Angus Peters

Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus
May 24, 2022

Pension fund focus on ESG opens questions over insurer back books

Billions of assets purchased by insurers to back UK retirement promises have the potential to drive corporate progress on issues such as climate change, and...
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Data
May 3, 2022

ESG data provider market passes $1bn

The market for research and indices based on environmental, social and governance factors is booming – but proprietary ratings systems could face extinction, following sustained...
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Finance, Sector Focus
May 3, 2022

Passive giants envisage role as stewards of hard-to-love assets

Passive investment giants have found a rationale for maintaining exposure to traditional indices’ fossil fuel assets, but campaigners say their voting record should match their...
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Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus
April 14, 2022

At the limits of energy efficiency policy, energy providers see opportunity

Energy providers have spotted an opportunity in the heat pump sector after the UK released its much criticised energy strategy, but investors may need some...
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Sector Focus
April 7, 2022

Healthcare stewards see success on access to vaccines

The pandemic has brought the issue of global access into the mainstream for both investors and companies. When AstraZeneca chief executive Pascal Soriot announced the...
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Policy & Regulation
March 31, 2022

Biodiversity catching up to climate as EU advisers outline details on taxonomy

The publication of technical guidance on the EU green taxonomy has added impetus to the growing weight of measures ensuring that investors and corporates adequately...
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Policy & Regulation
March 23, 2022

New research suggests EU could end Russian gas imports by 2025

Think-tanks call for EU policymakers to be more ambitious in reaching energy security as war in Ukraine enters its second month. The EU could end its reliance on Russian gas...
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Finance, Policy & Regulation
March 17, 2022

Vietnam: Sanctions ripple as energy transition hangs in balance

Green energy opportunities are available despite confused government policy and uncertainty caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As Vietnam tries to position itself as a neutral negotiator between Russia and...
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Finance, Policy & Regulation
March 10, 2022

EU's Ukraine response delivers unexpected boost to green assets

Europe’s efforts to extricate itself from dependence on Russian oil and gas for energy could provoke short-term headaches, but campaigners and suppliers say the European Commission’s plans for disconnection could...
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Finance
March 3, 2022

Russian divestment: Too late to exit positions?

As more asset owners decide to cleanse their portfolios of Russian assets, international sanctions and Moscow’s retaliations are frustrating attempts to divest. The trickle of asset owners setting divestment policies...
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Chinese steel mill
Finance, Policy & Regulation
February 24, 2022

China's transition dilemma over green bond framework

China has both the intent and the future green finance needs to take advantage of new transition finance markets, but collaboration between regulators, issuers and investors is necessary to allow...
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