Sustainalytics delivers most SPOs in first half of 2022
Sustainalytics provided the most second-party opinions (SPOs) for sustainable finance frameworks in the first half of 2022, according to Environmental Finance figures.
ESG data: Transformation by regulation
As the latest update of Environmental Finance's ESG Data Guide is released, the next growth phase of the rapidly evolving ESG data market will be driven by regulation, writes Peter Cripps
Mandatory EU GBS key to securing 'gold standard' status, says ISS ESG
Making the EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS) mandatory might be the "key" to realise its international 'gold standard' potential over its voluntary standard rivals, says responsible investment advisory firm ISS ESG.
ISS ESG launches water risk rating
Short selling not a shortcut to net zero, says ISS ESG
Investors who short sell a stock in anticipation that a company's market valuation will drop in line with broader societal efforts to cut emissions have been warned they must clarify that such strategies do not necessarily translate directly into real-world emissions reductions.
ISS: ESG shareholder lawsuits settle in US but struggle elsewhere
The growing number of ESG-related lawsuits brought against companies by investors often win pay-outs in the US but struggle in other countries due to cultural differences, ISS ESG has said.
Fast and loose fund names could undermine impact investing - ISS ESG
A "lack of discipline" by fund managers applying the term 'impact investing' to sustainability-themed listed equities strategies could undermine the credibility of the impact market, according to a note by data provider ISS ESG.
Investors use 'up to 100,000 pieces of data' to show EU taxonomy alignment
The sustainability reporting burden imposed by regulation could be lessened in coming years with the development of a free-to-use European database, an Environmental Finance webinar heard. Michael Hurley reports