• 'Too much expectation on financial institutions in transition to net zero', says UBS

    19 January 2023

    Too much burden is placed on financial institutions in the transition to net zero, while NGOs are too quick to "give grief" to those who set transition targets, warned UBS.

  • Australian companies face rising scrutiny of 'social license to operate', says UBS

    18 January 2023

    Pressure on companies to prove they have a 'social license to operate' will be heightened in Australia in 2023 as social issues are more intensely scrutinised, said UBS.

  • COP15: Agreement adds impetus to investors' engagement, says UBS

    21 December 2022

    The global biodiversity framework agreed at COP15 this week can add energy to investor engagement with companies on the topic of nature, according to a large asset manager.

  • COP15: $24trn investor group calls for agreement on Global Biodiversity Framework

    13 December 2022

    150 financial institutions representing over $24 trillion in assets under management have called on countries to adopt a post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework at the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15).

  • US states target ESG investment as US SIF hits back at 'political' attacks

    25 August 2022

    Politicians in two US states have launched anti-environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment policies, whilst the US SIF has published an 'ESG Truths' website amid growing "politically motivated and simplistic attacks" on ESG in the country.

  • Biodiversity COP and finance

    15 August 2022

    Ahead of the COP15 biodiversity conference in December, Thomas Cox asks financial experts their hopes for the event