smoke from coal-powered plant stacks

11 October, 2019

Better data and consolidated standards needed to drive ESG investing

When investors and their advisers gather there is a single recurring theme that arises again and again: environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. So it was in Paris this week as the gre...
green investment, ESG strategy, responsible investment

4 October, 2019

Almost half of top investors have gone public with their ESG strategy

Investors are increasing their pressure on companies over environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, though their actual investment strategies may trail behind their publicly stated good inten...
Brexit, EU, Union Jack, flags

24 September, 2019

Brexit and ESG to top the agenda at the Global Invest Forum

Investors from some of the biggest asset owners and fund managers across Europe are to gather in Paris to debate the implications of Brexit and the development of credible ESG (environmental, social a...
climate change

23 September, 2019

Major asset owners pledge to decarbonise portfolios by 2050

Boards are set to come under fresh pressure to act on the climate crisis after asset owners controlling $2.4trn in investments said they would decarbonise their portfolios by 2050. The announcement...
sustainable economy, sustainability, growth

23 September, 2019

How corporate governance can drive a sustainable economy

Last month, 181 CEOs of the US Business Roundtable committ...
ESG, environment, sustainability

13 September, 2019

PRI report reveals global shift to national sustainable finance policies

The world’s 50 largest economies have put in place more than 500 policy instruments and 730 hard and soft law revisions to back investors in using “long-term value drivers”, including ESG factor...
directors' duties, ESG

11 September, 2019

UK directors’ duties ‘include ESG responsibilities’ says legal expert

Debate over the precise implications of UK law on directors’ duties was given fresh legs this week with publication of a legal memorandum warning that failure to consider environmental, social and g...
solar panels, solar, sustainability, impact, ESG

6 September, 2019

US boards increase engagement with investors’ ESG concerns

Investors and US boards appear to be agreeing more often on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, according to statistics from proxy advisory firm
sustainable funds, sustainability, growth

12 August, 2019

Sustainable funds prosper as strategic shift gathers pace

The evidence that fund managers across Europe have switched their attention to the sustainability of their stock picks grew this week, this time with research revealing proof of the strategic shift—...
ESG, environment, sustainability

9 August, 2019

Better Alignment Project maps the road to sustainability

Building a corporate reporting system that is effective, robust and reflective of the realities of doing business in the modern day is central to the work of the