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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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Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

🕔08:30, 28.Jul 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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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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Ontbossing: slimme bosbouwoplossingen die het regenwoud sparen

Ontbossing: slimme bosbouwoplossingen die het regenwoud sparen

🕔11:25, 26.Jul 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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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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2021: A Landmark Year In Global Climate Policy

2021: A Landmark Year In Global Climate Policy

🕔12:09, 19.Jul 2021

The year 2021 constitutes a key phase in the fight against climate change and in the global efforts to meet emissions targets in the 2015 Paris Agreement. The agreement aims to limit global warming “ideally” to 1.5 degrees Celsius (°C),

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Hoe kunnen de gezondheidseffecten van luchtverontreiniging worden aangepakt?

Hoe kunnen de gezondheidseffecten van luchtverontreiniging worden aangepakt?

🕔09:26, 19.Jul 2021

Alex Bernhardt, het nieuwe Global Head of Sustainability Research van BNP Paribas Asset Management, onderzoekt de door klimaatverandering veroorzaakte redenen van luchtverontreiniging en hoe we het probleem kunnen aanpakken. De kwaliteit van de lucht die we inademen kan een aanzienlijke

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Biden’s strong commitment on climate change

Biden’s strong commitment on climate change

🕔15:21, 16.Jul 2021

President Joe Biden’s first months in the White House fully reflect his administration’s commitment to pursuing a transition to a low carbon economy. Biden has rejoined the Paris Agreement and recently announced a highly ambitious target to reduce emissions by

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Which emerging markets will be the winners and losers from energy transition?

Which emerging markets will be the winners and losers from energy transition?

🕔13:07, 16.Jul 2021

The race to decarbonise the global economy has the potential to turn the commodities market upside down. And this will have wide-ranging implications for emerging markets (EM). Most of the world’s largest economies are targeting “net zero” emissions of carbon

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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?

🕔12:05, 16.Jul 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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EBA report

EBA report

🕔16:33, 15.Jul 2021

The EBA has received several mandates to assess how to include Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks into the three pillars of the banking prudential framework. This report assesses their potential inclusion in Pillar 2 by providing common definitions of

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Climate Data Nuances in Equity Index Portfolios

Climate Data Nuances in Equity Index Portfolios

🕔08:38, 15.Jul 2021

In our recent paper, “Weathering the Storm: Exploring Climate Strategies”, we explored the main approaches to integrating climate considerations in investment portfolios. In this article, we dive deeper and look at some nuances in climate data that need to be

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Listed companies have less than six years to align with 1.5C warming target, inaugural MSCI Net-Zero Tracker reveals

Listed companies have less than six years to align with 1.5C warming target, inaugural MSCI Net-Zero Tracker reveals

🕔11:59, 14.Jul 2021

Launch of quarterly MSCI Net-Zero Tracker will show progress of listed companies towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and highlight climate leaders and laggards. NEW YORK – July 12, 2021 – The world’s publicly listed companies must dramatically accelerate

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Japan Ups the Ante on Corporate Governance and Regulatory Reform

Japan Ups the Ante on Corporate Governance and Regulatory Reform

🕔11:56, 12.Jul 2021

One of the most significant achievements of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” economic reform strategy has been the improvement in Japanese corporate governance standards. The government’s prioritizing of …

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Duurzame energietransitie: volop mogelijkheden

Duurzame energietransitie: volop mogelijkheden

🕔07:10, 12.Jul 2021

Op 18 mei 2021 publiceerde de International Energy Agency (IEA) haar rapport “Net Zero by 2050. A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector”. De IEA werd in 1974 opgericht als de oliesectorwaakhond van de westerse landen. In de afgelopen 47

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Ecosystem restoration: Why should investors be interested?

Ecosystem restoration: Why should investors be interested?

🕔15:36, 6.Jul 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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What is the future for climate disclosure?

What is the future for climate disclosure?

🕔14:30, 17.Jun 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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Who has the most robust carbon target – ExxonMobil or Chevron?

Who has the most robust carbon target – ExxonMobil or Chevron?

🕔12:09, 11.Jun 2021

Who has the most robust carbon target – ExxonMobil or Chevron? MSCI develops first of its kind framework to assess companies’ decarbonization and net-zero climate targets. NEW YORK – June 2, 2021 – MSCI, a leading provider of critical decision support

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Columbia Threadneedle – Webinar – Sustainability in a post-Covid world

🕔11:00, 4.May 2021

Institutional investors are facing increasing government, regulatory, and member demand to invest sustainably. Sustainable investments were typically focussed on the environment and climate change mitigation strategies; but, although carbon-friendly assets are pivotal, investors are missing out on potential returns generated by other sustainable themes. 

