ESG Archive

Nov 25, 2022
ESG disclosures: The red flags investors look for
‘When we’re looking at ESG and sustainability reports, I’d say the big red flags are lots of case studies, lots of qualitative information, not much quantitative information and lots of pictures,’ said Nick Spooner, climate change engagement specialist at Robeco. ‘Those are all indications that a company doesn’t have very much to say.’ ...
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Nov 24, 2022
Key takeaways from the ESG Integration Forum – Europe
Leading IR, sustainability and governance professionals gathered in London this week to share insights and expertise on ESG issues facing UK and EU companies. The ESG movement is facing challenges with increased scrutiny from regulators and investors, as well as political backlash. But ESG issues remain top of mind for stakeholders and shareholders. The forum was an opportunity to hear diffe...
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Nov 14, 2022
CDP questionnaire to add ISSB’s climate disclosure standard
CDP, the environmental disclosure platform, has announced it will incorporate the International Sustainability Standards Board’s (ISSB) climate-related disclosure standard into its annual questionnaire as collaboration between different reporting bodies gathers pace. The change, which will come into effect for the 2024 reporting cycle, is likely to accelerate the adoption of ISSB standards. CDP says more than 18,000 companies have disclosed environmental informati...
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Nov 07, 2022
Listed companies failing on climate plans, MSCI says
Just one third of public companies have measures in place to achieve or fall below the 2°C by 2100 target set by the Paris climate agreement meaning that the planet is on track to be 2.9°C warmer by that date, according to MSCI. A new net-zero tracker report from MSCI, which follows progress made by the world’s listed companies toward tackli...
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Nov 01, 2022
Institutional investor support for ESG proposals drops in 2022
Amid a sharp rise in ESG shareholder proposals at US companies, a new report finds that average support for environmental proposals dropped to 33.8 percent this proxy season from 44.3 percent last year. Research from Insightia reveals that BlackRock’s support for environmental proposals fell by 4.4 percentage points to 20 percent this year, compared with 31 percent last year. Its support for social proposals recorded a drop of more than 15 percentage points, down ...
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Sep 27, 2022
Proxy season 2022: The story behind falling support for ESG proposals
The 2022 proxy season has had a touch of the Rorschach test about it, based on some of the headline figures from voting on the year’s ESG-related shareholder proposals. According to a report from Proxy Impact, the Sustainable Investments Institute and As You Sow, the six months to the end of June saw a record-breaking 282 votes and 34 majority votes (equal to the same period last year) backing ESG shareholder proposals seeking disclosure and action from US compani...
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