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Understanding ESG
The Principles for Responsible Investment has announced the largest collaborative initiative on social issues and human rights, involving more than 220 institutional investors representing over US$30 trillion in assets under management. Launched last week at the PRI’s annual investor conference in Barcelona, the Advance initiative will involve active engagement between 120 of those investors and 40 initial focus companies within the mining and metals and renewable energy sectors.
5 Dec 2022
The interplay between climate change and the spread of deadly pathogens could herald an era of global devastation and disruption. To avert another Covid-style catastrophe, we must prepare our health systems for future crises, address outbreak risks and ensure equitable access to vaccines and treatments
2 Dec 2022
The green transition threatens to create a stagflationary environment in which fossil fuel energy is scarce, while clean and renewable energy is still in short supply. Coping with such imbalances will be an ongoing challenge for policymakers, who would do well to get ahead of the problem now
2 Dec 2022
'Breakthough’ loss and damage fund agreed to, but operational details scarce
25 Nov 2022
From Russia’s war on Ukraine to the Sino-American rivalry, the world order is increasingly contested, and when value chains are global, a single disruption can reverberate across the planet. But retreating from interconnectedness is both unworkable and unnecessary
25 Nov 2022
Southeast Asian parliaments have resolved to promote environmental, social and governance (ESG) approaches for both the public and private sectors while urging their governments to develop ESG performance indicators. Members of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) adopted an ESG resolution on Wednesday, the fourth day of a five-day meeting in Phnom Penh – the first face-to-face gathering of Asean lawmakers since 2019.
24 Nov 2022
With world leaders convening at COP27 to discuss the global decarbonization agenda, they should focus on the technologies that can be deployed rapidly and universally. That means de-emphasizing nuclear power, which was no longer competitive with solar and wind even before this year's geopolitical turmoil.
17 Nov 2022
Efforts to promote multilateral coordination to mitigate climate risks are most likely doomed to to fail in today’s fraught geopolitical environment. But a global race to subsidize renewable energy may encourage the development of cheap sustainable technologies, sparking a 21st century green revolution
16 Nov 2022
By putting climate action at the heart of their efforts to rebuild consensus and reinvigorate multilateralism, Asian countries can prop open the world’s window of opportunity to prevent climate disaster. They would also catalyze their own ability to benefit from the massive economic opportunities created by the green transition
15 Nov 2022
Initiative develops methodologies to advance resilience in infrastructure investments
15 Nov 2022
World leaders at the COP27 climate change conference in Sharm El-Sheikh should focus on efforts to decarbonize the world’s electricity grids as fast as possible. Doing so will not only reduce emissions but also improve energy access and make the rest of the green transition easier
12 Nov 2022
A spotlight has been cast on the world’s wealthiest at the 27th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, where there have been renewed calls for their investments to be regulated. A wealth tax on the world’s super-rich could raise as much as US$1.4 trillion a year, an amount that could deployed towards supporting countries worst hit by the climate crisis, enabling them to adapt, address losses and damages, and transition to renewable energy.
11 Nov 2022
It would be madness to think that the current congeries of global crises can be solved with our already-broken energy systems. Contrary to what the fossil fuel industry claims, its products are not the best means for ensuring energy access and driving economic development
10 Nov 2022
It would be madness to think that the current congeries of global crises can be solved with our already-broken energy systems. Contrary to what the fossil fuel industry claims, its products are not the best means for ensuring energy access and driving economic development
10 Nov 2022