The Costs of Ignoring ESG Investing
Climate change is the single most important risk of our generation - at least many investors seem to believe this. The data agrees with them. Then why is ESG investing being pulled into the political arena, rather than being used as an investment framework to tackle climate change (and other risks in the "S" and "G" in ESG)? Below are some of the most recent papers on this subject, designed to help allocators understand the importance of green capital in today's economy.
Different forms of capital support economic activity. Natural capital is key for fuelling growth and ensuring long-term sustainability.
Investing is, first and foremost, a belief. In some ways, sustainable – ESG – investing is no different than being a belief.
Biodiversity matters. Not only does it matter for its own sake, but also because of the immense value of ecosystem services to human wellbeing.
A deep dive into the impact of Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D) on the world of asset management.
Scrap markets are a key part of the energy transition, with carbon emissions from scrap-based steel production sharply lower than from virgin raw materials.
The risks that climate change poses to the financial system are subject to increasing scrutiny from market participants, financial authorities and civil society.
Green bonds have an important role to play in supporting a global transition to a low carbon economy, and investors are starting to acknowledge this.
The European Banking Authority will soon take on several mandates under the Capital Requirements Directive 6 (CRD6) to assess material ESG risks and common methodologies.
ESG rating agencies acknowledge that the length of time taken to update ratings could be frustrating for companies and investors. However, there is progress on this front.
Artificial light is proving to be an ever-growing threat to biodiversity. Capital allocation and new technology can solve this issue and preserve biodiversity.