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Climate Change and the Cow in the Room

Jan 18, 2022 Paribesh Pradhan

The global food system is one of the major drivers of climate change, biodiversity loss and depletion of freshwater resources. We looked at traditional plant-based and alternative proteins trends and potential transition risks to food companies’ valuations.

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The Protein Transformation: A Critical Driver of the Net-Zero Economy

Jan 18, 2022

The global food system is one of the major drivers of climate change, biodiversity loss and depletion of freshwater resources. We looked at traditional plant-based and alternative proteins trends and potential transition risks to food companies’ valuations.

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ESG Trends to Watch for 2022

Jan 7, 2022 Linda-Eling Lee, Meggin Thwing Eastman

As the world’s biggest companies work toward net-zero, corporations ask: What do we do about our suppliers? Meanwhile, ESG investing truly has gone mainstream (with the regulatory attention to prove it). We review these trends and emerging risks.

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Will Rising Sea Levels Eventually Sink Christmas?

Dec 15, 2021 Patric Kellermann, Miranda Carr

It’s not just Santa’s North Pole headquarters that are at risk from global warming. Around 75% of the world’s toys are made in China — most coming from the country’s coastal provinces which face an increasing threat of flooding as global temperatures rise.

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2022 ESG Trends to Watch

Dec 7, 2021 LEE Linda-Eling, EASTMAN Meggin Thwing

ESG trends impacting investors in 2022 range from evolving regulation and the receding of greenwashing, to the push for change in energy production and the role of capital. Each presents risks, and opportunities, for investors in the years to come.

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The Implied Temperature Rise of 'Paris-Aligned' Indexes

Dec 6, 2021 Rumi Mahmood, Helen Droz

Using Implied Temperature Rise — an intuitive metric that can be used to assess net-zero alignment — we analyze temperatures for climate-focused indexes designed to meet or exceed the requirements of the EU Paris-Aligned Benchmarks standard.

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What Implied Temperature Rise Means for Funds

Dec 6, 2021 Rumi Mahmood, Helen Droz

With COP26 over, the hard work begins as investors seek to limit temperature rise to less than 2°C above preindustrial levels in their portfolios. We investigate how they can understand whether a portfolio or fund is aligned with temperature targets.

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Is the Food Industry Ready for Kunming? The Short Answer Is No.

Dec 2, 2021 Leslie Swynghedauw

Over the past two years, a growing number of governments have stepped up their plans to protect biodiversity. The most affected industry: Food products, which may face rising regulatory costs and reduced fiscal subsidies. What are the risks to investors?

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Foundations of ESG Investing

Foundations of ESG Investing

How ESG integration has affected benchmarks and index-based, factor and active portfolios.

ESG Fund Ratings

ESG Fund Ratings

MSCI ESG Fund Ratings aim to measure the resilience of mutual funds and ETFs to long term risks and opportunities arising from environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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ESG Now

The latest ESG news and research, from climate change to corporate action, in this weekly podcast.