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EU Taxonomy: a pathway to superior corporate sustainability

EU Taxonomy: a pathway to superior corporate sustainability

🕔12:54, 3.May 2021

The European Union’s bid to create a common framework to support the Green Deal is also an opportunity for asset managers. Climate change is arguably the greatest challenge the world currently faces. Delivering on the 2015 Paris Agreement goal to

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Opportunities and Challenges in a Net-Zero Carbon World – One Year On

Opportunities and Challenges in a Net-Zero Carbon World – One Year On

🕔08:08, 28.Apr 2021

The world runs on energy. Unfortunately for the future of the climate, the current energy system relies heavily on fossil fuels—the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions. Enabled by emerging technologies and rapidly declining costs, the transition from traditional fossil-based

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‘Green’ hydrogen: the oil of the zero-carbon future

‘Green’ hydrogen: the oil of the zero-carbon future

🕔16:58, 27.Apr 2021

Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. Human activities are held responsible for the long-term heating of Earth’s climate system, observed since the pre-industrial period. The burning of fossil fuels is considered the primary contributor to global warming.

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Bitcoin is Key to an Abundant, Clean Energy Future

Bitcoin is Key to an Abundant, Clean Energy Future

🕔16:49, 23.Apr 2021

In this memo, we aim to explain how the Bitcoin network functions as a unique energy buyer that could enable society to deploy substantially more solar and wind generation capacity. This deployment, along with energy storage, aims to facilitate the

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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, 22.Apr 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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Top-Down Portfolio Implications of Climate Change

Top-Down Portfolio Implications of Climate Change

🕔14:06, 9.Apr 2021

Environmental changes throughout the remainder of the 21st century will undoubtedly influence economic trends. Both physical and transition climate change risks have potential consequences for long-term investors. However, precise estimates of these risks are not available. To assess the top-down,

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What technologies do we need to get to net zero?

What technologies do we need to get to net zero?

🕔13:52, 29.Mar 2021

Meeting Paris Agreement climate change targets means tackling the harder-to-decarbonise areas of the economy with technologies that don’t yet exist at scale. There is no silver bullet to tackling climate change. It’s likely the answer to getting to net-zero emissions by mid-century is to deploy everything we have, but faster. 2050 is the target date for net zero that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says[1] is what’s needed …

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Weathering Climate Change

Weathering Climate Change

🕔08:09, 22.Mar 2021

One of the most tangible effects of climate change is already well underway – the surge in extreme weather. If there was a VIX for weather, it would be near all-time highs – and trending higher still. Exhibit 2 illustrates this greater weather volatility in …

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LSEG – Webinar – COP26: Investor Action on Climate

🕔15:30, 11.Mar 2021

Webinar – COP26: Investor Action on Climate Setting the ambition: what does net zero mean for investors? With the success of the 2020 series, we will be hosting three virtual events throughout 2021 leading up to COP26, which will take

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Solutions to the ever-growing plastic waste problem

Solutions to the ever-growing plastic waste problem

🕔15:20, 9.Mar 2021

Looking back over 2020 it was clearly an unusual year. The coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns have required considerable adaptation. The resilience and determination people have shown is remarkable.

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Melting Permafrost Poses Challenge For Arctic Companies

Melting Permafrost Poses Challenge For Arctic Companies

🕔15:28, 5.Mar 2021

Rising global temperatures are causing permafrost— ground that remains frozen at 0 degrees or colder for at least two years consecutively—to thaw. For Russian mining and energy companies that have operations in permafrost areas, this climate change effect presents a material risk as it can weaken foundations and even …

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Climate change, net zero and the employment myth

Climate change, net zero and the employment myth

🕔15:53, 1.Mar 2021

The world is changing and not just because of climate change. How companies and governments respond to the change will have significant implications, economically and competitively as well as for employment, which we will focus on in this article.

