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Joseph Poon, DBS
From Sustainable Views December 14, 2020

Asian clients warm to broadening ESG criteria beyond investments

While high net worth Asians have traditionally used philanthropy to do good and invested solely for financial returns, things are changing

From Sustainable Views December 2, 2020

Beware the US employment ‘penalty’

Harvard Business School has looked at the impact of four large US companies' policies on their staff and showed how employment impact relates to earnings

Anne Simpson, Calpers
From Sustainable Views December 1, 2020

‘There's a letter missing in ESG’

We have environmental, the E; social, the S; governance, the G – but there's no F for finance, argues Anne Simpson from Calpers

George Serafeim, Harvard Business School
From Sustainable Views December 1, 2020

Why CEOs should review pay and career policies

Business leaders in the US should address the insecurity and fear people feel to help bring unity back to the country

Chetan Sehgal, Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust
From Sustainable Views November 10, 2020

Emerging markets now firmly aboard the ESG bandwagon

ESG is now very much on the radar when it comes to emerging markets, both for investors locating to these regions and for the companies listed there

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From Sustainable Views October 29, 2020

Can the largest fossil fuel financiers change?

Is JP Morgan’s Paris Agreement pledge enough?

AnaBotin - Exec Chair Santander Group (1)
From Sustainable Views October 29, 2020

Santander’s Ana Botin on the challenges of sustainable finance

Santander Group executive chairman on the tightrope banks must walk in providing finance to support a green transition, without shunning coal-reliant poorer nations. 

Frank Vogl3 portrait
From Sustainable Views October 29, 2020

Resetting the banking sector’s moral compass

The dominant priority at major banks is the maximisation of short-term profits rather than serving the public interest.

From Sustainable Views September 30, 2020

Investor engagement on climate has a long way to go

Asset managers may take climate factors into account when making investment decisions, but many are failing to engage with the companies themselves over these issues

Bill Winters
From Sustainable Views September 30, 2020

On the spot: Can markets alone solve environmental issues?

Ronald Cohen from the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters ask if government involvement is needed to push markets in a greener direction

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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