Not everyone’s a winner: mitigating climate and inflation risk

There is a lively debate among economists and central banks about the extent to which climate change is inflationary. Where does this leave investors concerned about addressing both climate and inflation risk in sovereign bond markets? Read the FTSE blog.

20 May 2021

Carbon Footprint of Recycled Aluminium

Production of primary aluminium through the Hall Heroult electrolysis process is energy intensive. The carbon footprint of primary aluminium is thus highly dependent on the source of electricity used.

20 May 2021

Why your business should invest in EV charging stations now

All over the world, more and more drivers are switching to electric vehicles (EVs) every day. As EV adoption continues to accelerate, people are starting to choose where they shop, eat, and park based on the availability of charging stations. Is your location ready to capture this demographic?

19 May 2021

WWF: Huge rise in demand for sustainable goods during Pandemic

New global research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by WWF, shows a staggering 71% rise in popularity of searches for sustainable goods over the past five years, with continuing growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

18 May 2021

Nearly half of cities lack plans to keep populations safe from climate threats

New analysis released today shows that 43% of global cities do not have adaptation plans to keep people and critical infrastructure safe from climate threats, despite the fact that awareness of climate risks has never been higher (93% of the 812 disclosing cities report that they are at risk from climate change).

12 May 2021

Do you see what we see? Not all recycled aluminium is equal

We all know that aluminium is a wonderful material. Infinitely recyclable with endless uses, it is an ideal metal for the circular economy. In Hydro we are advocating for the right standards to ensure that recycling of aluminium contributes to reducing emissions.

11 May 2021

Moody’s: Sustainable bond volumes soar to record $231 billion in Q1

Global issuance of green, social and sustainability bonds – or sustainable bonds, collectively – totalled a record $231 billion in the first quarter of 2021, a 19% increase over the previous quarter and more than three times higher than the same quarter last year, Moody's Investors Service says in a new report.

11 May 2021

Podcast: How Much Goes into a Net-Zero Commitment?

A company’s announcement of their net-zero commitment is the result of much analysis and a myriad of decisions. But the key is recognizing that it represents the start of the process, not its conclusion — and that the process involves every employee. We speak with MSCI’s Diana Tidd, Head of Index and Chief Responsibility Officer, Veronique Menou, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Joseph Gagliardi, Head of Corporate Services, about everything that goes into a net-zero effort.

10 May 2021