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Country Sustainability: Finland takes the lead

Country Sustainability: Finland takes the lead

🕔08:38, 12.Jan 2022

Update – December 2021 Covid-19 with adverse and complex implications Tentative hopes of a foreseeable end to the coronavirus pandemic have been dashed again with new waves of Covid-19 raging in many parts of the world and the recent detection

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Portfolio Construction with Climate Risk Measures

Portfolio Construction with Climate Risk Measures

🕔10:51, 6.Jan 2022

Because of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the development of ESG investing and the emergence of net zero emission policies, climate risk is certainly the most important topic and challenge for asset owners and managers now and will remain so over

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Receding pressure on supply

Receding pressure on supply

🕔08:41, 27.Dec 2021

Macro outlook: Compression, decompression, absorption Key points We expect pressure on global supply to gradually decline, contributing to a slowdown in inflation This would allow central banks to maintain a prudent approach to the pace of policy normalization It has

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Responsible Investment Quarterly – Q3 2021

Responsible Investment Quarterly – Q3 2021

🕔09:17, 17.Dec 2021

The third quarter is normally a quieter period following the main corporate Annual General Meeting season and, this year, being the final run-up to the COP26 conference in Glasgow. With COP26 a key milestone for the global climate response, climate

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Integratie van duurzaamheidsrisico’s in de kernprocessen van de financiële sector

Integratie van duurzaamheidsrisico’s in de kernprocessen van de financiële sector

🕔16:17, 13.Dec 2021

Klimaatverandering en de overgang naar een duurzame economie gaan gepaard met risico's voor financiële instellingen, die zij vanuit het oogpunt van integere en beheerste bedrijfsvoering adequaat moeten beheersen. In dat perspectief brengt De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) in dit rapport in kaart in welke mate duurzaamheidsrisico’s

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The bumpy road to net zero

The bumpy road to net zero

🕔15:26, 3.Dec 2021

Reaching a net-zero emissions energy system represents a radical transformation of the economy from one dominated by fossil fuels to one that is predominately based on clean energy. This will require radical decarbonisation across all sectors of the economy. As

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From Paris to Glasgow – Are we moving fast enough?

From Paris to Glasgow – Are we moving fast enough?

🕔15:25, 1.Dec 2021

SPECIAL COP26 The Conference of the Parties (COP) was established with the adoption of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Since the first COP in 1995 headed

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Building a carbon efficient sustainable ETF – a case study

Building a carbon efficient sustainable ETF – a case study

🕔12:53, 1.Dec 2021

Recent trends – a clear focus on climate change UBS has been a pioneer in the sustainability ETF space since 2011, through a journey that has led us to become the second largest sustainable ETF provider in Europe, with 34bn

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Green Sentiment, Stock Returns, and Corporate Behavior

Green Sentiment, Stock Returns, and Corporate Behavior

🕔21:23, 26.Nov 2021

In this paper, we propose a new method to estimate nonfundamental demand shocks for green financial assets based on the arbitrage activity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). By estimating the monthly abnormal flows into environment-friendly ETFs, we construct a Green Sentiment

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Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

🕔08:30, 26.Nov 2021

We zijn gewend om omhoog te kijken als er een groot, wereldwijd milieuprobleem opgelost moet worden zoals het gat in de ozonlaag of een hoge CO2-uitstoot. Maar ook de grond onder onze voeten speelt een doorslaggevende rol voor de toekomst

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A Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet

🕔08:29, 19.Nov 2021

Er is veel geschreven over duurzaam beleggen en de noodzaak om de leefbaarheid van onze planeet te beschermen. Maar al die verhalen samen, hebben nog niet zoveel in beweging gebracht als A Life on Our Planet. Dat is een film

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Climate change investing: net zero considerations

Climate change investing: net zero considerations

🕔16:34, 11.Nov 2021

Paul LaCoursiere, Global Head of ESG Investments, explores key considerations related to climate investing and the path to net zero. Climate change requires immediate action, but we believe there may be unintended consequences of certain approaches that could be underappreciated. Capital

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European power price surges

European power price surges

🕔12:57, 11.Nov 2021

Reaching a net-zero emissions energy system represents the biggest transformation the energy sector has ever seen. As we stand on the precipice of this transition it is becoming increasingly clear that we are in for a bumpy ride. With supply

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COP26: een beleggersperspectief

