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ESG Risk Ratings: A 360° Review

This paper, in partnership with Natixis, is the first of three papers that will provide valuable insights on the potential economic and societal benefits of aligning with ESG standards, as well as the potential costs and disruptions.

Biodiversity is the foundation of our natural capital and at risk from business activities. However, while there is regulatory and market momentum to mitigate biodiversity loss, businesses are generally not acknowledging or addressing the risks.

Risk and Opportunity in Biodiversity: How Sustainable Finance Can Help

This article outlines how biodiversity loss poses material risks to business and how it connects to many other issues that companies can’t ignore. In addition, it covers how biodiversity conservation presents substantial economic opportunities, and how businesses can address and access these opportunities by issuing linked instruments that integrate biodiversity considerations.

Sustainalytics Podcast

ESG In Conversation: How do Businesses, Governments and Investors Fit into the Circular Economy?

How do businesses, governments, and investors fit into the circular economy? Learn about the challenges and opportunities of a circular economy in this episode of ESG in Conversation.

Webinar Replay | ESG in the Lifecycle of a Private Company: How Stakeholder Demands Drive Sustainability in Private Markets

Learn how various stakeholders are utilizing sustainability information and how this information impacts a company’s value proposition and valuation.

Sustainable Investments: The Asset Manager’s Handbook for EU Interpretation and Implementation

Sustainable Investments: The Asset Manager’s Handbook for EU Interpretation and Implementation

This ebook looks at why the current definition of sustainable investments causes confusion and how sustainable finance can be practically interpreted and implemented by asset managers in the EU.

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Where There’s Smoke: Wildfires and the Impact of Non-GHG Emissions

Non-GHG emissions will increase as the physical impacts of climate change continue to materialize. Our analysis shows that companies could be doing more to eliminate hazardous non-GHG air emissions from their operations.

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What the New ISSB Climate Standard Means for Investors

Examining the goals and key features of the newly published ISSB climate-related disclosures standard and what they mean for investors.

Rising Conflict, Responsible Business: What Companies and Investors Need to Know About Operating in High-Risk Areas

In this blog we look at how unstable states are classified and the associated business risk landscape, how companies can manage these risks, and how investors can engage with business operating in conflict-affected areas.

Listen to the latest episode of the Sustainalytics Podcast | Aligning Executive Action to Strategy With Sustainability-Linked Compensation

What’s Happening in Sustainable Finance: Green Bond Standards on the Horizon and Much More

In this month’s round up of sustainable finance deals and developments, we look at what the EU Green Bond Standard could mean for the market, innovations in use of proceeds, and the ongoing diversification of industries tapping the market.

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Scope 3 Supply Chain Emissions: Five Questions Investors Need to Know

To assess climate-related transition risks, investors should evaluate GHG emissions across portfolio companies’ value chains. In this blog post we’ll answer the key questions investors need to know about supply chain GHG emissions, and why decarbonization of the supply chain is an essential component of an effective climate transition strategy.

How an Energy Transition Company Further Solidified Its ESG Leadership

Holaluz, a leader in the energy transition movement in Spain, embarked on a journey to better communicate its ESG efforts to stakeholders.

View our new infographic to discover what an impact-focused investment approach looks like and the five key steps for institutional investors and wealth managers.

What an Impact-Focused Investment Approach Looks Like

Institutional investors and wealth managers increasingly want to consider impact in their investment decisions — for a wide range of reasons. This infographic looks at how impact-focused investing works and how investors can develop an impact-focused investment approach that integrates into their existing strategies, regardless of their motivations.

Sample Report: TCFD module

A TCFD module is included in our Low Carbon Transition Ratings to assess and track the comprehensiveness of issuer disclosure.

Brochure: Navigating the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

To help investors navigate the scope of the TCFD recommendations, Morningstar Sustainalytics offers a robust set of Climate Solutions.

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Governance in Brief – June 15, 2023

Exxon and Chevron AGMs reject climate proposals The AGMs of Exxon Mobil and Chevron have rejected a slew of climate-themed shareholder proposals, signaling a setback for activists pushing for more aggressive emission reduction targets.

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

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.

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.

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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.