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How big is big enough?

The investment world also has a few super massive corporations today. The similarities with these large stars are striking. To many observers, much like the massive stars, such companies look wonderfully positioned with strong growth rates. What’s bubbling beneath this glowing surface, however, is usually a precarious balance between rising risks at the core and growth at the surface that likely will be incrementally harder to come by.

ESG Trends to Watch for 2022

In 2022, climate change has come to surpass corporate governance as the most pressing ESG issue commanding investors’ attention, and ESG investing truly has gone mainstream (and is attracting the regulatory attention to prove it). Yet there are new risks emerging for companies, investors and the planet in the coming decade that will test how well we have learned the lessons of the past.

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.