Forbes: As we stand on the brink of a pivotal era in the fight against climate change, investors are increasingly seeking opportunities to align their portfolios with the global transition to clean and sustainable energy sources.
ESG Clarity: More than 50% of disabled consumers have encountered barriers to content, products, and physical and online retail services, according to research by The Valuable 500, the world’s biggest CEO collective.
GreenBiz: Before Republican tirades over the politics of sustainable finance became commonplace, one salient criticism of the movement was a different charge: that focusing on climate solutions through investment products distracts from the political engagement and regulatory changes necessary to tackle climate change.
Chief Investment Officer: The movement against environmental, social and governance investing has had mixed, though generally negative, results for ESG investing strategies in name, if not also in practice, according to experts and asset manager filings.
ESG Clarity: Support among asset managers for resolutions aimed at addressing environmental and social issues has crashed to a level not seen before in ShareAction’s fifth annual Voting Matters report, with only 3% of assessed resolutions passed in 2023.
Hedge Week: The incorporation of environmental and social metrics into investment strategies is becoming increasingly common among hedge fund managers, according to a report by Bloomberg citing research by analysts at UBS Group.
ESG Clarity: Apex ESG and MJ Hudson have merged to form Holtara; a partnership aiming to bring a level of robustness to ESG data and reporting to help clients set meaningful targets and identify improvement pathways.
BNN Bloomberg: In a corner of finance that rarely generates headlines, investors are busy mapping out paths to huge returns as they contemplate the fallout of new laws in Europe.
GreenBiz: A suite of "doable today" business actions that would slash demand for energy could unlock annual savings of at least $2 trillion a year across the global economy, while helping to boost growth, save companies cash, unlock competitive advantages and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
BNN Bloomberg: Activist investors are expected to carry out fewer environmental and social campaigns this year after the strategy proved less lucrative than other shareholder agendas, according to business consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal Inc.