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The Role of Sustainability-Linked Financial Instruments in Heavy Industry Decarbonization

With the effects of climate change looming, governments and organizations of all stripes need to work with carbon-intensive industries and invite them to participate in global decarbonization efforts. This can, in part, be achieved through sustainability-linked instruments.

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A Closer Look at How and Where Net-Zero Commitments Are Falling Short

Read about the methods investors can use to measure portfolio alignment to net-zero and the importance of not only assessing climate transition plans, but also their governance structure and implementation.

Successful ESG Programs: Two Important Habits From High-Performing Companies

In this blog we provide insights into the best practices for developing a successful ESG program by highlighting two important habits of high-performing companies in Sustainalytics’ universe.

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Carbon Emissions Data for Investors: Closing the Reporting Gap and Future-Proofing Estimations

Despite improvements in the quality and quantity of carbon emissions reporting from companies, significant gaps remain. Discover the current state of emissions disclosures, learn the advantages and disadvantages of widely used estimation models, and discover the approach underpinning Sustainalytics' Carbon Emissions Data product.

Sustainability-Linked Financial Instruments: Creating Targets and Measuring Your Company's Performance

Sustainability-linked bonds and loans have begun to gain more attention. This blog post takes a closer look at key performance indicators (KPIs) and sustainable performance targets (SPTs) that must be kept in mind while opting for these instruments.

Communicating Your ESG Story: 5 Key Lessons From Top-Performing Companies

In this blog, we provide insights into the best practices for strategic ESG communications with five lessons from three top performing companies in Sustainalytics’ universe.

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The Growth of Impact Investing in Latin America: Insights From Latibex Forum 2022

In this blog members of our Corporate Solutions teams share their insights on the uptake of ESG and impact considerations among companies and investors in Latin America.

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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.

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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.

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Danish Delegation Engages Sustainalytics’ Biodiversity Expert, Enabling Front Row Access to COP15 Negotiations

Finance Day within the U.N. Biodiversity Conference (COP15) is fast approaching, and Morningstar Sustainalytics’ team members will be in attendance, each focusing on different investor biodiversity considerations related to active ownership.

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Sustainable Finance and the Inflation Reduction Act: 5 Key Takeaways for Issuers and Investors

In this blog we share 5 takeaways from our recent webinar on the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, what it means for companies, issuers and investors, and how it can support their decarbonization goals.

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Cybersecurity Risk and ESG: Systemic Events Analysis

Global events such as the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, heightened focus on cyberthreats. In this blog we look at how these events impacted the performance of a cybersecurity model fund and what that means for companies and investors.

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Demystifying the EU Action Plan: 10 Key Terms Explained

As the EU Action Plan’s legislative framework is being formalized and implemented, many investment firms may still need clarity on its regulations and terminology. In this blog, we demystify 10 key terms to help you better understand the EU Action Plan.

Analysis: Strong Data Privacy and Security Management Pays Off

In this post, we share analysis of the impact of cyberattack incidents on company stock prices using the Data Privacy and Security Policy management score as a variable to assess returns after one year.

The Mining Industry: Challenges and Opportunities of Decarbonization

Mining companies have sustainable finance options when it comes to raising capital for decarbonization efforts. This blog post explains what they are, along with the challenges involved.

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.

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Sustainability-Linked Financial Instruments and the Role of the Second-Party Opinion

Financial instruments such as green, social, blue, sustainable and transition bonds and loans, have gained traction. This blog post explains why this enhances the need for an independent perspective.

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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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U.S. Proxy Voting Season Spotlight: ESG-Focused Shareholder Resolutions

The US proxy season runs through Q2 and is one of the most watched and contested times for shareholder meetings globally. Learn more about ESG voting trends changing sentiments in the 2022 ESG landscape.

Cybersecurity: A Growing ESG and Business Risk

Cyber risk is one of the most immediate and financially material ESG risks that organizations face today. As companies continue to digitalize and business models shift to incorporate a complex mix of technology and data supply chains, stakeholders are reckoning with a significant realignment in global security risk.