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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.

ESG in Conversation: Combatting Greenwashing in Financial Markets

We’re talking all about greenwashing this episode. What is it? How can asset managers spot it? And what can they do to steer clear in their portfolios and investment products?

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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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Navigating Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Risks: Insight for Investors

In this on-demand webinar our knowledgeable panel delves into data privacy and cybersecurity issues investor need to know including risk drivers, market signals and company preparedness.

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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.

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.

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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Combatting Investment Greenwashing Through a Double Materiality Approach

Learn how a double materiality investment approach can help mitigate greenwashing risks in sustainable investments.

ESG Spotlight: Unlocking Human Rights in Corporate Supply Chains

This report outlines best practices in mitigating human rights related risks in supply chains and presents a framework for investors to assess relevant factors.

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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.

ESG Stewardship: A Powerful Tool to Mitigate Greenwashing Risks

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.

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On-Demand Webinar: ESG Smart Score

In this webinar, learn how Morningstar Sustainalytics' new quantitative, AI-driven ESG Risk Smart Score can help investors identify some of the potentially higher-risk areas of their portfolios.

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In Whose Best Interest? Why Investors Are Demanding More Transparency on Companies' Lobbying Activities

A growing number of investors are prioritizing lobbying transparency in their portfolio. Discover the reasons why and how they are holding companies accountable in our latest blog.

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Seeing Through the Green: A Guide to Greenwashing Risks for Asset Managers

This guide provides asset managers with the insights they need to distinguish and develop genuine sustainable investment products and to understand greenwashing risks.

ESG in Conversation: What Does It Take To Be a Sustainability Leader in 2023 and Beyond?

What Does It Take To Be a Sustainability Leader in 2023 and Beyond? Discover the trends sustainability professionals need to lead into the future.

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UK Stewardship Code - Annual Signatory Report

Review our UK Stewardship Code submission to learn more about Morningstar Sustainalytics’ collaborative engagement approach.