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Biodiversity in the Balance: Hedging Portfolio Risks

As investors have grown increasingly interested in addressing portfolio risks linked to biodiversity loss, we use model portfolios to explore how related risks can affect overall returns.

SDGs and ESG: Why the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Should Top Every Boardroom Agenda

The world is failing to achieve the UN Sustainable Development goals, with just 15% of targets on track. In this article, we explore the role of SDGs in developing sustainability objectives and how boards of directors can make progress on their targets.

Global Greenwashing Regulations: How the World Is Cracking Down on Misleading Sustainability Claims

Amid fears of greenwashing claims and evolving reporting standards, sustainable investment assets have dropped as much as 51 percent. In this rapidly changing environment, ESG stewardship is one of the most effective ways to integrate genuine sustainability principles into investment management.

Controversies in Biodiversity and Community Relations: A Holistic View of Their Interconnection

Our analysis reveals that for companies, biodiversity and community relations are highly interconnected. To effectively address biodiversity-related risk companies should also consider social factors and engage with Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

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Combatting Investment Greenwashing Through a Double Materiality Approach

Learn how a double materiality investment approach can help mitigate greenwashing risks in sustainable investments.

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The Raw Materials Crunch: Industry Risks Due to Physical Scarcity, Supply Concentration and Intense Demand

As demand for critical raw materials increases, due in part to the low-carbon transition, industries reliant on those materials face growing risks. In this article, discover what’s driving those risks.

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Driving ESG Transparency: Exploring the Role of Taxo4 in the EU Taxonomy

The expanded environmental classifications in the EU Taxonomy, known as Taxo4, marks a step forward for investors seeking sustainable investments. Read on to learn what the new criteria cover and why it matters to investors.

ESG Stewardship: A Powerful Tool to Mitigate Greenwashing Risks

Amid fears of greenwashing claims and evolving reporting standards, sustainable investment assets have dropped as much as 51 percent. In this rapidly changing environment, ESG stewardship is one of the most effective ways to integrate genuine sustainability principles into investment management.

ESG in Conversation: What Does It Take To Be a Sustainability Leader in 2023 and Beyond?

What Does It Take To Be a Sustainability Leader in 2023 and Beyond? Discover the trends sustainability professionals need to lead into the future.

It’s Not Just Wildfires and Hurricanes: Extreme Heat Is a Silent Killer for Companies

Extreme heat could account for 65% of North America’s productivity losses by 2030, Sustainalytics says.

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Regulating 'Forever' Chemicals: Examining Company Readiness and Investor Risk

Chemical companies face growing pressure to phase out some of the most hazardous substances from their product portfolios. Learn how well companies manage related risks and what upcoming regulations could mean for them and their investors.

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Webinar Replay | Product Governance Risk: Navigating One of the Most Common ESG Issues

Join Morningstar Sustainalytics for a panel discussion about ESG risk exposure, what this means and how to manage. In this webinar, we will focus on how Sustainalytics identifies drivers of product governance risk.

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Mandatory Scope 3 Emissions Reporting in the U.S. and Canada: Most Companies Are Unprepared

Learn just how prepared U.S. and Canadian companies are for the proposed scope 3 emissions disclosure rules and how investors can leverage engagement to help companies meet the various challenges of GHG emissions reporting.

Policy Responses to Climate Change: The EU’s Fit for 55 Package and Its Implications for Companies and Investors

Governments need to be more decisive to slow global temperature rise. The EU’s Fit for 55 package, with its ambitious targets for energy-intensive sectors, is an example of the required policy response needed to decarbonize global economies.

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An Analysis of Financial Losses and the Near-Term Physical Risks of Climate Change

Using data from our Physical Climate Risk Metrics, we discover which sectors are most vulnerable to physical climate risks and the regions contributing the most to those risks.

Sustainable Investments: The Asset Manager’s Handbook for EU Interpretation and Implementation

Sustainable Investments: The Asset Manager’s Handbook for EU Interpretation and Implementation

This ebook looks at why the current definition of sustainable investments causes confusion and how sustainable finance can be practically interpreted and implemented by asset managers in the EU.

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Where There’s Smoke: Wildfires and the Impact of Non-GHG Emissions

Non-GHG emissions will increase as the physical impacts of climate change continue to materialize. Our analysis shows that companies could be doing more to eliminate hazardous non-GHG air emissions from their operations.

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What the New ISSB Climate Standard Means for Investors

Examining the goals and key features of the newly published ISSB climate-related disclosures standard and what they mean for investors.

Rising Conflict, Responsible Business: What Companies and Investors Need to Know About Operating in High-Risk Areas

In this blog we look at how unstable states are classified and the associated business risk landscape, how companies can manage these risks, and how investors can engage with business operating in conflict-affected areas.

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Scope 3 Supply Chain Emissions: Five Questions Investors Need to Know

To assess climate-related transition risks, investors should evaluate GHG emissions across portfolio companies’ value chains. In this blog post we’ll answer the key questions investors need to know about supply chain GHG emissions, and why decarbonization of the supply chain is an essential component of an effective climate transition strategy.