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ESG


CFA Institute Weighs in on Including Climate Change Analysis in the Investment Process

The CFA Institute report, Climate Change Analysis in the Investment Process, focuses on the physical and transition risks climate change is projected to create; explains to investors carbon markets; and reviews the resources available for investors looking for the best climate change integration tools.

Eight Months Left to Apply for US$20,000 Prize on Ethics and Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future

Win US$20,000 for essay on Ethics and Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future. Co-sponsored by CFA Institute.

ESG Disclosure: Why Only the Development of a Global Standard Can Further Enhance Sustainability Practices in the Financial Sector

CFA Institute supports the “template” approach that the European Supervisory Authorities have taken ESG disclosures ensuring they are included in the description of adverse sustainability impact of investment decisions.

ESG Q&A: The role of financial regulators in treating climate change as a systemic risk

One of the most important issues surrounding climate change for financial professionals is the policy response regulators and policymakers make around such issues as climate change data transparency and quality.

How evolving ESG disclosure rules are altering investment dynamics in India

The ESG concept is picking up in India gradually. This year alone, two investment firms — Avendus and Quantum Advisors with three former Tata group employees — launched a $1 billion ESG fund in India.

Déjà vu all over again: DOL issues guidance on ESG integration in the investment process

In a nutshell, the new rule says fiduciaries cannot sacrifice returns to achieve some other objective, such as societal considerations or other nonfinancial concerns.

ESG Disclosure Standards: Begin With Financially Value Relevant, Layer Other Objectives

Last week, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton spoke on a webcast sponsored by FCLTGlobal. He discussed his views on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures and the SEC’s responsibilities to investors —… READ MORE ›

Are You Under 35 and Have an Opinion on Ethics in Finance?

Call for those 35-years-old and under to apply for The Ethics & Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future Prize worth US$20,000. Open to all global entrants.

Will Revisiting SEC’s Names Rule Clear Up ESG Fund Name Confusion?

Firms use fund names to both market themselves and to inform investors. Fund names are always important, but in the case of the current challenges with funds that advertise themselves as ESG or sustainable funds, disclosures beyond the fund name would be especially helpful.

Defining green activities – What the new EU rules mean for India

A standard taxonomy of green finance based on best principles, with an eventual path towards global convergence, would catalyse investments that are desperately needed. This global issue is framed from the point of view of India.

ESMA: The Increasing Importance of ESG Disclosures

Given the increased importance of company ESG disclosures, ESMA increased their enforcement activities on nonfinancial information in 2019.

Towards a level playing field

Asia firms urged to be more transparent and informative on ESG disclosure

As environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations move increasingly into the mainstream of investment, companies in Asia are waking up to the… READ MORE ›

Sustainable Value for Money: How to reconnect finance with the needs of society

A few weeks ago, the new European Commission, led by Ursula von der Leyen, rolled out its first package of measures, called the European Green Deal.

How are experienced practitioners applying ESG integration?

lthough different definitions for materiality apply, the consensus among investors is that a material ESG issue is a fundamental value driver of a company or security that affects the income statement, balance sheet, and cash-flow statement positively or negatively.

Asset Owners Experience Shortage of ESG Products Meeting Expectation

Clients have the power to drive ESG integration forward as practitioners listen to them.



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