Sector Focus

Financials, Policy & Regulation, US
May 25, 2023

Funds embrace ESG terminology in prospectuses

More funds are including detailed ESG criteria in their prospectuses, reflecting tighter...
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British Airways plane Heathrow
May 24, 2023

International Airlines Group: US green strategy ‘winning’ over EU approach

The head of sustainability at IAG, owner of the British Airways and...
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BNP Paribas building
Financials, Policy & Regulation
May 23, 2023

Bank targets should account for all facilitated capital markets emissions, says ShareAction

Disagreement among banks over the weighting of facilitated emissions threatens to lead...
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Grangemouth oil refinery
May 22, 2023

Will litigation against big oil mimic big tobacco’s court battles?

Oil and gas majors’ alleged prior knowledge of fossil fuels’ contribution to...
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May 17, 2023

Call for JPMorgan transition plan garners 35% support at AGM

A proposal to disclose JPMorgan Chase's climate transition plan was ultimately blocked...
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Energy, Sector Focus
May 16, 2023

Sell-off of oil majors’ fossil fuel assets may drive up emissions, says research

Oil and gas giants are offloading fossil fuel assets in a bid...
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May 11, 2023

Directors’ personal liability insurance cover in limbo over climate litigation

A rise in ESG-related lawsuits and increased scrutiny of board directors’ responsibilities for climate disclosure obligations are revealing grey areas in management liability policies. Company board directors are becoming increasingly...
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Financials, Sector Focus
May 11, 2023

Top asset managers fail to monitor human rights in their investments, says ShareAction

Almost two-thirds of the biggest asset managers do not regularly review human rights issues in investments’ supply chains, says non-profit ShareAction, and a fifth only apply social policies to ESG-labelled...
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Capital Flows, Energy, Sector Focus
May 10, 2023

IEEFA slams Eni for ‘carbon bomb’ gas field plan following sustainability-linked bond issuance

Think-tank says the deal to develop a major gas field in Australia contradicts the Italian energy giant’s carbon reduction pledges. Italian energy company Eni’s plans to develop a gas field...
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Coal terminal
Capital Flows, Financials, Sector Focus
May 9, 2023

Financial service coal divestment policies double over three years

With the number of financial institutions divesting from coal doubling between mid 2019 and the end of 2022, think-tank IEEFA says it is European companies that are leading the way....
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BP signage near field
Energy, Sector Focus
May 3, 2023

BP ‘profiting from cost of living crisis’, says think-tank

The IPPR has accused BP of ‘driving up prices and profits’ after the oil major beat profit expectations for the first quarter. After the release of oil major BP's quarterly...
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