Investors 'given free hand' to define sustainable investment under SFDR
The European Commission has declined a request to define what constitutes a sustainable investment under SFDR, a decision which has split industry experts, Michael Hurley writes
The Future of ESG Data Conference: Highlights
Environmental Finance's in-person conference on The Future of ESG Data this week highlighted the numerous challenges that are being addressed in the space, as related regulatory and market developments unfold at record pace
Fund-level scenario analysis requirement is 'regulatory overkill'
The merits and shortcomings of scenario analysis were debated at a panel discussion at The Future of ESG Data conference. Peter Cripps reports
Abrdn: EU Taxonomy social proposals could have 'drastic' impact
Proposals on 'minimum safeguards' for human rights issues from the advisory body for the EU Taxonomy of sustainable activities could have "drastic" effects in further narrowing the number of investments that can be deemed 'sustainable', an executive at Abrdn has said.
Aberdeen Standard Investments to construct its own climate scenarios
Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is to build its own climate scenarios to help it better understand the potential impacts of global warming on its investments.
SWIP's Mackenzie moves on from sustainability role
Craig Mackenzie - Scottish Widows Investment Partnership's highly regarded head of sustainability research – has left his post to take on a new role, Environmental Finance has learned.
Will there be blood?
The stranded carbon assets debate has gathered steam in the wake of a new report on the oil sector and after fossil fuel giants addressed the issue for the first time. What are the implications for investors, asks Peter Cripps.
$3trn investor coalition heaps 'stranded asset' pressure on fossil fuel firms
A coalition of investors worth $3 trillion has joined forces to write to 45 of the biggest oil and gas companies demanding how they are dealing with the threat of 'stranded assets'.