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Why Invest Internationally in Companies With Strong ESG Practices?

To boost portfolio ESG quality and the potential for improved risk-adjusted returns
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by Scott LaBreche, Director at Impax Asset Management 

The megatrends underlying the transition to a more sustainable economy, such as climate change and widening inequality, are global issues. It should come as no surprise, then, that companies are addressing sustainability risks and opportunities regardless of their domicile.

So investors may be wondering, how are companies in developed markets outside the U.S. and Canada performing on sustainability issues? It varies, of course, but on the whole, they are performing better than those in the U.S.

MPs from 34 Countries Write to Stock Exchanges Asking Them to Make Firms Reveal Climate Change Risks

The campaign follows comments by Bank of England governor Mark Carney
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An international alliance of over 100 MPs from 34 different countries have written to the world’s stock exchanges calling on them to factor in the financial risks of climate change.

Mark Carney said today that investors “currently don’t have the information to respond to these developments”.

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Climate Related Financial Disclosure For Business: An Imperative For 2017

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2016 began - as recorded here on Forbes - noting that climate change was becoming very real in the financial world. As we head towards the end of what has been a tumultuous year, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) is clear the message needs to be reinforced, not dismissed.

Companies Must Disclose Climate-change Risk: Carney Panel

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Corporations, especially those in the financial and energy sectors, should provide investors with clear and systematic disclosure of the risks that climate change poses to their future economic health, a task force reporting to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney recommended Wednesday.

The group, headed by Bloomberg LP founder Michael Bloomberg, pointed to carbon-intensive, fossil-fuel companies as being among those that will be most significantly affected by the transition to a lower-carbon economy, with risks being borne by their lenders and investors.

Carney-Backed Report Urges Companies to Disclose Climate Change Effects

BoE governor and media billionaire behind proposals to better inform investors and lenders
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Originally posted in the Financial Times.

A task force led by Michael Bloomberg and backed by Mark Carney has urged companies to disclose to investors the impact of climate change on their businesses.

The governor of the Bank of England and the billionaire media owner are behind a new set of recommendations designed to give investors, lenders and insurers a better idea about how climate change will affect individual businesses.

TCFD's Long-Awaited Report Revealed

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After a year of intensive work, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) today laid out its eagerly-awaited recommendations designed to help standardise and mainstream considerations about the impacts of climate change on companies.

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