COP26: een beleggersperspectief

🕔15:42, 9.Nov 2021

Begin deze maand zullen 197 landen die partij zijn bij het Raamverdrag van de Verenigde Naties inzake klimaatverandering voor de 26e keer bijeenkomen tijdens de Conferentie van Partijen (“COP”) in Glasgow. COP26 is van groot belang, aangezien het de eerste

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Future First Insights: Helping Investors Understand Climate Risk

Future First Insights: Helping Investors Understand Climate Risk

🕔13:18, 9.Nov 2021

Creating the Right Test Case We selected the Mellon Global Infrastructure Dividend Focus Fund for testing out that approach. As a popular mutual fund reflecting investors’ current preferences, it has a broad dual mandate — exposure to infrastructure and a

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The Pension Polder Model for Climate Change

The Pension Polder Model for Climate Change

🕔13:05, 3.Nov 2021

Klimaatverandering & de pensioensector – een poldermodel: De grote rotatie van Nederlandse pensioenbeleggingen valt samen met 'deep cleaning' en 'deep greening' van portefeuilles. 'Code rood voor de mensheid.' De dreigende boodschap van het recente klimaatrapport van de IPCC, het klimaatpanel

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The climate crisis becomes real

The climate crisis becomes real

🕔11:58, 29.Oct 2021

Global Sustainable Outcomes: There’s only one way to summarise Q2: a world divided. In North America and Europe economic recovery exceeded expectations as successful vaccination programmes supported market reopening. Here in the UK we emerged from a bleak winter of

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Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

🕔10:59, 22.Oct 2021

In Nederland is er dit jaar weinig van te merken, maar ook dit jaar worden allerlei weerrecords gebroken. Terwijl ons land nog een koud voorjaar achter de rug heeft – met zelfs de koudste aprilmaand sinds 1986 – werd het

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China is making good RI progress, despite its contradictions

China is making good RI progress, despite its contradictions

🕔09:26, 22.Oct 2021

China is a double-edged sword: it is the world-leading renewables developer, installing more than double the gigawatt (GW) capacity of its nearest competitor over the past decade both in terms of wind and solar power (Figure 1), but at the

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How to finance the net-zero transition in emerging markets

How to finance the net-zero transition in emerging markets

🕔16:38, 19.Oct 2021

The big emerging question Climate change is a global problem: without a successful transition to net-zero everywhere, climate risk is unmanageable anywhere. Emerging markets (EMs) are essential to the global transition – now accounting for 34% of global carbon emissions

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Committing to zero carbon real estate

Committing to zero carbon real estate

🕔14:19, 14.Oct 2021

If the world is to avoid more destructive climate change over the coming decades, every industry must change how it operates and strive to reach net zero carbon by 2050, in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement. Given that buildings

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AXA Future Risks Report 2021

AXA Future Risks Report 2021

🕔15:23, 12.Oct 2021

Climate change is back at the top of the risk ranking We must be willing to act now to prevent irreversible damage, in spite of the unknown variables and risks. Among experts, climate change has returned to the top spot

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Pricing mitigation efforts and assessing the difficulties of comparison

Pricing mitigation efforts and assessing the difficulties of comparison

🕔15:59, 11.Oct 2021

The cost of climate change: Action versus inaction  Key points The present global consensus to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero will require immense investment Investment spending is not a cost but will boost activity. Costs will reflect increased

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Big oil faces big challenges on climate change

Big oil faces big challenges on climate change

🕔09:05, 8.Oct 2021

After surviving a steep collapse in oil prices in 2020, major oil companies are being pressed by louder calls to figure out their contributions to societal goals of net zero emissions by 2050. In recent months, activist shareholders led by

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How to finance climate change resilience

How to finance climate change resilience

🕔08:55, 8.Oct 2021

Be it the catastrophic flooding in Germany and Belgium, the wildfires in southern Europe, the US and Australia, the ‘heat dome’ in North America or the water cascading into New York subway tunnels, there has been no shortage of recent

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The evolution of thematic investing and ESG

The evolution of thematic investing and ESG

🕔09:45, 30.Sep 2021

Evolving nature of thematic investing One could argue that thematic investing started off with sector investing, where an investor could make a bet on a particular industry they thought was poised for growth (for example, information technology in the late

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Climate change to bear upon banks’ financial performance

Climate change to bear upon banks’ financial performance

🕔15:06, 28.Sep 2021

A broad spectrum of central banks fear climate change could spark the next financial crisis. For this reason, regulators in Europe and the UK are already beginning to scrutinise banks’ resilience to climate change – looking into both the likely

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What is the future for climate disclosure?

