New education programme aims to address skills gap among investment professionals.
ESG and sustainability, you have heard it everywhere. The term ESG has been under the spotlight for the past years in the business and investment industry. It is clear that the stakeholders demand more accountability and transparency of the ESG factor from companies. So, how does the concept of ESG fit into the sustainability landscape? How to write sustainability report when there are many key players, regulations, and standards?
While the global concerns on ESG have accelerated and will remain so, companies are encouraged to incorporate ESG into their business model in order to compete in the market and attract investors.
As we enter 2021, there are strong signals of meaningful change in the sustainability reporting world. There are three emerging trends.
Sustainable investing has already been on the rise for some time, but the events of 2020 may make the practice more widespread. In a survey of 500 investors by Aviva, a U.K.-based insurance company, 55% of respondents said that the pandemic had impacted the likelihood that they would take ESG, or environmental, social and governance, factors into consideration when investing.
It is now even easier for organizations to communicate their efforts to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by using the most widely adopted standards for sustainability reporting – the GRI Standards. An updated version of Linking the SDGs and the GRI Standards has now published. This free resource gives a breakdown of the targets under […]