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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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Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

Bodemuitputting: 5 centimeter maakt een wereld van verschil

🕔08:30, 30.Sep 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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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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China is making good RI progress, despite its contradictions

China is making good RI progress, despite its contradictions

🕔09:26, 27.Sep 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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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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A Life on Our Planet

A Life on Our Planet

🕔10:29, 20.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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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

🕔15:59, 18.Sep 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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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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The climate crisis becomes real

The climate crisis becomes real

🕔11:58, 13.Sep 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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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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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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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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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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