What is the future for climate disclosure?

🕔14:30, 24.Sep 2021

It’s only a matter of time before companies will have to report on their climate-related risks. They should get ahead by putting the processes in place to do so now, says Thibaud Clisson. For the financial sector to respond adequately

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Earth Day 2021: How investors can support a greener future

Earth Day 2021: How investors can support a greener future

🕔16:16, 23.Sep 2021

Earth Day is an annual global event supporting environmental protection that takes place on 22 April. To support this year’s theme ‘Restore Our Earth’, some of Columbia Threadneedle’s fund managers and analysts present their thoughts on important environmental issues from

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Een wereldwijde biodiversiteitsstrategie, uitdaging en kans voor beleggers

Een wereldwijde biodiversiteitsstrategie, uitdaging en kans voor beleggers

🕔11:36, 22.Sep 2021

‘s Werelds grootste organisatie voor natuurbescherming – de Internationale Unie voor het behoud van de natuur (IUCN- International Union for the Conservation of Nature) – houdt is september haar vierjaarlijkse bijeenkomst in Marseille. Het evenement, is de grootste milieuconferentie waaraan

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De film A Life on Our Planet heeft klimaatbeleid in een stroomversnelling gebracht

De film A Life on Our Planet heeft klimaatbeleid in een stroomversnelling gebracht

🕔08:17, 22.Sep 2021

Er is veel geschreven over duurzaam beleggen en de noodzaak om de leefbaarheid van onze planeet te beschermen. Maar al die verhalen samen, hebben nog niet zoveel in beweging gebracht als A Life on Our Planet. Dat is een film

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Hout in HAUT: het is tijd om onze huizen te gaan kweken

Hout in HAUT: het is tijd om onze huizen te gaan kweken

🕔08:53, 21.Sep 2021

Hout speelt een steeds prominentere rol bij de bouw van huizen en kantoren. Het is minder belastend voor het milieu dan beton en staal. In de knik van de Amstel, met aan de voet het lommerrijk gelegen Park Somerlust rijst

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CIO autumn update : Countdown to COP26

CIO autumn update : Countdown to COP26

🕔10:55, 15.Sep 2021

We now know that the world risks a grim future even if the global economy is decarbonised rapidly, according to a landmark report on climate change. The assessment makes clear: inaction is simply not an option for policymakers, companies and

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Investing in Climate Solutions

Investing in Climate Solutions

🕔16:54, 14.Sep 2021

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) showing a world committed to doing better, disruptive innovation will be key to tackling climate change.

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Ontbossing: slimme bosbouwoplossingen die het regenwoud sparen

Ontbossing: slimme bosbouwoplossingen die het regenwoud sparen

🕔11:25, 3.Sep 2021

Het verdwijnen van tropisch regenwoud is een grote bedreiging voor onze planeet. Er liggen goede kansen voor bedrijven die helpen bij het wegnemen van de oorzaken van ontbossing. In de ongeveer vier minuten die het kost om dit artikel te

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De energietransitie zal nog decennialang beleggingskansen bieden

De energietransitie zal nog decennialang beleggingskansen bieden

🕔10:30, 1.Sep 2021

De omslag naar een klimaatneutraal energiesysteem is nog maar net begonnen. Vermogensbeheerder Pictet Asset Management ziet een hele brede waaier aan beleggingskansen, die veel verder gaat dan enkel hernieuwbare energie. Investeringen in groene energie komen nu echt op gang. De

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How can we tackle the effects of air pollution on human health?

How can we tackle the effects of air pollution on human health?

🕔10:05, 27.Aug 2021

Climate change impacts human health in a number of ways. Rising average temperatures mean a higher risk of heatwaves – at the time of writing, the US Pacific Northwest is experiencing ‘life-threatening’ temperatures. Indeed, the Lancet has described climate change

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Climate change revisited

Climate change revisited

🕔09:26, 24.Aug 2021

A range of emission and temperature change scenarios are examined. It is clear that technology will be key in mitigating change. However, we think large-scale adaptation could benefit infrastructure, engineering, housing and …

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Klimaatrisico en Strategische Asset Allocatie

Klimaatrisico en Strategische Asset Allocatie

🕔08:20, 23.Aug 2021

Marktvisie ESG-integratie:  Klimaatrisico wordt steeds tastbaarder, zowel in de fysieke- als in de beleggingswereld. 2020 was, samen met 2016, het warmste jaar ooit sinds het begin van de metingen in 1880: de (oppervlakte) temperatuur bereikte een niveau van 1,02 graden

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Ecosystem restoration: Why should investors be interested?

