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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

First emission of green bond in the nuclear sector

Bruce Nuclear Generating Station is a nuclear power station located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada. On the date of 23 November 2021, it has made a relevant announcement, the issuance of $500 million bonds. The news is that this issuance will consist of green bonds, the first one emitted in the nuclear power sector.   Civilian nuclear […]

A Global Carbon Price Is a Mirage

A Global Carbon Price Is a Mirage  Trading in greenhouse gas emission credits is likely to boom but unlikely to lead to a single global market  On November 29th, a GBP was worth €1.19 4,32. Gold costs $US1815 an ounce. But the price of carbon dioxide, a commodity of greater importance to the fate of the […]