Expect more fossil fuel meddling at COP28, says Morningstar
It is unsurprising that the UAE reportedly sought to use COP negotiations to further fossil fuel interests - and it is likely that oil and gas companies will look to further change the narrative in their favour at this year's conference, according to Morningstar.
COP28 cannot 'succumb to doomism' on 1.5°C
COP28 must not "succumb to doomism" on the 1.5°C target and risk losing much-needed ambition, Morningstar has warned.
Article 9 funds attracted 'a new low' in Q3 2023
ESG funds outperform, despite investor concern
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
More consensus needed on impact, says Morningstar
More consensus is needed on the definition of an 'impact investment' to help the market continue expanding, Morningstar has said.
Investors to 'look beyond' Article 8 or 9 designation to judge sustainability, says Morningstar
As the usefulness of EU classifications of what is 'sustainable' is questioned and funds continue to be downgraded, Morningstar said investors will increasingly 'look beyond' these labels and instead study underlying holdings more closely.
Low-support ESG shareholder resolutions jump as proposals rise
The proportion of US environmental and social shareholder resolutions which achieved only low-level investor support has surged in 2022.
A transition taxonomy: ready or not?
Could extending the EU's taxonomy to unsustainable and intermediate activities prove trickier than work on 'green', Michael Hurley asks
Global sustainable inflows fall at fastest rate in three years
Global sustainable fund inflows fell almost 36% in the first quarter of 2022, the sharpest quarterly slowdown in three years.