17th September 2021 News

Centre Stage ESG for Net-Zero Emissions Energy

To keep up with and anticipate market developments as influenced by extreme weather events, fluctuations in commodity prices, and technology disruptions, firms need to initiate a carbon-neutral transition and have a strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) focus.

At the centre of the energy transition is the power sector. Power and energy companies must thus be the torchbearers of change, leading by example with a comprehensive ESG framework for sustainability – a wholesome plan encompassing actionable short-, medium- and long-term targets to decarbonize energy.Read more

Investors and Regulators Turning up the Heat on Climate-Change Disclosures: Attempting to Make Sense of the State of Play in the US, EU, and UK

Even before the recent IPCC report, regulators, too, increasingly have been focused on climate issues.  The US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in particular has ramped up its scrutiny of corporate disclosure practices to assess whether they are generally thorough and accurate, based on reliable data, and comparable within and across industry sectors. The SEC recently has solicited market input regarding mandatory climate disclosure and signaled that more disclosure-related enforcement actions are coming.7 Put simply, issuers, regulators, investors (particularly institutional asset managers), and other stakeholders are assessing how companies are responding to the opportunities and risks associated with climate change.Read more

POET announced Carbon Neutrality by 2050

The first sustainability report of the producer of biofuels and a leading maker of bio-based goods, details the company’s commitment to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) activities. POET set many ESG targets, including achieving net-zero emissions at its bioprocessing facilities by 2050. Furthermore, POET promises that by 2030, their sustainable, plant-based bioethanol will have reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 70% as compared to gasoline. According to a recent study, bioethanol reduces carbon emissions by 46% as compared to gasoline .The Sun, the Soil, and the Seed report also reflects the company’s role as an innovator in the renewable energy sector, detailing the company’s progress in developing biofuels and a growing suite of plant-based bio-products while upholding a tradition of environmental stewardship, technological innovation, and world-class workplace culture.Read more

Why Emerging Markets is the perfect place for Impact investing

The need of investors to comprehend the implications of their financial decisions has never been stronger. The Covid-19-caused health catastrophe has served as a stark reminder of the harsh realities that many people around the world suffer. The influence of Covid-19 in the emerging market has only exacerbated this requirement. As the world recovers from the pandemic, environmental and social issues are expected to become even more prominent. Better technologies for analysing and monitoring firms and their operations imply that investors now have the ability to force change. Another aspect that we expect to fuel demand for impact investing is demographic changes. Specifically, the impending economic change as wealth shifts into the hands of millennials and Generation Z. These generations are more aware of concerns such as impact and, as a result, are more likely to demand that their investments reflect their values. Read more

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