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Farm workers harvesting yellow peppers in California
More holistic approaches to the way investors disclose social data are needed, say Bob Dannhauser and Mark Hodge from Shift
Data remains a key priority as investors seek to build net-zero portfolios, while the hunt for better data on the ‘S’ in ESG finally seems to be gathering pace
The region is grappling with the phase-out of coal-fired power generation, while regulators are tightening sustainable finance requirements.
VCMI executive director Mark Kenber tells RI that carbon offsets are needed to help achieve net zero – but says the market can only flourish if projects can demonstrate integrity.
The world is running out of time to avert the worst effects of climate change. Can COP28 find answers?
CDP’s new CEO, Sherry Madera, says more and better data is vital to meeting net-zero goals.
Biodiversity credits continue to divide opinion. NatureFinance executive director Simon Zadek says that policy incentives are vital for the market to move beyond ‘toy town’ and help solve the nature crisis.
Investors are becoming concerned that an energy transition mining boom will have adverse effects on nature.
Nature is finally clawing its way onto investors’ agendas, with the launch of collective engagement initiatives and the development of disclosure frameworks.
ESG green data
Disclosure is improving in emerging markets, but data challenges continue to deter some investors.

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