Jakarta is sinking: the government decides to move the capital

Jakarta is sinking: the government decides to move the capital The Indonesian government has resumed work, suspended following the pandemic, to move the capital from Jakarta to a metropolis that will be built from scratch on the island of Borneo and that will be called “Nusantara” which means “archipelago” or ” other islands”. The project, […]

MAINSTREET PARTNERS: ESG BAROMETER REPORT REVEALS 70% OF EUROPEAN FUNDS NOT SUSTAINABLE

MainStreet Partners: ESG Barometer report reveals 70% of European funds not sustainable MainStreet’s first ESG Barometer report analyzes the state of ESG integration in European funds, following the progress made since Europe’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) came into effect one year ago, on March 10. It shows that 70% of funds still do not […]

EU presents amendments to the Taxonomy Act to accelerate decarbonization

EU presents amendments to the Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act to accelerate decarbonization But the choice of including nuclear and gas energy among the “green” ones was criticized by many On Wednesday the EU Commission, published the final text of its taxonomy for sustainable finance. The taxonomy is a classification system to guide private capital into […]

European Union is trying to paint nuclear energy green

European Union is trying to paint nuclear energy green. How the inclusion of nuclear energy in the sustainability’s taxonomy is spreading intense debates among European countries. With the beginning of the new year, the European Commission has released the updated version of its taxonomy, that defines which investments can be considered sustainable and which not, […]

ESG FUNDS DELIVER OUTSIZED RETURNS…TO ITS MANAGERS

ESG FUNDS DELIVER OUTSIZED RETURNS … TO ITS MANAGERS A 2015 MSCI study looking at ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) investing strategies over an eight-year period found evidence of alpha – or excess returns. A February 2021 Morgan Stanley review of more than 3,000 U.S. funds confirmed that ESG funds outperformed their traditional peer funds by a […]

2022: threat or opportunity for Sustainable Funds?

2022: threat or opportunity for Sustainable Funds? ESG funds have grown exponentially until 2021, but by 2022, the outlook from analysts at the Equity Research teams of the world’s leading Investment Banks could be much different. In fact, today, as highlighted in an article written by the FT, sustainable investments are facing rising R&D expenses […]

Investors believe a global pandemic needs a global solution

Investors believe a global pandemic needs a global solution. How investors are concerned about vaccine providers’ commitment in spreading global access to Covid-19 vaccines.  A few weeks have passed since the beginning of the new year and 65 international investors have already made a step further in the direction of a more sustainable and equal […]

GREEN ENERGY PUSH WILL DRIVE INFLATION HIGHER

Greener Energy Push will drive Inflation Higher Probably the most debated topic in Economics right now is the surging inflation rate. Economists across the globe are discussing its causes, its character, whether it is transitory or  here to stay, and the best policies to tamp it down. In the last weeks we have seen how […]

Being fired on a Zoom call before Christmas

Being fired on a Zoom call before Christmas “If you are on this call, you are part of the unfortunate group that will be fired. Your employment here ended effective immediately.” With these words Vishal Garg, CEO and founder of Better.com, announced just before the Christmas holidays the dismissal of about 9% of the company’s […]

Is the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance living up to its promises?

Is the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance living up to its promises? When a new report was released by criticalclimatevoters.com about the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) last week, once again the ambitions and sense of sustainable finance alliances have to be questioned. But let’s start at the beginning: what is the NZAOA? The NZAOA is […]