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S&P Dow Jones Indices on Oct. 1 acquired a 98.13% stake in Trucost, a carbon and risk analysis provider, said Soogyung Jordan, S&P Dow Jones spokeswoman.
The voices and actions of the financial industry are critical to change capital market policy and practice change. That’s why I’m thrilled credit rating agencies are seizing their role as levers of change in the adaptation market.
S&P moves to strengthen environmental, social and governance portfolio in response to growing demand from investors and corporates.
The birds do it, the bees do it… Not everyone is doing ESG yet – but the way things are going, they soon will be. Investors argue it’s not taking the moral high ground, just good financial sense.
I have prepared for and presented at various events in the past few months where the discussion of the business case for natural capital investment was the topic.
We often feel safer when we’re surrounded by people with complementary views. In few places is this more obvious than at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, where 10,000 passionate and dedicated individuals come together to rally around the conservation of the natural world.
Green bonds are becoming a hot topic in China after the country officially ratified the Paris climate accord ahead of the G20 Summit and a senior central bank official hailed China’s status as the world’s biggest green bond market in a recent speech.
One recurring criticism of the green bond market is that a company or municipality can call nearly anything green. Credit-rating companies are looking to change that.
Smart waste and recycling company Rubicon has launched a financing program for its haulers – a network now totaling more than 5,000 – that the startup says should translate to more haulers providing better service to customers and diverting more waste from landfills.