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The Great Repricing is Here

In last week’s ESG Practice Playbook, Jeff talked about the cascade of recent physical climate events and the legal and regulatory trends that are increasingly putting climate change considerations at the center of business and… Read more »

World Water Day: Investing in a Critical Resource

“When you need water, water is the only thing that will do.” ~Matt Diserio, President, Water Asset Management Climate change is increasingly disrupting the hydrological cycle, manifesting in increased flooding and droughts.  Alongside this, multiple… Read more »

ESG Is Here to Stay: Progress at the SEC

While the EU and other jurisdictions have been pressing ahead with ESG policy and regulations aimed at creating market clarity, the SEC has been way behind. However, recent developments demonstrate that a U.S. catch up… Read more »

The Race to Net Zero

More and more countries and individual businesses are making Net Zero commitments, moving beyond carbon neutrality to removing human-induced CO² emissions from the atmosphere. Carbon neutrality and net zero emissions are often used interchangeably, but there… Read more »

The Road Back to Paris and Beyond

The U.S. is now officially back in the Paris Agreement. Messages coming from the government on climate change are strongly worded, but it’s still early days in terms of tangible actions. As The New York Times noted,… Read more »

Refinitiv: Top ESG Trends for 2021

We are featured in Refinitiv’s latest publication of ESG trends. In it, Jeff reiterates his view that we are facing a significant repricing driven by climate change that will impact multiple asset classes. As always, we encourage… Read more »

Corporate Boards are Behind the Curve

While interest in sustainability and ESG is on the rise within the financial services and broader investor community, corporate boards are lagging. In a Harvard Business Review article, Tensie Whelan, Clinical Professor for Business and Society… Read more »

ESG Trends for 2021 and Beyond

As one year closes and another starts, financial services firms memorialize their economic and market expectations for the upcoming year. Over the last few weeks, we’ve reviewed several papers and news items, and talked to… Read more »