The Economist Special Report on Japan

“Ethical Markets welcomes this well-researched report on Japan in it its new Reiwa era which began in Spring of 2019, “What the world can learn from Japan”, The Economist,12/11/2021,p.14. The report sees Japan with new eyes, in much the same way I did in my article published in The Japan Times, Japan at …

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER | Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index 2021!

Join us this Wednesday as we launch the fourth iteration of the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index—the world’s only comprehensive assessment of the largest animal protein producers on critical environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. The session will begin with opening remarks from Jeremy Coller, Founder of the FAIRR Initiative and CIO …

IOSCO calls for oversight of ESG Ratings and Data Product Providers

MEDIA RELEASE IOSCO/MR/32/2021 Madrid, 23 November 2021   IOSCO calls for oversight of ESG Ratings and Data Product Providers  The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today has published a set of recommendations applicable to ESG Ratings and Data Product Providers.  Ashley Alder, Chairman of IOSCO and CEO of …

The JUST Report: After COP, Companies Need to Prioritize Building ESG Trust

With COP26 wrapping up and the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill becoming law, two things are clear: The stakeholder lens for corporate risk and value creation is vital to addressing climate and other systemic societal challenges; and whether companies can get the job done is now the core question. The …

Tallying the cost of delayed climate action

US$150 billion per year. That’s the expected additional loss that the financial sector could face when climate action by companies is delayed, according to the launch report of a joint initiative by the Oxford Sustainable Finance Group at the University of Oxford and the non-profit think tank 2° Investing Initiative. According to the study, …

DealBook: M.B.A.s love E.S.G.

Good morning. The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow is in its final stretch. As companies pledge to do more to slow climate change, the number of jobs focused on environmental, social and governance issues, known as E.S.G., is growing. In today’s newsletter, we examine how business schools are updating their courses …

National Pledges and Collective Efforts Highlighted at COP 26 Leaders Summit

The Glasgow Climate Change Conference (COP 26) heard from world leaders during a two-day, summit-level event. Meanwhile, new versions of draft text are under negotiation on several issues related to implementing the Paris Agreement. COP proceedings are expected to be more “normal” in the coming days, as world leaders depart …

Sustainable Debt Summary Q3 2021

Total volumes for the sustainable debt market – including labelled Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) bonds, Sustainability-linked bonds (SLB) and Transition bonds – are well on their way to an annual trillion, reaching USD649.1bn in the first three quarters of 2021. Key Highlights Combined labelled issuance of Green, Social, and Sustainability, …

“Fixing the U.S. healthcare disaster”, by Hazel Henderson

Healthcare cannot ever be a totally market-based system 4 NOVEMBER 2021, HAZEL HENDERSON Of the many structural weaknesses in the USA revealed by Covid-19, none is more crucial than the failure of its public healthcare system. The current privatized care for those who can afford it is focused on sickness, adequate …

Greening Finance: A Roadmap to Sustainable Investing

Introduction In 2019, the UK became the first major economy to commit in law to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. In 2021, the government went further, setting in law the world’s most ambitious climate change target to cut emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels. To …