Oxford launches Sustainable Finance lab
Climate lawsuits could win with better use of evidence, Oxford study finds
Better use of scientific evidence could help prove in court that corporations are liable for weather damage due to the impact of their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on climate change, a University of Oxford study has found.
Defining transition finance: how to be inclusive yet specific
Transition finance has garnered a lot of attention, but the challenge of delineating what exactly it is remains unresolved. Three recent reports try to balance the need for the definition to be both broad enough to be inclusive, yet specific enough to protect the instruments from claims of greenwashing. Ahren Lester reports.
Can impact be the guiding star for corporates?
The Value Balancing Alliance's methodologies for assessing companies' net impact will define the future of corporate decision making, Christian Heller tells Michael Hurley
Better private sector ESG performance boosts national economic growth
The improvement in environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices by private sector firms positively impacts national growth in both developed and emerging economies, an academic paper reported.
Leading academics outline climate-friendly Covid-19 recovery proposals
The international economic recovery following the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic could deliver better economic and environmental results through climate-friendly policies, research by a group of economists argues.
Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative launched with Singapore focus
An initiative to increase the supply of sustainable finance from Asian financial institutions will use Singapore as a hub to catalyse regional development.
Carbon is 'most suitable metric for smart beta ESG'
Investors deemed carbon as the most suitable environmental, social, governance (ESG) metric for inclusion in a smart beta investment strategy, according to a study. Seventy-four percent of investors selected carbon as being suitable for inclusion into smart beta, followed by other ESG metrics like water (21%), waste (20%) and gender diversity (18%).