Constructing Zero Deforestation Portfolios to Combat Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss
The world’s forests are under threat, putting ecosystem services and global economic wealth in danger. But investors can help to fight deforestation. In this article, learn the reasons why investors should pursue zero deforestation portfolios.
ESG in Conversation: ISSB Sets New Standards for Sustainability Reporting
In this episode, learn about the upcoming greenhouse gas reporting requirements for North American companies, EU's Fit for 55 package and the implication for companies in the region, and what the newly published ISSB standards mean for companies and investors.
Implications of CSRD: What the Final Standards Mean for Investors and Issuers
With the introduction of the European Sustainability Report Standards, which set the criteria to implement the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, investors in the region can better evaluate companies’ sustainability performance. Discover the elements of the standards and what they mean for the sustainable finance market.
What an Impact-Focused Investment Approach Looks Like
Institutional investors and wealth managers increasingly want to consider impact in their investment decisions — for a wide range of reasons. This infographic looks at how impact-focused investing works and how investors can develop an impact-focused investment approach that integrates into their existing strategies, regardless of their motivations.
The Power of Impact: Untapped Potential for Asset Owners, Asset Managers and Wealth Managers
In this blog post, we explore the power of impact as a dimension in investment decision-making and how it can unlock new opportunities and deliver sustainable value for asset owners, asset managers and wealth managers.
Portfolio Screening as Due Diligence: How Investors Can Implement Responsible Business Conduct
This blog outlines how investors with access to screening options that follow the criteria of the OECD MNE Guidelines and the UNGPs can better assess investee companies’ risk of causing actual and potential adverse impacts. It shows what these research modules can look like and provides some examples outcomes on the effect of applying certain thresholds.
Biodiversity For Financial Institutions: Making the LEAP to Better Decision Making and Stewardship
Amid growing pressure to incorporate biodiversity into investment processes, we will outline how financial institutions can perform biodiversity assessments to make meaningful decision, contribute to biodiversity preservation and be accountable to regulators.
Inconsistent Definition of ‘Sustainable Investments’ Across EU Regulations Could Cause (Unintentional) Greenwashing
The absence of clear parameters to support the regulatory definition of sustainable investments has pushed market participants to make judgment calls leading to diverging investor approaches.
EU's Iterative Approach to Sustainable Finance Regulations Isn't Perfect, But It's a Good Start
The EU Action Plan for Sustainable Finance has kept the European investment market busy over the past year. In this blog post, we highlight the merits that we see in the EU regulatory package. While not perfect, the regulation is a good start.
Investors Seek Meaningful Scope 3 Emissions Targets to Evaluate Climate Transition Plans
Climate concerns continued to dominate proxy voting in the 2022 proxy season. With more clarity on sectoral commitments required to achieve the global net zero goal, shareholders’ requests have become noticeably more specific. A larger number of resolutions asked companies to adopt and report on emissions reduction targets and transition plans that reference the latest forward-looking guidance.
Post-COP15 Outlook: Evolving Investor Responsibilities in Biodiversity
Awaiting COP15’s Global Biodiversity Framework negotiation outcomes, financial market participants could face new regulatory pressure sooner than expected to integrate biodiversity assessment into their investment, decision-making processes.
Sustainable Finance Insights: Special Episode on Sustainable Finance in the Metals, Mining and Commodities Sector
In this special episode, we focus on sustainable and transition finance opportunities for issuers in the metals and mining sector and discuss considerations for banks, issuers and investors to fund improvements and mitigate environmental, social and regulatory risks.
ESG Data Market Gaps: 3 Areas of Interest for Investors Measuring Material ESG Risk
Many global investors already incorporate ESG factors into their evaluation of public companies across developed markets. We are now observing increasing interest in applying ESG considerations across a broader set of asset classes and regions.