic related risks at all, disclosures are rising. 〉Most plastic risk disclosures...
INSIGHT by the Climate Bonds Initiative Pure play renewable energy company, reNIKOLA Holdings Sdn Bhd (“reNIKOLA”) is issuing up to RM390 million Sukuk that has...
INSIGHT by the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) High level scoping study from the Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) and partners concludes that...
INSIGHT by the InfluenceMap The world’s largest asset managers are far off track to meet their own 2050 net zero commitments, according to a new...
INSIGHT by Emil Sirén Gualinga is Swedish-Ecuadorian and a member of the Kichwa People of Sarayaku, in Ecuador, and a sustainable finance consultant As defined...
INSIGHT by the World Resources Institute Coastal ecosystems, such as mangroves, seagrass meadows and salt marshes, provide critical services to people who live near them,...
INSIGHT by Ceres A new report unveiled yesterday finds that the U.S. insurance sector held $536 billion in fossil-fuel related assets in 2019, despite some...
INSIGHT by Ceres Ceres released yesterday a Net Zero Standard for North American Banks, setting out investor expectations for U.S. and Canadian banks on transitioning...
INSIGHT by The Investor Leadership Network (ILN) The Investor Leadership Network (ILN), a global coalition of 13 leading institutional investors representing over $10 trillion AUM,...
INSIGHT by Jitendra Aswani, upcoming post-doctoral researcher at MIT Sloan School of Management, former corporate governance fellow at Harvard University When discussing Corporate Social Responsibility...
INSIGHT by GIIN 〉Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) research highlights increasing sophistication of Impact Measurement and Management (IMM) practices 〉The report underscores the need for industry...
INSIGHT by Ceres A new analysis highlights an innovative approach for investors and companies that aims to strengthen the business case for water action and...
INSIGHT by The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)  The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) issued its proposed International Standard on Sustainability...
INSIGHT by IFRS, the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation  Last week, the European Commission issued the European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS) which come into effect...
INSIGHT by ClientEarth The Bulgarian state-owned coal power plant Maritsa East 2 gets a free pass to continue to pollute up to four times the...
INSIGHT by the Climate Bonds Initiative The bonds received the first-ever Climate Bonds certification under the Steel Criteria of the Climate Bonds Standard, recognizing alignment...
INSIGHT by Ceres A new scorecard released in July by the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets shows how 10 federal financial regulators have implemented key actions...
INSIGHT by Camila Yamahaki, senior researcher in Sustainable Finance at the Center for Sustainability Studies at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and Catherine Marchewitz, senior researcher...
Q&A by the European Commission | Why is the Commission adopting European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS)? EU law requires all large companies and all listed companies...
INSIGHT by the Investor Agenda 〉The seven founding partners of the Investor Agenda have released an updated ICAPs Expectations Ladder   〉The ICAPs Expectation Ladder has been...
PUBLIC CONSULTATION | Open until September 13, 2023 2X Global and the 2X Challenge have been at the forefront of building the field of gender lens...
INSIGHT by Carbon Tracker Pension funds are risking the retirement savings of millions of people by relying on economic research that ignores critical scientific evidence...
INSIGHT by the Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market  〉Integrity Council publishes full criteria for assessing categories of credits and crediting methodologies 〉Assessment phase begins...
INSIGHT by Planet Tracker 〉Large-scale attempts to restore deep sea ecosystems would cost trillions: neither governments nor companies could pay for it 〉Planet Tracker calls on...
Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news provider, has announced the first release of the two-day, industry-leading Reuters Events: ESG Investment Europe 2023 summit, uniting...
NEWSLETTER by Alessia Falsarone. The author acknowledges the team at The University of Chicago Circular Economy and Sustainable Business Management Program and all participants of the...