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Contribute to Morningstar Sustainalytics’ 2nd Annual Global Survey of CSR and Sustainability Professionals

Morningstar Sustainalytics’ 2nd Annual Global Survey of CSR and Sustainability Professionals

We invite corporate social responsibility and sustainability professionals around the world to participate in the second edition of the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey.

Webinar Recap: How Integrating ESG Can Drive Opportunity for Private Companies

Recently, Morningstar Sustainalytics hosted a webinar – ESG in the Lifecycle of a Private Company: How Stakeholder Demands Drive Sustainability in Private Markets – to address some of the questions private companies might have surrounding ESG and how it could impact their business.

Corporate ESG Reporting: Improving the Dialogue Between Companies and Their Investors

In this article, we take a closer look at why ESG reporting is more important than ever, highlighting why it goes beyond an annual general meeting (AGM) or proxy season.

What Do ESG Ratings Measure? Understanding the Metrics Used to Assess Corporate ESG Performance

In this article we’ll shed some light on what the top-level corporate ESG rating means, and the metrics used to measure corporate ESG performance.

Raising the Bar in Mining and Minerals for the Cleantech Supply Chain: The Role of Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives

In this article, we look at multi-stakeholder initiatives in the mining industry and how to mobilize investors to raise the bar for industry collaboration in the cleantech supply chain.

Green Bond Principles: What Issuers Need to Know

The green bond market is a portion of the larger debt market that enables and mobilizes funding for projects that contribute to environmental sustainability. Green bonds facilitate capital raising and investments for new and existing projects which have environmental benefits and can mitigate risks associated with climate change.

Filling in the Data Gaps: The Current State of Reporting on Principal Adverse Impacts Disclosures for the SFDR

In this blog we take a closer look at trends in data availability and reporting across mandatory and voluntary PAIs, and how investors can address their data gaps.

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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.

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Capturing the Direct and Indirect Risks of Physical Climate Change in Investment Portfolios

Investors face a unique set of challenges in assessing the physical climate risks affecting their portfolio companies. In this blog discover the direct and indirect physical climate risks impacting companies and their supply chains.

Impact offers investors new ways to differentiate products, enhance client satisfaction, report to stakeholders and more. Learn how in our new blog post, The Power of Impact: Unleashing Potential for Asset Owners, Asset Managers, and Wealth Managers

Investing for Impact Explained: What It Is and Why It Matters to Investors

What is impact investing? What is impact-focused investing? In this blog post we unpack impact, how it relates to ESG, and why it’s important to investors.

Anticipating the Inevitable: What to Expect from the European Green Bonds Regulation

This blog post examines the key anticipated requirements that should be considered once the European Green Bond Regulation is ratified.

Will SVB’s Failure Create Headwinds in Clean Technology?

SVB's failure could create a domino effect in the IT and banking sectors, whereby the default of one company would trigger the default of another one across sectors, and so on. In this article, we explore that possibility for the cleantech sector.

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Factoring in Biodiversity: Companies Just Aren't Ready

Using ESG Risk Ratings data we assess companies' readiness to address their impacts on biodiversity loss across their operations.

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A New Tool at the Table: Understanding Low Carbon Transition Risk By Industry and How Companies Are Managing It

Discover how leading companies are managing their low carbon transition risks. Using data from the Low Carbon Transition Ratings, we identify the industries with a large portion of the companies with strong management of transition issues and examine the factors contributing to their strong management scores.

Examining the G in ESG: The Role, Best Practices and Metrics for Corporate Governance

This blog post examines the role, best practices and metrics for corporate governance with examples from three subindustries.

What the Upcoming ISSB Standards Mean for Corporate Reporters and Issuers

Discover what the upcoming Sustainability Disclosure Standards from ISSB could mean for company’s ESG and sustainability strategies, polices and disclosure.

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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.

ESG performance for Credit Suisse and UBS

A Tale of Two Swiss Banks: Financial Performance and ESG Risk Run Parallel for UBS and Credit Suisse

Amid growing interest in the financial impacts of the UBS-Credit Suisse merger, less attention has been paid to the ESG aspects. How have the two companies been performing on ESG risk?

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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.

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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.