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The Week’s Top ESG News

Carbon cost was on this week’s ESG agenda as the IMF and World Bank gathered for their 2024 spring meetings. The estimated cost of climate change, and new guidelines on carbon credits were this week’s biggest stories. Elsewhere, an interview with BlackRock’s former ESG chief sheds light on the future of ESG investing.
Verity Snow
April 2024
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The Week’s Top ESG News

Energy was the spotlight of this week’s news as Bloomberg revealed that US bank, BMO, has dropped its anti-coal policy and new research shows that the UK still lags significantly behind its EU peers on energy decarbonisation. As shareholders demand more environmental and social responsibility from companies, the FT considers how this year’s proxy season will unfold.
Verity Snow
April 2024
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The Week’s Top ESG News

‘G’ was the focus of this week’s ESG news with debate about whether Tesla belongs in ESG-focused funds, and analysis of how investors can best balance climate governance. Elsewhere, new research shows that 80% of global investors now have sustainable investment policies in place, signalling a win for the sector.
Verity Snow
April 2024
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The Week’s Top ESG News

Texas, BlackRock and Republican-driven anti-ESG activity were again a focus for this week’s ESG headlines, whilst the Wall Street Journal considers whether ESG has had its heyday and the Financial Times explores the ESG investing implications of AI.
Verity Snow
March 2024
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The Week’s Top ESG News

ESG news was dominated by yet another activist investor rebellion against BlackRock for its high-profile ESG commitment, while the European Investment Bank was given some leeway to expand defence funding without hurting its ESG ratings.
Verity Snow
March 2024