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Financials, Sector Focus
February 14, 2024

How companies are tying executive pay to environmental performance

Companies are increasingly building environmental performance metrics into their executive compensation packages
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ExxonMobil signage
Energy, Financials, Sector Focus, US
February 6, 2024

ExxonMobil sets ‘chilling’ precedent after suing shareholder climate proposal out of existence

Dutch investment activist group Follow This and investment adviser Arjuna Capital have withdrawn a shareholder climate proposal after ExxonMobil filed a lawsuit against them
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EU, Financials, Policy & Regulation
January 23, 2024

ECB urged to introduce ‘green’ and ‘brown’ interest rates after Macron appeal

Non-profit Reclaim Finance is among those echoing calls from French President Emmanuel Macron for variable borrowing rates that encourage green investment
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EU, Financials, Policy & Regulation, Sector Focus, US
January 17, 2024

ESG shareholder proposals have a future but are not the only route to change

Research shows US asset managers are withdrawing their backing for ESG shareholder resolutions, while support from their European counterparts is rising
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Renewable energy, wind turbines and solar panels
Energy, Financials, Policy & Regulation
December 11, 2023

US investment firms see clean energy potential in Middle East

Half of US investment companies are ready to invest in renewables in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, finds a survey, as experts warn these...
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Mobile offshore oil rig platforms
Financials, Policy & Regulation
December 11, 2023

SBTi ‘caves in to pressure’ from banks over net zero standards, says Reclaim Finance

The Science-Based Targets initiative published pilot fossil fuel recommendations for financial companies in November
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COP28 UAE imagery
Energy, Financials, Policy & Regulation
December 5, 2023

COP28 Round-up: Energy day gives momentum to fossil fuel phase-out

A summary of key announcements from the 2023 UN climate conference, why they matter and what is still missing
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sustainable building glass
Capital Flows, Financials
December 5, 2023

Are sustainability-linked bonds really a green option?

Sustainability-linked bonds offer investors a profitable way to lend to companies with green and social targets, say their supporters, but other financial experts are unconvinced the instrument is capable of...
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COP28 UAE climate sign
Financials, Policy & Regulation
December 4, 2023

COP28 Round-up: Finance day focuses on development banks and carbon markets

A summary of key announcements from the 2023 UN climate conference, why they matter and what is still missing
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COP28 UAE logo (Rafiq Maqbool/AP Photo)
Agriculture, Energy, Financials, Policy & Regulation
December 4, 2023

COP28 Round-up: Climate coalitions, debt clauses and a new net zero policy task force

The latest news from the 2023 UN climate conference in Dubai
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African Penguin, biodiversity
Financials, Policy & Regulation
November 30, 2023

How banks can bridge the $700bn annual biodiversity finance gap

Nature and climate change should be tackled together, says the UNEP Finance Initiative in guidance for banks published ahead of COP28
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