Opinion

Nigel Topping, Axa IM and UN Climate Change
Comment, Opinion
February 15, 2024

Beware the merchants of doom

With a bit more confidence and self-belief, we can move forward swiftly and effectively towards net zero
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Business people at a meeting
Comment, Opinion
February 14, 2024

CSRD sector-specific standards delay is not an excuse for business as usual

Companies should be acting now to bring their operations in line with the EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive
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Comment, Opinion
January 29, 2024

Why the SDGs, not GDP, are the real measure of economic progress

Phasing out fossil fuels will not happen unless we change how we measure growth – the UN sustainable development goals can help bring a different...
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Opinion
January 24, 2024

Labour hopes its pitch to business will get investors to back net zero transition

With a general election in the offing, Labour must clarify its plans for driving the net zero transition – especially if these entail the private...
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Brazil, Opinion
December 18, 2023

Brazil can break the carbon market deadlock

Brazil is well positioned to move forward negotiations around international carbon market regulations in the face of disagreements between the EU and the US at...
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Opinion
December 14, 2023

Strong code of conduct for ESG raters needed to combat greenwashing

With greenwashing an ongoing concern, a UK industry-led initiative has formulated a code of conduct for ESG ratings and data providers to ensure the integrity...
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Opinion
December 13, 2023

Not all business teaching on ESG is equal

Business schools are swiftly embracing the teaching of ESG in their courses. However, the subject should be properly integrated into, not separate from, financial theory – while highly technical aspects...
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Opinion
December 4, 2023

Advocating for global tax transparency

The complex nature of tax planning by global corporations and current low levels of disclosure hold risks for investors. One solution is to urge multinationals to adopt the GRI 207...
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Solar farm in South Africa
Opinion
November 29, 2023

Climate action can be a great unifier – if we put it in motion

With climate action seemingly failing to meet the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C target, we need to focus collectively on transformative solutions that will secure greater stability, security and equality for all
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Opinion
November 16, 2023

COP28: Why climate activism fails – and how to fix it

Post-Covid 19, the world’s focus has been pulled away from carbon emissions and towards financial crises and wars. But the younger generation of activists are up to the challenge of...
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Opinion
November 6, 2023

98% of sustainability programmes fail. Is B Corp the answer? 

When it comes to sustainability, the gap between a company's good intentions and what it actually achieves is vast. The B Corp certification model aims to create a closer alignment
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