European ESG investors

PwC Luxembourg launchs a new interactive ESG dashboard dedicated to supporting European Asset Managers to expand their ESG operations and gain an accurate view of investor demand and market developments. With the release of its European ESG interactive dashboard, PwC underlines various key findings and investors’ considerations : Forecasts European-domiciledContinue…

Sovereign Wealth Fund Investments

The International Forum of Sovereign Wealth Funds (IFSWF), a global network of sovereign wealth funds from over 40 countries, has released its annual review of sovereign wealth fund investments in 2021, titled A Year of More. The annual review draws on IFSWF’s comprehensive proprietary database of sovereign wealth funds’ direct equityContinue…

financial institutions

Lessons learned from the existing analyses and practices of financial institutions, credit rating agencies and supervisors. NGFS report finds focus is shifting to forward-looking tools The period between 2020 and 2030 is a critical decade in determining the trajectory towards net zero. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth assessmentContinue…

IFAC calls on “integrated mindset” leaders

New International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) initiative highlights the critical role of CFOs and finance functions in enabling an integrated mindset. Functional and information silos within organizations are barriers to delivering high-quality sustainability-related information, which is necessary for decision making and trustworthy corporate reporting. Boards and CEOs are turning to CFOsContinue…

Basel climate-related financial risks

Basel Committee issues principles for the effective management and supervision of climate-related financial risks that seek to improve banks’ risk management and supervisors’ practices. The publication of the principles is part of the Committee’s holistic approach to addressing climate-related financial risks to the global banking system. The Basel Committee onContinue…

carbon emissions indexes

As carbon reporting becomes more widespread, investors will increasingly need a better understanding of why carbon emissions are changing in portfolios and indexes. MSCI analyzed recent changes in Scope 1 and 2 emission intensity of companies and were faced with a puzzle: Index-level intensity increased recently, even though emissions ofContinue…

Energising Ocean Investment

A sea change in levels of ocean finance is urgently needed. The only way to achieve this is to take investment and insurance decisions through a blue lens, to ensure the future resilience of coastal communities and the health of the Ocean, and to create a truly sustainable Blue Economy.Continue…