China’s ESG integration remains cautious as Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore look at ESG risks and opportunities.
Energy management is largest sector, representing one third of total green economy.
Initiative aims to improve quality of sustainability data for investors and governments.
Seven in ten have no carbon-footprint reduction targets in place for externally managed portfolios.
New ICMA handbook recommends best practices and disclosures to investors.
Less than a fifth of listed firms have plans for emissions reduction in line with 2°C or below pathway by 2050.
Target-setting, performance measure identification and definition seen as key challenges to using ESG metrics.
Fixed income catching up with equities as sustainable investing expands across asset classes, says BlackRock.
Governance factors had the highest impact, while environmental factors generally deemed irrelevant to supranational credit ratings.
AIGCC highlights five tests to benchmark progress of electricity generators toward decarbonisation.
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