The Power of Impact: Untapped Potential for Asset Owners, Asset Managers and Wealth Managers
In this blog post, we explore the power of impact as a dimension in investment decision-making and how it can unlock new opportunities and deliver sustainable value for asset owners, asset managers and wealth managers.
Today’s Sustainable Bond Market: Boosting Confidence in Sustainable Bond Issuances
In this article, we examine the kinds of sustainable bonds offered in the market, some of the key regulations being developed in different markets and the current initiatives to improve the quality and credibility of issuances.
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.
Governance in Brief – June 8, 2023
European Parliament approves CSDDD The European Parliament has approved the “Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive.” Under the new rules, companies will be required to identify and address the negative impact of their activities and value chains on human rights and the environment. Additionally, companies will need to implement climate transition plans, and, in the case of companies with more than 1,000 employees, tie directors' variable compensation to target achievement.
What’s Happening in Sustainable Finance: GSSS Market Rebounds, Sovereign Sustainable Debt, and Much More
Get caught up on developments in the global sustainable finance market. This month, we discuss market performance for the first part of the year, continuing scrutiny of SLBs, and the growing group of sovereigns exploring sustainable debt opportunities.
Webinar: EU Green Bond Standards Regulation Implication for Issuers
Sustainalytics invites you to this webinar where we will be discussing the recent regulatory publication on the agreement for the EU Green Bond Standards. We will be highlighting what the implications of these changes are for EU Green Bond Issuers.
Governance in Brief – June 1, 2023
Citigroup to IPO Banamex after Mexican gov’t interventions hamper sales deal Citigroup has announced a plan to spin off its Mexican business, Banamex, after a failure to sell the unit to conglomerate Grupo Mexico. Citigroup had been in talks with German Larrea, CEO and Chairman of Grupo Mexico, for over a year in an attempt to orchestrate the sale of the bank, which was first announced at the start of 2022.
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.
ESG Spotlight | Supply Chain Incidents: Understanding the Impacts
To help investors understand supply chain controversies, this report explores how supply chain incidents are distributed over time and across industries, markets and event categories. Our analysis aims to enable investors to identify potential areas of portfolio exposure as well as topics for corporate stewardship activities.
Managing Risks for a Changing Climate: A Guide for Institutional Investors
Gain a better understanding of physical and transition climate risks and their potential impacts to effectively respond to climate risks in investment portfolios and comply with the growing list of climate-focused reporting frameworks and regulations.
EU Action Plan Q1 Updates: SFDR Review and Investor’s Challenges
In this webinar, we will take a look at the evolution of sustainable funds in the first quarter of 2023, and review fund flows into Article 8 & 9 funds. We will then explore the latest regulatory updates around the EU Action Plan and the discussions around ESG labelling. Our speakers will discuss the different approaches of disclosures versus labelling and the benefits and shortcomings of each for combatting greenwashing.
Governance in Brief – May 25, 2023
Activist investor pushes for leadership and strategy changes at NRG Energy Activist investor Elliott Investment Management has disclosed a 13% stake in the US-based NRG Energy and called for leadership and operational changes at the company to remedy its “meaningful underperformance.” The investor urged NRG to add independent directors with experience in the power and energy sector to its board, noting that it has already identified five executives to guide the operational and strategic changes.