HSBC shareholders urge bank to cut exposure to fossil fuels

Investors file resolution calling on bank to publish strategy and targets Some of Europe’s biggest pension funds and asset managers have filed a shareholder vote urging HSBC to cut its lending linked to fossil fuels. Fifteen institutional investors with a combined $2.4trn in assets under management, along with 117 individual shareholders, have filed a climate […]

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UK government urges finance firms to make net-zero pledge

UK government urges private finance firms to make net zero pledge Finance is a central theme in the race to net zero The UK government is calling on privately owned financial institutions to commit to a net-zero carbon future. Speaking at the Green Horizon Summit in London last week, UK business secretary Alok Sharma said […]

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Top asset owners favour engagement for net-zero carbon goals

Top asset owners favour engagement for net-zero carbon goals Some of the world’s biggest asset owners have rejected divestment to achieve climate goals and are instead favouring direct action and engagement. Members of the UN-backed Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, including Aviva, Allianz and AXA, have said they will cut carbon in portfolio companies by up […]

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Carney: Data interpretation key to zero carbon transition

Carney: Data interpretation key to zero carbon transition Investors must learn how to interpret, and apply, the increasing volume of ESG data if they are to formulate successful strategies to tackle climate change, according to the former Bank of England governor Mark Carney. Addressing members of the Personal Investment Management and Financial Advice (PIMFA) trade […]

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ESGvolution

Environmental groups take aim at US corporates Eleven of the world’s leading environmental groups have written an impassioned open letter imploring America’s big corporates to step up their climate change efforts. The letter, published in the New York Times, urged CEOs of US corporations to adopt science-based climate policies to help achieve net-zero emissions by […]

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