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

GRIDSERVE accelerates with £200m boost from infracapital

GRIDSERVE, the tech-enabled sustainable energy business, has secured an initial £200m investment from Infracapital, the infrastructure equity investment arm of M&G Plc, in support of the company’s drive to decarbonise transport through electric vehicle infrastructure and its mission to deliver sustainable energy on the scale needed to move the needle on climate change.

11 August 2022

Scottishpower announce new vision for Green Hydrogen Fuels Hub

ScottishPower, with Hutchison Ports, is exploring the opportunity to develop, build and operate a multi-hundred MW green hydrogen production facility at the Port of Felixstowe – with the potential to decarbonise industry and transportation in the region.

09 August 2022

Renewable Energy in SEC Climate-Related Disclosures

Long informed by a disaggregated system of corporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) disclosures and ratings, the methodologies behind ESG investing are evolving to streamline decision making, improve impact, and further mitigate climate change.

09 August 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 MSCI Net-Zero Tracker is a quarterly gauge that helps measure the progress by the world's listed companies toward curbing climate risk and achieving these commitments.

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