Climate-data startup Arcadia raises $200 million in a funding round led by J.P. Morgan

Climate-data startup Arcadia raises $200 million in a funding round led by J.P. Morgan Arcadia, a US-based technology company supporting energy innovators to fight the climate crisis, announced on May 10th the raise of $200 million funding round. The financing aims to accelerate the impact of Arcadia’s data and new API platform, Arc, expanding data […]

ISSB aims to improve and enhance climate reporting

ISSB aims to improve and enhance climate reporting Recently there has been more attention drawn to corporate climate reporting, as climate disclosures can look good in an annual report, but they do not necessarily mean that a rapid change is being achieved. Moreover, environmental data regarding businesses does not have a universally acknowledge unit of […]

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 […]

SOFTBANK AND BLACKROCK INVEST IN SUSTAINABILITY DATA AND ANALYTICS PLATFORM CLARITY AI

Softbank and Blackrock invest in sustainability data and analytics platform Clarity AI As reported by ESG Today and Reuters, Sustainability and analytics platform Clarity AI last Friday announced the conclusion of the second round of fund raising.   Resources, in the amount of $50 million, were provided by SoftBank’ Vision Fund 2, famous for investing […]

BIG4 ESG: Risk or Opportunity?

BIG4 ESG: Risk or Opportunity? The Big Four, the ones who have been pushing the implementation of “Common ESG Reporting Standards”, have been accused in recent days by a group of 24 institutional investors (pension funds, banks, asset management firms, etc., managing a total of $4.5 bn), of carrying out insufficient assessments with regard to […]

Protests and Sustaibable Finance Disclosure Regulation

Protests and Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation Friday the 30th of September thousands of students gathered in the streets of Milan protesting and claiming for the implementation of effective regulations and policies in the realm of sustainability.     Interestingly, one of the main centers of the protest was Piazza Affari, where hundreds of students and activists showed their lack of confidence and […]

Sustainability reporting? Maybe not too far

Sustainability reporting? Maybe not too far Last September, under the circumstances of its five years strategy review, the IFRS Foundation published on its website a consultation paper related to sustainability reporting, giving three months to interested parties to comment on it. The IFRS Foundation, the legal entity ruling on the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), […]