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In 2020, fully 90 percent of the value of S&P 500 companies stemmed from intangibles. The implications for ESG.
April 8, 2021 by Emily Chasan
Increasingly, the business and economics agenda is aligning with the sustainability agenda. That's a good thing for all involved.
March 30, 2021 by Joel Makower
Fossil fuel financing declined by 9 percent in 2020 amid the economic downturn, but campaigners warn overall trend is 'one heading definitively in the wrong direction.'
March 26, 2021 by Cecilia Keating
The growth of financing institutions created with the explicit mission of combining public and private funds to invest in climate solutions and green infrastructure.
March 25, 2021 by Heather Clancy
Central Arkansas Water partnered with green finance experts Encourage Capital and WRI to pioneer the first certified green bond of this kind. It was purchased by Morgan Stanley.
March 24, 2021 by Lizzie Marsters
Making a new investment is not the same as the much more challenging endeavor of realigning an entire portfolio.
March 18, 2021 by Emily Chasan
For years, companies have struggled to report on their social impact in a financially meaningful way. That's changing.
March 11, 2021 by Aman Singh
Natalie Wasek sheds light on the Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment, uses a human rights lens in its corporate engagement.
March 10, 2021 by Julie Nash
Linking executive bonuses to sustainability metrics is making waves. But is it making a difference?
March 9, 2021 by Joel Makower
Investors are beginning to wake up to the threat of habitat destruction and biodiversity loss, and their implications for companies' bottom lines.
March 4, 2021 by CJ Clouse
The company joins Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase in pledging to reduce its operations and activity in line with global climate goals.
March 4, 2021 by Cecilia Keating
Right now, most banks aren’t even thinking about time horizons longer than five years.
March 1, 2021 by Blair Bateson
The world's biggest asset manager urges firms to set rigorous decarbonization goals or risk being voted against at board meetings as it sets out shareholder expectations for 2021.
February 24, 2021 by Michael Holder
But some say the action doesn't go far enough.
February 22, 2021 by Cecilia Keating
Companies are exploiting a new type of financial arrangement linked to strong ESG performance: better interest rates on business loans.
February 18, 2021 by Heather Clancy
2021 is poised to bring fundamental changes to the primary audience that voluntary ESG reporting serves and what it should embody.
February 11, 2021 by Aman Singh
Mark Carney, former Bank of England chief and now advisor to Boris Johnson, is pushing the global financial sector to move assets into climate-friendly activities.
February 3, 2021 by Robin Pomeroy
As a general matter, U.S. companies would be wise to take note of ESG developments in Europe.
January 28, 2021 by Jean Haggerty
To realize their ambitions, sustainable finance leaders must integrate climate into their core business, evolving their approach to capital allocation and changing their relationships with carbon-intensive industries.
January 25, 2021 by Ben Ratner
We are entering a new era, one in which companies are less able to hide behind their pronouncements and good intentions.
January 21, 2021 by Joel Makower
Insights into how some of the largest suppliers of global brands are being engaged by investors on sustainability topics, as well as how sustainable finance is rising rapidly in Taiwan among institutional investors.
January 20, 2021 by José Miguel Salazar
A healthy financial system requires being ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way.
January 12, 2021 by Joel Makower
With new power comes new responsibility.
January 12, 2021 by Rob Berridge
Existing green banks have shown an impressive track record to date, investing nearly $25 billion of their own capital since their respective inceptions and supporting projects with a total value of $70 billion as of mid-2020.
January 4, 2021 by Paul Bodnar
The impact investment community has helped a new asset class begin to grow.
December 31, 2020 by Katie Michels