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Over 450 Investors Managing $41 Trillion in Assets Tell Governments to Get Climate Policy Right and Massive Investment Will Flow

Press Release

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. 

M&T Bank Corporation Releases Inaugural ESG Report

Highlights continued commitment to communities
Press Release

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.

Do ESG Scores Really Matter? The Answer May Surprise You

Blog

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.

Sustainability Matters: IKEA CEO on Profit With Purpose

Blog

IKEA CEO Jesper Brodin talks with Chief Sustainability Officer Audrey Choi about corporate responsibility in driving large-scale change for sustainability.

How do some of the most influential figures in business and government imagine tackling the world’s major sustainability challenges?

Black & Veatch Management Consulting Names New Leaders to Accelerate Growth in Transactions and Infrastructure Modernization

Demand for transaction analysis and infrastructure services leads global management consulting leader to elevate team leaders
Press Release

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.

ESG Ratings: Naive Hubris or a Practical Solution for Investors Seeking Responsible Outcomes?

by Katy Quicke
Article

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.

Sustainability in the Capital Markets is Here to Stay

Article

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. 

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About TCFD

Article

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. 

Four Steps to Green Power

Article

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.

MilliporeSigma Honors Earth Day Today and Every Day

Multimedia with summary

MilliporeSigma believes taking a holistic approach to sustainability helps scientists take big steps toward smaller footprints. Learn more about our efforts here.

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