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Opinion
March 1, 2022

War, risk and ESG

Anyone serious about sustainable finance should consider the invasion of Ukraine as a wake-up call, says Evgueni Ivantsov. Russian president Vladimir Putin’s military aggression against...
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Interviews, Policy & Regulation
February 28, 2022

EU adviser group publishes its social taxonomy report

The EU social taxonomy aims to create a workable classification for companies and investors. Coupled with legislation prescribing fines for businesses with poor human rights...
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Opinion
February 24, 2022

What you should know about ESG data and ratings

Rating agencies' valuations of sustainability factors have yet to offer meaningful guidance, and research shows their application strips investors' ESG preferences of any impact on...
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Opinion
February 10, 2022

How regenerative farming policy will change markets

As governments revise agricultural rules and supermarkets look at more sustainable supply chains, new opportunities emerge for investors Agriculture is often identified as one of...
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Interviews, Policy & Regulation
January 27, 2022

Next steps for ISSB and ESG disclosures

As accounting standards-setter IFRS’s International Sustainability Standards Board works on creating a new ESG reporting framework that is as widely accepted – and as widely...
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Opinion, Policy & Regulation
January 27, 2022

Supply chain risks and ESG compliance

The introduction of a compliance-related approach to financial crime enforcement, where liability may be triggered by actions far down a supply chain, will likely be...
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Interviews, Sector Focus
January 18, 2022

Carbon capture 'one quarter of the decarbonisation cake'

Climeworks’ co-CEO Jan Wurzbacher on how the world is running out of energy options Alongside the widespread focus on the decarbonisation of industry sits the carbon removal project, whereby existing...
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Alberto dePaoli
Interviews, Policy & Regulation
December 15, 2021

Enel: zero emissions and fully 'electrified' by 2040

The multinational energy group does not believe in offsetting and plans to get all its business and retail customers to abandon gas as it aims to cut emissions to zero...
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Fabrizio Palmucci
Capital Flows, Opinion
December 15, 2021

Bond investors risk missing out on transition to low carbon

Lack of standards puts transition finance at risk, and keeps bond investors out of new and useful market Most sectors must undergo a major transformation to align with a 1.5-degree...
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Capital Flows, Opinion, Policy & Regulation
December 8, 2021

Sustainable investment is a ‘first-world’ option

Despite some progress, the work around defining and improving sustainable investment ignores developing markets’ reality Even in the midst of a global pandemic, sustainable investing is taking a victory lap...
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Alessandra Pasini, CFO of Snam
Interviews, Sector Focus
December 8, 2021

Energy group Snam moves ahead with green transition

Renewable energy infrastructure as well as clear asset definitions are essential in a green and just economy At the end of November, Italian energy infrastructure group Snam announced it had...
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