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Wind and solar
From Sustainable Views April 9, 2021

Where are banks' environmental disclosures?

Many of the world's largest banks have yet to endorse climate-related financial disclosures, according to study.

Ron Dembo, riskthinking
From Sustainable Views April 9, 2021

Climate forecasting 'absolutely useless'

Forget past data and focus on climate scenarios, says riskthinking.AI's founder Ron Dembo

Frédéric Blanc-Brude, EDHECInfra
From Sustainable Views April 9, 2021

ESG disclosures of infrastructure assets fall short of EU rules

Current ESG reporting frameworks are not fit to answer the questions that need asking

Eric Rondolat, Signify
From Sustainable Views February 26, 2021

Carbon neutrality? Here’s how to do it

Lighting group Signify has made its operations carbon-neutral. Chief executive Eric Rondolat explains how

Wendy Cai-Lee, Piermont Bank
From Sustainable Views February 26, 2021

How technology can help women and minority-led businesses

Piermont Bank founder Wendy Cai-Lee talks about the digital lender she set up to serve small US entrepreneurs

From Sustainable Views February 26, 2021

What do boards know about ESG? Not much, says study

Boards are left exposed by lack of substantial ESG experience, according to research by New York University

Deforestation
From Sustainable Views February 1, 2021

BlackRock's deforestation policy still falling short

Research highlights gap between environmental guidelines and standards at world's largest asset manager

Lesly Goh
From Sustainable Views February 1, 2021

Indonesia's agritechs provide vision of a sustainable recovery

Companies are using technology to improve the agriculture supply chain through the promotion of sustainable practices, improved operational efficiency and waste reduction

Claire O’Neill
From Sustainable Views February 1, 2021

Time for sovereign markets to get fully involved in climate transition

Former UK energy minister and the COP26 president until February 2020, Claire O’Neill tells Silvia Pavoni that there is still no obvious place for finance at COP, the UN's climate change conference, and why this is a mistake.

Elizabeth Corley, Impact Investing Institute
From Sustainable Views January 20, 2021

Sustainability revolution pushes asset managers to think about outcomes

Asset managers are increasingly looking to generate better outcomes through their allocations, says Elizabeth Corley, chair of the Impact Investing Institute

Sustainability is a growing focus of business, finance and investment. Yet it remains a highly complex and often confusing subject: from the implications of a low carbon economy on individual industries, to investor demands for transparency and the unexplored interactions between environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. 

   

At FT Specialist, we want to help bring clarity to this area. Pooling our experience in banking, wealth management and foreign direct investment, we will provide readers with insights and analysis to help them make sense of the ESG space. Every month, we will share opinion pieces by professionals with the authority and technical knowledge to influence this space, as well as data stories that highlight the more interesting or unexpected developments around sustainability. We will also provide access to our in-depth, well-researched journalism across The Banker and its sister titles PWM and fDi Intelligence.

   

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