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Emerging Sustainability Accounting and Investment Methodologies Dig Deep

Emerging Sustainability Accounting and Investment Methodologies Dig Deep

Investors frequently assess companies based on their sustainability data, but corporations currently lack a standardized and widely accepted framework to share that information. As major fund providers like Vanguard, State Street, and BlackRock push for better ESG disclosures, new methodologies are emerging. One is an industry-specific disclosure framework from the … Read more »

European Institutions Offer $370 Million for Sustainable Maritime Shipping Projects

European Institutions Offer $370 Million for Sustainable Maritime Shipping Projects

The European Investment Bank and ING signed an agreement this week for 300 million euros ($370 million) to support green investments in the European maritime shipping market. Each institution will contribute 150 million euros to a sector risk-bearing facility for projects that improve transport vessels’ environmental performance. “It’s no secret … Read more »

Only 10% of Firms Link CR Performance to Compensation

Only 10% of Firms Link CR Performance to Compensation

Even though 75 percent of the world’s 250 largest companies acknowledge that environmental and social “megaforces” such as resource scarcity and climate put their businesses at risk, only 10 percent link corporate responsibility performance to remuneration, according to a report by KPMG. The findings from the KPMG Survey of Corporate … Read more »

Ceres Study: Most Mutuals Not Supporting Climate Issues

Ceres Study: Most Mutuals Not Supporting Climate Issues

More than 80 percent of major mutual fund companies supported less than half of the 2012 climate-related shareholder resolutions covered in a report by sustainability leadership advocate Ceres. This is despite a growing number of institutional investors publicly signalling that they view information about climate risks as material to their … Read more »

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