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Data, Industrials
August 31, 2023

In Charts: Energy transition brings back strong mining investment

Soaring demand for critical minerals drives more capital deployment by the world’s largest miners. Global mining investment rose to its highest level for almost a...
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Data, Financials
August 29, 2023

In Charts: BlackRock, Vanguard drop support for climate and social resolutions

Support for environmental and social shareholder resolutions seems to be waning, with BlackRock and Vanguard backing only 7 per cent and 2 per cent of...
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April 19, 2023

UK targets ethnicity pay gaps with reporting guidance

Government guidelines provide employers with a standardised voluntary framework to collect ethnicity data, in a bid to address disparities in pay between ethnic groups. Though...
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Data, US
February 28, 2023

Non-white directors occupy 20% of US corporate board seats, study finds

Research by ICS shows that ethnic minority directors occupy a growing share of corporate board seats at some of the largest publicly traded companies in...
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Capital Flows, Data
January 10, 2023

Sustainable finance bonds experience first year-on-year decline

Sustainable finance debt issuance suffered declines across bond categories in 2022. Sustainable finance bond issuances fell by more than a quarter in 2022, marking their...
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Data
October 28, 2022

COP prep: 5 charts on stranded assets, clean energy investment and the 'emissions gap'

UN, IEA and other research published ahead of COP27 highlights clear consequences if pledges made at COP26 are not fulfilled, and the move to renewables...
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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 say their employers are not...
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August 24, 2022

European ESG issuance suffers second-quarter drop

The supply of socially responsible bonds and loans in Europe declined in the second quarter of 2022 compared with the previous year. Bonds and loans issued with environmental, social and...
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August 15, 2022

German companies not ready for Scope 3 reporting, says study

Patchy Scope 3 disclosures highlight challenges of mismatching EU reporting deadlines between companies and financial firms. Only half of the companies in the German benchmark index DAX40 have reported on more...
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August 4, 2022

Ethnicity pay gap reporting at banks: Work still to do

Varying standards in data and reporting are holding back efforts to tackle ethnicity-related pay disparity, including in financial services, says UK campaign group, ShareAction While clear standards have developed for...
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July 18, 2022

Ukraine war and energy crisis dim ESG focus, data show

The turbulent geopolitical situation and concerns over energy security may have changed investors’ view of ESG in recent months, according to a new report, which also highlights an apparent lack...
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