Corporate Engagement in Brief

Date 3 May, 2020


Category Corporate Engagement

Corporate engagement is an effective strategy to improve the company ESG/sustainability performance and increase the relative value of assets. Investors and asset managers, along with management boards, are increasingly involved in this process. As PRI research shows, “ESG engagement creates value for both companies and investors, amid growing evidence that engagement by investors with companies on environmental, […]

Family Offices and Impact Investing

Date 1 May, 2020


Category Sustainable Investing

Along with dynamic developments within the sustainable finance domain, family offices are increasingly involved in sustainable/impact investing. More than a quarter of family foundations are now engaged in impact investing, according to the 2019 Global Family Office report from UBS.  “The impetus to invest for impact was the recognition that philanthropic assets are limited, and […]

Sustainable Finance in the EU

Date 12 Mar, 2020


Category Sustainable Finance

The EU regards sustainability, including the transition towards a low carbon economy, as key to maintain its competitiveness within the global economy. Given that, in 2009 the EU adopted a Climate and Energy Package of directives and regulations, setting out targets in reducing carbon emissions, along with an increase in renewable energy and energy efficiency […]

EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities

Date 7 Feb, 2020


Category Environmental Risks

The technical report on the EU Taxonomy for Sustainable Activities defines the basis for disclosure by both the real economy and financial industry. It also provides the foundation for future EU Taxonomy in legislation, effective by 31 December 2021. The EU Taxonomy outlines major environment-related objectives such as: climate change mitigation and adaptation, protection of […]