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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.
Evolving regulations mean that collecting data on ESG issues in supply chains is a key priority for investors.
Red-hot roll of steel in steel mill
New investor tools are bringing steel, one of the world’s dirtiest – but most vital – industries, under ever-greater scrutiny.
Cracked brick wall painted with a flag of China on the left and a flag of Uyghur on the right.
The risk of complicity in abuses against the Uyghur population highlights the need for investors to focus on supply chain transparency.
Where investors should begin on the journey to net zero.
Due diligence requirements in the EU will put the mining industry’s record in the spotlight as demand for critical minerals builds.
Demand for minerals vital for the energy transition is set to explode, but the right approach to risk management remains a grey area.

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