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Managing climate change risk now

Managing climate change risk now

Businesses know the influence climate change is having on our environment. And while many will do all they can to accelerate the race to net zero, effective climate change risk modelling must form the backbone of these efforts.

BlackRock proxy voting move: A genuine boon for stewardship?

BlackRock proxy voting move: A genuine boon for stewardship?

The world’s biggest fund house is to offer wider proxy voting rights to many of its institutional clients. But there is scepticism over how much impact the move will have, and other big asset managers are reluctant to make similar commitments despite rising pressure to do so.

Cop26: Does it matter who attends?

Cop26: Does it matter who attends?

The stakes are higher than ever for the upcoming UN climate talks in Glasgow to deliver results on policy promises, but the absence of key players has tempered expectations. Still, there are positive signs of progress from the world of business and finance.

European companies “paying lip service” to carbon emissions

European companies “paying lip service” to carbon emissions

Three-quarters of European companies have set emission-reduction goals, but details of how they intend to achieve them are lacking, while only one in ten is on track to hit net-zero targets, finds recent research. Pressure is growing on corporates – and regulators – to take more action.

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