The number of firms incorporating ESG metrics into leadership remuneration is rising amid shareholder pressure and as CEOs recognise the commercial and reputational benefits.
The C$105bn fund has been an early mover in measuring its total portfolio emissions. The head of its sustainability committee talked Capital Monitor through the process and the third parties it works with to achieve it.
UN Sustainable Development Goal 15 figures low on investors’ agenda, while their exposure to at-risk forest companies remains high.
The Finnish bank has set itself new sustainability targets. But it faces tricky decisions if it is to realise them, given its exposure to the key Nordic industries of shipping and fossil fuels.
A $3.8bn loan raised by the Saudi government-owned Red Sea Development Company for a tourism development is long on ambition but short on green detail.
A lack of technical guidance on Europe’s SFDR legislation has left asset managers to fill in the gaps, leading to confusion and serious risks of both greenwashing and market fragmentation.
Capital Monitor speaks to the head of Rome's airport operator about its unprecedented sale of a sustainability-linked bond. Although its scope is limited, the deal goes some way to prove sceptics wrong.
Momentum is gathering behind President Joe Biden’s environmental push, which includes a proposal for corporate climate disclosure. It will add a burden for companies, but the environmental risk of inaction could be a lot higher.
Analysis by Capital Monitor has discovered a small handful of influential investors with significant stakes in companies that dominate the ocean economy. Sadly, improving life below water is not high on many investment agendas.
Companies need to take their heads out of the sand and deal directly with shareholders' concerns over ESG – unless they don't want to tap cheaper capital, of course.