Draft ESG data 'code of conduct' aims for international uptake
The creators of a draft voluntary code of conduct for ESG ratings and data providers have hailed it as a "world-first" for its attempt to set internationally consistent standards for the rapidly growing market.
London Stock Exchange Group promotes Harris
10% of firms face ejection as FTSE4Good tightens climate rules
Around 10% of all constituents on the FTSE4Good indexes face exclusion after the climate thresholds are tightened through a tie-up with the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) scores.
ESG data files: Part five - the impact of the EU's taxonomy
Will the EU's sustainability taxonomy reduce the reporting burden on companies, or could it be another weight on their shoulders? Michael Hurley reports
The ESG data files - part one: reported data
Investors are demanding an increasing amount of data from companies. What are its strengths and weaknesses, asks Peter Cripps
ESG indexes get smarter
Combining factor investing and ESG, and adopting AI-based ESG data are among the hot trends in sustainability-focused indexes, writes Peter Cripps
Setting a European benchmark
The European Commission's bold proposals to reform benchmark regulation are designed to increase the flow of green finance and reduce the risk of 'greenwashing'. Michael Hurley asks why change is required
EU action plan could stifle low-carbon benchmarks, warns FTSE Russell
European Commission proposals to introduce minimum standards for low-carbon and ‘positive carbon impact’ benchmarks could stifle innovation, a leading index provider has said.
Water: managing risk and embracing opportunity
More than 100 delegates gathered at Environmental Finance's conference on water, hosted by the London Stock Exchange, to discuss an investment opportunity worth about $7.5 trillion, writes Michael Hurley.
Renewables funds can help meet huge emerging market infrastructure needs, says LSEG
Renewable energy funds could be key to bridging the "colossal" green infrastructure financing needs of emerging market countries, according to David Harris.