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Incentivizing Change: How ESG-Linked Compensation Can Advance Sustainability Initiatives

Discover how implementing quantifiable ESG targets for compensation incentives can help companies and their investors achieve their sustainability goals.

Navigating the EU Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products (EUDR): 5 Key Questions Answered About Company Readiness and Investor Risk

Navigating the EU Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products: 5 Key EUDR Questions Answered About Company Readiness and Investor Risk

The EUDR comes into effect in December 2024, marking an important step in tackling deforestation. In this article, we answer five key questions who the EUDR applies to, how companies are meeting the requirements, and the risks non-compliance poses to both companies and investors

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Child Labor in Cocoa Supply Chains: Unveiling the Layers of Human Rights Challenges

Child labor remains a persistent issue in the cocoa supply chain. So can major food brands do to stop it? Discover the steps companies can take to address the issue and ways investors can engage with companies to mitigate it.

Beyond 1.5 LCTR Managing Climate Risk | Morningstar Sustainalytics

Beyond 1.5 Degrees: What the LCTR Tells Us About Companies Managing Their Climate Risk

The LCTR rating of over 8,000 companies shows that global temperatures will rise 3.1 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial averages. This article looks at the overall performance of these companies and the industries that are leading on climate.

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Lines in the Sand: How Canada’s Oil Sands Companies Can Pave Their Way to Net Zero

Post-COP 28 countries have agreed to an orderly transition away from fossil fuels. This article explores what that could look like for Canada’s oil and gas producers.

Climate Disclosure Ruling | Morningstar Sustainalytics

The SEC’s Climate Disclosure Rule: A Step in the Right Direction

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently published the final version of its long-awaited Climate Disclosure Rule. The final rule differs significantly from its original draft and further departs from other standards about to be implemented around the globe.

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Impact Investing Revisited: Contextual Considerations to Better Measure and Optimize

Learn how to go beyond simply asking whether an investment has impact to quantifying the impact to support positive real-world outcomes.

Automotive Workers and the EV Revolution: How the Pivot to Electric and Connected Vehicles is a Human Capital Risk

A rapid shift to scale the production of electric, connected vehicles demands significant changes to both the size and skillset of the auto industry’s workforce. This article examines how these challenges are impacting the automotive industry.

Biodiversity Stewardship Corporate Realities and Strategies for Biodiversity Stewardship

From Commitment to Action: Corporate Realities and Strategies for Biodiversity Stewardship

With global biodiversity goals established and science-based targets for nature developed, the scaffolding is in place for companies to begin changing course. This article highlights key areas to advance progress through stewardship initiatives in 2024.

Double Trouble: The Rise of Greenwashing and Climate Litigation for Banks

The fight against greenwashing is being taken to the courts. An analysis of Morningstar Sustainalytics data shows a 12-fold rise in climate-related litigation, including greenwashing claims, against banks over the past three years.

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Big Food’s Broken Promises: The Data Behind the Food Industry’s Rising Emissions

Using Low Carbon Transition Ratings data, we look at six major food companies and identify where they need to go beyond targets to meet their stated net-zero goals.

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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.

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6 Types of Greenwashing Asset Managers Need to Know

Discover the 6 types of greenwashing asset managers should look out for when building a sustainable investment portfolio.

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The State of ESG Risk Across Industries: Three Key Takeaways From Our Annual Industry Reports

Morningstar Sustainalytics’ Annual ESG Risk Ratings Industry Reports are now available. Discover the cross-industry insights that emerge from this year’s reports and the research behind them.

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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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.

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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.