Ecosystem restoration: Why should investors be interested?

🕔10:36, 20.Aug 2021

Market weekly: Addressing ecosystem restoration is just as pressing as tackling CO2 emissions and can generate billions of dollars of investment opportunities, as Ulrik Fugmann and Edward Lees, co-heads of the Environmental Strategies Group, explain. Much of the focus in the debate on

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How 2021 Is Shaping as an Epic Year for Climate Regulation

How 2021 Is Shaping as an Epic Year for Climate Regulation

🕔10:58, 17.Aug 2021

The impact of climate change presents a systemic investment risk, making the importance of an investment’s environmental footprint more critical than ever before. The world has already experienced a rise of around 1°C in global temperatures over the preindustrial period

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ESG Thema EU Fit for 55 Package

ESG Thema EU Fit for 55 Package

🕔08:17, 12.Aug 2021

The EU formally adopted in June its new objective of cutting the bloc’s greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 versus 1990. This represents a substantial increase in the bloc’s ambition compared to the previous 40% reduction target and sets

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ESG in de praktijk-reeks – Cedric Lecamp over engagement in de Water-strategie

ESG in de praktijk-reeks – Cedric Lecamp over engagement in de Water-strategie

🕔08:01, 10.Aug 2021

Voor Cédric Lecamp betekent het beheren van een strategie van 10 miljard dollar met een trackrecord van 20 jaar een unieke kans om met bedrijven in dialoog te treden en zo positieve verandering te stimuleren. Is er de afgelopen jaren

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Decarbonisation: seeking stratospheric performance 2021

Decarbonisation: seeking stratospheric performance 2021

🕔12:31, 4.Aug 2021

Decarbonisation was one of the biggest themes of 2019 and 2020. Rightly so, we would argue. With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) taking place in November, this could be another important year for decarbonisation. Global temperatures are

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Why investor appetite for sustainability-linked bonds is growing

Why investor appetite for sustainability-linked bonds is growing

🕔11:48, 30.Jul 2021

Climate action is high on everyone’s agenda, and as such, there is a lot of focus on green bonds. The Covid-19 pandemic has also shone a light on social bonds – securities designed to fund measures aimed at addressing social

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EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ strengthens sustainable outcomes focus

EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ strengthens sustainable outcomes focus

🕔10:45, 28.Jul 2021

The European Commission has unveiled its Fit for 55 roadmap1 setting out the transformation to deliver the European Union’s 2030 target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. This is a vital step to ensure

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Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

Klimaatverandering: de kosten van actie zijn veel kleiner dan de prijs van niets doen

🕔11:11, 27.Jul 2021

De klimaatmaatregelen waar beleidsmakers voor staan zijn misschien wel de belangrijkste keuzes in de geschiedenis van de mensheid. De omslag van fossiele brandstoffen naar duurzame energie, vormt slechts een deel van de oplossing. In Nederland is er dit jaar weinig

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Supporting climate action and board diversity

Supporting climate action and board diversity

🕔14:05, 23.Jul 2021

As an active shareholder, we opposed 34% of resolutions, a rate that has been rising for several years and is up from 32% in 2020. That percentage was already 10 points above the rate in 2018. We opposed 911 resolutions

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Building climate resilience within a strategic asset allocation framework

Building climate resilience within a strategic asset allocation framework

🕔16:06, 21.Jul 2021

KEY POINTS Our climate research shows that certain asset classes and regions face material and growing climate risks in the next 10 to 30 years. Allocators should anticipate a wider range of outcomes in climate-sensitive asset classes and, potentially, plan-level

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Talking Points: Are infrastructure investors ready for rising climate-related risks?

Talking Points: Are infrastructure investors ready for rising climate-related risks?

🕔14:17, 20.Jul 2021

On 7 June 2021, the G7 agreed to make climate reporting mandatory, in line with the recommendations of the global Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Climate risk looks at the risks related to the transition to a lowercarbon economy,

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