Rachel So

Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus
October 10, 2022

Better policy needed to reduce reliance on fossil fuels 

A new report has found that renewables were able to meet all global electricity demand growth in the first half of the year. However, more...
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Policy & Regulation
October 5, 2022

Investors push for better disclosure on human capital

Increasingly, investors are interested in how companies treat their employees, with one working group calling for mandatory disclosure of financial information relating to human capital....
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Policy & Regulation
October 4, 2022

Companies asked how they are supporting employees through the cost of living crisis

Investors have written to large listed companies for reassurance they are supporting their lowest paid employees during the current financial squeeze. As the UK struggles...
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Policy & Regulation
October 3, 2022

Are European pension funds engaging with regulators on ESG?

A new report finds lack of engagement, but two European pension fund associations argue that the research misses the nuances on why the industry may...
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Policy & Regulation
September 28, 2022

Asset managers support EU proposal to ban products made with forced labour

Financial firms say zero tolerance also makes supply chains more sustainable – but the rules must be implemented properly. The European Commission is proposing to...
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Data
September 14, 2022

UK banks fail to measure environmental impact

A new report shows that while UK banks declare sustainability is integral to their business strategy, many are guilty of ‘saying, not doing’. UK bankers...
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Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus
September 13, 2022

New frameworks help alternative proteins industry to report on ESG metrics

Consumer appetite is increasing for plant-based alternatives to animal protein. Now the alternative proteins industry has a way to report on its sustainability impact, and to produce meaningful comparisons with...
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Finance
September 5, 2022

Explaining green bond differences across Asia-Pacific

Asia-Pacific became the second most active market after Europe in 2021, but the region remains highly fragmented when it comes to green frameworks. A combination of taxonomies, local initiatives and...
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Sector Focus
August 30, 2022

Japan’s megabanks need to accelerate net zero action, says thinktank

Despite being members of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance, Mizuho, MUFG and SMBC have made no commitments to exit the fossil fuel sector. Thinktank and NGO Reclaim Finance says that while Japanese...
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Policy & Regulation
August 25, 2022

Can EU regulators ease red tape in critical mineral mining?

Demand for critical minerals is up since they are essential to many renewable energy sources. Can EU regulators make the process for mining these important minerals easier, and boost exploration?...
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Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus
August 23, 2022

Using both carrot and stick to cut traffic emissions

New research finds the most successful policies that reduce road transport emissions include a pricing mechanism, such as a carbon or fuel tax, coupled with incentives for consumers to move...
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