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In this week’s ESG news, the EU announced it has delayed the implementation of some ESG and sustainability reporting requirements until 2026, suggesting a growing backlash from businesses is starting to make an impact. Forbes covers the story.

Defence stocks used to be seen as the pariah of ESG investing but new data shows net inflows from EU investors into Defence ETFs soared last month, suggesting that ESG standards are being ‘reinterpreted’ by institutional and retail investors alike. The Financial Times covers the story.

The world invested a record $1.8tn in clean energy in 2023, but this needs to grow to $4.5tn a year over the next five years to meet net zero targets. The Financial Times considers the important role private equity will play in meeting the funding targets needed.