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 […]

ORCA, the new smart way to trap CO2 by Climeworks

ORCA, THE NEW SMART WAY TO TRAP CO2 BY CLIMEWORKS On September 8th 2021, Climeworks, a Swiss engineering start-up, opened its first Direct Air Capture plant. Orca, which has the same sound as the Icelandic word for “energy”, is located in the Hellisheidi geothermal park, near the capital Reykjavik, and it is powered by the […]

UK public supports “green taxes” proposal

UK public supports green taxes to achieve net zero A recent survey has found out that the majority of the British public would be in favor of a green taxes. Moreover, most of the UK citizens also support the idea that their government should increase spending to address environmental issues. These findings could potentially set […]

BUSINESS SCHOOLS URGED TO INTEGRATE ESG PRINCIPLES IN THEIR CORE CURRICULUM

Business schools urged to integrate ESG in their core curriculum  Today more than ever, sustainability is at the center of preoccupations on the business agenda. Every firm is putting forward how it implements ESG principles, every manager is driving its team to make ethical decisions, and every shareholder is investing in sustainable fields.  However, a […]

THE BIDEN’S ADMINISTRATION SHOULD NOT IGNORE HYBRID CARS

The Biden’s administration should not ignore hybrid cars During the Earth Day climate Summit hosted by US President Joe Biden on 22-23 of April, the climate goals made at the 2015 Paris accords were revived; such goals include limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, an objective attainable solely through a consistent reduction of greenhouse […]

Tough Unilateralism  and the lessons from Tax Policy

Though Unilateralism  and the lessons from Tax Policy Which international summit can have a greater impact on the fight against global warming? Everyone interested in climate change policies knows about the upcoming COP26 that will be held in Glasgow this fall. However, that might not be the international negotiation to follow, the OECD one on […]

The dark side of credits for offsetting CO2 emissions

The dark side of credits for offsetting CO2 emissions Nowadays, with the increasing effort toward improving climate conditions, companies are rushing in order to buy credits for compensating their CO2 emissions. For the principle of offsetting the projects that generate credits should: deliver carbon benefits that are additional to a business-as-usual scenario, be able to show they would not have been viable without the revenue […]

IntesaSanpaolo, manager’s bonus pegged to new criteria ESG

IntesaSanpaolo, manager’s bonus pegged to new criteria ESG A 274-page document. This is the size of the consolidated non-financial statement (Dnf) of the Intesa Sanpaolo group. Which has interesting new features such as the new indicator (Kpi) to which the variable part of the remuneration of 4 top managers and 35 managers has been linked: […]

Amazon illegally fired two activists in a “David vs. Goliath” fight.

Amazon illegally fired two activists in a “David vs. Goliath” fight. Claims of unfair labor practices at Amazon have become very common over the last few years. Although Amazon’s starting wage of 15$ an hour is twice the federal minimum in the US, the working conditions and the labor practices implemented by the Seattle based […]

ARE WE MOVING TOWARDS A LOW-CARBON WORLD?

ARE WE MOVING TOWARDS A LOW-CARBON WORLD? Sustainability metrics allow investors to evaluate funds based on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. This analysis can provide insights on the effectiveness of portfolio management in a long-term financial perspective. Moreover, business commitment metrics can help investors to gain a more comprehensive overview of […]