• Sustainalytics delivers most SPOs in first half of 2022

    25 July 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

    05 June 2022

    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

    25 March 2022

    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.

  • Short selling not a shortcut to net zero, says ISS ESG

    04 October 2021

    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

    27 September 2021

    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

    27 August 2021

    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

    14 July 2021

    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