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Understanding ESG
Upticks in materials, capital goods, board diversification, and improved capital structures, focus on efficiency, emissions
28 Mar 2023
Allianz Global investors (AllianzGI) has launched a proprietary digital platform that provides access to environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. The Sustainability Insights Engine (SusIE) is a web-based user interface that computes external ESG data from multiple providers as well as AllianzGI proprietary scores and research inputs.
27 Mar 2023
The forced shutdown of nuclear reactors in France, the heavy snowfall that covered large swaths of North America in December, and the recent cholera outbreak in Lebanon are all symptoms of a mounting global water crisis. The UN 2023 Water Conference offers an opportunity to start dealing seriously with the issue
23 Mar 2023
Elevating more women to the top ranks of companies is not just about equality; it is about performance. Women’s leadership and entrepreneurship plays a critical role in driving economic growth and creating jobs with positive social, environmental and climate spillovers
8 Mar 2023
Multilateral development banks’ refusal to support nuclear power plants has enabled Russia and China to become the world’s leading providers and funders of such projects. To accelerate the net-zero transition and reduce these countries’ global influence, shareholder governments must reconsider their outdated stance
6 Mar 2023
As part of its policy of active stewardship, Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI) says it has continued to use its proxy voting power to hold directors accountable if their companies do not have credible net-zero targets in place, while regarding executive pay as a top area of concern.
22 Feb 2023
AXA Investment Managers is now including environmental, social and governance (ESG) targets in determining the remuneration of its senior executives, the firm says, adding that the move is part of its commitment to become net zero as a business and investor by 2050.
20 Feb 2023
Retail investors in Singapore are more likely to be interested in impact investing than their peers in other developed markets, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia, according to a new report.
20 Feb 2023
Women on company boards increase but regional difference remain, generally lower in Asia
17 Feb 2023
For any treaty to survive, the advantages it confers on all parties must outweigh the duties and responsibilities it imposes. The Indus Waters Treaty – widely considered the world’s most generous water-sharing pact – is nowhere near meeting that standard for India, and it is in Pakistan’s interest to remedy that
17 Feb 2023
With environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing becoming mainstream, the demand for professionals with relevant knowledge and skills required to integrate ESG factors into the investment process has surged. The CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, has seen growing interest among its members to acquire the Certificate in ESG Investing, which it launched in early 2021. And as concerns over greenwashing increase, interest in the qualification is expected to remain strong.
13 Feb 2023
The US Federal Reserve’s new “pilot climate scenario analysis” will rely on models that are likely to understate both the risks of climate change and the opportunities offered by the transition to net-zero emissions. Far from being mere technical details, such modelling flaws could lead to disaster
9 Feb 2023
Hanneke Smits long-time champion of improving gender diversity in workplace
8 Feb 2023