BNN Bloomberg: The EU was on track to move forward with the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive after December, when lawmakers and representatives of member states ended months of negotiations with a provisional agreement.
BNN Bloomberg: Investors pulled a total of 660 billion yen ($4.5 billion) from funds last year, according to the research firm Morningstar. That’s more than four times the outflows of 150 billion yen in 2022.
ESG Today: Companies globally are increasing the use of ESG factors in their executive compensation programs, with more than 80% of incentive plans now incorporating at least one ESG metric, and the integration of environmental metrics rising particularly rapidly, according to a new study released by professional services and solutions provider WTW.
Forbes: ESG and sustainability strategies are no longer nice to have—they are becoming central to successful business strategies as external stakeholders put increased pressure on organizations to demonstrate how they are making a positive impact in the communities they serve.
ESG Clarity: Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity could be hampered this year by the regulatory environment around ESG and antitrust rules, according to a report.
Yahoo Finance: After the worst quarter in its roughly two-decade history, ESG’s future is once again a subject of intense debate. Against a backdrop of attacks by the Republican Party and lackluster returns, ESG funds in the US bled more than a net $5 billion in the final three months of 2023.
ETF Stream: ETFs provided the bright spots for ESG asset gathering in the last quarter of 2023 as active strategies suffered considerable outflows, according to new research by Morningstar.
BNN Bloomberg: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton barred Barclays Plc from working on municipal-bond deals after his office said the bank didn’t respond to requests for information about its carbon emission commitments.
ESG Clarity: The new strategies – MS INVF Calvert Global Equity Fund, the MS INVF Calvert Global High Yield Bond Fund and the MS INVF Calvert US Equity Fund – all consider ESG factors as part of their investment processes.
Yahoo Finance: For the first time ever, ESG funds suffered net global outflows amid a major exodus by US investors from environmental, social and governance strategies.