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Qontigo – Webinar – Taking temperature for 2021

🕔17:00, 10.Feb 2021

Webinar – Taking temperature for 2021 Invesment solutions for challenging climate change February 10, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. (GMT) | 5:00 p.m. (CET) | 11:00 a.m. (EST) Despite the pandemic, climate change remains on top of the investors’ agenda. The

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From Paris to Glasgow: the return of the U.S. to the climate fight

From Paris to Glasgow: the return of the U.S. to the climate fight

🕔11:22, 25.Jan 2021

The 2016 Paris Agreement is at a critical juncture for at least two reasons. First, it recently celebrated its five-year anniversary. It is far too early to analyse the Agreement’s “achievements”, but that will not stop critics from trying. This scrutiny should be welcomed by those whose fear that not enough attention is being paid to rising temperatures’ grave threat to mankind. After all, 2020 was the second-hottest …

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A climate-aware US ushers in a new era for clean energy

A climate-aware US ushers in a new era for clean energy

🕔08:14, 22.Jan 2021

The election of Joe Biden as the new US President places the world’s biggest economy back at the heart of international efforts to limit global warming. The Democrats’ environmental agenda is as bold as they come. A pledge to re-join the Paris Climate Accord within …

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How to invest in line with a +1.5˚C goal

How to invest in line with a +1.5˚C goal

🕔11:35, 5.Jan 2021

Climate Alignment Principles The Paris Agreement set out to limit the increase in the world’s average temperature to at most 2°C above preindustrial levels and to pursue efforts to hold it to 1.5°C. The Task Force On Climate-related Financial Disclosure

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Sustainable Investing: Past, Present and Future

Sustainable Investing: Past, Present and Future

🕔09:21, 3.Dec 2020

While historically most asset managers have separated their stewardship capabilities from their investment processes, we believe that this will no longer suffice. Engagements and proxy voting decisions should be made in consultation with investment decision makers as it is the

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Investment Manager Monitoring Guide

Investment Manager Monitoring Guide

🕔15:10, 27.Nov 2020

The PRI has identified The PRI Leaders’ Group 2019, which highlights asset owner leaders that have developed rigorous follow-up procedures to reduce reputational and management risk, and who have detailed policies for frequently monitoring managers’ performance through on-site interviews, calls

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The Big Green Short

The Big Green Short

🕔15:04, 27.Nov 2020

"Since 2000, portfolios made up of restricted stocks, with the exception of coal, have delivered better performance than the benchmark, suggesting that applying the restriction has probably hurt investment performance. However, it’s worth noting that the return gap has been

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Covid-19, climate change, and the need for a new marshall plan

Covid-19, climate change, and the need for a new marshall plan

🕔11:20, 24.Nov 2020

"Now we face the shorter-term economic threat from Covid-19 and the long-term economic threat from climate change. We have a clear incentive, I would argue an imperative, to produce a very large and sustained public works program."

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Deep Decarbonization

Deep Decarbonization

🕔14:49, 20.Nov 2020

“Costs for renewable hydrogen are going down quickly. Electrolyzer costs have already been reduced by 60% in the last ten years, and are expected to halve in 2030 compared to today with economies of scale. In regions where renewable electricity

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Hydrogen power – Enabling a virtuous decarbonisation

Hydrogen power – Enabling a virtuous decarbonisation

🕔11:18, 18.Nov 2020

In this paper, we look at hydrogen technologies from the environmental standpoint, as well as key factors supporting its future development, such as investment, current projects and government support.

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Spotlight On Climate Action

Spotlight On Climate Action

🕔09:25, 18.Nov 2020

Are we at a turning point? The effects of global temperatures rising to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as projected by the International Panel on Climate Change, are severe.

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Water disruption: investment risk from multiple angles

Water disruption: investment risk from multiple angles

🕔14:31, 11.Nov 2020

Franklin Templeton Thinks [tm]: Water Disruption There is a lot of talk about how regulatory reforms connected to climate change will impact financial markets. However, we firmly believe the leading issue, at the end of the day, is that we

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Climate change analysis in the investment process

Climate change analysis in the investment process

🕔15:16, 30.Oct 2020

"About 40% of all survey respondents incorporate climate change information into the investment process. A separate question to a select group of C-level executives found about 75% feel that climate change is an important issue."

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Targeted sustainability

Targeted sustainability

🕔14:47, 30.Oct 2020

This paper discusses how: multiple SI objectives can be incorporated in an index in a transparent and flexible manner. the Target Exposure methodology is an evolution of FTSE Russell’s tilting methodology, which fits well with the increasing demand for index

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Sustainability Ranking Developed Countries

Sustainability Ranking Developed Countries

🕔12:49, 26.Oct 2020

Country sustainability during COVID-19 The pandemic has had two major consequences on sustainability assessment: Collecting and analysing data has become significantly harder, especially in emerging economies. The majority of positive trends of sustainable development (or SDG’s) have been reversed by

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Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

Circular Economy: Paradise Restored?

🕔10:57, 26.Oct 2020

– Summary – Once upon a time, in the 1970s, the tiny Pacific island of Nauru had the highest income per head in the world after Saudi Arabia. The money has come from phosphate mining by Britain, Australia and New

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