June 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ - 457 investors managing more than US$41 trillion in assets have released a new joint statement to all world governments urging a global race-to-the-top on climate policy and warning that laggards will miss out on trillions of dollars in investment if they aim too low and move too slow. This represents the largest collective assets under management to sign on to a global investor statement to governments on climate change since the first statement in 2009.
BUFFALO, N.Y., June 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - M&T Bank Corporation (M&T Bank) today released its 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report [mtb.com/esg]. The first-ever annual formal disclosure highlights M&T’s efforts to meaningfully impact the communities it serves. The bank aims for transparency, making data more readily available, and accountability, tracking its impact and future progress.
In competitive sports, any losing team that dares dish out trash-talk toward its opponent is likely to be met with a simple one-word response: “scoreboard.” That’s because, at the end of the day, the score is the only thing that matters.
Modern businesses are often inclined to take a similar approach when it comes to ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance: They tailor their strategies around that seemingly all-important ESG score, hoping that its authority will quell any related concerns from investors, customers, employees, and the like.
Demand for transaction analysis and infrastructure services leads global management consulting leader to elevate team leaders
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As organizations around the globe work to modernize aging infrastructure, embrace decarbonization and adopt advanced technologies, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC, announces today that it has promoted three leaders to expand its strategic services for new and existing clients.
It may come as some surprise that sustainable investing turned a corner as the Covid-19 pandemic upturned the world and played havoc with financial markets.
The global disruption has brought into sharp focus the need for a more responsible approach to world politics and capital allocation.
The vaccine roll-out has switched on the light at the end of a long tunnel and investors are committed more than ever to making the ‘right’ investments, as the lens is once again fine-tuned on climate change and social equality issues.
Green and sustainable finance has moved from being a niche play to taking pole position in the global economic race over the past decade. It has been transformed from a nice-to-have agenda item to an urgent discussion in the global capital markets.
As the pace of growth for sustainable finance and impact investing continues to speed up, green and sustainability-linked bonds have gained significant traction among businesses seeking to capitalise on their long-term sustainability performance.
COVID-19 has dominated virtually every waking moment for much of the past year. But with vaccination programmes now accelerating across the world, attention is shifting back to other societal challenges facing us globally. And of these, there is arguably none bigger than climate change. In 2015, climate change spurred investors and the financial industry to form the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which developed and released their recommendations for climate-related financial disclosure in 2017.
Businesses worldwide are embracing the advantages of going green, and renewable energy is an effective way for companies to reduce their carbon footprints. It not only shows corporate social responsibility, but can also bring commercial benefits.
For businesses able to set up renewable energy systems on their premises and sell the electricity they generate to the power grid, energy can be transformed from an operating cost to a source of income in the long term, subject to market and climate conditions.