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July 13, 2021
The International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation is exploring whether and how to set up an International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). We discuss three opportunities and risks that businesses should know about the potential new sustainability standards.
April 15, 2021
Companies based in, doing business with, and with investors in the EU will need to pay attention to the EU Taxonomy and its impact on investments.
February 18, 2021
Companies and their leaders need to articulate ambitious transformation plans to navigate and participate in the push from “shareholder capitalism,” past “ESG shareholder capitalism,” and toward a just, sustainable, and thriving world.
October 7, 2020
Amid a wave of societal commitments to action on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and racial justice, investors are stepping up commitments and vowing to intensify engagement with companies on DEI.
April 22, 2020
One of the most important topics in corporate sustainability is the dramatic increase in attention by investors on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations. How will the rise of COVID-19 affect ESG investing strategies both in the short term and the long term, and what does it mean for companies?
March 11, 2020
In the HERfinance Digital Wages program in Bangladesh, designed to support garment factories making the transition from cash to digital payrolls, we found a tangible connection between tailoring programs to women’s needs and an increase in women’s financial inclusion and empowerment.
March 5, 2020
More impact investors are slowly aligning their strategies to the push for greater gender equality and women’s empowerment. However, understanding on how to unlock the power of capital to support these commitments remains limited. Gender lens investing is a powerful new approach with the potential to change that.
October 23, 2019
While private equity firms have made significant progress in integrating ESG considerations into their company-focused equities investing models, infrastructure funds have not been as proactive in integrating ESG considerations into business decisions—and we think this is a missed opportunity.
May 20, 2019
Companies that are not engaging investors on sustainability are missing an opportunity to attract and retain investors focused on long-term value and ESG.
May 9, 2019
At the RI Asia Japan conference in April 2019, three unique, Japan-focused dynamics stood out. These dynamics point to keys for adapting and applying global sustainable investment themes within Japan and ways the rest of the world can learn from Japan’s rapid uptake.