Climate Action

Chapter Zero launches new Board Toolkit with Berkeley support

With pro bono support from Berkeley, not-for-profit organisation Chapter Zero has launched a new Board Toolkit to enable non-executive directors (NEDs) to help their boards take timely, positive and decisive action on climate change and the transition to net zero.

22 July 2022

The MSCI Net-Zero Tracker

The COP26 conference last November produced a wealth of commitments from investors and other capital markets participants to cut emissions in line with global temperature goals and make climate change part of every investment decision. The months since then have underscored the imperative of following through.

05 August 2022

Dealing with income bias in sovereign ESG scores - Sovereign ESG revisited

Investors are embracing sustainable investment strategies in passive fixed income like never before. Billions of dollars are flowing into ESG-tilted sovereign debt as asset owners try to mitigate their exposure to climate risks. But there are unintended consequences that are not discussed enough, notably related to biases present in the ESG assessment where scores tend to favor higher income countries.

04 August 2022

Call for input to co-create consistent threshold for high-quality carbon credits

​The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market is launching a public consultation on its draft Core Carbon Principles (CCPs), which propose fundamental, interlinked criteria for high-quality carbon credits that create real, verifiable climate impact, based on solid science and best practice, with social and environmental safeguards.

29 July 2022

Industrials need to put sustainability at the core of their business strategies

According to the World Resources Institute, three industrial subsectors are the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: since 1990, emissions from industrial processes grew by 187%, followed by transportation (+79%), and manufacturing and construction (+56%). The indirect impact is even larger.

25 July 2022