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The ESG Factor Magazine Q1 2022

The ESG Factor Magazine – Q1 2022

We are failing on the sustainable development goals, maintaining a long run of failure when it comes to sustainability. But as Sartre said ‘there is no hope except in action’. Individually, we have to do the best we can to make a positive impact in the short time we are here. Yes, greenwashing is a problem, but there is also a lot of people working towards a better world, as hard as it might be.

SFDR Deadline

Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation

The Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) is playing a key role in shaping sustainable finance, but the implementation process is a gradual one, allowing time for input from key stakeholders. Given the length and complexity of the regulatory technical standards (RTS) under SFDR, the European Commission has deferred the next phase of SFDR disclosure requirements.

Plantruption

Seaweed Inspired from the Wild Atlantic

Sustainability Start-Up Series: A chat with Jennifer O’Brien, Founder and CEO of Plantruption, whose mission is to disrupt how food is produced to benefit oceans, ecosystems, and future generations by creating plant-based seafood with taste and texture close to the real deal fish using seaweed & micro algae.

REITS Net Zero

Towards Net Zero: how REIT investors can drive decarbonisation

Given that the global real estate sector creates one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions [2], it is crucial that asset owners and investors take a proactive approach to reducing the carbon footprint of the properties we live, work and invest in.

Sustainable Investing – What does it mean to you?

Coming to terms with the concept of sustainable investing – home to acronyms including ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance), SRI (Socially Responsible Investing), RI (Responsible Investment) and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) – can often feel like wading through alphabet soup. In this update, we explore some common terms relating to sustainable investing and show how they affect you, the end investor.

Sustainable Finance – a European plan destined to fail?

The European Court of Auditors has examined the European Commission’s sustainable finance plan – to direct investment towards sustainable business activity – and ‘concluded that more consistent EU action is needed.’