Responsible Mineral Supply Chains

From its opening keynote session on geopolitics, sanctions and mineral due diligence, the virtual OECD Forum in early May underscored why this annual event remains a mainstay in the schedule of those who work to improve the governance of mineral supply chains. Mineral Supply chains The virtual OECD Forum eventContinue…

S&P 500 ESG Index TESLA

Last week the market index S&P 500 ESG Index has undergone its fourth annual rebalance. The changes of the 2022 rebalance reflect the delicate balancing act of providing for broad-based market exposure but with meaningful and measurable sustainability-focused enhancements. While the methodology of the S&P 500 ESG Index reflects the evolving sentiments ofContinue…

BNP Paribas Foundation announces contribution to IPBES

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) announced a financial contribution to its work on biodiversity science and policy by the BNP Paribas Foundation. BNP IPBES IPBES is an independent intergovernmental body comprising 139 member Governments and many non-governmental observer organisations established by Governments in 2012. The groupContinue…

Circular Transition Indicators

Business, governments and citizens around the world increasingly recognize the challenges caused by our “take-make-dispose” approach to production and consumption. In 2019, over 92 billion tonnes of materials were extracted and processed, contributing to about half of global CO2 emissions. The resulting waste – including plastics, textiles, food, electronics andContinue…

climate transition risks

Willis Towers Watson and Qontigo last year introduced the STOXX Willis Towers Watson Climate Transition Indices (CTI) to meet growing demand for transparent and systematic climate-oriented investment solutions. The indices employ a in house Climate Transition Value at Risk (CTVaR) methodology that quantifies the anticipated impact on equity valuations from the transition toContinue…

Climate Change Funds

Climate Change Funds Climate change presents both a risk and an opportunity for investors. Some of the risks include transition risks, which arise with the shift to a low-carbon economy, such as changes in regulation, technology, and consumer behavior. Physical risks often refer to vulnerability in a company’s supply chainContinue…

Euronext AEX® ESG Index

Euronext launches its new AEX® ESG Index with the 25 “Best-in-Class” companies based on ESG Risk Rating criteria assessed by Sustainalytics. Euronext AEX® ESG Index identifies the 25 companies that demonstrate the best Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices from the 50 constituents of the AEX® and AMX® indices. The launch of thisContinue…

‘Could Your Beta be Better?’

How to increase returns without risking more volatility? This article is an extract from Neuberger Berman’s white paper, ‘Could Your Beta be Better?’ published on 9 May 2022. Foreign exchange reserves are a necessary burden, particularly for emerging economies that can be particularly exposed to capital flight and dollar or euro-denominatedContinue…

Britain might regulate ESG rating agencies

UK Treasury is considering to regulate the majore raters to stop the risk of greenwashing for investors in sustainable assets. Adam Lyons, head of the Ministry’s green finance unit, recently announced that greenwashing, or unsubstantiated claims about corporate ESG credentials, was a serious problem in the financial markets. In orderContinue…