Investors are willing to explore alternative providers, but disruptors shy away from complex ‘S’ factors.
World’s largest sovereign wealth fund details its frameworks for managing climate change; highlights carbon footprint and climate scenario analyses.
Lower costs of renewable energy infrastructure projects bring fresh opportunities for investors looking to make the biggest difference to climate emergency.
New reports seek to clarify impact investment definitions, including self-assessment framework for providers.
New guides on plastics engagement aim to augment asset owners’ stewardship activities to address risks, accelerate shift to circular economy.
Investors and companies are beginning to recognise importance of the social element of net zero transitions.
Asset owners seek to standardise disclosure, incorporate diversity and inclusion into manager selection.
High levels of alignment with circularity principles lower risk of default and improves risk-adjusted returns among companies.
Multiplicity of tools present challenges for investors, exacerbated by lack of consistency on companies’ carbon emissions data.
Firms encouraged to address “compulsive homogeneity”, but investor influence for change limited by own challenges.
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