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What’s Happening in Sustainable Finance: Sovereigns Focus on Biodiversity, Use of Proceed Instruments Gaining Ground as Sustainability-Linked Instruments Face Scrutiny, and More

Our review of the sustainable finance market looks at GSSS bright spots amid global financial headwinds, sovereign and corporates’ focus on biodiversity, and the uptick in use of proceed instruments as sustainability-linked instruments face scrutiny.

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Governance in Brief – November 24, 2022

Costco to set new emissions targets following activist demands Activist investment firm Green Century Capital Management claims that Costco Wholesale Corp has pledged to set new Scope 3 climate reduction targets in 2023. At Costco’s January 2022 AGM, 70% of votes supported a proposal from Green Century for the company to include emissions from producers and distributors in its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions targets.

Physical Climate Risk: Preparing Your Portfolio for a Changing Climate

The physical climate risks affecting assets are likely to increase in the coming years, as the impacts of climate change are felt more frequently and with more intensity. In this guide, learn how companies and investors can assess their exposure to physical climate risks.

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.

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Governance in Brief – November 17, 2022

Renault to potentially spin off EV line and partner with Geely French carmaker Renault Group has announced plans to split its activities into five separate businesses: “Ampere” (electrical vehicles), “Power” (combustion- and hybrid-engine assets), “Alpine” (sports cars), “Mobilize” (financial services), and “The Future is Neutral” (recycling activities). The company is considering listing Ampere on Euronext Paris in 2023 and has said that it will welcome external investors while maintaining a “strong majority.”

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.

On-Demand Webinar: Cyberattacks, Corporate Exposure, and Material ESG Risk

Data privacy and cybersecurity-related issues have become major drivers of business risk in recent years. Cyber risk is “the most immediate and financially material sustainability risk that organizations face today,” according to the World Economic Forum.

Asia-Pacific Supplement to The Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022

Asia-Pacific Supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022

In this Asia-Pacific supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022, we share additional findings showing how CSR and sustainability teams in the APAC region are managing ESG programs and compare their responses to the world.

EMEA Supplement to The Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022

Europe, Middle East, and Africa Supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022

In this Europe, Middle East, and Africa supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022, we share additional findings showing how CSR and sustainability teams in the EMEA region are managing ESG programs and compare their responses to the world.

Download the Special Americas Supplement to The Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022 – CSR and Sustainability in Transition

Americas Supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022

In this Americas supplement to the Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022, we share additional findings showing how CSR and sustainability teams in the Americas are managing ESG programs and compare their responses to the world.

Water Risks, the Great Plains, and the Packaged Food Industry: ESG Thematic Spotlight, November 2022

In collaboration with The Water Council, this report explores the notion of contextual water risks impacting agribusiness operations and sourcing in the Great Plains region of the United States.

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Governance in Brief – November 10, 2022

Petrobras to pay massive third quarter dividend Petrobras has approved the payment of around BRL 43.68 billion (USD 8.4 billion) in Q3 dividends. Of the total dividend, around BRL 20 billion (USD 3.9 billion) will go to the Brazilian federal government, Petrobras’ controlling shareholder.

How Norway’s Largest Bank is Using Its Sustainable Product Framework to Fund a Greener Future

DNB set out to solidify its existing sustainable product framework, stay current in an ever-evolving sustainable finance market, and identify projects that have material impacts on the environment.

How a Technology Firm Realized the Impact of its Wireless Power Product on Sustainability

How a Technology Firm Realized the Impact of its Wireless Power Product on Sustainability

Ossia Inc. needed a greater understanding of how its flagship product, Cota Real Wireless Power, influenced the environment, society, and the economy.

ESG Risk Ratings Then and Now

ESG Risk Ratings Then and Now

Join Morningstar Sustainalytics for a panel conversation about the ESG Risk Ratings and how Sustainalytics' clients are integrating ESG across investment workflows, including security selection, fund construction, and client reporting.

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The EU Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth: Twelve Essential Questions Answered for Investors

Learn what the EU Action Plan is, its objectives, and the importance of taking immediate action to comply with its various regulations including the EU Taxonomy Regulation, Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, and the EU Benchmarks Regulation.

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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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Governance in Brief – November 3, 2022

SEC adopts new rule on executive compensation clawbacks The U.S. SEC has adopted new rules requiring publicly traded companies to recover incentive-based executive compensation if that pay was awarded based on a misstated financial performance measure. The SEC had originally proposed a clawback rule in 2015, but it remained dormant until 2021.

Download The Morningstar Sustainalytics Corporate ESG Survey Report 2022

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.