Covid-19 is accelerating ESG investing and corporate sustainability practices

George Kell, founding director of the UN Global Compact, writes that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is driving even greater interest in sustainable investing. Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing is now estimated to be worth more than $30 trillion USD, and COVID-19 sell-offs have not stopped its growth. Kell argues that new technologies, the environment, …

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Australia Funds Plan Five-Fold Increase in Climate Investment

Bloomberg has reported that Australian-led impact investments in climate change prevention, sustainable energy, green architecture, and similar initiatives will see a five-fold increase over the next five years. In a survey by Responsible Investment Association Australasia, over 90% of investment professionals who responded said that impact investments with a strong green or social component had …

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To Get Covid-19 Relief, Companies in Canada Will Have to Disclose Climate Impacts

The Yale School of Environmental Studies has reported that companies in Canada will have to account for their environmental impact and commit to making “environmentally sustainable decisions” in order to qualify for economic aid during the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to apply for government loans, Canadian companies must commit to submitting reports that disclose how …

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Impact investing in unflashy causes gains ground in the pandemic era

The Financial Times has just published an article on global investments in sustainability development. The COVID-19 pandemic is proving the value of such impact investing, but private equity fund KKR has known this for much longer, as proven by their investment in Barghest Building Performance (BBP). BBP, a Singapore-based energy startup, uses state-of-the-art data analytics …

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