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Investors want to back net-zero, but COP26 needs to come up with a plan, says Günther Thallinger

Oliver Balch, (Oct 27, 2021)

In an interview with the chair of the Net-Zero Assets Owner Alliance, Oliver Balch asks what institutional investors are hoping to hear from governments at COP26

ESG Watch: IEA report calling for end to new oil and gas puts wind in the sails of investors

Mike Scott, (May 19, 2021)

In his monthly sustainable investment column Mike Scott reports on growing support for shareholder resolutions demanding more climate action from the likes of BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Phillips 66

'Many countries are saying no more internal combustion engines. The U.S. needs to say it too'

Terry Slavin, (Jan 27, 2021)

Climate change was high on the agenda at this month’s Reuters Next virtual summit. Terry Slavin reports on some of the key takeaways

Brand Watch: U.S. oil majors feel heat as climate divide widens with European competitors

Oliver Balch, (Jan 25, 2021)

In his column in the new Sustainable Business Review, Oliver Balch analyses the latest sustainability news affecting companies, from climate risk to supply chain standards

‘Larry Fink, the FT, and Prince Charles are right: it’s time for a reset on capitalism’

David Grayson, (Jan 27, 2020)

David Grayson of the Cranfield School of Management says the Davos Manifesto 2020 reflects a recognition by corporate leaders that business as usual is no longer an option

Five sustainable business trends to watch for in a critical year

Lauren Compere, (Jan 22, 2020)

Lauren Compere of Boston Common Asset Management says companies and investors will have to urgently step up their ESG work on multiple fronts in 2020 and beyond

75 CEOs call for US to stay in the Paris Agreement as emissions continue to rise

Oliver Balch, (Dec 4, 2019)

As #COP25 opens in Madrid Oliver Balch reports on a boost in firms signing up to Science Based Targets and research on how 2020 goals have fallen short

‘Divestment isn’t a badge of honour; it’s a failure of engagement’

Martin Wright, (Feb 26, 2019)

Martin Wright explains why the Climate Action 100+ group of investors are prioritising carrot over stick as they seek to push the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters to address climate risk

Major funds launch toolkit to help investors measure SDG impact

Terry Slavin, (Feb 6, 2019)

A dashboard developed by CISL's Investment Leaders Group, including PIMCO, Union Bancaire Privée and Zurich Insurance provides metrics to assess corporate social and environmental impact. Terry Slavin reports

Why NGOs love Allianz, Axa and Swiss Re and are sharply divided on Nestlé

Robert Blood, (Jan 29, 2019)

As SIGWATCH’s Robert Blood explains, the three insurance firms are out-performed only by Unilever in this year’s index of companies most praised by NGOs while the food giant wins praise and condemnation in equal measure

‘2018 will go down as the year many UK banks turned their backs on coal’

Catherine Howarth, (Dec 18, 2018)

Catherine Howarth of ShareAction says a synchronised shift away from fossil fuels will be crucial to achieving the Paris climate goals

Comment: Why institutional investors need World Bank-style biodiversity safeguards

Divya Narain, (May 10, 2018)

Divya Narain argues that rather than divest in infrastructure projects that pose environmental risks, investors can pre-empt and manage risk by applying conditions from the start

C-suite interview: Peter Webster, CEO of EIRIS

Andrea Spencer-Cooke and Fran van Dijk, (Sep 14, 2015)

Getting investors to drive corporate sustainability has been tough, but they seem to be finally waking up

EthicsWatch: IEA report - Renewable costs falling, but battles continue

Sam Phipps, (Sep 9, 2015)

Costs across the energy market are rapidly changing, but the picture remains patchy and contentious

NGOWatch – August 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Aug 4, 2015)

Coal divestment, US torture, Chinese human rights lawyers detained and ISIS beats climate change threat

BrandWatch – June 2015

Nadine Hawa, (Jun 4, 2015)

Adidas drops suppliers, meaningful brands profit, Bank of America launches low carbon strategy and Apple tops green index

Cheat sheet: Corporate responsibility cheat sheet – May 2015

Oliver Balch, (May 7, 2015)

We read all the reports so you don’t have to

Sustainability trends: Top ten trends from 2014

Stephen Gardner, (Dec 12, 2014)

Ethical Corporation reviews ten stand-out issues for corporate responsibility and sustainability in 2014

Energy Briefing: Investor perspective – The cost of divestment

Ellen Delisio, (Dec 2, 2014)

Pension fund manager KLP announce divestment from companies that "derive a large proportion of their revenues from coal"

Analysis: Climate talks – Turning money greener

Eric Marx, (Nov 4, 2014)

Big funds are pulling large sums out of fossil fuel investments, although the momentum towards their green alternatives is gathering only slowly