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Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and ESG: Managing Risks in a Changing Business Environment

Learn how companies can address data privacy and security issues and mitigate related ESG risks.

Financing a Sustainable Future: The Evolution of Sustainability-Linked Finance Instruments

The sustainable finance market has seen rapid growth in the last two years, with sustainable debt issuance surpassing US$1.6 trillion in 2021. This blog explores the market trends and future of sustainability-linked loans and sustainability-linked bonds.

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Sustainability-Linked Finance: A Bridge to Funding Corporate Sustainability

Learn about the key components of sustainability-linked finance instruments and how they can help corporations achieve their sustainability goals.

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Telecom Network Outages, the ESG Risks of a Connected World

The telecom industry is exposed to several Material ESG Issues, including Data Privacy and Security, Business Ethics, Human Capital and Product Governance. Product Governance issues in the telecom industry include service quality, maintaining reliable, high-speed networks, and responding to customer billing concerns.

Does ESG Impact Valuation? Answering the Most Common Questions About IPO ESG Assessments

Companies working toward an IPO increasingly understand that having an effective ESG strategy is an important strategic consideration for investors and regulators alike. This FAQ answers the most common questions about what an ESG assessment involves.

Preparing for an IPO: How an ESG Assessment Can Make a Difference

For pre-IPO companies, having a plan to manage ESG issues and disclosures can make a difference in pre-IPO fundraising, valuation, building credibility in the market, and contributing to the overall success of an IPO. This blog post explains why.

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Why ESG Investors Follow the Elon Musk Twitter Takeover

A self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist”, Musk has criticized what he views as excessive moderation on online platforms, indicating his desire to ease Twitter’s content moderation policies and only remove content deemed illegal by governments.

ESG for IPOs: Becoming ESG-Ready for Your Initial Public Offering

ESG for IPOs: Becoming ESG-Ready for Your Initial Public Offering

Learn why pre-IPO companies need to focus on ESG issues to attract key investors, make their companies more competitive, and help build solid reputations.

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Ocean Carriers Facing Increased ESG Risk Amidst Supply Chain Crisis

Maritime shipping is the most common mode of transport for global trade, with around 80-90% of the volume of international trade in goods carried by sea. Complex supply chain challenges around the world made 2021 an exceptionally challenging year for retailers, exacerbating global inflation. Still, it was also very profitable for ocean carriers and containership owners.

Q&A | ESG-Linked Compensation: Getting Started, Common Metrics, and the Role of Banks

How do companies initiate the process of tying executive compensation to ESG metrics? The second part of our Q&A with Sustainalytics' resident expert.

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Q&A | How Companies Are Using Sustainability-Linked Compensation to Advance ESG Goals

Can sustainability-linked compensation advance ESG goals? The first part of our Q&A with Sustainalytics' resident expert tackles this and a few other interesting questions.

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The Road to Our 1000th SPO: How We Got Here and What’s Next in Sustainable Finance

As a global leader in second-party opinions (SPOs) of sustainable bonds and loans, Sustainalytics maintains a unique vantage point to observe how the market has changed. Here are some noteworthy developments.

The State of ESG Survey 2022 for CSR and Sustainability Professionals

With the increasing pressure to enhance ESG performance, Sustainalytics is launching our State of ESG 2022 Survey to help practitioners understand how CSR and sustainability are evolving and how their roles are changing to meet the demands. If you are a CSR or sustainability professional, we want your opinion.

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A Sustainable Finance Insider’s Perspective at the ICMA Annual Conference

Insights from the ICMA's 54th Annual General Meeting and Conference held in June 2022, in Vienna, with 900 delegates from 40 countries.

Should Leadership Compensation Be Tied To ESG Metrics? Here’s Why It Makes Sense

Explaining the relationship between leadership compensation and corporate strategy, whether it makes sense for incentives to be tied to ESG-related goals, and why more companies are adopting this practice.

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Real ESG Accountability: Tying Your Company’s ESG Performance to Leadership Compensation

Learn how an ESG-based incentive plan can help companies respond to stakeholder pressure and align strategy with action.

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Banks’ ESG Risks Related to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict on Investors’ Radars

Investor interest in the banking sector remains high as the impact of Russian sanctions unfolds. Based on Morningstar Sustainalytics’ research, total unmanaged risk has increased for both Russian and international banks with exposure to Russian clients. To what extent have sanctions affected banks’ total unmanaged risk?

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ESG Impacts of the War in Ukraine: Global Food Supply

The invasion of Ukraine highlights the fragility of the global food system. The destruction caused by the war and subsequent trade restrictions on Russia, endangers a significant percentage of the global food supply coming from two of world’s leading agricultural commodity exporters, consequently prompting food prices to surpass the 30-year high.

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Biodiversity loss and climate change call for a nature-positive economy – Stewardship may lead the way

Financial institutions funding the supply chains affected by biodiversity loss stand to lose right alongside farmers, producers and retailers—and so, in turn, do investors. ESG stewardship continues to be a powerful investor instrument to mitigate risks on a changing planet. With growing expectations of double materiality, it is an opportunity for investors to have a greater societal impact and support the transition towards a nature-positive economy.

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Understanding Materiality: Lessons From Industries With High ESG Risk

Discover the five industries facing the highest ESG risk, the issues impacting the risk profiles of companies in those industries, and how all companies can best manage these issues.